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Old 12-03-2007, 03:46 PM
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Default Proclear Contact Lenses Ripping

I've been doing some research and it seems that Proclear contacts are one of the brands that seems to rip easily. Are they as fragile as I'm led to believe?
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Old 05-25-2008, 01:02 PM
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Definitely, though very comfortable they rip so easily however carefully you handle them, often they just seem to tear whilst sitting on the eye!!
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:00 PM
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I wore them for years and never had one rip
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:27 PM
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Definitely, though very comfortable they rip so easily however carefully you handle them, often they just seem to tear whilst sitting on the eye!!

"I wore them for years and never had one rip" --ucpinky
OK so now we need a tie breaker. Who will it be, then?
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:24 PM
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I actually searched because I keep ripping my proclear multifocals.

I've had them less then two months and have ripped about 5 of them, two I ripped trying to remove them from my eyes! One lens was only two days old, and I haven't gotton more then about two weeks out of any of them. My eye doc says they only need to be changed once a month, but they don't last that long!

BTW, I've worn contact lenses since about 1976, when soft lense first first released to the market....I think I have a little experience, and I have NEVER had such a fragile lens. It's not careless handling, its the lens.

On the other hand, I love them for their vision correction, thats been very successful, but I wish they were more durable!
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:41 PM
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I actually searched because I keep ripping my proclear multifocals.

I've had them less then two months and have ripped about 5 of them, two I ripped trying to remove them from my eyes! One lens was only two days old, and I haven't gotton more then about two weeks out of any of them. My eye doc says they only need to be changed once a month, but they don't last that long!

BTW, I've worn contact lenses since about 1976, when soft lense first first released to the market....I think I have a little experience, and I have NEVER had such a fragile lens. It's not careless handling, its the lens.

On the other hand, I love them for their vision correction, thats been very successful, but I wish they were more durable!

Are you still using them?

I've had them about a month and have ripped 3 of them. I'm new to contacts, so I thought it might be the way I was handling them or the solution I was using.

There are very comfortable, but I'm not going to be able to afford them if they only last a week or 2.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:16 PM
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I have just changed to a new type, but its not a multifocal unfortunately, which will mean I will need reading glasses for small print with the contacts!

I loved the vision correction, but it took only about 6-7 weeks to go through 6 pair....at least two more ripped on my eyeballs since my post (the rips start in the center, not the edge.)

I have been wearing soft contacts since 1976....I do not lack experience handling them. I handled them very carefully..they were ripping on the eyes....

I'm waiting for a new multifocal to come on the market suitable for me to try ....and I'll deal with reading glasses in the meantime.
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:28 PM
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Wow. If they really do rip that easily, it's probably safer to just wear glasses.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:10 PM
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I'll be lucky to get a half years use from my years supply for my ProClear Multifocal lens. They seem to rip for no apparent reason. I contacted the manufacturer through their website about the issue without them issuing a response. Since then I have doing a little research and have found that other users are reporting the same issue.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:44 PM
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ive been using proclear regular and toris for years and not one has ripped on me yet. im also pretty rough with them too! Now im using the multifocal for about 2 wks and no rips.

Sorry to hear about that.
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:29 PM
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I've recently started wearing Proclears after about 15 years of wearing Preference Torics (also from CooperVision). I found this forum by typing "proclear XR lenses fragile" in Google, so you can guess what my experience has been. I'm two weeks into a one-year prescription for monthly disposables, and have already torn through three lenses. That's on top of the two lenses that ripped while I was trying the sample pairs.

The difference in my case from some of the other posters is that I have two different types of Proclears. In my right eye I'm wearing regular Proclear Toric. In my left eye I'm wearing Proclear XR. It's that "XR" that seems to make all the difference. ONLY my left lenses are ripping.

Until a month ago, I think I had one torn lens in the last 6 or 7 years. I've had 5 in the last 30 days with Proclear XR. I thought it might be that the lenses needed to be handled more gently during cleaning. When being gentle failed, I gave up cleaning the left lens altogether, and just put it into solution at night. The next morning I found the left lens torn in half in the storage container. I thought the problem might be the enzyme drops I added to the storage solution, so I stopped adding enzyme drops. (I figured the lenses couldn't accumulate too much protein with an average life expectancy of 3 days apiece.) No luck.

