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My prescription is around -4.25 in both eyes and I enjoy and active lifestyle, filled with sport and nights out, so as a result Focus Dailies contact lenses have made a great alternative to glasses for me. I have used them now for about 5 years, having previously used monthlies.
Vision - Focus Dailies provide terrific visual clarity for direct vision although I have found my prescribed contact lenses have been slightly less clear than my glasses prescription, but this is perhaps due to the inexactness of my prescription. Peripheral vision is good but sometimes over-sharpened but still far better than coping with the frame obstruction of glasses.
Comfort - Great in short bursts (6-8 hours) I wear them every week day for up to 20 hours, after which they can become slightly dry and uncomfortable (but when necessary I have found saline solution or generic eye drops eases the dryness). They dry out quicker than monthlies, but slower than many alternative Dailies brands. Take care to put them in the correct way (look for a lip on the lens to show if it is inside out) as putting them in inside out can cause instant discomfort. NEVER SLEEP WITH THEM IN as this is very painful and damaging to the cornea as it creates an environment for bacteria to thrive and damage the eye. However, if used responsibly these lenses are faultless and unnoticeable.
Practicality - Dailies are far more practical than monthlies for week trips. The Focus Dailies travel packs can be bought in bulk of 90 lenses for around £60 and the individual travel capsules are small and carry little disposable waste. They are securely free standing (I have often put on my lenses in the back of a moving vehicle by balancing the capsule on my leg without spillage).
Although they may be more expensive in the long-term, the added practicality makes Focus Dailies a justifiable investment.
I have worn Focus dailies now for the past 5 years. I purchase them from specsavers direct as and when I need them. I don't wear contact lenses every day and tend to wear them for work, going out etc...
I order these online as and when I need them and a 3 month supply tends to last me 4-5 months. As part of the order I have to attend an eye test every two years.
The contacts lenses are for daily use only and tend to cost around 75p to use a pair a day which works out at around £60 for a 3 month supply, obviously with my use they last longer. The lenses are extremely easy to input into our eyes and obviously significantly improve your vision. I find that towards the end of the 12 hours that I wear them for my eyes feel a bit "gritty" and tired and I am ready to take them out.
Removing them is also a very simple and straightforward process.
If you are thinking of using these they are comfortable and practical to wear. It is worth noting that you can get a free trail of these type of contact lenses at most opticians and that it tends to be cheaper to buy contact lenses on-line. Also consider the cashback sites to see if there are also cashback offers available to educe the costs.
I have been wearing contact lenses for 10 years and have tried many different brands and varieties.
As I wear contact lenses everyday, I use daily disposables which I purchase in packs of 30 pairs for around £25. They come attached in pairs but in separate pods where they are submerged in saline liquid to keep them moist and sterile. To open you simply peel back the label from the corner. They are quite thin which means they are comfortable to wear all day but are still robust enough not to split, I have never encountered a split contact lense with this brand.
As I wear them all day, usually for at least 12 hours, they do leave my eyes quite dry upon taking them out but I use drops to help with this issue and it isn't a con as it would happen with I think all contact lenses after wearing them for such a sustained period.
They are very quick and easy to insert and remove, taking just a few seconds.
A must try for long term contact lens wearers.
So did you know that you can buy lenses online that are the same as those that you buy at high street opticians like Specsavers, Vision Express and Boots opticians. Well you do know and Focus Dailies are the best example of them with them being the equivalent of the Easyvision range from Specsavers.
So in terms of comfort these are the standard range. By this I mean that you can wear them for about 8 hours before slight discomfort starts to set in however I have worn them as long as 24 hours before and they did hold firm but I would not recommend this. They come in a sealed pack as per all contact lenses and as always wash your hands thoroughly before applying the lens to your eyes. Not just to protect your eyes but also to keep any dirt and dust of the lenses.
When you receive the lenses the boxes will have and L or an R written on them which of course you should look at if you are lazy and can't remember your prescription. Me personally I know exactly what my left and right eye are prescribed at so it is irrelevant if they have an L or R on them but I guess it is a nice touch.
In terms of getting dailies I would recommend them over monthly if you are going to be wearing these semi-regularly. That way you don't have to worry about storing them, and can just check them straight away one you get home. It does work out slightly more expensive than monthlies but they are much more hygienic.
In terms of cost you are looking at £18-19 online which is cheaper than the equivalent ranges in the high street stores and exactly why the online contact lenses are becoming increasingly popular. Why pay more when you can get it cheaper online. However I must add to get regular contact lens check-ups as you don't need me to tell you how important eye health is.
