My prescription is -3 and -3.25, which means I am short sighted and have worn contact lenses since 1995.
I started off with the monthly lenses but because I have really dry eyes I kept getting eye infections.
I moved onto dailies in the late 90s when they were quite expensive. I believe I paid around £35 a month way back then, but they were what I needed.
I started wearing CIBA Vision dailies two years ago and have been quite satisfied with them. Although my eyes still do get dry sometimes, predominantly my lenses are comfortable and mostly I can never tell I'm wearing them. I do have to admit at this point though, that I do wear my lenses on average around 14-16 hours a day and I know that this is way over the recommended daily usage by opticians. So, relatively speaking, the lenses are wearing very well.
I currently pay £18 for 30 pairs of lenses, so they are quite reasonably priced as I was paying £25 a month before that for a big brand optician's own product.
One disadvantage and downside that I find with these lenses are that at least 1 lense in every pack is either not in the little lens package when I open or is split down the middle, so I am losing at least one pair a month. Apart from this I would recommend these lenses for regular comfortable wear.
I wore these lenses almost every day for around five years. Evidently I was fairly happy with them to wear them for such a long period of time. However I had never tried an alternative so was happy to carry on with these. They are easy to put in and I was able to wear them almost all day without discomfort. I would usually find out of a pack of thirty pairs about five lenses would tear and be unusable. When these lenses are quite expensive I found this number to be much too high. I've since changed to monthly lenses and in the last year have only had one lens split. So although I was happy with the dailies at the time I would not go back to using them now. On the whole they do what they're meant to. They're comfortable, not dry, can be worn all day and give good clear vision. Without lenses my vision is very poor so I would often wear the lenses in the shower or swimming pool and they were able to cope with this so are relatively hard wearing. They are packaged well and it is easy to snap a single lens off the row of lenses without any of the others opening too which I have found a problem with other brands.
Focus Dailies Contact Lenses, All Day Comfort.
Focus Dailies Contact Lenses, All Day Comfort are daily disposable contact lenses manufactured by CIBA Vision. I had my eyes tested at Tesco opticians simply because it was convenient for me to pop in while we did the weekly shopping, when I first had my eyes tested there I only bought glasses, however seeing these contact lenses at around £10 for a box of 30 individual lenses I was drawn towards contacts.
After having my eyes tested again, as apparently your prescription for contact lenses is different from your prescription for glasses, I purchased 2 boxes of these lenses, one box of -2.00 strength for my left eye and one at -3.00 strength for my right eye. This gave me one months supply of lenses if I intended to wear them everyday for a price of just over £20. I didn't mind as I used my clubcard vouchers to buy them!
What are they like?
Inside the box you will find 30 individually packaged contact lenses. They are contained in small plastic pods with a strong foil lid sealing each pod. On the foil lid is printed information about the strength of the contact lens, the company name, batch number and expiry date.
The inside of the box is printed with the contents information in 7 different languages as well as English and French being printed on the outside. The contents information basically tells you about the solution in which your contact lenses are in within the plastic pods.
After carefully removing the foil from the top of the pod, this can be a challenge in itself as the pods can sometimes be too well sealed and you end up splashing some of the solution on the bathroom floor, so be careful not to loose the contact lens before you even begin! Once you have successfully opened the pod you will have a small dipped piece of plastic filled with contact lens solution, with perfectly clean hands you will need to poke your finger in the solution and fish out your lens, this part is pretty easy as the lenses tend to simply slide out and stick to your finger.
The lenses themselves are clear in colour and extremely thin, which can make them really flimsy and fiddly when you are handling them.
Inserting and Removing a Contact Lens
Inserting a contact lens is relatively simple once you have had some practice. When you first get contacts your optician should show you how to insert and remove the lenses and over time if you are anything like me you will find an easier way which suits you.
My personal method for inserting a lens is as follows:
Firstly, before you do anything at all, wash your hands to get rid of any germs and gritty bits which might not be visible but may harm your eyes.
Secondly, have fun trying to open the foil and fish for the lens!
Once I have completed these two steps I gently press the contact lens between my thumb and finger to check the lens is the correct way up. If it is then the edges of the lens will naturally bend towards each other, if they don't then you need to turn the lens the right way up and continue as normal.
