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The best thing about daily contact lenses is that I do not have to worry about them. They don't take any looking after, I can have pairs in my hand bag, car or at work and they seems to stay moist a long time. If I get too tired wearing my dailies I just take them out and throw them away and put my glasses on. Going from contacts to glasses takes a while to get used to, but it is so nice to take them out sometimes and give my eyes a rest. I have had monthlies before and it is such a pain taking them out and storing them and then making sure you remember where you leave them!
Dailies work out more expensive but now I have tried them I much prefer it.
*Price and availability*
They cost about £25.00 for 30 pairs. But the more you buy, the cheaper they become. I often will wear glasses instead of lenses so a month supply can last me about 6 weeks. I buy my lenses from Asda online as they are the cheapest I have seen them and it works out about £19.00 a box.
The contact lenses come in a long blue and white box. Inside are plastic strips with your contact lenses in small plastic cases. The small case has a thin plastic cover which is easy to remove and your contact lens is swimming in saline solution inside the container.
The contact lens is made from Nelfilcon which allows oxygen into the eye while you wear them. This should help your eyes feel fresher for longer. The contacts are 69% water. This is great for absorbing oxygen too and keeps the contacts from drying out. It also stops them tearing and ripping as easily as other ones. They have a centre thickness of 0.11mm so you can hardly feel the contacts in your eyes at all.
The contact lenses are moist from the saline solution and read to apply as soon as you open the container. They have a blue tinge when in the water to assist you in finding the lens while in the contact solution.
Once applied and worn, you cannot store the contacts to be worn again and they must be thrown away.
*How to insert them*
Wash your hands thoroughly. Use a clean towel to dry your hands. Try to avoid using tissue as the paper may leave pieces behind. Make sure there is no soap on your hands.
Remove a contact from its case. Remember to check whether it is for your right or left eye. (Unless the prescription is the same.)
Place the contact on your index finger of the hand you will be applying the contact with. You should probably use your dominant hand. Make sure that all the outside edges are face up and none are sticking to your finger. If the rim points out slightly instead of up, the lens is probably inside-out. Inspect lens for rips or tears.
Use the index finger of your opposite hand to pull up your upper eyelid. Use the middle finger of your dominant hand with the contact on it to pull your lower eyelid down.
Keep your eye open and try not to blink.
Move the contact towards your eye calmly and steadily. It may help to look upwards. Try not to blink or move jerkily. Place the contact on your eye and gently move it so it is centered over your iris. Make sure to let go of the bottom first! Letting go of the top first can sometimes lead to leaving tiny air bubbles against your eye which may sometimes hurt!
Blink slowly, as to not dislodge the contact.
Repeat with the other contact.
These lenses are really thin and very moist. They are the most moist and supple lenses that I have tried to use so far. This is an advantage in regards to comfort as they feel soft and comfortable in the eye but they are a real pain to put in. They are really hard to get hold of, they are just so delicate and you need to handle with care.
I wear the lenses for a good 16 hours some days and only after around 14 hours of wear they do start to give my eyes some pain! They are far more comfortable than monthlies. They feel more natural in the eye. Sometimes if I rub my eyes, they do dislodge and come out but I often manage to stick it straight back in. This doesn't happen often and on the whole, they are very reliable.
I have noticed that when I wear these dailies in winter, I get a pain in my eye and I'm not sure why this is. It is the better of two evils though as if I wear my glasses, they steam up as I move from outside to in and if I wear this brand of contacts, they seem to get really cold and stiffen up against my eye causing irritation. Due to this reason I no longer use this brand anymore. I'm not sure why this problem happened as I have never experienced it with any other brand of daily. It is a bit disappointing as they sre very comfortable to wear.
I'd still recommend this product. They are soft and gentle and I get away with wearing them for such a long time. They stay really moist and comfortable. It was only during the winter I experienced difficulties with them and it is probably a personal problem rather than a problem with the actual contacts.
They are really good quality lenses and worth the money.
These contact lenses have changed my life! The flexibility of wearing lenses suitable for reading, driving and normal daily life has been amazing. Previously I interchanged reading glasses and long-distance glasses having found varifocals too dizzymaking. In contrast the progressive lenses give me much clearer vision and because they move with your eyes I haven't had any problems changing to focus on a book or when walking downstairs or looking at something up high or in the distance. The lenses themselves are comfortable to wear although I do have to keep the air blowers away from my eyes in the car as my eyes can dry out. Beware of sharp fingernails when putting these lenses in your eyes - they are very delicate and thin (hence the comfort) and I have lost a few through tearing or damaging the rim. My solution has been to ensure I have spares available so one pack may last less than the month. I currently wear the lenses from 7am until midnight without any irritation or problems and confess to dozing off a few times when a car passenger without eye problems - please note this dozing whilst wearing lenses is not recommended by the opticians! In conclusion I find these lenses so much better than monthly lenses (more comfortable, easier to put in and no cleaning and solutions), glasses (chopping and changing for near and distance vision) and varifocal glasses(dizzy-making).