Meanwhile, the right lens (the ordinary Proclear) seems to endure just fine.

I called my doctor the other day, and he's going to try a different brand of lens. He did point out that the Proclear XR is very thin to permit more oxygen flow. But the lenses can't help much if they've disintegrated.

Really this is just an economic problem. I would LOVE to be able to wear daily disposables. Turns out I actually HAVE daily disposables. Unfortunately, they cost 30X the price of intentionally disposable daily lenses.

Note to the Proclear people: I would gladly stay with your lenses if you can get the price down to support 3 lenses per week.
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:19 PM
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I have just changed to a new type, but its not a multifocal unfortunately, which will mean I will need reading glasses for small print with the contacts!
I read a thread on here earlier about wearing fake glasses on top of contact lenses. You seem to have a genuine need to wear contact lenses and glasses at the same time. Does that get frustrating sometimes? Do you ever wish that you could just wear one or the other? Which would you prefer if you could have the choice?
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:34 PM
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Default Proclear ripping

I started using Proclear Multifocal in September and have same problem with ripping. I have worn contacts for 32 years and can normally use a monthly lens for months without problem (although not recommended). I always order from 1-800-contacts and just called. They are replacing the contacts that ripped before 1 month usage for free, including rush shipping. And, if your Rx changes, they will reimburse you for any unused contacts you might still possess. If I can get this service I will keep wearing Proclear as they are very comfortable. Proclear needs to drop the price or risk this contact losing popularity. Be sure to complain to your doctor and manufacturer.
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:05 PM
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Default The Price of Proclear Compatibles

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Proclear needs to drop the price or risk this contact losing popularity. Be sure to complain to your doctor and manufacturer.
Lens.com has Proclear Compatibles for as low as $22.95 a box. How does that compare to what you usually pay?
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Old 12-31-2009, 10:02 PM
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I wore proclear toric for 2 years and never had a problem with tearing. What type of solution are those having problems using? Perhaps the solution is too harsh for the lens? I used Aquasoft, Renu, and clear care at various points without any negative issue with Proclear.
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:19 PM
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I wore proclear toric for 2 years and never had a problem with tearing. What type of solution are those having problems using? Perhaps the solution is too harsh for the lens? I used Aquasoft, Renu, and clear care at various points without any negative issue with Proclear.
Thanks for your reply Littlebit. Of all the contact lens cleaning solutions you've used, which one do you like best for your Proclear Compatibles?
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:03 PM
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Default Are Proclear Compatilbes Still Ripping?

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I'll be lucky to get a half years use from my years supply for my ProClear Multifocal lens. They seem to rip for no apparent reason. I contacted the manufacturer through their website about the issue without them issuing a response. Since then I have doing a little research and have found that other users are reporting the same issue.
Are you still having problems with your Proclear Compatibles? What's the lates Comtrade?
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:23 PM
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They are replacing the contacts that ripped before 1 month usage for free, including rush shipping. And, if your Rx changes, they will reimburse you for any unused contacts you might still possess. If I can get this service I will keep wearing Proclear as they are very comfortable. Proclear needs to drop the price or risk this contact losing popularity. Be sure to complain to your doctor and manufacturer.
That sounds like some pretty good service you got there mhadden1.
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:05 PM
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I wore proclear toric for 2 years and never had a problem with tearing. What type of solution are those having problems using? Perhaps the solution is too harsh for the lens? I used Aquasoft, Renu, and clear care at various points without any negative issue with Proclear.
You might be on to something there, littlebit. Maybe the people who reported fragile lenses would benefit from trying one of the solutions you mentioned.


By the way. Did you know that in some countries, "Renu" is a girl's name?
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:46 PM
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I have been wearing contact lenses for 40 years and
I started Proclear monthly lenses 5 years ago.

During the last year I noticed that the lenses started tearing much, much more frequently -- to the point where just the mere handling of them, even most delicately,
can cause a tear.

I complained to my eye doctor and she told me that she had done research
and found that I was hardly alone! Many others are apparently having similar problems. In fact, she said that they, Proclear, may have lowered the quality of the lenses, probably to increase their profit margin.