After checking the lens is the right way and also giving it a quick check for any damage I take my other hand and hold my upper and lower eyelids open, I then look down towards the floor while I carefully place the lens onto my eyeball, once I can feel it is in place I move my eye around while carefully releasing my eyelids and blinking a few times to let the lens settle into place.
I then repeat this whole process for my second eye and 'hey presto!' I can see properly!
Removal of a contact lens is usually pretty easy unless my eyes are really dry or tired. To remove a lens I simply hold my eye open with one hand and gently slide my finger across my eyeball and the lens should come out. If my eyes are dry or tired I find it harder to remove the lenses as they seem to stick to my eyeball more, in this case I find that washing my face with just water refreshes my eyes enough to remove the lenses in the same way.
Do they work and How do they feel?
Yes, the lenses do work, the correct my vision and are a great replacement for my glasses and I feel like I can see much more clearly with them than I can when I am wearing my glasses.
I find the lenses to be comfortable and once I have put them in I generally don't tend to feel them at all unless I manage to get something in my eye and in this case they can feel rather scratchy, even after the intruder has been removed from my eye. For this reason I always carry a spare set of lenses in my bag 'just in case' but as this is a rare occurrence I hardly ever use them. When I wear my contacts I tend to wear them for the whole day and find that they remain comfortable the entire time.
I don't wear my lenses everyday as I like to give my eyes a break as the optician advised me, plus I don't always feel the need to wear them or I can't be bothered to poke myself in the eye in the mornings on the days where I have an early start!
Don't Fall Asleep
Don't fall asleep was the advice given to me by the optician when I first got my lenses. He told me this and was very insistent that I remembered it as apparently it is very rare but a few people (out of the millions that possibly use contact lenses) have woken up the next morning and suffered with severe sight loss which has been irreversible. I'm not sure to what extent this is true, but personally I'm not taking any chances and I take my lenses out before I fall asleep.
I get my lenses from Tesco Opticians in my local Tesco store in Sutton Coldfield near Birmingham. I bought a supply of them before I moved from Birmingham in October 2011 and I paid just over £10 for each box of 30, so around £20 - £21 for a months supply.
Do I recommend?
Yes, I do recommend these lenses, they are relatively easy to insert and remove and they are comfortable to wear. I have worn them for sports and they have been fine and not fallen out even when I was swimming. In general I wear them for nights out and everyday life and so far (touch wood) I've not experienced any problems other than the fight to open some of the pods!
Thanks for reading :)
Daily contact lenses from Focus Dailies. I had a specialist appointment with an optician at Specsavers and had my eyes tested again, as they were due for an eye test anyway, before ordering my first set of contact lenses.
There is a suitable amount of packaging to keep these lenses protected and I found the packaging easy enough to open without dropping or damaging the lenses. Each packet contains the lens for one eye so it is easy enough for me to find which eye I want to open if I have more than one months supply and there was a printed slip stuck to the bottom that showed the prescription details so I knew that I had the right (or left!) eyes prescription.
I paid around £51 for 3 months last year but the price has now risen, for my particular lenses and prescription, to around £55.00 + delivery which I still feel is quite good value considering I paid a couple of hundred pounds for my two pairs of glasses and broke one pair within just a few months! I purchased my contact lenses from the Specsavers website but these can be purchased from numerous places providing you have details of your most recent prescription to hand.
I am quite new to wearing glasses having only had them for about 2 years now, perhaps a little less, but when I got married I did not want to risk having glare from my glasses ruin my photographs and so I started to look in to contact lenses and the first ones that I ended up trying were these 'Focus Dailies'. I have tried one or two others since but have returned back to using these as I had a couple of months worth and the expiry on them was very long.
The main reason that I went for this particular brand is because the price was one of the cheapest that I could find for daily contact lenses and because the name of the brand was one that I had heard of before, my husband had tried with good results and I wanted a brand that I could trust, regardless of the price.
I was pleased with these contact lenses. The are soft and thin but I had no problems with accidentally breaking or damaging any of these. Once I got my head around putting the contact lenses in and taking them out I had no problems at all. My eyes were a little sore for the first few days that I begun to use daily lenses but I believe that this was probably because it took me quite a few seconds to get the lens in and I was not as fluid with my movements as I am when using contact lenses now.
