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SynergEyes A vs. Duette HD

This is a discussion on SynergEyes A vs. Duette HD within the Toric Contact Lenses forums; Hi- My Eye Doctor fitted me for SynergEyes A on Friday and I LOVE them! ...


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Old 07-21-2012, 08:01 PM
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Default SynergEyes A vs. Duette HD

Hi-

My Eye Doctor fitted me for SynergEyes A on Friday and I LOVE them! However, after a nice phone chat with the people at SynergEyes, I learned that they have a NEW next generation lens called Duette HD using a new material for skirt and the hard lens.

I asked my Eye Doctor and he said I would fit in the Duette HD just fine and he can order me a pair to try if I wanted. He said the SynergEyes A work so why would you want to try a different pair?!?!?

Well, my feeling is if the SynergEyes A are great, if the Duette HD fit exactly the same, according to the Dr., but use NEWER more advance materials and are the 2nd Generation design, couldn't they be better than great?

Could anyone fill me in on the difference and the possible positives and negatives 9if there are any?) of going to a 2nd generation better product given the fit is exactly the same?

And, why is my Eye Doctor so lackadaisical about it?!?!

Thanks So much!
Sean
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:44 PM
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Hi-

My Eye Doctor fitted me for SynergEyes A on Friday and I LOVE them! However, after a nice phone chat with the people at SynergEyes, I learned that they have a NEW next generation lens called Duette HD using a new material for skirt and the hard lens.

I asked my Eye Doctor and he said I would fit in the Duette HD just fine and he can order me a pair to try if I wanted. He said the SynergEyes A work so why would you want to try a different pair?!?!?

Well, my feeling is if the SynergEyes A are great, if the Duette HD fit exactly the same, according to the Dr., but use NEWER more advance materials and are the 2nd Generation design, couldn't they be better than great?

Could anyone fill me in on the difference and the possible positives and negatives 9if there are any?) of going to a 2nd generation better product given the fit is exactly the same?

And, why is my Eye Doctor so lackadaisical about it?!?!

Thanks So much!
Sean
Duette hd are aspheric and are made with high dk materials for breathability. These newer materials do behave a bit differently so a direct conversion to duette may need to be re-evaluated.

My geuss he does not have experience fitting duette lenses.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:54 AM
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From what I learned, Duette contacts are specifically designed
for astigmatism. I tried a couple of sets and neither of them worked for reading. All I could see was distance. I need them for presybyopia.
Good luck.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:26 AM
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Hi-

My Eye Doctor fitted me for SynergEyes A on Friday and I LOVE them! However, after a nice phone chat with the people at SynergEyes, I learned that they have a NEW next generation lens called Duette HD using a new material for skirt and the hard lens.

I asked my Eye Doctor and he said I would fit in the Duette HD just fine and he can order me a pair to try if I wanted. He said the SynergEyes A work so why would you want to try a different pair?!?!?

Well, my feeling is if the SynergEyes A are great, if the Duette HD fit exactly the same, according to the Dr., but use NEWER more advance materials and are the 2nd Generation design, couldn't they be better than great?

Could anyone fill me in on the difference and the possible positives and negatives 9if there are any?) of going to a 2nd generation better product given the fit is exactly the same?

And, why is my Eye Doctor so lackadaisical about it?!?!

Thanks So much!
Sean
Hi Sean. I did a bit of research and found out that Duette hybrid contact lenses are made by SynergEyes. So they're kind of the "next generation" of hybrid lenses. I'd go ahead and try the Duette HD lenses. Let us know what happens.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:12 PM
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Default Synergeyes Duette HD is a phenomenal lens

The Synergeyes Duette HD is, by far, a better lens that the Syn A. While I fit my patients with both, I will usually only use the older Syn A if the Duette is not successful. Contrary to an early post, the Syn Duette IS available in a multifocal format the design is superior to that of the A lens. The Duette offers state of the art materials and better ocular health. The only barrier to fitting all of the Syn Family of lenses is the cost of the fitting sets. The company does require doctors to undergo training to use their lenses (for best quality control) and requires them to purchase the fit set so they don't end up with those fitting the lens that are not 'invested' in the success of the fitting process. For this reason, not all doctors will purchase every fit set which is completely understandable. However, I would expect that every doctor would at least provide their patients education about all options available.
Just my two cents
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:02 PM
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I have astigmatism in both eyes and had trouble seeing far away. I started out with PureVision2 HD for Astigmatism. Very comfortable and great clarity, but I still had issues with the lenses going soft/fuzzy when blinking sometimes and starbursting and halos while driving at night since they didn't correct my astigmatism. I switched to the new Synergeyes Duette HD hybrid lenses and there is a night and day difference in clarity and detail over the soft purevision2 lenses. Ultra clear and detailed. The only negative thing I can say about the Duette HDs was getting used to them took much longer before they became comfortable. I love these lenses and will never go back to soft lenses. Oh and my starbursting and halo from astigmatism was greatly reduced with these!

P.s. Forgot to mention I am still in my trial pair of duette hd lenses. Next week my doctor will recheck my fit which feels great and change the strength to improve distance detail and thinks we can get to 20/10 vision. With the current lenses I am at 20/15. I am 20/30 without lenses, but also suffered from astigmatic issues at night a lot. I can't wait for my next ordered trial pair and hopefully we will order my year supply after the next trial adjustments. if you can get through the initial period of not being comfortable, they will be very rewarding. My doctor said synergeyes had been now as of recently has been recommending bio true solution for storage and cleaning instead of the clear care peroxide solution. I also from forum searching I found a duette hd user with a lot trial and error experience. I use bio true for storage, cvs daily cleanser for rubbing at night and rinse them off with unisol saline. Instead of rubbing in my hand I found a new easy soft sponge pad that will not scratch the lenses. Easyeyes.com has them. Rubbing in hands can leave small scratches on the lenses. I also prefer the renu rewetting and lubricant drops over blink contacts, which seem to leave a film on the lenses probably from the hyraulonic acid in it.
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