The bottom line is as they're selling a product that is not functioning as advertised -- it's supposed to last 30 days, after all! -- it's bordering on fraud.

I would look at other brands moving forward. I certainly am!
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:09 AM
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I have been wearing contact lenses for 40 years and
I started Proclear monthly lenses 5 years ago.

During the last year I noticed that the lenses started tearing much, much more frequently -- to the point where just the mere handling of them, even most delicately,
can cause a tear.

I complained to my eye doctor and she told me that she had done research
and found that I was hardly alone! Many others are apparently having similar problems. In fact, she said that they, Proclear, may have lowered the quality of the lenses, probably to increase their profit margin.

The bottom line is as they're selling a product that is not functioning as advertised -- it's supposed to last 30 days, after all! -- it's bordering on fraud.

I would look at other brands moving forward. I certainly am!
I did a Google search for "Proclear compatibles rip" and here are some of the results:

"Proclear rip apart way too easily."

" . . . they rip...a lot."

"Cons: very thin, easy to rip lens."

" . . . the major problem is that THEY RIP EASILY."
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:04 PM
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Problem is recent, manufacturing issues. Historically not more fragile than any other, let's hope they straighten out quickly.
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:25 PM
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Problem is recent, manufacturing issues. Historically not more fragile than any other, let's hope they straighten out quickly.
Cool, thanks. How did you find that out?
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:35 PM
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I did a Google search for "Proclear compatibles rip" and here are some of the results:

"Proclear rip apart way too easily."

" . . . they rip...a lot."

"Cons: very thin, easy to rip lens."

" . . . the major problem is that THEY RIP EASILY."
Wow. Thanks for the research, Betty. I'm noticing that the quotes that you brought us seem to have something in common . . .
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:01 PM
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Proclear lenses CAN rip easily if they are dry. They are made from a glycerol gel and wil 'split' when dry. As long as they're hydrated, no problems.
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:17 AM
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Proclear lenses CAN rip easily if they are dry. They are made from a glycerol gel and wil 'split' when dry. As long as they're hydrated, no problems.
That's good to know, Fitter. Thank you.
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:13 PM
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Hello,

I've had similar experience to a previous poster above: Proclear Toric in my left eye, Proclear Toric XR in my right.

Out of a new box of 6 I have worn 4 of them. All 4 of the XR's have ripped!!!

I'm using SoloCare lens solution, I am not rubbing the lenses, I am using plenty of re-wetting drops while wearing them, and yet the XR's are still tearing.

All 4 of the XR lenses that have torn have been worn less than 10 time (2 of them have actually only been worn once, and 1 was worn 3 times!).

The retailer I bought them from is sending me a replacement box, and requesting a retuen of any lenses I have left when I get the replacement so it can be determined if it is a "bad lot".

From what I have found on a number of forums, this is not a "bad lot", just a fact that these rip easily.

Oh well, now I know. When I make it through these, I suppose I will try another brand. Unfortunately, these are very comfortable and the vision correction is great. Any suggestions on a comparable replace would be appreciated.
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:21 PM
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Hello,

I've had similar experience to a previous poster above: Proclear Toric in my left eye, Proclear Toric XR in my right.

Out of a new box of 6 I have worn 4 of them. All 4 of the XR's have ripped!!!

I'm using SoloCare lens solution, I am not rubbing the lenses, I am using plenty of re-wetting drops while wearing them, and yet the XR's are still tearing.

All 4 of the XR lenses that have torn have been worn less than 10 time (2 of them have actually only been worn once, and 1 was worn 3 times!).

The retailer I bought them from is sending me a replacement box, and requesting a retuen of any lenses I have left when I get the replacement so it can be determined if it is a "bad lot".

From what I have found on a number of forums, this is not a "bad lot", just a fact that these rip easily.

Oh well, now I know. When I make it through these, I suppose I will try another brand. Unfortunately, these are very comfortable and the vision correction is great. Any suggestions on a comparable replace would be appreciated.
Do you suppose you can wear the Proclear Toric XR in both eyes? Is the prescription pretty close in both eyes?
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:14 PM
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No, I need the XR in might right eye as it has a worse astigmatism than the left.