My eyes are kept quite moist when using these but I do have a mist spray that is designed for use with contact lenses just in case I end up getting dry eyes, particularly useful when I am at work. It is rare for me to get dry eyes when using these lenses and the prescription that I selected online appears to be perfect.
I am pleased with these contact lenses and while I have tried a couple of other types since using these, these are the brand that I have returned back to and have been the most satisfied with in terms of price, quality and usability.
My glasses prescription is -3.0. I have only started wearing contact lenses in the last three years. I have never tried any other companies but I cannot imagine that they are any better than Focus.
It is easy to apply the lenses to your eyes. Everybody has their own methods for doing it but insertion with Focus is quick. It is also easy to take them out. It is easy to pinch them or slide them out. They are disposable so it makes the whole procedure extremely easy and quick.
Each lens comes in a separate pod/capsule. It is convenient to keep spares in a handbag, purse or pocket. They are extremely light so they do not add excess weight to luggage when travelling.
Personally, I find the lenses extremely comfortable to wear. They keep my eyes moist and I can easily wear them for fourteen hours and more. I have suffered from dry eyes in the past and wearing lenses did not affect them. They are so comfortable I often forget that I am wearing them. You shouldn't sleep with them in, however, a short nap never harms! I wear lenses on planes and they do not bother me - despite the dry air and sleeping that I do!
Each lens comes in a sterile solution in the pod, making life very easy. There is no need to use any additional solution either. You just need to make sure that your hands are clean.
With every distributor and optician the price varies but prices often range between £10 and £20 for 30, a months worth, making them affordable.
I would definitely recommend these contact lenses to anyone who hates wearing glasses!
About the product:
Focus Dailies all day comfort contact lenses are disposable clear contact lenses that are produced by Ciba Vision. They are used by many to correct their vision and can be used for those that are shortsighted from the ranges of -0.50 to -10.00 and those that are longsighted from +0.50 to +6.00. These lenses come in the standard diameter of 13.8mm. These are disposable lenses so are discarded after each one day use. They typically come in a packet of thirty, so two packets of thirty lenses each will be required for each eye for one months supply. However if you do not wear these lenses everyday then they will of course last longer but on the whole for thirty days.
How I discovered this product:
I have been wearing contact lenses for over 12 years and for most of that period my eyes were content and relatively comfortable in monthly lenses. These overall were quite cheap compared to the Focus Dailies but needed to be stored after each days use in a contact lenses case with solution. These monthly lenses also required daily cleaning and disinfecting with the correct contact lenses solution recommended by the Optician. I would always order the same monthly contact lenses as I never really knew much about the alternatives and I was quite happy with the ones I had.
After moving house I started using Tesco Opticians and I was due a contact lenses consultation before I could reorder my present lenses. This is commonly done every year or 6 months to check your eyes are healthy and the contact lenses are fitting correctly. I was pregnant with my son at the time and the Optician that carried out my eyes examination concluded that my eyes were very dry and were at risk of getting damaged. He advised me it can be due to pregnancy hormones and to stop wearing contact lenses daily and give my eyes time to repair. He said that I should try daily disposable lenses as they have a higher level of oxygen coming through to the eye and he will reassess my eyes in 3 months time to see if any improvement. I was given a trial of 5 days supply of Focus Dailies and told to come back in a week wearing these lenses as they needed to make sure they fitted correctly.
After being told my eyes were so dry that they were at the risk of getting damaged I totally changed my contact lenses routine. I began wearing my glasses most of the time. Once or twice a week I would wear the Focus Dailies contact lenses but for only a maximum of 4 or 5 hours. When the Optician was satisfied with the fitting of the lenses in my eyes I ordered some more. One month supply costs £20.60 and 3 month supply is £54 if ordered online, which works out £18 per month. Prices will vary from optician to optician so it is worthwhile to shop around to find the best price.
My eyes improved greatly after the 3 months check up and I was given the clear to wear the Focus Dailies disposable lenses more often.
Tescos have stated that these lenses are "The only daily disposable lens with a sustained moisture release mechanism. Improves end of day comfort. Keeps lenses lubricated throughout the day". I have to agree my eyes do feel more refreshed and less dry. They provide comfort and you can forget you are wearing them. I have worn them for about 10 to 12 hours before my eyes start to get uncomfortable and tired. Most of the time when I take them out in the evening they still feel very soft and full of moisture. I remember my monthly lenses use to be a bit dry when I use to take them out of my eyes.
