“ Brand: Specsavers / Lens Type: Monthly Disposable „
I wore glasses for almost ten years before choosing to move to contact lenses over three years ago. I was nervous at first, putting my fingers in my eye seemed rather daunting and I just thought I was going to hurt myself! But Specsavers were great at easing me into it and helping me choose the perfect product for me.
I had my initial consultation with specsavers in which they conducted an eye test to check if you were suitable for contact lenses and what strength you would need. Following this they discussed with me what types of contact lenses I would like, e.g. dailies or monthlies. I chose monthly disposables. Specsavers also offered aftercare products, in which you could set up a direct debit and have the contact lenses and fluid posted to you every three months to save you visiting your local store.
Whilst contact lenses do work out slightly more pricey than glasses, a lot more pricey if you don't regularly change your frames, for me contact lenses are the better choice. I never felt glasses suited me and wearing contact lenses has massively boosted my confidence!
This particular brand are extremely comfortable, if you do experience discomfort I would recommend going for another consultation as it is possible you were prescribed the wrong size or shape contact lenses. Occasionally towards then end of the month I do feel my eyes are slightly drier and this can sometimes be slightly uncomfortable but I have only experienced this a few times.
Overall I would definitely recommend these contact lenses to a friend, whilst they may not be the cheapest offered on the market, the expert services provided by Specsavers makes it worth the extra cost.
Me and my sight -
I am extremely short sighted. I have been wearing glasses/contacts now the best part of 20 years and I have to wear them all the time. My prescription on my contacts is currently -10 and my glasses around -11.25 so quite a high prescription!
I was introduced to contacts aged 14, I had been wearing glasses by then around 7 years and the optician said my eyes were beginning to calm down and recommended at my next appointment to look into contacts. I was overjoyed with this! 6 months later I tried out the day only 12 hours lens and I can say that wearing contacts for me was the bestest thing ever and I continued wearing these for best part of 5 years. At 19 Id been working around a year and I realised that the 12 hour lens were no longer fitting into my lifestyle, long hours at work and a social life meant I was often wearing them longer than I should so I went back and requested day and nights and I was given these.
My thoughts on the contacts -
Wearing them does take getting used to but my transition to these could not have been smoother. I wear these day and night all month, take them out put a new pair in and continue with my day. These are on the whole comfortable, I do find sometimes that my eyes can feel a bit dry, sitting a computer screen all day does have its effect, but once I get away from the screen my eyes are fine and its probably down to me not blinking enough rather than the lens. I very rarely "have a break" from these simply because I don't feel I need to, but again this is down to personal choice, I do try if my social life lets me take 1 or 2 days out of wearing them simply to give my eyes a break should they need it but as this is not always possible it doesn't make much difference, again its down to personal choice. For me its the closest I will get to having non glasses/contacts eyes without having laser surgery. I would definitely recommend these to those who do currently wear day contacts and are looking to move into day and nights as these are very good.
I currently pay £15 for these which includes contacts and all after care check ups with the optician. I feel lucky to have a very good optician, he knows me and my eyes well and me having worn these for several years sees me as a long term user of them. Specsavers lens mail scheme which this is on does provide very good benefits for those in it, as my prescription is so strong I always have to have glasses available and the lens mail scheme foes give good discounts on frames so for me £15 is very good for what you get. I would recommend those not on the scheme or not wearing these to seek a free trial and see if you like it as much as I do
Specsavers do a range of contact lenses called Easyvision that can be worn for a month before throwing them away. This is known as the 'All Day All Night' range.
I have always hated wearing glasses. I was the first in my class to get them at the tender age of 7 and as the years went by the lenses became stronger and stronger. This was before most homes had PC screens and mobile phones so I largely put it down to genes, and reading - a lot.
One of the problems I have always had with wearing glasses is that they strain my eyes. I have tried not reading or using PC screens and doing eye exercises, but nothing has ever stopped this eye strain. By the time I hit my 20s I had started getting terrible migraines and at the time I had no idea that this was completely due to wearing glasses.
