Product Type: Ciba Vision in Contact Lenses
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Daily disposable lenses
Ciba Vision Focus Dailies All Day Comfort
Member Name: aleena123
Ciba Vision Focus Dailies All Day Comfort
Date: 04/12/11, updated on 15/07/13 (133 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to use, good quality, helps provide more oxygen to the eye.
Disadvantages: Sometimes hard to remove from eye.
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.
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