A huge pro for most contact lenses wearers is that they are disposable. You do not have to worry about cleaning, disinfecting, and storing them safely and hygienically. This is great as it will save time and money as no contact lenses solution is needed. However I do recommend having a small bottle of solution available as occasionally you may get them dirty before inserting in eyes and a quick clean in solution will do the trick. Prior to having these lenses I would have to carry a contact lenses case and solution when I was going to stay over my parents house. Now I have more space in my handbag as I do not need to and only require my glasses.
Focus Dailies are ideal for those that do not wear contact lenses everyday as whenever you need to wear them you can get a pair on and discard. Whereas if you had monthly contact lenses in your eyes they will need to be used within the month period and then thrown away. This would work out more expensive for those that are occasional users because if you use daily disposables a one month supply may last for ages as you will only need to use when required.
These contact lenses are suitable for many people whether they are slightly shortsighted -0.50 to practically nearly blind -10.00. I say this as I'm -4.75 and without glasses or contact lenses the world seems pretty blurry. They do have quite a range for those that find it difficult to see clearly from afar, as the prescription increases in -0.25 intervals between -0.50 and -6.00. This range would be the most common for those that are shortsighted and not many contact lenses manufacturers provide an interval of -0.25 but rather -0.50. They also provide the same interval for longsighted prescriptions too. Having a 0.25 interval is a benefit as many people have an in-between prescription, for example mine is -4.75 as I just stated and my old contact lenses went up in -0.50 intervals and I was given -4.50 and then -5.00.
The main disadvantage is cost for those that wear these lenses everyday. Even though I save money on not having to buy much contact lenses solution nevertheless Focus Dailies by Ciba Vision are still on average 8 pounds more expensive then my older monthly contact lenses. However if I take gaps in wearing my daily lenses for example only wear them a few days a week then they work out cheaper as they will last me longer, I have explained this further in the advantages section.
A few other small problems I have encountered is that occasionally when I have taken a lens out of the packet for daily wear I have noticed a small chip on the side of it. I have found this on at least 5 or 6 lenses and it may be a common problem. I did mention this to Tescos and they said it might be a faulty box and to bring the whole box in, which I have not done yet due to laziness on my part.
One final criticism on these Dailies Focus Lenses is that I find them very hard at times to remove from my eyes compared to other contact lenses I have worn. I think this is due to them having added moisture and this makes them stick on to your eye more then a standard lens. Some evenings I've had a sore red eye trying to get the lens out.
I highly recommend Dailies Focus by Ciba Vision as they have helped improve my dry damaged eyes into normal healthy eyes. They are a time saver and I do not need to clean, disinfect and use contact lens solution anymore. The fact that they are disposable lenses means I am less likely to get an eye infection because there is less chances of contamination then when you store the lenses over night in a case. I can see slightly more clearer as they have a higher range of prescriptions then most other contact lenses. The only cons are that when I wear them continuously for a month it works out more expensive then my previous monthly lenses and that they can sometimes be a pain to remove from my eye.
Prior to having my eyes lasered (best thing I ever done, by the way!), I used Ciba Focus Dailies All Day Comfort Contact Lenses for about three years. I had tried various different contact lenses prior to this, switching from disposable to non-disposable over the years, and eventually I did settle on Dailies as I found that these were the ones that I got on best with.
Ciba Focus Dailies All Day Comfort Contact Lenses are usually ordered on a monthly basis - or in my case a three monthly basis as I liked to ensure that I always had a supply because otherwise I'd forget to order them. I used to buy them from Boots where currently they cost £31.80 for a months supply - or £95.40 for a three month supply. Obviously this isn't cheap and in the long run it does work out cheaper to buy non-disposables, but considering how unorganised I was and how I hated the fuss of soaking them etc. I just got on so much better with disposables like this.
