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Old 10-31-2012, 06:24 PM
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This is my first post here as I'm new to contacts (new to glasses as well!). I got contacts last week. I will list what I've tried and what happens when I wear them.

Pair 1: Sofmed Breathables toric

When I first got them in they didn't feel too bad. The usual expected tearing and I could feel the weights at the bottom. My vision was good and much better than my glasses which I've found very hard to get used to. I wore them 3.5 hours the first night out of the 4 that I was allowed. I got the right one out in a few tries and it took me 30 minutes to get the left one out and my eye was quite sore.

Day 2: I waited until after work to put the lenses in. I put them in and was only able to tolerate them for about 1.5 hours. They immediately itched and I kept trying not to scratch my eyes out! I finally gave up and removed them.

After the second day I stopped using the Opti-Free solution they gave me at the doctor. I switched to Clear Care and saline.

Day 3: I managed to wear them for 5 hours though I definitely still felt them and my eyes felt puffy and were itchy. I felt like the Clear Care was much better than the Opti-Free

Each time I wore them and had the itching my inside corner of my eye would feel "goopy"

Day 4: I made it one hour before I had to take them out. They were incredibly itchy and my eyes wouldn't stop tearing and hurting.

Day 5: Tried again. 45 minutes and then I couldn't take the itching.

I went the past few days with just glasses and did not wear contacts at all.

Pair 2: Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism

I picked these up today as they finally came in to the doctor. I put them in and within thirty seconds my eyes were itching like crazy. I left them in thirty minutes and during that time it felt like my eyelids were getting swollen. These I didn't feel at the bottom as much as under my eyelids. Like the others, I felt the itching most intensely in the corners of my eyes though these also made my eyelids itch. I also had the "goopy" feeling w/ some discharge in the inner corner of my eye with these.

I removed them and now an hour later the swelling is almost gone and the itching is gone.

Any suggestions to point me in the direction of something that might work? My vision wasn't too bad with either though it was blurrier in the right eye with the Acuvue. Both pairs left me with a shadow of sorts in my left peripheral vision. Am I just not used to them? Is itching typical and something to deal with until I get used to them?

My RX:

R: D:-.50 Cyl: -1.75 Axis 160
L: D:-.50 Cyl: -.75 Axis: 10
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:20 PM
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This is my first post here as I'm new to contacts (new to glasses as well!). I got contacts last week. I will list what I've tried and what happens when I wear them.

Pair 1: Sofmed Breathables toric

When I first got them in they didn't feel too bad. The usual expected tearing and I could feel the weights at the bottom. My vision was good and much better than my glasses which I've found very hard to get used to. I wore them 3.5 hours the first night out of the 4 that I was allowed. I got the right one out in a few tries and it took me 30 minutes to get the left one out and my eye was quite sore.

Day 2: I waited until after work to put the lenses in. I put them in and was only able to tolerate them for about 1.5 hours. They immediately itched and I kept trying not to scratch my eyes out! I finally gave up and removed them.

After the second day I stopped using the Opti-Free solution they gave me at the doctor. I switched to Clear Care and saline.

Day 3: I managed to wear them for 5 hours though I definitely still felt them and my eyes felt puffy and were itchy. I felt like the Clear Care was much better than the Opti-Free

Each time I wore them and had the itching my inside corner of my eye would feel "goopy"

Day 4: I made it one hour before I had to take them out. They were incredibly itchy and my eyes wouldn't stop tearing and hurting.

Day 5: Tried again. 45 minutes and then I couldn't take the itching.

I went the past few days with just glasses and did not wear contacts at all.

Pair 2: Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism

I picked these up today as they finally came in to the doctor. I put them in and within thirty seconds my eyes were itching like crazy. I left them in thirty minutes and during that time it felt like my eyelids were getting swollen. These I didn't feel at the bottom as much as under my eyelids. Like the others, I felt the itching most intensely in the corners of my eyes though these also made my eyelids itch. I also had the "goopy" feeling w/ some discharge in the inner corner of my eye with these.