By then, however, there were several types of affordable contact lenses on the market. My sister had switched to wearing monthly lenses for work and she told me that the difference between lenses and glasses was unbelievable. So I booked myself a Specsavers appointment and had my eyes checked out, to see if they were suitable for wearing contact lenses.
The way you put in and remove these lenses is the same with all lenses you. You wash your hands thoroughly and dry them, remove the wafer-thin lens from the sterile pack with a single finger, then stretch your eyelid with your other hand, look left or right, and gently deposit the lens onto the eye. Then look up, down, left and right and blink a few times, and voila! All being well, you should have perfect sight.
I have never had any problems putting these lenses in my eye, or taking them out again. Contrary to what many people who haven't tried contact lenses believe, you cannot feel them in your eye at all. The exception to this, for me, was when I had my baby girl and my eyes experienced sudden uncharacteristic dryness. I knew something was wrong straight away as the lenses were uncomfortable when I put them in, so I went for an appointment and was told that I had to switch to wearing glasses for a while and using eye drops to sort the dryness out. In the meantime I went for fortnightly Specsavers appointments, which were free as part of my eyecare scheme, to make sure that my eyes weren't getting damaged by the dryness.
When I first started getting contact lenses on a Specsavers scheme I was told that the maximum amount of time that you can wear these lenses is 8 hours a day, however I always happily worn them for well beyond that, for many 12-14 hours a day sometimes. I was also told never to sleep in the lenses as your eyes could dry out and the lenses get stuck in your eyes- yeesh- but I have slept in mine without meaning to and I've never had a problem getting them out again. Skip forward a decade however and these all day and night lenses really can be worn for a month, at night and during naps. However, they do need taking out once a week to clean away any protein build-up etc. I usually take mine out whenever I have a shower anyway so I leave them to soak then, and that's enough to clean them thoroughly. As with all lenses, you are never meant to shower while wearing contact lenses as there are tiny creatures that live in our water which, if they get onto your contacts, will eat away at your eyes. And no, I'm not joking..
For as little as £12 a month the Specsavers 'lensmail' scheme deliveries lenses and solution to your front door every 3 months. There are also new contact lens containers in the box. The lenses come in blister packs, with 3 to a pack, and can be worn for a whole month without ever taking them out. My old lenses required removing and cleaning them at the end of every day, and steeping them in the solution in a lens container all night, but eyecare technology has come a long way since then. There are always spares lenses available if you lose or tear the ones you intend to use all month. If you run out of spares, you can visit the Specsavers store you are signed up to and they can give you 2 free spare contact lenses per year. This is really useful as it saves you buying more lenses before your next lensmail pack arrives.
Due to the fact that I wore my glasses for a few weeks after pregnancy, I don't need the full lensmail scheme so I actually only pay £12 a month to have the lenses delivered to my door, without the solution and cases because I have surplus at the moment. When I need to start getting the whole package again I will give Specsavers a call and they will adjust my package in the blink of an eye, which I find really handy especially when the pennies are low and I want to pause my orders for, say, a month if I am off on holiday or something.
In the summer I suffer from hayfever but I have never found that to be a problem with these lenses, perhaps because they act as a barrier on the eye, which glasses never did.
I recommend these lenses to anyone who dislikes wearing glasses - falling off during exercise, fighting the smears if you have a toddler who somehow always manages to touch them, feeling like an idiot when they steam up when you enter a warm room in winter, having to clean them all the time outdoors when it's raining - or your own, personal reasons. For me, they have been quite literally revolutionary in the way that I see the world, as well as stopping my migraines. I will never go back to wearing glasses, even for short periods of time, if I can help it.