Overall I can highly recommend these contact lenses. Not just because I am fed up of being ripped up from the high street retailers but also because they are great value for money lenses. I have tried cheaper brands in the past and they always left something to be desired but the fact that these are the equivalent of high street retailers gives me the confidence to know that they are worth sticking by.
I have been wearing contact lenses now for a good number of years and to be honest i've never looked back. However, up until only late last year I had been wearing monthly lenses as it was ideal for me but I started finding that my eyes were drying out and they weren't really all that comfortable for me to wear. It wasn't until I went to see my optician and they recommended that maybe it would be best for me to start wearing dailies, as with me working on the computer for a living they explained that with monthly's it would maybe start to be uncomfortable, I also find that I'm wearing glasses a few days a week too so this works out better.
What I get is Focus Dailies, they come in a box of 30 lenses which is to last the whole month and they come in a rectangular box. It is all very compact and they are stuck together, lying in rows of five, you then just break one off for right and left eye each day you wear them and it is well packaged I think. The box says Dailies in bold blue type and there are little water droplets all over the box, it is simple but looks good, in each lens container there is a lens sat in solution to preserve it and when you need to put them in they should be moist enough to go on with ease. The good thing is if you only wear the lenses Monday to Friday, each month you will have some spare.
FOCUS DAILIES CONTACT LENSES
With these lenses, you open up the box which is sealed and it shows you under the lid how to put these on, it is recommended you don't wear these for too long per day or it isn't good for the eye and they might start to dry out, depending on what you are doing. Normally, I will wear these when I am at work and when I go home I put my glasses on right away just to give my eyes a break. I do also find that I give myself two or three days off a week from wearing lenses as to wear them for seven days can be a bit too much. It is best to just be safe with them and not let your eyes dry out from prolonged wear of lenses.
When applying these, you just make sure you check you are putting in the right lens prescription for the right eye and then it should go in ok, they are moist from being in the containers anyway, once in it should sit comfortably and be moist enough to sit well and be able to move around. I have to be honest from wearing these all day Monday to Friday, I don't find these dry out unless I'm doing intense computer work where I'm not blinking as much. This isn't usually the case though and it does seem to be fine, if they are feeling dry it makes me tired so I'll usually just take them out but after wearing these for about six months I was told my eyes were healthy.
What I love about these is the fact they are fresh every day, whereas with monthly lenses by the end, I felt the lens used to start feeling less clear. My dailies have great vision, very sharp and comfortable to wear, I don't find any irritation while wearing these and the best part is that at the end of every day, these can just be thrown out with no worries of having to put them in my case and get solution in there too. It also saves wearing dailies too as you don't need to buy solution constantly, which works well and storing them away in boxes is easily as the 30 are so compact they just stock up on top of each other in my cabinet.
I get my dailies through Tesco and it has been brilliant, with monthly lenses I always had to wait for them to be posted out but with Dailies, they always have them in stock and you can buy as many boxes you want at a time. It just makes my life so much easier and my eyes just feel so much better for it, I like knowing that they are new every day and that my eyes are not feeling dry and tired now with these lenses, I mean monthly lenses suit some people but for me who wasn't wearing lenses as much with monthly's it didn't work out for me but now with Dailies I feel I can actually wear them five days a week and my eyes feel great.
It depends which optician you use but for my using Tesco Opticians, i am only paying £18 a month for my Dailies which is a big saving for me and I prefer them more too, it isn't bad at all.
The official Focus Dailies website is http://www.cibavision.co.uk/index.shtml/.
I had a lot of trouble finding contact lenses that fit my eyes well as I'm told by my optician that I have small eyes. Focus Dailies have the perfect diameter at 13.9 and fit perfectly. The size also makes them extremely easy to put in and handle.
Focus dailies are robust. In about 3 years of using these lenses, I've maybe had 2 rip. Both times the rip wasn't overly painful and I could easily remove the lense fragments from my eyes.
The major advantage of these lenses is that they are excellent value. However, I wear lenses for at least 8 hours a day, 7 days a week and I do find that my eyes feel quite dry in the evenings when I've been wearing these, particularly if I've been in an air conditioned or heated space. I am therefore upgrading to Ciba Vision Aqua Comfort lenses. My optician explained that the Ciba Vision lenses are basically a more advanced and updated version of Focus Dailies. They offer more moisture to the eye and don't dry out my eyes so much so I can wear my lenses for longer.
All in all, Focus Dailies are hugely popular lenses because they fit great, are excellent value for money, and don't tear easily. They are however a basic lense and I think it may be worthwhile to pay more for a lense that allows more oxygen into the eye and promotes better eye health.