The come in a box where the contact lenses are kept within a foil backed plastic strip where they are kept sterile and protected until they are to be used. As you would expect, the lenses are kept within a sterile saline solution until they are to be used. Inserting the lenses were easy and I actually found them to be more comfortable than the non-disposables I'd used previously because the lens seemed to feel thinner but equally fitted just as well. I also felt that the lenses stayed moist within my eyes for about an 18 hour period - after which they would start to feel a bit dry and gritty - but I've never been able to cope with lenses being in my eyes for longer than this anyway. As the lenses are prescribed in the same way that non-disposables would be, my vision was just as good with them and they worked very well.
Because they disposable, they really don't require any care - because you simply put in a new one every day. It's fine to take them if you're traveling because they really don't take up a lot of room in your luggage - and so that's not a problem.
Overall, I would highly recommend Ciba Focus Dailies All Day Comfort Contact Lenses because they are the best lenses I ever used. However, if you have the option of lasering then GO FOR IT!!
==Ciba Vision Focus Daily Disposable Lenses==
I have been wearing contact lenses for a good number of years now and in my hint to get comfortable all day lenses has really been somewhat of a mission of mine and still now I tend to swap from my favourite brand to a new one just to see if this is any cheaper and any more comfortable to wear.
I usually get my lenses online because this tends to be so much easier and for the most cheaper than getting them from somewhere like Specsavers like I used to. I have an account with contactlenses.co.uk and this tends to be my first and only port of call for buying lenses and such items as they do seem very competitive.
These Ciba Vision Focus Dailies are one of the cheaper options when purchasing disposable lenses and which is partly why I opted for them. The main reason was was the claim that they would release a built in moisturiser throughout the day which aids to the comfort of wearing.
I found that using the contact lenses was easy and just the same as any other lenses I have used. They are easy to get out from the packaging and there is not a ton of excess waste either. The contacts feel lovely and moist when first applied to the eye and there was no discomfort the first time or any other time on putting them in. So far so good.
The lenses kept this comfort all through the day and I was really pleased with how I seemed to get a lot less blurred vision and dryness when I was sat staring at a computer for hours on end. Although not really detectable, the moisturiser that is released slowly must actually work because the lenses did well to last all day from the moment I woke in the morning and put them in to the time I took them out before bed in the evening.
All in all I have to say that these lenses were a cheap price, easy to use, and comfortable to wear all day. The only minor fault I would have with them is that I found them slightly easy to tear when taking putting them in but I would say that I do have quite a heavy hand and this often happens with these daily lenses.
I feel that I was really pleased with all I got from these lenses even more so when they are at such a reasonable price that they can be found at. I think nothing but a top 5 out of 5 stars is what this product deserves and it is definitely one I am happy to buy time and time again.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
many thanks for taking the time to read.
I started wearing contact lenses about a year ago. I was first using Specsavers own brand but they would irritate my eyes after about an hour, so my optician recommended the Focus Dailies. At first they were tricky to get in and out, but after practice it became like second nature.
They are very soft and comfortable to wear, you don't feel like you have them in. During my period of changing the brand on lenses, I noticed a big change. The Focus Dailies were a lot better. They are good to use when wearing make up and/or sunglasses as they don't make your eyes water when you first put them in (I found Specsavers lenses did this).
Although they are good lenses, I find that if I wear them for several days in a row they begin to make my eyes dry and sore. To avoid this happening, I only put them in as I am about to leave the house and take them out as soon as I am in for the day. I also choose to wear my glasses instead if I am only going to the supermarket or somewhere similar.
I am not saying that they make your eyes dry and sore every time you wear them for a few days in a row, only if you continuously do it without giving your eyes a rest. Over the summer I wore my contacts for about 10 hours a day, each day, for a week whilst on holiday. I found this wasn't a problem because I was wearing them with sunglasses, so my eyes weren't drying out. I also didn't wear my contact lenses for a few days before going on holiday.
They are good, comfortable lenses but I wouldn't recomment them for everyday use.
Having worn glasses since the age of 4, last year I decided to take the plunge and try contact lenses as I had planned a holiday abroad and thought it would be great to be able to wear sunglasses and still be able to see!
These were the first lenses I ever used and were recommended to me by my optician. As my left eye is a different prescription to my right eye I had a box for each eye, each containing 32 lenses. They come in individually sealed packets in a saline solution which are easy to peel back. The lenses themselves are very easy to get out of the solution and after a couple of shaky attempts I found them very easy to get in and now can get them in and out without having to look into a mirror.