I was first told I needed glasses when I was 6, I hated them then and my feelings didn't change I was growing up even though the frames available did. I always did a lot of sport and found wearing them inconvenient and obviously if I didn't wear them I struggled to see. I also struggled to put on make up with out a magnified mirror and couldn't see well in the shower. My optician told me I needed to wait until I'd stopped growing before I could have contact lenses. I eagerly awaited my 16th birthday when I was to be allowed to give contact lenses a try, I loved wearing them and over the years I have tried lots of different ones. I always found that I couldn't wear them for more than 12 hours without discomfort and the daily disposables I tried badly dried out my hours to the extent that I struggled to remove them.
When my optician suggested I tried these silicone monthly lenses I decided to give them a try even though they cost more than my previous lenses.
I receive my lenses from Specsavers lensmail scheme every 3 months. This includes 3 pairs of lenses, solution and pots for cleaning and storing my lenses in. The boxes are marked up left or right but as they have the prescription on the box you can check this is correct. The lenses come in blister packs which contain a lens and a small amount of solution, they can easily be removed by placing the tip of your finger on the lens. At the end of the month you just throw them away and open another pair.
Wearing the lenses
They are really easy to insert onto your eye and they quickly settle into the correct position. I find these lenses so comfortable and forget that I'm even wearing them. Previous lenses have got uncomfortable in the evenings but being continuous wear I have no such problems with these. I usually take them out overnight but wear them for about 16 hours a day which I've never been able to do with any other lenses. If I do sleep in them I find them just as comfortable when I wake up, if it has been overnight I usually have to blink a few times for them to reposition themselves but then they are fine. Even napping in lenses in the past has caused them to dry out and stick to my eyes, when my babies were little I did a lot of cat napping but could wake up with these lenses in and see straight away.
Cleaning the lenses
As I take my lenses out most nights they get regularly cleaned. The system I have is really simple and I just pop the lenses into the basket part of the case and fill the pot part to the marked level with solution. The pot has a disc in the bottom which reacts to the solution so I just need to screw the basket and pot together and the cleaning happens, the lenses are then ready to wear after 6 hours.
Price and availability
I pay Specsavers £12 a month for my lenses and I think this is great value for the benefit of comfortable continual wear.
Would I recommend?
Yes, if you were contact lenses and have any problems with them drying out in your eyes or causing irritation then these are worth a try. They are by far the best I have ever worn.
I can not remember a time in my life when I didn't need glasses or contact lenses to correct my vision, and I had always wanted to know what it would be like to wake up one morning and be able to see clearly and not have to scrabble around trying to find my glasses. I also wanted to know what it was like just being able to get on with my day, without having to put lenses in or worry about my vision at all.
When my opticians advertised All Day All Night Lenses, I thought I had found the answer to my problems. The basic idea of these lenses is that you can wear them all day, sleep in them all night, and then do it all again the next day. This is possible for a month each pair, and after a month of wear, you just pop a fresh pair into your eyes. This is all possible due to a different type of material for the lenses which allow more oxygen into the eyes, allowing you to wear the lenses continually without damaging your eyes.
I went into Specsavers and asked for a trial pair of these new lenses, as I was really excited about them and I honestly thought it was the best thing I had ever heard. I couldn't afford laser eye surgery so this was the next best thing I could find. I was given a pair of the lenses to last me a month, after my eyes were checked for the correct health etc and I was ready to go.
When I first put the lenses into my eyes, they felt no different to my ordinary monthly dispoables, although I am not sure if I was expecting anything different lol. The lenses were perfectly comfortable, and I just went about my usual day after putting them in. I know it sounds strange, but I was excited to go to sleep that night so I could see how they felt after I woke up. At the end of the day they were still as comfortable as when they went into my eyes. When I woke up the next morning, I had forgotten at first that I was wearing contact lenses. I could see clearly and my eyes felt perfectly fine, no dryness, no irritation and the vision was as clear as the second I first used them.
I was surprised to not be able to feel them when I woke up, but over the next two weeks, they still felt just as good every morning. It was after the first two weeks that I then started to have problems. During the day, whilst I was at work, my eyes started to feel dry, sore and itchy. They started to go bloodshot and I couldn't see properly. I went into the opticians during my lunch break, and it turned out I had developed an eye infection in both eyes. The optician was sure this had developed because of the lenses, and I was told not to wear any lenses whilst the anti-biotic eye drops were healing my eyes. I went back to my usual lenses once I was healed, and had no problems.