I have tried with the doc adjusting the prescription and giving me the regular Proclear Torics (no XR) for my right eye, but the XR is soooo much better for it, as I can get my exact prescription with the XR's.

The regular Proclear Toric in my left eye seems great, no ripping, good comfort.

By the way, it is the XR that is ripping, not the regular Proclear Toric.

I am considering trying the Bausch & Lomb Optima Torics (I know they are a far cry from monthlies, but hey maybe worth a try?)
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:07 AM
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No, I need the XR in might right eye as it has a worse astigmatism than the left.

I have tried with the doc adjusting the prescription and giving me the regular Proclear Torics (no XR) for my right eye, but the XR is soooo much better for it, as I can get my exact prescription with the XR's.

The regular Proclear Toric in my left eye seems great, no ripping, good comfort.

By the way, it is the XR that is ripping, not the regular Proclear Toric.

I am considering trying the Bausch & Lomb Optima Torics (I know they are a far cry from monthlies, but hey maybe worth a try?)
Just make sure to tell us what you think of those Optima Toric lenses, okay?
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:10 AM
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I have been wearing contacts for 20 years and never once ripped a contact. In 2 months I have had 3 rip. Comfort is great, but I am ready for something different.
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:54 PM
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I have been wearing contacts for 20 years and never once ripped a contact. In 2 months I have had 3 rip. Comfort is great, but I am ready for something different.
Is there a brand you wore before that you might go back to?
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:33 PM
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Is there a brand you wore before that you might go back to?
Yeah, that might be something you can think about.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:22 PM
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I have been wearing 1-2 week lenses for almost 15 years: this includes high school football and college football. I have had a contact rip MAYBE once a year and it was probably due to me wearing them longer than a month.

Recently my eyes so no more to the lenses I was wearing and doc put me in these proclear monthly lenses. Just ripped my second lens in as many weeks. I am a pretty experienced lens wearer and I know that I am doing nothing differently. In fact, in the last two weeks I have been wearing them for far fewer hours!

Googled my problem to see if anyone else had the same problem and apparently I am not alone!

ANY RESOLUTION TO THIS?
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:41 PM
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I have been wearing 1-2 week lenses for almost 15 years: this includes high school football and college football. I have had a contact rip MAYBE once a year and it was probably due to me wearing them longer than a month.

Recently my eyes so no more to the lenses I was wearing and doc put me in these proclear monthly lenses. Just ripped my second lens in as many weeks. I am a pretty experienced lens wearer and I know that I am doing nothing differently. In fact, in the last two weeks I have been wearing them for far fewer hours!

Googled my problem to see if anyone else had the same problem and apparently I am not alone!

ANY RESOLUTION TO THIS?
You're wearing Proclear Compatibles now?
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:52 PM
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You're wearing Proclear Compatibles now?
I am wearing these...

Well.... Apparently I cant add a URL until 15 posts.

proclear (omafilacon A) Soft Lenses.
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:12 PM
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I have been wearing 1-2 week lenses for almost 15 years: this includes high school football and college football. I have had a contact rip MAYBE once a year and it was probably due to me wearing them longer than a month.

Recently my eyes so no more to the lenses I was wearing and doc put me in these proclear monthly lenses. Just ripped my second lens in as many weeks. I am a pretty experienced lens wearer and I know that I am doing nothing differently. In fact, in the last two weeks I have been wearing them for far fewer hours!

Googled my problem to see if anyone else had the same problem and apparently I am not alone!

ANY RESOLUTION TO THIS?
I did a Google search on for the words "proclear omafilcon A rip" and I didn't come up with very much. I did find this in a customer review, however: "They tend to be fragile and can rip without proper care. This is due to the high water content in the lens which causes them to break easy."
They conclude their review by saying "Overall, I would highly recommend the Proclear to those who suffer from dry eye."

Do you think it's worth asking your eye doctor for a different brand? How are they otherwise? Can you see well with them, and are they comfortable?
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:18 PM
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I did a Google search on for the words "proclear omafilcon A rip" and I didn't come up with very much. I did find this in a customer review, however: "They tend to be fragile and can rip without proper care. This is due to the high water content in the lens which causes them to break easy."
They conclude their review by saying "Overall, I would highly recommend the Proclear to those who suffer from dry eye."

