Product Type: Ciba Vision in Contact Lenses
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Contact lens fell apart in my eye
Ciba Vision Focus Monthly
Member Name: laus
Ciba Vision Focus Monthly
Date: 23/01/01, updated on 23/01/01 (3143 review reads)
Advantages: More hygienic, no case cleaning or solutions
Disadvantages: Expensive (£1 a day), can be tricky to take out at first, split lenses
I've been wearing monthly disposable contact lenses for years now, and I would recommend contact lenses to anyone as they will, without a doubt, dramatic improve your quality of life. I don't think I realised how much until I started wearing them, and short of laser surgery, there's no way I’d ever stop using them.
What concerns me is this particular brand. I decided to go for daily disposables rather than my monthlies as it's just so hassle free, so incredibly convenient to be able to take them out and not have to worry about solutions and cleaning your case. There’s also the fact that they’re a lot more hygienic, and since I'd experienced some redness in my eyes (probably from not bothering to clean my case as often as I should) I made the switch.
The lenses are comfortable; I just had problems taking them out. I shouldn't have had any problems since I'd been wearing lenses for years and I know how to take contacts out, but because the lens was thinner it was very fiddly. At first it was taking me around ten minutes to take out each lens, but I eventually got the hang of it. But because the lenses are only meant to last one day and they are so thin, they're not very durable. Twice when I was taking my lenses out the lens broke into little pieces (for those that don't wear contact lenses -daily disposable lenses are soft lenses, so the fragments weren't sharp) but once a lens comes apart in your eye it's almost impossible to get the bits out by yourself. You can't pick small pieces out of your eye with ease - trust me. So two times I had to go into the opticians and they had to turn my eyelid inside out and poke my eye for around thirty minutes, which is very distressing. I mean, there are worse things, but I couldn’t understand why I hadn’t had this happen with my other lenses but yet it happened twice within a short period of time with Focus Dailies.
ian said it does happen with all contact lenses and not just the dailies, but I believe it's far more likely to occur with dailies since they're not as durable. I do wonder whether it's just this brand or daily lenses in general. To happen once is unlucky - but twice is kind of ridiculous. I'm by no means trying to put people off contact lenses, but I’m just a bit wary of this brand. Having said that, the ease of having dailies is still worth the stress of an occasional broken contact lens, though it is a pain in the....eye!