At first, I found I could only wear them comfortably for around 4-6 hours as they became quite dry and a little scratchy but since using saline eye drops (suitable for use with contact lenses) i found I was able to wear them for up to 10 hours which is the length of time they are recommended for use.
I find these improve my vision more than my glasses and love wearing them but tend to stick to glasses for work and wear the lenses on nights/days out which makes them last far longer than a month.
The price for these is relatively cheap compared to alternative brands and I would definitely recommend them for first time users and regular wearers alike.
I love the freedom and convenience of having daily lenses, but I have to admit I do tend to wear them for too long. With these lenses I do find that they dry out your eyes if you wear them a lot (even wearing them at their recommended maximum levels (10 hours), so if you use lenses for long periods, I would consider using another brand.
One of the most attractive things about these lenses is that they are quite cheap (£18 for a months supply), so you can have the convenience without too big a price tag, and what I do is use monthlys most of the time and have these for emergencies (keep a couple of pairs in the car and in my overnight bag) or times when I want the convenience of throwing them away at the end of the day.
I have been wearing contact lenses for many years now but have recently swapped Opticians and also brand of contact lenses which has led to a few problems. The monthly disposables I have been using recently have become scratchy after 2 weeks and I have found myself wanting to throw them out early and calling the Opticians to get an extra pair because I could not wait for my delivery. The Opticians suggestion was to try a different kind of monthly disposable which I also did not get on with and had issues with them sticking to my eye ball to the point of I could not remove them for ages at the end of the day. The Opticians recommended Daily disposables but the price was a little to much for me so I went online to investigate and found a website www.contactlenses.co.uk which allowed me to buy them a little cheaper (see previous review on website).
My lenses cost me £24 for 30 days worth of lenses they come packages in a long cardboard box which contains the 30 lenses which are encased in little plastic containers with a foil lid to keep them fresh. Each lens is in solution so they are soft for putting on your eyes. Before putting in your contact lenses you need to wash your hands then peel back the cover and retrieve the lens. The first thing I noticed about the lens was how thin it was about half the thickness of my monthly ones and they are not overly thick. On popping them in my eyes they go in easily I blink and that's it job done. The lenses are really comfortable and I can't feel I am wearing them all day. Usually I would feel the need to remove my lenses the second I get home from work but with these I have been wearing them all day til I go to bed so that's from 7 til 10 on most days so I certainly am getting my wear out of them. I actually feel a bit bad at the end of the day throwing them away I think they may even last 2 days though I haven't tried it as I am not sure what solution I would put them in and its not recommended. So in the bin they go at the end of the day and then I start a fresh the next day. Even if I feel I have slightly sticky eyes I don't need to worry with these because I know they will be going in the bin at the end of the day and will not be holding onto any bacteria.
My partner has actually commented that my eyes look 'brighter' at the end of the day and less tired so they must be better for me. Its also more hygienic I think than re-using them. The lenses contain 31% nelfilcon A and 69% water and the saline they are held in is isotonic phosphate-acetate buffered saline which may contain 0.02% Poloxamer. Each strip of lenses contains 5 and the information on the lenses is at the ends of each strip.
I would give these lenses 5 stars they are excellent.
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I have been wearing contact lenses for 16 years now - which makes me feel quite old! I started wearing them at the age 14 after begging my mother to let me wear them!
I suppose I should say that I am very short sighted. I was around -6.0 on both eyes but that has increased to -8.5 over the years. Therefore my glasses in 1994 were bottle tops and I begged for contact lenses. The first contact lenses I had were non-disposable and expensive which was a constant source of stress as I often broke them! I finally moved tomonthly disposable and then finally daily disposable.
I have been using Ciba Vision on and off for 5 years and I can reccommend them over other dailies. They are very cormfortable, I find them far better the Johnsons alternative I have also tried. I also find the clarity very good.
They are also reasonably priced. I pay around £11 a month from my optician. It is possible to buy them cheaper online (the supermarkets are very good) for cheaper but I like the care that comes with having them from my opticians. These means that there are no concerns if I lose them, great for water sports when on holiday and I may go through 3 pairs a day.
My only criticism would be that as all dailies they are very thin so can start to feel uncormfotable at the end of a long day. This is obviously ok as you will be ready for a new pair but it can be frustarting if a night out lasts longer then expected! For this reason, I use monthly disposables the majority of the time, moving to dailies when on holiday.