Do you think it's worth asking your eye doctor for a different brand? How are they otherwise? Can you see well with them, and are they comfortable?
The most comfortable lens I have ever had in my eye. However, the durability of these is quite sad.

I have called proclear and spoke to a rep. who was both really nice and informative. She said these lenses are designed specifically for those with dry eyes. When the contacts are in your eyes, the contacts dehydrate as your eyes get dry which will help keep your eyes wet. The problem is, when you go to take them out at night, they are really dry and more susceptible to tearing. She suggested putting re-wetting drops in your eyes about 5 min before removing them.

This seems pretty redundant, but if thats the only solution at this point thats the only solution.
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:21 PM
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I have been wearing proclear toric this year and have had several rip on me. The one thing I noticed in the comments of this thread is that if they get dry they rip easy. I have dry eyes all the time so that is probably the problem for me. Interestingly enough though I was put into these contacts because of the rave reviews they have for people with dry eyes. That seems like odd logic if they rip when dry.

I have an astigmatism as well (in case you didn't gather that from the toric part.......). Does anyone have any suggestions of what I could wear that would not dry out yet not empty the bank?
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:48 PM
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The most comfortable lens I have ever had in my eye. However, the durability of these is quite sad.

I have called proclear and spoke to a rep. who was both really nice and informative. She said these lenses are designed specifically for those with dry eyes. When the contacts are in your eyes, the contacts dehydrate as your eyes get dry which will help keep your eyes wet. The problem is, when you go to take them out at night, they are really dry and more susceptible to tearing. She suggested putting re-wetting drops in your eyes about 5 min before removing them.

This seems pretty redundant, but if that's the only solution at this point that's the only solution.
I've heard that too. For dry eyes you want contact lenses with less water content, otherwise the wet contacts will take moisture from your eyes to stay wet. I think the re-wetting drops are a good idea. It's easy to do and will keep you comfortable.
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I have been wearing proclear toric this year and have had several rip on me. The one thing I noticed in the comments of this thread is that if they get dry they rip easy. I have dry eyes all the time so that is probably the problem for me. Interestingly enough though I was put into these contacts because of the rave reviews they have for people with dry eyes. That seems like odd logic if they rip when dry.
So did your doctor prescribe Proclear Toric lenses to you, even though he or she knew that you have dry eyes?
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So did your doctor prescribe Proclear Toric lenses to you, even though he or she knew that you have dry eyes?
Yes she did stating they were supposed to be good for those with dry eyes. I also have very bad allergies (causes me to wear glasses for much of fall). I am just wondering if I am just doomed or if there is another better choice out there for me.
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Yes she did stating they were supposed to be good for those with dry eyes. I also have very bad allergies (causes me to wear glasses for much of fall). I am just wondering if I am just doomed or if there is another better choice out there for me.
There's got to be a better choice. With so many contact lenses out there, there has to be.
According to Lens.com, Proclear Compatibles contact lenses are 62% water. Strangely, the more water a contact lens has, the drier they feel. Apparently a lens with a lot of water in it has to pull moisture from your eyes to maintain that percentage. Look around Lens.com and see if you can find a monthly lens you're willing to try that has less water. Maybe write down the names of two or three brands and then ask your doctor about them. Does that seem like a good idea to you?
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Water content on 'gel-type' lenses is not really a factor. It's more about how a specific material works in your eye and the composition of your tear layer. Often times drops like Alcons Systane used twice a day before and after CL wear will help a great deal. They take about ten days of use before you'll notice a difference, but work well for most people.
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Water content on 'gel-type' lenses is not really a factor. It's more about how a specific material works in your eye and the composition of your tear layer. Often times drops like Alcons Systane used twice a day before and after CL wear will help a great deal. They take about ten days of use before you'll notice a difference, but work well for most people.
Do you think that Proclear Compatibles are lenses that tend to feel dry?
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Do you think that Proclear Compatibles are lenses that tend to feel dry?
Proclear was used for many years specifically for people who had dryness issues with regular HEMA materials. Now we also have silicone-gel lenses as well. Each persons tear layer is different. The tear layer has tree basic components, and depending on the amount of each, some lenses will work better than others. The only way to tell is to wear a trial pair for a few days to a week.
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Proclear was used for many years specifically for people who had dryness issues with regular HEMA materials. Now we also have silicone-gel lenses as well. Each persons tear layer is different. The tear layer has three basic components, and depending on the amount of each, some lenses will work better than others. The only way to tell is to wear a trial pair for a few days to a week.
That's good to know. Thank you Contact Lens Fitter.
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Proclear was used for many years specifically for people who had dryness issues with regular HEMA materials. Now we also have silicone-gel lenses as well. Each persons tear layer is different. The tear layer has tree basic components, and depending on the amount of each, some lenses will work better than others. The only way to tell is to wear a trial pair for a few days to a week.
Have you ever had to change brands multiple times before you found some lenses that felt moist and comfortable? Were they Proclear Compatibles?
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I have very dry eyes and an unusual eye problem. I wear a RGP silicone gel lens. It's a hard plastic with a soft gel surface.
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I have very dry eyes and an unusual eye problem. I wear a RGP silicone gel lens. It's a hard plastic with a soft gel surface.
Are those RPG silicone gel lenses something new? Do you see the brand name in this forum anywhere?
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You can Google 'Onsi 56' and see what happens. I get them from MY contact lens fitter. Even though I'm a contact lens fitter, I would not try to fit myself, because I cannot see the lenses on my own eyes, and that is the only way to know that they fit.
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You can Google 'Onsi 56' and see what happens. I get them from MY contact lens fitter. Even though I'm a contact lens fitter, I would not try to fit myself, because I cannot see the lenses on my own eyes, and that is the only way to know that they fit.
So much for "physician, heal thyself."
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You can Google 'Onsi 56' and see what happens. I get them from MY contact lens fitter. Even though I'm a contact lens fitter, I would not try to fit myself, because I cannot see the lenses on my own eyes, and that is the only way to know that they fit.
You could try to use a mi.. O wait! Are you by any chance from Transylvania?
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You could try to use a mi.. O wait! Are you by any chance from Transylvania?
Don't be silly, HydroRunner. Of course Contact Lens Fitter has a reflection.

