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Problems with newer Proclear EP?

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Old 05-13-2011, 09:18 AM
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Default Problems with newer Proclear EP?

I have recent problems with newer of Proclear EP lenses. Exact same lens and prescription but significantly worse near vision. I feel it is a quality issue as I still had older pair of lenses and can switch between them and newer versions and see dramatic difference. Any other's having problems. I tires google searches but only saw one post about change to UK supply. I'll update what opt. visit reveals.
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:41 AM
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I have recent problems with newer of Proclear EP lenses. Exact same lens and prescription but significantly worse near vision. I feel it is a quality issue as I still had older pair of lenses and can switch between them and newer versions and see dramatic difference. Any others having problems? I tried Google searches but only saw one post about change to UK supply. I'll update what opt. visit reveals.
Hi tios. The most likely explanation is that you just got a bad pair of lenses. Something slipped past Quality Control. That happens sometimes. Have you tried another new pair?

At least, I hope that's what the problem is. Hopefully it something simple like that.
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Old 05-13-2011, 03:53 PM
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Got demo pair from opt. and near vision good again. 3 lines better than old pair. It is more than a bad lens as multiple boxes are bad. Demo lenses are older as have 2012 expiration. lenses with problem have 2015 expiration.
I love the vision I get with these lenses, 20/20 far and rarely need reading glasses near but something wacky going on with quality/variability.
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Got demo pair from opt. and near vision good again. 3 lines better than old pair. It is more than a bad lens as multiple boxes are bad. Demo lenses are older as have 2012 expiration. lenses with problem have 2015 expiration.
I love the vision I get with these lenses, 20/20 far and rarely need reading glasses near but something wacky going on with quality/variability.
Good, I'm glad that things are going better for you.
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:49 PM
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Default proclear multifocal problems

I have a new box of Proclear Multifocal lens. Can't see with them. Same script. Been wearing for years and this is the first problem. Has to be the lens as I found an old one and it worked fine. Tried 3 from the same box and same problem. Checked the script too. Anyone else with a problem?
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:37 PM
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I have a new box of proclear multifocal lens. Can't see with them. Same script. Been wearing for years and this is the first problem. Has to be the lens as I found an old one and it worked fine. Tried 3 from the same box and same problem. Checked the script too. Anyone else with a problem?
that batch needs to be returned back to COOPERVISION for investigating....I have heard of this issue but in the 40 yrs fitting all contact lenses it could mean a bad batch.....(its rare tho)

try switching to Biofinity multifocal...its a silicone hydrogel and they fit similiar.

Ive not had any problems in my practice but I have heard of coopervision having issues in other countries....not sure why!
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:38 PM
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I have a new box of Proclear Multifocal lens. Can't see with them. Same script. Been wearing for years and this is the first problem. Has to be the lens as I found an old one and it worked fine. Tried 3 from the same box and same problem. Checked the script too. Anyone else with a problem?
Could be a bad batch as others here have suggested. Do you have another box you can try? Otherwise return those lenses for a refund or maybe have them give you some fresher lenses.
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:33 PM
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Could be a bad batch as others here have suggested. Do you have another box you can try? Otherwise return those lenses for a refund or maybe have them give you some fresher lenses.
Yeah, I'd say an exchange is in order.
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Default Proclear problems

Yes, I am also having problems. I've worn my Proclears for years, but my new batch with expiry date of 2014 are bad. They feel very unconfortable on my eye - there is something very wrong.

Today, the eye doctor gave me a left lens from 2011 which is fine and a right lens from 2014 which is clearly bad like the ones at my house.

The company must be having issues. I also tried their Biofinity line, but they were hazy and burned my eyes. Those are the exact symptoms of the company's recalled Avaira line.

I have no choice but to switch brands.
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Yes, I am also having problems. I've worn my Proclears for years, but my new batch with expiry date of 2014 are bad. They feel very unconfortable on my eye - there is something very wrong.

Today, the eye doctor gave me a left lens from 2011 which is fine and a right lens from 2014 which is clearly bad like the ones at my house.

The company must be having issues. I also tried their Biofinity line, but they were hazy and burned my eyes. Those are the exact symptoms of the company's recalled Avaira line.

I have no choice but to switch brands.
What brand are you going to try next?
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:15 AM
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Yes, I am also having problems. I've worn my Proclears for years, but my new batch with expiry date of 2014 are bad. They feel very uncomfortable on my eye - there is something very wrong.

Today, the eye doctor gave me a left lens from 2011 which is fine and a right lens from 2014 which is clearly bad like the ones at my house.

The company must be having issues. I also tried their Biofinity line, but they were hazy and burned my eyes. Those are the exact symptoms of the company's recalled Avaira line.

I have no choice but to switch brands.
How do you mean "very uncomfortable"? Do they burn? Itch? Something else?
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What brand are you going to try next?
I tried the Ciba Vision Air Optix Aqua lenses next. I found them slippery and difficult to work with. I had trouble both getting them in my eyes and removing them. I can't really comment on the comfort as my eyes were still hurting from those Biofinitys the day before.
Today, the doctor gave me Accuvue Oasys lenses which are two week lenses. They were easier to work with and they feel comfortable. Whether they continue to be comfortable 12 hours later like the Proclears remains to be seen.