I waited 3 months and then went to back to Specsavers and asked them if I could try them again. After another eye examination, I was told that it was ok to try them again, but to keep an eye out (on my eyes!!!) and try to catch any developing infections as early as I could. Just like the first time, they were fine for the first two weeks, but then I developed another eye infection and had to get rid of this pair too. I was quite disappointed that I could not continue wearing the All Day All Night lenses and my optician has decided that my eyes are just not suitable enough for this type of lens.
I am not back to my normal lenses, which I have to take out at night. I do not mind wearing them as they are a hell of a lot better than wearing my glasses and I am thankful for the fact I can wear them. I would liked to have continued to wear the all day all night lenses, but alas this is something I can not do, and I have to accept that fact.
For those people that are suitable for these lenses, I totally recommend them. They are such an easier way to wear lenses and have continously good vision. A few of my friends now have these lenses and they love them, they make things so much easier in the morning and at night. There is no need to clean or store your lenses, and no need to put them in the mornings. All you need to do is change them once a month!
If you have not tried these, I recommend you try them as soon as you can. Sadly I am unable to wear them but I still give them a 4 out of 5 stars. Just pop into your local branch of Specsavers and see what all the fuss is about.
*This review is also on Ciao under the user name of Hailee*
I've been a contact lense wearer for about four years now, and for three and a half of those four years, I've been wearing Specsavers' easyvision range of contact lenses that I can leave in for a month solid (before that, I was on their daily disposable range). Hence the name "All Day All Night".
These are a type of soft contact lenses that you wear for a month and then bin, which is perhaps not very environmentally sound, but means that you don't need to worry about protein buildup or complex cleaning rituals with nasty solutions that don't play nicely with the eyes.
Specsavers do their own version of several types of contact lenses and just slap their own branding onto it. So if you were to shop online, you would find that identical lenses would be available from different manufacturers. From reading around on the internet, I discover that they are also available as the brand name Biofinity.
They go through branding changes every so often. The ones I have are now called the Easyvision Opteyes brand, which are silicone hydrogel lenses that allow a great deal of oxygen to the surface of the eye. These lenses are designed to be worn long term and can be left in for an entire month. If you go to your optician and ask for lenses that can be slept in and left in for weeks at a time, they will know what you are talking about regardless of what the current branding name is this year!
Yes, you read that right, an entire month, solid, lenses left in your eyes without changing or cleaning. I wake up in the morning and can open my eyes and see. It's fabulous and liberating.
The lenses are a very standard size - diameter 14.0, base curve 8.6, power -2.25. They do go up to pretty high power (from -12 to +8), but for someone with only mid-level correction like me, these are pretty thin and small. Like most manufacturers of lenses (whether contact or glasses), at the extreme ends of the power range (i.e. for very short or very long sighted people) they are only available in half diopter increments meaning very short and long sighted people don't have their eyes corrected quite as well, but from -6 to +6 correction, you get your lenses to the nearest quarter diopter correction - just like you would your glasses.
The ones I have are not toric lenses (suitable for astigmatism). They do have some similar lens brands available (leave in overnight) with toric lenses which cost a little bit more.
==What are they like?==
They changed the type of lenses supplied slightly to a lighter, more flexible polymer a few months ago and the improved version of the lenses are amazingly light and comfortable. Like many lenses, they have a very faint blue tinge to them so that you can see them on your eye when you are fishing them out.
Although they are designed to be able to leave in for a month, I'm supposed to take them out and clean them about once a week to stop the build up of oily secretions. If this happens, the lenses get a bit smeary and it's like looking through dirty glasses. However, I find that unless it's the middle of summer or I go to a bonfire or similar then I can generally leave them the full month without them getting smeared or uncomfortable. In fact, until they changed the polymer used in the lenses a few months ago, I could tell I was due for a new pair because they felt a bit itchy towards the end of the month. Now, I actually have to set an alarm to remind myself to change them otherwise I forget. The last eye checkup I had, I'd had them in for six weeks solid, to the absolute horror of the optician, who did admit that my eyes were absolutely fine with them!
