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1 31st August 07:10
lothar of the hill people
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Default Focus Night & Day - final impressions (lens ophthalmologists eye eyelids)


Well, I think perhaps my search for the best contact lens for me has
come to a close. Since several of you have been so helpfully
following my progress and providing input that has really aided me in
my discussions with my fitters and ophthalmologists, I just wanted to
post my semi-final evaluation of these lenses and see if anybody has
any further comments...

I am on day 33 evaluating this lens brand (day 25 on my current pair),
and have completed 9 nights of extended wear so far. My comfort and
especially acuity (both of which I log on a scale of 1-10 every day),
are by far the best of the 5 brands that I've tried. I occasionally
have feelings of dryness late in the day, but it's not bad. Some of
you may recall that the biggest problem I've experienced with other
lenses has been (probable) lipid deposits. Curiously, these Focus
Night & Day lenses, which are supposed to be susceptible to lipid
deposits, have not shown any that have affected my vision for more
than a few minutes. I do occasionally wake up with one eye a bit
blurry, which could be from either dryness or a lipid residue (or
both), but it clears up within a few minutes of awakening, unlike my
Biomedics 55 lenses, which would stay blurry in that situation until I
cleaned them. This morning I noticed (in a mirror) a stringy
transparent residue that was dragging across that right lens shortly
after I awakened (I could see that's what was causing my blurred
sensation today), but it was gone within 15 minutes or so, and my
fitter saw no indication of it at my appointment 2 hours later. It's
almost always the lens on the side of my face that is pressed into my
pillow the most (I tend to sleep on my right side) that is blurry upon
awakening, and I'm not sure why (ideas would be welcome).

My ophthalmologist examined my corneas and inverted my upper eyelids
(presumably looking for GPC), and saw now reason why I could not
complete a full 30 nights of extended wear, which I intend to do just
before my final evaluation appointment late next month.

I suppose I don't have a specific question here, but any
comments/impressions would be welcome. Otherwise, please accept a big
"thank you" to all who have steered me toward these lenses. I can't
wait to see what new extended-wear silicone hydrogels enter the market
in the near future, I would love to try those too for comparison!
This is an exciting time to be in the contact lens field, I think.

Lothar
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2 31st August 07:10
eric10dpt
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Default Focus Night & Day - final impressions (allergic contact lenses myopia conjunctivitis)


I would like to thank the people of this newsgroop (Dr. G, Larry, Jan, Lothar
and others) as well. Finally, I can tollerate the night&days. There has been a
moment in which I wanted to give up on contact lenses for good because I
believed that I need mast cell stabilizers in order to prevent allergic
conjunctivitis. But I do not need mast cell stabilizers. Now I have good
comfort and good vision quality. The focus Night&Day (8.6 base curve) are my
best option. Much better than rgps and even better than Purevision. The
Purevision lenses are more comfortable initially but after some hours of lens
wear my eyes would feel dry and uncomfortable. Optics is also much better with
Night&Day (especially the night vision). As I said I tried to give up on
contact lenses and wear my 10 diopter glasses full time. It has been a night
mare. I got headaches and all the other Problems which come with such a strong
prescription in glasses. In my opinion it is simply a great disadvantage when
you have to wear glasses with 10 diopters of myopia. I will do anything to stay
in contact lenses. But when it won't be possible anymore I will probably get
surgery. I just don't want to live with 10 diopter glasses.
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3 31st August 07:10
lothar of the hill people
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Default Focus Night & Day - final impressions


It's nice to hear that I'm not the only one who's been experiencing
problems with other lenses who found relief with Focus Night & Days!
Here's to hoping they won't get discontinued after this latest lawsuit
from Bausch and Lomb.

Lothar


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4 31st August 07:11
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