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Focus Dailies Contact Lenses
Member Name: nimnim
Focus Dailies Contact Lenses
Date: 02/08/12, updated on 03/01/13 (27 review reads)
Advantages: The most comfortable contacts I'd ever tried
Disadvantages: They are costly
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.
Summary: Really comfortable if you are a contact lover