Right?
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Don't be silly, HydroRunner. Of course Contact Lens Fitter has a reflection.

Right?
They also have very sensitive eyes... (But with modern UV-blocking lenses they don't have to stay in a coffin after sunrise! Isn't that good news?!)
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Here is where size really matters. If I had one big eye in the middle of my forehead (as my ex-wife claims), I may be able to see enough detail to give it a try. We must be able to see a half millimeter of movement on the eye, so that's very hard to see in a mirror.
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Here is where size really matters. If I had one big eye in the middle of my forehead (as my ex-wife claims), I may be able to see enough detail to give it a try. We must be able to see a half millimeter of movement on the eye, so that's very hard to see in a mirror.
Your explanation is so much more mundane.. but OK.

Anyhow, this thread was about Proclear lenses ripping! And in message #2, Liz wrote: "Definitely, though very comfortable they rip so easily however carefully you handle them".

I tried ripping the Proclear dailies in the evening (after wearing) and I don't find it easy at all. A firm grip is required, otherwise they slide out of your fingers. And you have to pull with quite some force! First they will stretch a little and then they tear in two pieces. They do not rip easier than, for instance, a normal piece of paper.
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They also have very sensitive eyes... (But with modern UV-blocking lenses they don't have to stay in a coffin after sunrise! Isn't that good news?!)
That would depend on how you spend your evenings, I suppose.
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Your explanation is so much more mundane.. but OK.

Anyhow, this thread was about Proclear lenses ripping! And in message #2, Liz wrote: "Definitely, though very comfortable they rip so easily however carefully you handle them".

