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  • calli66
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    hi annamarg

    I am also -8,5 and have to wear glasses all the time----I quit contacts 1.5 years ago. I couldn't wear those silicon hydrogel lenses either. My eye doctor told me they haven't perfected the surface coating on the lenses and they aren't very "wettable". I guess it's possible that some new manufacturing innovations might correct this problem in the future.

    The main reason I can't wear soft contacts is because my dry eye is due to Sjogren's. My eyes react to the deposits in the lenses by becoming chronically inflamed----all the time. It's unbearable.

    Calli

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  • bvendig
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    oasis

    i've seen the ads for oasis and if i remember right the fine print set that it couldn't be used for people with serious dry eye.
    betty

    Originally posted by jjright1 View Post
    I was reading threw a few posts, and many of them seem to point at dry eye relief from Synergeyes lenses?

    I am thinking about making an appointment and trying these out? I would love to be able to use contact lenses again.

    I can use soft lenses now, but by about 3 hours, my eyes seem to dry up, and they become noticeably redder. I don't use them anymore and haven't for a while.

    Its rather interesting since a lot of these soft contact lenses are marketed in a way that makes you think they'd be great for dry eye, such as acuvue oasys.

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  • annamarg
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    Originally posted by hkgcomet View Post
    Any experience sharing on "silicone hydrogel lenses"

    Saw somewhere said contact lens reduce the sensitive due to dry eye.
    Do new silicone hydrogel, or RGP lens helps?
    DON'T try silicon lenses. I had soft lenses (hydrogel) for 15 years without any problems but tried Acuvue Oasys when I was 29 just because I heard they would be so good for your eyes. They got stuck on my eyes. Only tried them for about 2 days, then I couldn't tolerate my old lenses either and I started developing dry eyes. That was before my wedding! Had to wear glasses on my wedding and I have -9,5 so that was really annoing (to use a mild word for how I felt). Still only use glasses and have really bad dry eyes. Want to sue Acuvues Oasys since I also found at least 100 other people experiencing the same (on two different web pages) but don't have the energy. So miserable and can't sit in front of a computer without extreme pain. Should stop writing now by the way!
    Anna (from Sweden therfore bad Engish)

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  • xosweetiexo
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    Originally posted by jjright1 View Post
    Ive heard from other doctors that soft contact lenses are TERRIBLE for DES sufferers, due to their high water content. Thats the main reason why I am hoping to try synergeyes. They have a significantly lower % water content, as compared to contacts like Oasys.

    I was wearing the Acuvue Oasys for about 4 yrs until one day I just couldnt wear them anymore.... eyes start to get red after 1 hr of wear. I am hoping to make an appt. with Dr. Latkany and ask him about SynergEyes and Rigid Gas Permeable lenses. My wedding is coming up soon and I am so upset about this that I just dont know what to do... restasis didnt work and I already have 2 plugs put in with no luck... ughhhhhhhh!!!

    Anyone have more info on both those contact lenses that are supposed to be good for dry eyes?

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  • clairvoyant
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    What about PRK?

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  • jjright1
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    Ive heard from other doctors that soft contact lenses are TERRIBLE for DES sufferers, due to their high water content. Thats the main reason why I am hoping to try synergeyes. They have a significantly lower % water content, as compared to contacts like Oasys.

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  • kitty
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    Originally posted by jjright1 View Post

    It seems a lot of these contact lens "fitters" don't really know too much about DES. The one I went to yesterday, actually tried to convince me to use Acuvue Oasys again, because according to her "these are very good for dry eyes".
    I would hope they do! Prior to my diagnosis of DES, I got an infiltrate (very painful pre-corneal ulcer) from wearing soft contacts 24 x 7. I now know that was one of my early signs of DES. I learned the hard way, if it is not comfortable to wear contacts, DON'T. You only have one set of eyes.

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  • jjright1
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    Rubyslippers, if you dont mind me asking, what is the cause of your DES, or atleast, what have doctors told you?

    It seems a lot of these contact lens "fitters" don't really know too much about DES. The one I went to yesterday, actually tried to convince me to use Acuvue Oasys again, because according to her "these are very good for dry eyes".


    Originally posted by rubyslippers View Post
    I cannot tolerate soft lenses at all, not at all, but have been wearing my Synergeyes daily for nearly 8 months now. Heaven, just heaven.

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  • rubyslippers
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    Originally posted by jjright1 View Post
    I am curious whether Rigid Gas Permeable lenses are better for DES sufferers than Synergeyes? Anyone have any direct experience with the two?
    I have worn hard contacts for years and RGPs as soon as they came on the market. Once my dry eye got bad I could not tolerate the RGP's at all. I felt like I had blisters on my eyes from them.

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  • rubyslippers
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    Originally posted by alisonW View Post
    but wanted to since I can only wear daily disposable soft lenses for a few hours at a time and my eye doc said "no way" when I asked her about them. She said that if I can't tolerate soft lenses that there's no way I'd be able to tolerate the Synergeyes. I suppose it depends on how dry youe eyes actually are.
    I cannot tolerate soft lenses at all, not at all, but have been wearing my Synergeyes daily for nearly 8 months now. Heaven, just heaven.

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  • kitty
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    I asked my doc about them. He said in no way would he put me in any kind of contact lens with my eyes as dry as they are.

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  • IanJ
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    Originally posted by hkgcomet View Post
    Any experience sharing on "silicone hydrogel lenses"

    Saw somewhere said contact lens reduce the sensitive due to dry eye.
    Do new silicone hydrogel, or RGP lens helps?
    Hi,

    Yup, I wear these (Acuvue oasys) and they are good. I am able to wear them all day without problem usually. Well, what I mean by that is that they don't add to my dryness at all. They help to take the pain away because they act as a barrier.

    My right eye is lacrimal defficient and the eye doc told me that rather than the contact "floating" on the eye it is actually sticking to the eye. Not too bad a problem in itself as long as it's managed......i.e. I have to rest my eyes every few days to let the cornea heal a bit.

    Ian.

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  • jjright1
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    I think Acuvue oasys are silicone hydrogels.... these dry my eyes out as well. So Id rather not use them.

    The question that has been bugging me is whether Synergeyes are better than RGP lenses for dry eye?

    Also, Ive heard good things about the Night and Day contacts.

    The consensus seems to be that the less water % the contact has, the better it is for dry eye. Is this correct?

    Originally posted by hkgcomet View Post
    Any experience sharing on "silicone hydrogel lenses"

    Saw somewhere said contact lens reduce the sensitive due to dry eye.
    Do new silicone hydrogel, or RGP lens helps?

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  • jjright1
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    I am curious whether Rigid Gas Permeable lenses are better for DES sufferers than Synergeyes? Anyone have any direct experience with the two?

    Leave a comment:


  • hkgcomet
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    Any experience sharing on "silicone hydrogel lenses"

    Saw somewhere said contact lens reduce the sensitive due to dry eye.
    Do new silicone hydrogel, or RGP lens helps?

    Leave a comment:

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