The lenses come to you in two boxes of three lenses (one box per eye), with each box containing three sealed lens containers that are about two inches long, an inch wide and half an inch deep. At one end, there is a reservoir of buffered saline and in this reservoir sits a lens. These lenses are very flexible, very light and almost invisible. Which means to get them out, you fish around in there with a scooping motion, wait for the fluid to drain from your finger and see if you have a lens stuck to your finger tip. The lens will be in the reservoir somewhere, but it can take two or three scoops to find it.
Next, you sit the lens on your finger tip and hold it up to the light to see if you've got it the right way around - it should look cupped like a bowl. If the edges point up, it's the right way around. If they point out to the sides, it's the wrong way around. If you've got hard lenses or ones made of a more rigid polymer, you might imagine this is easy, but with these lenses being so flexible, it really isn't at all easy and sometimes you just have to guess. If you guess wrong, your eye itches and you take the lens out and try again.
Then you put the lens in your eye. I use the technique where I put the lens on my fingertip, I hold my eyelids steady and then place it gently on my eye with my index finger, look up, down, left, right, shut and open my eyes. By this point, it's either snugly in place or it has folded up and is either on my cheek or is on my lower eyelashes. As this polymer is so flexible, it can take two or three goes. I'm pretty rubbish at putting them in, which is one of the reasons why I have ones I can leave in for a month!
Every three months, a box containing my lenses arrives through my letterbox. Simple as. Every six months, I go for a contact lense checkup. Every two years, I have an eye test. If I need any extra checks, all I need to do is to call them up and they have routine appointments within a week or so, and emergency appointments pretty much imediately, as soon as one of the opticians has a gap.
Because these are leave in for a month, they do not come with solutions. This means that occasionally, I need to buy a bottle of cleaning solution. Sometimes, my optician gives me a small bottle for free, but they generally are available for less than five pounds for a bottle that is small enough that it can be taken on a plane (100ml) and you can use any variety that is suitable for soft contact lenses. My tip if you only use the solutions occasionally is to write on the bottle the date that you opened it in marker pen, because otherwise you'll never remember how long it's been open for and when it needs binning!
At the routine six monthly check-up, they check that my prescription hasn't changed using an eye chart, then look at the fit of the lenses on my eyes (meaning I need to have had them in for an hour or two), then I take the lenses out and they put fluorescein in my eye (a yellow stain that shows damaged areas under UV) and inspect my eyes under UV light. Then I pop the lenses back in and am good to go. Very easy.
The solutions that are used for soft lenses like these are ones that only have a single cleaning stage - all you need to do to clean them is put a bit of solution in the palm of your hand, put the lens in it, rub it both sides with a clean finger, then either put them straight back in your eye or fill up the the little lens container that comes with the solution and put the lenses in it to store them e.g. when you go swimming. Dead easy. What I usually do is to put solution in the tiny container, then carry it around with me all the time in my glasses case, then I don't need to carry a bottle.
The contact lens wearing comes as an inclusive package, where they charge me a fixed amount per month and then all my eyecare, including regular eye tests, six monthly contact lenses and my lenses are included in that fee.
The lenses I have cost 15 pounds per month. These ones are a special silicone hydrogel range that are very breathable and can be left in, which makes them more expensive than regular monthly disposable lenses. But I figure that it is well worth the extra fee to be able to wake up being able to see.
In theory, I am entitled to up to two replacement lenses per year, in case I drop them, lose them or break them. In reality, I rarely need to make use of this service.
I'm also entitled as part of this package to a reduced price on my glasses - I get one pair of half price standard Pentax single vision glasses or sunglasses in the ranges that are betwen 69 and 125 pounds. In reality, I've never actually bothered because my prescription changes so slightly, so I just use my now very old and very out of fashion glasses.