I have always had monthlies however a couple of years ago I was finding that my monthlies were beginning to irritate my eyes a little bit so my optician moved me onto two-weekly lenses. I was happy with this and was amazed with the comfort and how well they kept my eyes moist. However, for some strange reason my optician decided that because I wasnt wearing them every day it would make more sense to move me onto a daily lense. Now I saw where he was coming from but as I said to him I only ever wore my lenses for a few hours at a time so to me it did seem a bit silly to wear lenses for a few hours and then throw them away. However, I took his advice and tried these out.
The lenses come in exactly the same wrapping as most. They lay flat in a plastic case/holder with a foil lid. Now one thing about dailies is that you dont need to faff about with solution and soaking them overnight so that is one positive.
I went about putting these lenses in the same as I would with other lenses. I found them more difficult to get in my eye than other lenses and I found that more often than not it would take 3 or 4 tries to get them in my eye and even then it didnt feel like they were sat on my eyeball correctly. Even when I used a kind of comfort drop I couldnt get them in my eye easily.
Once they were finally in my eye it could take up to half an hour for them to 'right themselves' on my eyeball and become comfortable. However, even once they were settled I found that they found quite drying and my eyes would often feel sore throughout the day. I never wore these for an entire day but I imagine they would be very drying and irritating on my eye if I had done.
I had an opticians appointment last week and I asked to be returned onto two-weeklies. Since being given these my eyes have felt so much better and more moist. I would never return to using dailies I dont think unless I had good reason to believe that my eyes had changed. They are more expensive than monthlies or two-weeklies (approx £30 for a 3 month supply) and they are very drying on my eyes. Not for me.
I hate wearing glasses! I do have no choice in the matter though, I'm not quite as blind as a bat but it's not great.
There are some things I don't like to do with glasses on, 1 is going out because I'm a bit vain and the other is Aquafit because I can't see the instructor properly and wearing glasses in a swimming pool is a nightmare.
I used to get them from Specsavers but they insisted I needed a particular type of contact lenses that were over £20 a box. So I went off to Tesco's with my prescription where I bought them for £10 a box. At some point I may get them from the internet but I had a bit more peace of mind doing it this way.
I have the daily lenses as I am unable to wear the ones you can have for a month ne they the ones you can keep in for or month or the ones you take out every night and put in solution. Its also been recommended that I only wear them 3-4 times a week as I have some issue with oxygen in my eyes. These lenses therefore are only designed to be worn once, sticking them in solution and trying to re-wear them is just going to cause problems.
Most people know what contact lenses look like, they are4 basically a small round of flexible soft plastic that you put onto the surfac4e of your eye. They come in a long box and there's 30 in each box. Each box will be specific to your prescription and if your optician is useful, like the Tesco lady L and R will be written on each box. This helps you know what eye the lens goes into and it states the prescription and the expiry date which in this case is 2017.
Each contact lens comes in a strip of 7. They snap easily enough apart and then you have to peel the rather tough foil top off. Now this isn't exactly easy to do as they are usually stuck down quite well, too much pulling and they'll fly out of your hands and you'll lose it all.
The contact lens lies in a saline solution in a little dip. Now when you have the test to prove you can use the lens they teach you how to put them in but not how to get the fiddly things out of the packet! If you have no nails you can easily put your finger in and pull it out.
If you have nails like me its far more difficult, I have to push the pad of my finger into the saline and get it to stick onto my finger, then it's a case of getting it from there to being balanced on the tip of my finger ready to pop onto the eyeball. I know there are people wondering why I just don't tip it onto my hand but all that happens then is that the lens stays stuck to the side of the packet!
I will mention that they do dry out pretty quickly when out of the solution and not in your eye. I have had a situation where it literally fell back out of my eye. By the time I had found it and tried to put it in it had dried round the edges and was a tad painful to stick in the eye!
However when they are in they stay nice and moist for quite a long time4, I find them comfortable to wear all day. They just about manage a session in the pool, sauna and steam room. They can be extremely uncomfortable if you get water in your eyes. They seem to slip and slide about a bit and a couple of times I've had to take them out, this seems to have happened more with these than the other ones.
But as a bonus I've not had one split yet unlike the other brand where it seemed to happen on a regular basis. If you've ever had that happen you will know the excruciating pain!
Getting them out is also nice and easy, they just popped off without a problem.
I've definitely changed my brand, not withstanding the price I feel the quality seems to be much better, so I'll stick with these thank you very much
Please ensure you have a valid up-to-date contact lens prescription before you buy these. Quality opticians will ensure you either have your test done with them or somewhere else. Buying them off the web can cause problems with an old prescription. Please also be aware that a contact prescription may not be the same as a glasses prescription (as in my case) and wearing contact lens with a glasses prescription may also cause problems.