I tried ripping the Proclear dailies in the evening (after wearing) and I don't find it easy at all. A firm grip is required, otherwise they slide out of your fingers. And you have to pull with quite some force! First they will stretch a little and then they tear in two pieces. They do not rip easier than, for instance, a normal piece of paper.
Perhaps this could lead to a fulfilling career as a contact lens tester. What do you say, Hydro?
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:41 PM
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I've only been wearing proclear multi focal lenses for about 3 weeks on a trial basis from my eye doctor They are very comfortable in my eyes, but one problem I find is that no matter how gently I try to handle the lenses, they tear at the slightest miscue.I've had 3 rips in 3 weeks . One after i days use. Is this just the nature of the proclear brand? Is there an alternative brand that might be more durable and be almost as comfortable? I'm on disability income and at that rate, I'll soon be in the poorhouse.

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... no matter how gently I try to handle the lenses, they tear at the slightest miscue.I've had 3 rips in 3 weeks . One after i days use. Is this just the nature of the proclear brand?
No doublest. This is just because you don't handle them carefully.

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Is there an alternative brand that might be more durable and be almost as comfortable?
I doubt it. If you're able to rip these (and even "no matter how gently I try to handle") then you'll rip others as well.

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I'm on disability income and at that rate, I'll soon be in the poorhouse.
You could try glasses (or do they also rip? )
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No doublest. This is just because you don't handle them carefully.



I doubt it. If you're able to rip these (and even "no matter how gently I try to handle") then you'll rip others as well.



You could try glasses (or do they also rip? )
What do you think, doublest? Do you find HydroRunner's comments amusing?
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:00 AM
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I've only been wearing proclear multi focal lenses for about 3 weeks on a trial basis from my eye doctor They are very comfortable in my eyes, but one problem I find is that no matter how gently I try to handle the lenses, they tear at the slightest miscue.I've had 3 rips in 3 weeks . One after i days use. Is this just the nature of the proclear brand? Is there an alternative brand that might be more durable and be almost as comfortable? I'm on disability income and at that rate, I'll soon be in the poorhouse.
I did some on line research and it seems to me like there are a lot of comments about how easily Proclear Compatibles rip. However, I didn't find any that offered a different brand that was better. Maybe someone else on this forum can suggest an alternative brand of contacts.
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What do you think, doublest? Do you find HydroRunner's comments amusing?
So this isn't the "Brand XXX tearing" and "blurry vision with brand YYY" spamming? Do you really think soft contacts wil tear "no matter how gently you handle them", my dear, caring friend Garfield21?
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:23 PM
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So this isn't the "Brand XXX tearing" and "blurry vision with brand YYY" spamming? Do you really think soft contacts wil tear "no matter how gently you handle them", my dear, caring friend Garfield21?
I can believe that some people have a hard time handling contact lenses without ripping them. It's a little strange that it's different brands that rip, but not impossible. It might be the so-called "bad batch." That happens sometimes.
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I can believe that some people have a hard time handling contact lenses without ripping them. It's a little strange that it's different brands that rip, but not impossible. It might be the so-called "bad batch." That happens sometimes.
Yes those cookies don't look good, Georgiaonmymind.. And indeed, a web-search shows: "Oasys ripping", "Biofinity ripping", and here "Proclear ripping". Sounds a bit like "Ford more often dented" or "Toyota more often dented". Because of bad batches? Or less-than-gentle handling?

I personally have ripped some lenses because they got caught in the thread of the container, or below the little side covers of two-lens basket containers. With some of them it's almost completely impossible to not damage the lens. And of course people often get another type of lens together with another type of lenscontainer. This might explain why they blame the new lens, when it is actually the basket..
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Yes those cookies don't look good, Georgiaonmymind.. And indeed, a web-search shows: "Oasys ripping", "Biofinity ripping", and here "Proclear ripping". Sounds a bit like "Ford more often dented" or "Toyota more often dented". Because of bad batches? Or less-than-gentle handling?