When I was a teenager, I couldn't wear ANY type of lens in my eye as it would go red and inflamed immediately. But most of the time, I can easily manage these contact lenses and they act as a barrier to pollen and to the irritants that are released when chopping onions, so it usually means LESS eye irritation than without them in. The solution that the lenses are packed in is a very slight irritant to my eyes, as are the cleaning solutions. Which means that I find myself in the somewhat odd position where my lenses become more comfortable the longer I leave them in for! Almost any slight irritation is sorted by a good night's sleep wearing my lenses.
However, it wasn't all plain sailing. Last year, in hayfever time, I did manage to get allergic inflammation of the eyes which meant that I woke up one morning and my eyes had clouded over and one of my lenses was lost round the side of my eye. Once that has started, it can rapidly get much worse if the lenses are left in. I had to go a month with no lens wear that time. But once it eventually got better, I've been fine since.
That was a really nasty experience, as I found myself unable to see near or far even with my glasses on, and I couldn't see well enough to get the lenses out especially not when one of them was lost! In the end, I phoned my optician in a bit of a panic, who fitted me in for an appointment that very morning, which I thought was great service (especially since they were cool, calm and professional and didn't laugh at me too much). They checked my eyes out, determined that it was just a simple allergy that would right itself a few days after the pollen lessened and that my vision would return in a couple of days, which could be speeded with buying some Sodium Cromoglycate eye drops over the counter.
When you first get lenses fitted, the optician makes jolly sure these are the right lenses for you and aren't damaging your eyes. So when I first switched, I had about four or five appointments in the first month, then after another month, then three months then finally six months. Now I'm on a six month checkup. Occasionally, they'll say that my eyes are a bit dry and that they want to keep an eye out (geddit?) on the surface of my eyes and make me come back a month later just to make sure that it's OK. So I really feel that they keep a close eye (oh dear!) on me.
==Can you wear them swimming?==
No. This is a pain. Well, you can wear them as long as you don't get any of the pool water in your eyes. But I never manage that, so I just take them out if I'm going to be doing any "proper" swimming. For a bit of splashing around in the pool on holiday, I keep my head above the water. And when I'm on the beach, I just scrunch my eyes shut when the big waves hit.
==Can you wear them on a flight?==
Yes. They aren't recommended to do so, but I've worn them on flights to New Zealand even, and you don't get longer than that. Take some eye drops (making sure you have ones that are compatible with contact lenses) and make sure you've got your glasses with you in case they do get too dry.
==Do they fall out?==
No. In fact, as these are a soft, flexible polymer, they stick pretty well to the eye. Indeed, it can be a bit of a bother getting the wretched things out some times as they get a bit of suction and you have to carefully peel them off!
==How well do I see with them?==
Amazingly well in fact. In low light levels around sunset, it's amazing how much difference they make to my vision and its clarity compared to wearing glasses. The other main benefit is when I'm using a telescope or binoculars, when I don't need to take off my glasses to see properly and get my eye up to the eyepiece.
==How hard is it to get used to wearing lenses?==
Well, put it this way, if I can do it then anyone can! I'm rubbish with eye stuff generally and yet I can manage to put these in and take them out. It's definitely a lot easier now I only have to do it once a month! But even someone as rubbish at lenses as I am can get through the whole ritual in less than five minutes: wash hands thoroughly with soap, rinse to remove residue, dry hands, take lenses out, put new lenses in.
My tip for switching lenses is to do one lens at a time. You get used to having perfect eyesight the whole time, so if you drop a lens when you are putting it in, then you have a fair chance of finding it if you still have one lens in. If you've taken them both out, you will likely never find it again!
==What if they get lost in my eye?==
First things first, don't panic. Are you sure they are still in your eye and the lens hasn't fallen out? Roll your eyes all around to try to get it to come to the front. If that doesn't work, next step, wash your hands thoroughly, get the contact lens case and solution handy, find a bright light, a mirror and get a bike light or other torch.
