Contacts/Glasses

Contacts/Glasses

Post by MR CL SEI » Mon, 07 Nov 1994 07:17:32


Hi!
In answer to the question about being blind in the pool,I have -4 eyes so to
say I'm blind without my glasses is an understatement. Anyway I'm a 'polo
player, but read this group for fun, and I wear contacts when I play, to the
rather expensive lost contact sinrome I suggest disposable contacts.
Disposals are cheap (around R14 each,7$ ?) they are made buy Johnson &
Johnson and are called Acuvue. They are supposed to last +- 2 weeks but I
get mine to last around 6 weeks non-stop use so they are Quite a good idea.

Cheers
Chris

 
 
 

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Post by PJ Monst » Wed, 09 Nov 1994 09:51:17



Quote:
>Disposals are cheap (around R14 each,7$ ?) they are made buy Johnson &
>Johnson and are called Acuvue. They are supposed to last +- 2 weeks but I
>get mine to last around 6 weeks non-stop use so they are Quite a good idea.

My eye doctor would cringe to hear that.  I was told never to use mine for
more than 2 weeks if I'm going to swim with them.  I originally had regular
daily wear contacts and switched to disposables because they are safer.

The problem with wearing one pair for too long is that chlorine, smoke,
and other irritants build up on the lenses, despite daily cleaning.  
Another reason to change them often is that the longer you use a pair of
contacts, the more likely you are to get an infection... and I know from
experience how unpleasant that is.

As far as cost, I spend significantly less on my disposables than I did on
the regular lenses because the ones I used to use were very expensive and
I would lose them all the time.  My lenses are $90 for 12 pairs which is
supposed to last 6 months (in case anyone is wondering about the math,
I know 12 pairs times 2 weeks is only 24.  I also get an extra pair when I
have my eyes checked so that makes 26 weeks = 6 months).

Anyway, I highly recommend disposables, but I wouldn't recommend using
each pair for too long.

Pam
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Post by Laurie Kram » Thu, 10 Nov 1994 05:55:34


|> Hi!
|> In answer to the question about being blind in the pool,I have -4 eyes so to
|> say I'm blind without my glasses is an understatement. Anyway I'm a 'polo
|> player, but read this group for fun, and I wear contacts when I play, to the
|> rather expensive lost contact sinrome I suggest disposable contacts.
|> Disposals are cheap (around R14 each,7$ ?) they are made buy Johnson &
|> Johnson and are called Acuvue. They are supposed to last +- 2 weeks but I
|> get mine to last around 6 weeks non-stop use so they are Quite a good idea.
|>
|> Cheers
|> Chris

Hi Chris,

Got you beat on blindness, I'm -8.5, although believe me, I'd rather
brag about something else.

I too wear Acuvue and when I first got them I posted a question on
sci.med asking about wearing them while swimming.  I got many replies
from eye professionals, who all agreed that it was okay to wear them
under goggles, however if the goggle REALLY leaked resulting in a thorough
drenching of the lense with pool water, the lense should be thrown out
pronto.

P.S.  I was also told not to stretch the 2-week wearing period. It's
not worth the few bucks you save to risk damage to your eyes.  

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Post by <JLSN.. » Mon, 14 Nov 1994 19:13:42

I also wear my contacts while swimming, and I have a few suggestions to make it
a little less painful.  My contacts often dry out while swimming, so my doctor
recommended using rewetting solution before taking them out.  He also suggests
that I clean them right after swimming if I am going to wear them the rest of t
he day.  Ciba Vision's Quick Care has me ready to go in five minutes.  Good
Luck!
 
 
 

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Post by class.. » Wed, 23 Nov 1994 06:37:05

I also wear contact lens all the time, including while swimming and
scuba diving. I never had a problem with them.  Perhaps, it is because I use
disposable lens and my eye tissue is very strong (my doctor said).  
However, it is great idea to clean it after using.  Anyway, I always get
hurt in my ears, though I never got it in my tropical country,
Thailand.  I don't know why.

: I also wear my contacts while swimming, and I have a few suggestions to make it
: a little less painful.  My contacts often dry out while swimming, so my doctor
: recommended using rewetting solution before taking them out.  He also suggests
: that I clean them right after swimming if I am going to wear them the rest of t
: he day.  Ciba Vision's Quick Care has me ready to go in five minutes.  Good
: Luck!