They are still the best dailies I have tried!
Ciba Vision Focus Dailies All Day Comfort
Since the age of 12 i have been wearing glasses and from the first moment I tried them on I wanted to have lenses. I only got them a few years later because I was terrified with the idea of putting them into my eyes. Suppose it's something you just need to get over with but it wasn't really fun the first time I used them.
Luckily I'm more a professional now and have no trouble getting them in or out. I love wearing them as they give me a feeling of freedom and comfort. Although I do wear my glasses again as I find that more comfortable for work since the whole day I'm behind the computer. My eyes always start to feel dry and with lenses that's just annoying.
I had these Ciba Vision Focus Dailies All Day Comfort before after I loved the idea of getting new lenses in every day. It saves a lot of time in keeping your monthly ones clean and they seemed to be more comfortable and better for my eyes.
Ciba Vision Focus Dailies All Day Comfort are for daily use and they come in boxes of 30. They are safely kept in capsules. it's a easy package to get open as you just get the lid off and then with your finger you attach the lens. Just be careful with digging in and using your nail because you will damage them.
Did they work for me? They where ok but you suppose to last 12 hours with them what never worked for me. At the end of day my eyes get dry and even feel a bit irritated. Not really comfortable anymore. I bought eye drops to prevent the dry eyes but I founded it very annoying.
I don't remember how much I paid exactly for them when I was wearing them but I saw that you pay now around 27,50 pounds for a month which I think is overpriced.
I should start this review by saying that I don't wear contact lense all the time, I only wear them for playing sports (mainly badminton) and for going out if I don't want to wear my glasses.
My contact lense journey began a few years ago in my local Specsavers. I had gotten fed up with going out on evenings out with friends and not being able to see clearly (I am slightly short-sighted and with a slight astigmatism - so everything is just slightly out of focus meaning I lose some fine detail) I hate wearing glasses as I find them uncomfortable and annoying and so I never used to wear them when I went on an evening out.
Specsavers let me try a few different pairs for comfort and I never looked back. That was until I was unable to get along to the check ups I was supposed to have every few months as I was unable to book during the days due to work and I could never get an appointment at the weekend as they would only book appointments 2 weeks in advance! Anyway, since then I have been getting my contact lenses online.
I had always been quite happy with the lense I was getting from Specsavers as they were nice and comfortable in the eye, so I decided to see if I could find out what would be most similar. After a good bit of searching it seemed to be the Focus Dailies so I ordered some to give them a try.
As with every set of contact lenses I've experienced, they came packed in strips of five lenses each in it's own foild covered packaging with a small amount of solution. I guess this is must be the industry standard means of packing them and I can see why. Theya re nicely protected as the plastic is quite sturdy, they fit together nicely and are nice and light from transporting about.
Upong trying the Focus Dailies, the first thing I noticed was that they had a slight blue colour to them which my previous lenses had not had. I wondered if this would affect the colours I was seeing with the lenses in but as soon as I tried them I realised it didn't seem to make any difference.
The lenses are very thin and soft and as such as comfortable in the eye even if you don't wear them very often like myself. I can go weeks without wearing them but don't having any problem when I go back to wearing them even if it's for an entire day.
The clarity of the lenses is very good and my eyesight in nice and crisp. They also don't seem to cause my eyes to water very much unlike some lenses I have tried.
My only complaint about the lenses is, I think, due to the very soft and thin nature of them. I find they can be quite easy to damage if I'm not careful and for example rub my eyes too much. This might just be me being rather clumsy and ham-fisted but I do not remember this being a problem with my old lenses.
Also I have noticed a small number of the lenses have not been brilliantly manufactured and have had slightly rough edges from the moment I've opened the pack, which has caused discomfort in the eye and required a change of lens immediately. I wouldn't say it's a big problem as I have only had a small number like this but it is a bit annoying at the time.
Overall I would say they are a good contact lense which is nice and comfortable to wear, even if you only wear them occasionally. They provide nice clear vision and don't cause my eyes to water or feel discomfort. I would certainly recommend them and I would give them 4 and a half stars if I could, however as I can only choose either 4 or 5 and baring in mind the fact that I find them a little too easy to damage I will give them a 4 star rating.