I personally have ripped some lenses because they got caught in the thread of the container, or below the little side covers of two-lens basket containers. With some of them it's almost completely impossible to not damage the lens. And of course people often get another type of lens together with another type of lenscontainer. This might explain why they blame the new lens, when it is actually the basket..
Good point, HydroRunner. If someone is having trouble with their contact lenses ripping, maybe they need to be more careful when putting them in the case.
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Good point, HydroRunner. If someone is having trouble with their contact lenses ripping, maybe they need to be more careful when putting them in the case.
Cool case, Bessie. It looks like it might hook on the top of the solution container too.
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Good point, HydroRunner. If someone is having trouble with their contact lenses ripping, maybe they need to be more careful when putting them in the case.
For instance, in the first image shown below it is difficult to center the lens before closing the basket:
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Even more difficult when the lens curls up, like in the second picture:
http://bit.ly/t0vs1u

The second basket does not have the right dome shape to put the lens on. I don't like it. The first one is the original (brand "Ote"), which is better, but still requires some care. Especially if you can't see well without the lens this may be a problem. At least I'm short-sighted so I can see what I'm doing.
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For instance, in the first image shown below it is difficult to center the lens before closing the basket:

Even more difficult when the lens curls up, like in the second picture:

The second basket does not have the right dome shape to put the lens on. I don't like it. The first one is the original (brand "Ote"), which is better, but still requires some care. Especially if you can't see well without the lens this may be a problem. At least I'm short-sighted so I can see what I'm doing.
Thanks for those pictures, HydroRunner. Is that your very own contact lens case we see there?
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Thanks for those pictures, HydroRunner. Is that your very own contact lens case we see there?
I'm normally using the one of the first picture. A new one each time when a new bottle of fluid is started, because the catalyst (the black thing that makes the bubbles) looses its power..

The second one is a cheaper version from another retailer chain which I once tried. It works but is not as easy to use. (Actually I'm not even sure it was cheaper, it was just what they were selling as an equivalent..)

Having said that, I should add that I also sometimes avoid the problem by just using dailies (when traveling, or on survival-style activities.) But Proclear dailies are slightly less comfortable than monthlies because they are thicker.
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I'm normally using the one of the first picture. A new one each time when a new bottle of fluid is started, because the catalyst (the black thing that makes the bubbles) looses its power..

The second one is a cheaper version from another retailer chain which I once tried. It works but is not as easy to use. (Actually I'm not even sure it was cheaper, it was just what they were selling as an equivalent..)

Having said that, I should add that I also sometimes avoid the problem by just using dailies (when traveling, or on survival-style activities.) But Proclear dailies are slightly less comfortable than monthlies because they are thicker.
Wow, I didn't even notice that it was two different cleaning cases there. I thought it was two views of the same one.
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The second basket does not have the right dome shape to put the lens on. I don't like it. The first one is the original (brand "Ote"), which is better, but still requires some care. Especially if you can't see well without the lens this may be a problem. At least I'm short-sighted so I can see what I'm doing.
I never thought of that. I wonder if anyone here has a problem using those holder things because they're too hard to see without contact lenses?
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I never thought of that. I wonder if anyone here has a problem using those holder things because they're too hard to see without contact lenses?
Yeah, I can understand how that might be a bit of a problem.
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I'm normally using the one of the first picture. A new one each time when a new bottle of fluid is started, because the catalyst (the black thing that makes the bubbles) looses its power..
It's a good idea to replace your containter regularly. It makes sense to get a new one when you start a new bottle of Clear Care. Thanks for the tip.
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I've been doing some research and it seems that Proclear contacts are one of the brands that seems to rip easily. Are they as fragile as I'm led to believe?
Agreed! I like the proclear lenses but yes they do tend to rip especially during cleaning in the palm!
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I can believe that some people have a hard time handling contact lenses without ripping them. It's a little strange that it's different brands that rip, but not impossible. It might be the so-called "bad batch." That happens sometimes.
To make the discussion less abstract, I uploaded a little movie I made with one of my Proclear lenses. You can see how difficult it is to rip it in two pieces!

http://youtu.be/uDL5g2da5v0

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To make the discussion less abstract, I uploaded a little movie I made with one of my Proclear lenses. You can see how difficult it is to rip it in two pieces!

http://youtu.be/uDL5g2da5v0

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Thanks for the video clip, HydroRunner. If you had such a hard time ripping the lens by stretching it, I wonder how they get ripped when someone's just trying to put them in?
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To make the discussion less abstract, I uploaded a little movie I made with one of my Proclear lenses. You can see how difficult it is to rip it in two pieces!

http://youtu.be/uDL5g2da5v0
Did you really try and attach that movie clip at about three o'clock in the morning like the time stamp says you did?
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