Product Type: Ciba Vision in Contact Lenses
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Not the contact lenses for me - Not very comfortable.
Ciba Vision Focus Dailies Basic
Member Name: lozzyjay
Ciba Vision Focus Dailies Basic
Not the contact lenses for me!
When I first decided to try contact lenses earlier this year, I was given a week supply of Focus Dailies as well as another brand to try, to see which would be best suited for me.
~~About the lenses~~
Focus Dailies are daily disposable contact lenses. This means that once you have finished wearing them for the day, you simply throw them away and the next day open up another packet.
The contact lenses come in quite a plain looking cardboard box. The lenses themselves are individually packaged in a small plastic circular tray with foil on top. These come in strips of 5 but are perforated along the edges so you can separate the lenses, and keep, for example, two in your bag in case you need them.
The plastic tray which the contact lens sits is filled with a saline solution to keep the contact lens clean.
The contact lenses are usually sold as a month's supply, which is about £25.
~~How to use the contact lenses~~
At the opticians I was taught how to take the lenses in and out. It was an extremely stressful and fiddly process and took me about 30 minutes to finally manage to do it myself!
Make sure you wash and dry your hands thoroughly before inserting or taking out your contact lenses! If you don't wash them beforehand then you could have all sort of bacteria on your fingers which can easily be transmitted into your eyes. Also, water can cause eye infections if you have wet hands and put in the contact lenses, so take care to dry your hands before doing so.
To put the contact lenses in, you simply peel the foil back (be careful because the saline solution can go everywhere!). With your index finger push down into the container and touch the lens. It should stick to the surface of your finger. If it doesn't then carefully use the side of the container to scoop it out! Once you have done this, carefully rotate the lens on your finger, until it is in a bowl shape. Once you have done this use your other hand to hold open your eye and carefully push the lens onto the surface. Take care not to let it touch your eyelashes or it will stick to your finger and not attach to your eye!
A few times whilst I used Focus Dailies I actually lifted up my finger to put the lens on my eye, and the lens fell off onto the floor!! A complete waste and I had to open another one!
To take the lens out, make sure you wash and dry your hands before. Then you hold open both your eyelids and with your thumb and index finger of your other hand, pinch gently on your eyeball and you should feel the contact lens "pop" out, and onto your finger. You should then dispose of it in the bin.
You get a lot of saline solution still on the lens when you do insert it, and it does make your eye water fiddling around trying to get the lens in, so make sure you apply make up after you have put the lens in, or it will run everywhere!
I found these lenses to be comfortable to wear for the short-term. After a few hours of wearing them my eyes started to feel dry and sore, and I would be dying to take them out!!
They were fairly easy to put in, although, as I mentioned before, they didn't stick to my finger very well and often fell off onto the carpet!
I liked the fact that you could separate the individual lenses from each other, this was useful if I was going out somewhere wearing glasses, but needed to change to contact lenses half way through the day! It saved me having to take a whole strip with me!
I decided to go with the other contact lens brand after this, as they kept my eyes moisturised and were much more comfortable to wear for a whole day, which is the length of time for which I use them for.
~~Would I recommend them?~~
I don't think I would. I have since discovered much better brands that are comfortable and easier to use, as well as cheaper.
Summary: Would try others before this brand.