I have used these lenses for several years now, and they are reliable and good value (obviously the price varies). They go in well, and last all day - I chose them because my optician said I can wear them for more than 12 hrs a day. They give good vision correction, and feel nice and thin and soft on the eye. The solution they are in doesn't sting the eye, and they are comfortable for most of the day. I do, however, find that they dry out a bit after around 12 hours of wear. I like to wear lenses from first thing in the morning til last thing at night, and these do get a little bit dry after this sort of use.
One problem I have had with these lenses is that they occasionally rip in my eye. It is very occasional, but quite alarming. It could be something I have done wrong, but I have tried alternating them with a different type of lens over the past year and the same thing has not happened with the other ones. The other ones are made of silicone hydrogel instead of the Focus dailies which are made of PVA based material. I have no idea what this means scientifically but I have found the silicone hydrogel ones are more comfortable than the focus dailies after a full day of wear, or if I accidentally fall asleep in them.
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I have had to wear contact lenses for a good while now and I remember during my last pregnancy I didn't wear them at all and felt terrible. This pregnancy however I have decided to try and look a bit better by wearing my lenses and ditching my horrible glasses. I usually wear Daysoft lenses which I have been finding do tend to dry out slightly by the end of the day and therefore I decided to give another brand a try.
These Focus dailies are quite a bit more money per month than my Daysoft lenses. I paid £24.80 pence for the focus dailies which compared to the £10.90 pence of the Daysoft is a bit of a price jump for me.
The months supply gives you 30 pairs of one day use lenses which come individually wrapped. These Focus Dailies claim to have a special moisture release structure and an ultra thin edge to them which is said to give superior comfort through out the day. They have a 69% water content and are recommended for people who have on-the-go routines, do sports, or just everyday travellers.
I found the lenses were just as easy as any other lens I have used to insert and is of course always advised to insert them with freshly washed hands to prevent any dirt getting into the eye on the lens and causing irritation.
The lens did actually feel better than my Daysoft lenses have done in the first few seconds. From then on it was all very positive with them too. I found that the lenses stayed in position on my eye and I didn't notice them being on my eye at all. They gave the right amount of clarity for my needs and I didn't have to use any sort of eye drops at all which I do often have to use when wearing the Daysoft lenses.
The Focus Dailies are clearly a much better lens than my regular choice and paying that much more for a month is, in my opinion, now really worth it. They offer a clear view of the world whilst being super comfortable to wear and easy to use. I really didn't even notice these lenses in my eyes from the moment I put them in and surely that is the way it should be with lenses.
For all of these reasons I feel that these lenses, although more expensive than others, are well worth the money and are a top product worthy of a 5 out of 5 star rating and an exceptionally high recommendation from me.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I have tried many different types of contact lenses since I started wearing them many years ago. I'm yet to come across a brand that hasn't worked out okay for me, and I sometimes wonder whether paying more for certain lenses is actually due more to the brand name than the quality of the lenses themselves.
Focus is a respectable brand when it comes to contact lenses. Their solution is very good, and has a quality feel and durability to it, and their daily lenses are the same. Although more recently I have maintained daily supplies, I used to wear monthlies and there was the worry that I'd lose them. These daily lenses are simple throwaway ones that you discard after wearing them for a day. It's as simple as that.
People say that packaging doesn't matter, but I'd have to disagree. The packaging for things such as contact lenses does matter to a certain extent. Granted, they may not affect the quality of the lens, but part of what you pay can be down to convenience and how practical something is. If you are going away for a few days, for example, and you want to take contact lenses with you, then how they are packaged can make a substantial difference. Focus present their daily lenses in strips of five. This may be as some people wear them only on weekdays and stick with glasses the other two, perhaps contacts at work and glasses at the weekend. The strips are flat and mesh together quite well. Each individual container separates easily from the next, and the flexible but sturdy foil cover for each one peels off very easily. I usually use a flat surface when preparing to put them in as it makes it easier, but these are packaged so that you could actually do them elsewhere if needs be.
The amount of solution they're stored in is just enough to keep them covered and sterile - something that's very important when it comes to contacts as an infection could have disastrous effects on your eyes. I've read enough tales of poorly maintained lenses and the consequences to be mindful of this, and Focus puts these fears to rest with their quality control here. The lenses themselves are very good. There will inevitably be a difference between daily disposables and those that are meant to last longer such as monthlies or permanent lenses - as they only need to last for a day they are less durable if used for longer, which carries with it a whole load more issues. As a result, I sometimes find that they aren't so comfortable in the eyes for longer periods of time. However, they're still as good as you're likely to get for dailies.