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How do you mean "very uncomfortable"? Do they burn? Itch? Something else?
The Proclears didn't burn or itch. Although they were the correct size, they felt like they were perhaps the wrong size or deformed in some way. The pain was similar to when there is a slight tear or something on the lens like a large piece of lint or other debris. It hurts and you have to take it out and rinse it off, only there's nothing to rinse off. Visual inspection reveals they are clean, intact and not deformed in any way.

I've given a detailed account to both the online store where they were purchased and my eye doctor. The store wants me to send back an opened set of lenses as a defective return to the manufacturer. My eye doctor informed me she will mention it to the manufacturer's rep.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:14 PM
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The Proclears didn't burn or itch. Although they were the correct size, they felt like they were perhaps the wrong size or deformed in some way. The pain was similar to when there is a slight tear or something on the lens like a large piece of lint or other debris. It hurts and you have to take it out and rinse it off, only there's nothing to rinse off. Visual inspection reveals they are clean, intact and not deformed in any way.
Boy, that sounds really annoying.
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Today, the doctor gave me Acuvue Oasys lenses which are two week lenses. They were easier to work with and they feel comfortable. Whether they continue to be comfortable 12 hours later like the Proclears remains to be seen.
So how are those Acuvue Oasys lenses working for you so far?
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So how are those Acuvue Oasys lenses working for you so far?
Not so well. They started to hurt after a few hours and my eyes were extremely bloodshot. I have a friend that wears them and she swears by them. Go figure.

I switched back to the Ciba Vision Air Optix Aqua since I still had them at my house. I had never given them a chance because I had trouble getting them in and out of my eyes earlier. I finally got used to dealing with them and they are so much more comfortable than the Acuvue Oasys. I can see clearly and I'm going on 12 hours now with no pain or discomfort; maybe a little dryness. Just got back from the eye doctor today actually. She gave me another set to continue trying them.

I'd also like to note that a co-worker of mine just received his order of Proclears w/ expiry date 09/2015 and he tells me they are fine. I had my doctor order a newer set of Proclears for me to try. I asked her to get lenses with expiry date 09/2015 or later. I'll see if they're any better than the 2014s and post here.
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Not so well. They started to hurt after a few hours and my eyes were extremely bloodshot. I have a friend that wears them and she swears by them. Go figure.

I switched back to the Ciba Vision Air Optix Aqua since I still had them at my house. I had never given them a chance because I had trouble getting them in and out of my eyes earlier. I finally got used to dealing with them and they are so much more comfortable than the Acuvue Oasys. I can see clearly and I'm going on 12 hours now with no pain or discomfort; maybe a little dryness. Just got back from the eye doctor today actually. She gave me another set to continue trying them.
So you now have a set of Air Optix Aqua contact lenses that you got from your doctor, right?
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So you now have a set of Air Optix Aqua contact lenses that you got from your doctor, right?
Yes, that is correct. I'm wearing a set of Air Optix Aquas I got from the doctor. She also gave me a second set of them to continue trying them out for an additional month. For me, these seem to be a suitable replacement for the Proclears at this time. My only complaint is the Air Optix Aquas can be a little dry at times - something that never bothered me with the Proclears.
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:43 PM
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Yes, that is correct. I'm wearing a set of Air Optix Aquas I got from the doctor. She also gave me a second set of them to continue trying them out for an additional month. For me, these seem to be a suitable replacement for the Proclears at this time. My only complaint is the Air Optix Aquas can be a little dry at times - something that never bothered me with the Proclears.
Okay, but you can live with the dryness, right?
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:43 PM
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Yes, that is correct. I'm wearing a set of Air Optix Aquas I got from the doctor. She also gave me a second set of them to continue trying them out for an additional month. For me, these seem to be a suitable replacement for the Proclears at this time. My only complaint is the Air Optix Aquas can be a little dry at times - something that never bothered me with the Proclears.
How are things going, Carar07. Do you still like those Air Optix Aquas?
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:32 AM
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Glad I found this thread!

I switched to Proclear EP in 2010. They were my first EP lenses, switching from Frequency55, with a few year jaunt in Acuvue2's. Proclear were noticeably larger in diameter and depth, but fit well and were more comfortable. Vision was excellent, at least 20/20 and no gaps in focal range. Mild discomfort and drying after extended wear, but that's to be expected.

I just bought another set of boxes after receiving an identical prescription from my new O.D., and foolishly threw out my last pair of the old set (I had been wearing for 2 months and was eager for a fresh pair).

I immediately noticed a significantly negative change in my vision with this new pair (Exp 04/17). I'm extremely unnerved by this, but after reading some of the issues that tios and Carar07 were having, I'm thinking that bad batches are more common in the newer Proclear EP. I tried another pair from a separate box, and they are definitely better--but i'm still not convinced they are up to par with the older version I had. I'll be able to better determine after a day or two of driving in them.

Thanks for the info! I'll definitely be contacting CooperVision about the issue.
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