I removed them and now an hour later the swelling is almost gone and the itching is gone.

Any suggestions to point me in the direction of something that might work? My vision wasn't too bad with either though it was blurrier in the right eye with the Acuvue. Both pairs left me with a shadow of sorts in my left peripheral vision. Am I just not used to them? Is itching typical and something to deal with until I get used to them?

My RX:

R: D:-.50 Cyl: -1.75 Axis 160
L: D:-.50 Cyl: -.75 Axis: 10
Sounds like you have really sensitive eyes. You could be allergic or have allergies in general, or there might not enough water or oxygen content. Perhaps they arenít fitted properly. Could be several factors. A good lens that is brand new and properly fitted, should be virtually un-noticeable.

Never wear a lens that is uncomfortable. I would def. speak to the doctor.
Also, never fight to get your lenses out. Use a few drops of rewetting drops then try to remove them. If youre trying to take out a dry lens on a dry eye, you could scratch your eye and that could lead to infections or further irritation.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:25 AM
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Sounds like you have really sensitive eyes. You could be allergic or have allergies in general, or there might not enough water or oxygen content. Perhaps they arenít fitted properly. Could be several factors. A good lens that is brand new and properly fitted, should be virtually un-noticeable.

Never wear a lens that is uncomfortable. I would def. speak to the doctor.
Also, never fight to get your lenses out. Use a few drops of rewetting drops then try to remove them. If youre trying to take out a dry lens on a dry eye, you could scratch your eye and that could lead to infections or further irritation.
That looks like some very good advice that I would not have thought to mention, knockoutblonde.
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Thanks Knockoutblonde for your advice and to Wendy94 for replying as well.

I have a follow up with the eye doctor tomorrow and I will hopefully get this resolved soon. In the meantime I am back in my glasses and not putting anything in my eyes until I talk to the doctor.

One thing that I noticed and thought was odd is my glasses vs my contacts prescription. Now, I know they are not the same so that isn't the issue, but my axis is so totally different than my glasses and the correction for my right and left is the same in each contact where my glasses are not.

This is my glasses RX:

R: -2.5 Cyl: +1.75 Axis: 70
L: -1.5 Cyl: +1.25 Axis: 103

My contacts are:

R: -.50 Cyl: -1.75 Axis: 160
L: -.50 Cyl:-1.75 Axis: 10

I wonder if the rx isn't right which is obviously a separate issue than the comfort. Perhaps the base curve isn't right. Who knows, but I hope to find out more tomorrow!

Thanks again.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:28 AM
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Thanks Knockoutblonde for your advice and to Wendy94 for replying as well.

I have a follow up with the eye doctor tomorrow and I will hopefully get this resolved soon. In the meantime I am back in my glasses and not putting anything in my eyes until I talk to the doctor.

One thing that I noticed and thought was odd is my glasses vs my contacts prescription. Now, I know they are not the same so that isn't the issue, but my axis is so totally different than my glasses and the correction for my right and left is the same in each contact where my glasses are not.

This is my glasses RX:

R: -2.5 Cyl: +1.75 Axis: 70
L: -1.5 Cyl: +1.25 Axis: 103

My contacts are:

R: -.50 Cyl: -1.75 Axis: 160
L: -.50 Cyl:-1.75 Axis: 10

I wonder if the rx isn't right which is obviously a separate issue than the comfort. Perhaps the base curve isn't right. Who knows, but I hope to find out more tomorrow!

Thanks again.
I don't know that much about prescriptions, so I look forward to reading what your doctor has to say.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:36 PM
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LP39A: The rx was the difference between my opthamologist rx and the optometrist rx. The doctor converted it for me today and then showed me the contact lens rx.

The doctor said that the oasys were fitting too tight which is likely why I had the dark "curtain" effect. She also said she thinks the silicone isn't agreeing with my eyes. She said that my eyes must be really sensitive (no kidding).

She is ordering Proclear which won't be in for about a week. Hopefully those agree with my eyes.
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