I have no issue with these - priced at around £8 or £9 for a pack of thirty, it's competitive and while not the cheapest, you know you're getting quality through and through. If you're looking for good quality and would rather spend a little more and know that your eyes are being cared for with that extra little peace of mind, then I'd plump for these as much as other well known expert brands. Recommended.
I remember the first time I tried to put in contact lenses. It was horrific, the optician would not let me take any home unless I could put a pair in, then out then in again in front of her. Despite trying my hardest, I just couldnt and so I had to come back a week later to try again. During that week, I dreaded going back and contemplated sacking it off but I always get complimented on my blue eyes, especially when I have made an effort with eye make-up and false eyelashes which I adore and the thought of having a big night out wearing glasses upset me and the thought of me having one too many and losing my glasses while out! so I went back and managed to get them in...the next challenge was to get them out..OW! They were so hard and inflexible however for the next 2 years I wore these contacts and every night I was supposed to put them in their little pot but i always forgot and so they shrivelled up. WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!!! Then, I changed my opticians to Asda and they recommended Focus Dailies and I havent looked back - I love them!!!
So easy to put in, they come in packs of 30 so if both eyes are of the same perscription they will last you 15 days however I normally get around 3 weeks out of them as I dont wear them everyday.
They come in a strip of 5 (6 rows) and each little pod which holds the lens is detachable from the rest so you can leave spares at work, in bags, in the car and they are small and flat enough to discreetly carry a spare in your jeans pocket, or your bra!
The optician told me that the fluid they are in contains a formula that does not dry your eyes and is also kind to your eyes so you can wear them worry free.
If I'm wearing these for work I will put them in about 730am and can have them in until 9 / 10 pm that night although I would recommend getting them out as soon as possible to give your eyes a rest.
Price - £9 for 30 at Asda Opticians
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Focus dailies contacts - available from £25.00 on-line
(However before purchasing these you should be seen by a qualified optician to ensure suitability for your eyes, and checked to ensure that they cause no damage to the surface of your eyes).
Product Description (from the focus dailies website)
Focus Dailies All Day Comfort are daily disposable soft contact lenses that provide great comfort by means of an ultra-thin edge and a unique sustained moisturiser release system. The surface of the lens is non-ionic so prevents the build up of protein. The lenses provide excellent vision and have a light visibility tint for easy handling. They are also now available for those who need bifocals.
For me I found the product to be the most comfortable contact lens that I had tried. I paid £38 monthly from a local optician. The come in boxes of 30 lenses. I had slightly different prescriptions for each eye, and was always getting them confused. In each box the lenses arrive in small 'pods' with tin foil lids that peel back to reveal the lens in a small amount of solution. The cost of the lenses can be pushed up if you have a more complex prescription.
The lenses themselves are very standard in that they are a little bit slippy to get out of the 'pod' but once they are on your finger tip it is normally easy to tell which way out they are (I would sometimes have to get my glasses out because - hey I'm blind)!!!!
I personally opted for these at the end of my contact wearing days as I was prone to infections, and felt that cleaning issues may have been compounding these problems. (They weren't my eyes just didn't like wearing contacts).
These particular contacts look and feel very thin, a new pair should be used every day, and as such there is no need to clean the lenses as they literally just go straight in the bin. On the rare occasions that they are inserted inside out - they do feel uncomfortable (as all lenses do) but maybe not as uncomfortable as some thicker more hard wearing lenses do. Having said this I have always found it easy with clean hands to remove them, and just pop them back in the right way out.
For daily disposables they really are affordable, and after having been check by a qualified optician they can be purchased from reputable sites on the web.
They are apparently made from:
Material Content : 31% Polymer (nelfilcon A)
and have a water content of : 69% H2O
For me they removed some of the fuss and mess of wearing contacts, as a fresh new pair was worn everyday. I also liked the fact that the gubbins that went with monthlies was removed from my bathroom. However for me contact wearing was just not to be. I personally loved the freedom of daily disposables as they made life easier, but I was prone to infections, and would very often get blinding headaches.
This is one of the main reasons I like to stress the importance of a good qualified optician - I originally purchased contact lenses from a chain store style optician and after going to a local independent store who was charging me the same for my lenses I found I got a much better service. They were much more honest about the fact that contacts were just not for me. (Which eventually led me to the joys of laser eye surgery).
As far as contacts go I really would recommend these after through checks by someone qualified to 'prescribe' them. However ensure that you get regular check ups face to face, as buying on-line could have long term effects on your eyes without you knowing.
For the money you pay you might as well have laser eye surgery as you'll end up paying less long term.