Good contact lenses for dry eyes and astigmatism? (pain, skin, surgery) - Health and Wellness -Doctors, illness, diseases, nutrition, sleep, stress, diet, hospitals, medicine, cancer, heart disease -
Location: Middle America
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Am just wondering if anybody who has astigmatism and dry eyes has had good experience with any particular toric contact. I'm not interested in rigid gas permeable lenses...been there, done that, was a waste of money for me, because I couldn't tolerate them. Very dry, very sensitive eyes.
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Wish I could help. Hope you find a solution! (no pun intended ...)
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What has helped has been getting the duct plugs. And using Muro ointment at night.
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The last one I tried was Biofinity-Toric by Coopervision. It's been about a month, and it's really comfortable, and I'm now realizing how much I had been relying on my right eye to compensate for the astigmatism in the left. I have the Biofinity "regular" in my right eye, so I can at least have the same brand. My dry-eye is no better but no worse than usual. I was at first surprised that they were more expensive than my Purevision weekly disposable lenses, but then I read the fine print and they are monthly disposable lenses! So I'm actually saving money, because they can be worn longer.
Location: state of procrastination
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I have tried many different hard, soft, and hybrid lenses but in the end I just cannot read unless I have glasses on. And I can't escape the dry eyes even though my tear production is tested to be completely normal (I actually get conjunctival hemorrhages and granulomas). Sorry can't be of help... but best of luck.
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I have astigmatism and super-high prescription strength, too. Every time I find a brand I like, within a year or two they stop making it. I always have to try a couple of different varieties before I find lenses that are comfortable. And I refuse to use drops. If my eyes are getting dry, then I need a different lens, IMO.
Currently I am using Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus. I've been using them since summer of last year and they are working really well. They are monthlies but I change them out more like every 8-12 weeks.
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3) Vertex Toric for crisp and clear vision with the convenience of a disposable lens.
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I know Lasik isn't the answer for everyone, but I would find out if those lenses are damaging your eyes more than helping them.
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Hint...go to Sams or Costco to get your lenses. Biofinity at Sam's are $40/box vs. $50 at Walmart! A box should last 6 months! If you order 4 boxes at Sam's your savings pays for your membership. Or better yet find a friend that is a member!
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Is the Biofinity torics thinner ?
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I just answered your PM. The toric lens is thicker than the "regular" contact lens, but comfortable, and easy to get in & out. Definitely not as flimsy as the one I wear in my right eye. I've torn my lenses for the right eye several times, but never tore the left one (the toric).
Location: Keller, TX
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