Your lens CAN'T end up behind your eye, but it can end up in the parts that are normally covered by your eyelid - you know the bits that the optician looks at by making you look right down or left or right or up, then pulling gently on your eyelid. So, what you need to do is carefully have a look around the whole outside of your eye and gently hold your eyelids back. If you are doing it right, this should NOT hurt! What you are looking for is something that looks a bit different from the rest of the eye. Hopefully you'll be able to see the tint, but if you try that and you still can't, that's where the bike light comes in. Shine it back and forth over your eye and keep an eye out for something a bit shiny in your eye - that's the missing lens. Once you found it, gently tease it over to where it is supposed to be. It will probably be pretty dry by now as your tears don't reach so well round there, so you'll probably need to take the lens out and put it in solution.
I need to play hunt the lens about once every couple of months. So you do get used to doing it, but it doesn't happen very often.
==Do these lenses stop me crying at soppy films?==
No they don't. I still cry at soppy films. Like when Theoden dies in Return of the King. Or the whole last half hour of the Time Traveller's Wife. But I can PRETEND that it's the lenses that are making my eyes sore so I do not lose my macho street cred. However, that excuse wears thin if I start actually sobbing.
==Can I use medicated eye drops with these?==
No. This is a bit annoying really. You can't just put your hayfever eyedrops or similar in your eyes whilst wearing them. But I find I rarely need them because my lenses protect me from the irritants.
I really get along with these lenses and have found the service offered by Specsavers has been excellent. It gives me near perfect eyesight without having to bother with wearing glasses or with complicated lens cleaning procedures. All for 15 pounds a month.
Specsavers EasyVision All Day - All Night
In the years i have been wearing lenses i have tried out many different brands as I always wanted to try new lenses but also because most of them had lenses on sale and I'm always in for a good deal. Specsavers Easy Vision All Day - All Night had an good offer on and I always heard they wear good lenses to wear. I heard that they are just the same as the Ciba ones and that only the name differs but I don't know that for sure.
For almost ten years now I have been wearing lenses and normally I bought them with the lenses at the optician. I still believe that you should be careful where you buy your lenses since they can really damage your eyes. At least at the optician they will check your eyes.
Lenses give me more freedom but most important just a good vision during the day what you really need. I still wear my glasses from now and then and got over the whole complex thing. I used to wear 'normal' lenses for during the day but loved the idea of these all day all night lenses. Just the idea that you wake up and that you can see clear and don't have to look for your glasses.
I got a three month supply delivered in the post. The boxes are clearly labelled with R and L which is important because I don't have the same prescription for both eyes. The lenses are in sealed packs which are easy to open and easy to take out the lenses.
I really have to say that I love them. I wear these lenses during the night and it's just a great feeling standing up in the morning without having to grab first for your glasses in order to see. You just stand up and even now without realizing you see normal and clear. The lenses feel soft and are comfortable to wear and don't seem to break easily.
Most important is that my eyes feel less dry than normal daily lenses and I worry less about wearing them. They really seem to let trough more air which is important for your eyes because never let your eyes dry out. When your eyes feel dry stop wearing your lenses because you don't want to damage your eyes and also tell your optician that you got dry eyes.
I still feel that your eyes should be able to take a rest so I don't wear them every day of the month but I do take a break here and there. Maybe it's more the feeling but I know that my eyes just feel better and it also relaxes me a bit. I also don't hate wearing my glasses anymore so that certainly helps now.
In conclusion are they great lenses and I can hardly tell the difference with the Ciba all day and all night lenses although I feel that the Ciba ones lets trough a little bit more air or are just a little bit more comfortable. So although these are good I still rather go for the Ciba lenses.
For years I wore contacts during the day and then before getting too sleepy would have to go to the bathroom to take them out and fill a contact lense holder with solution and pop the lenses in until morning time before I could pop them back in again and feel human. Every morning I'd wake up all blurry eyed feeling for where I'd left my glasses. I hated it. Then on a regular check up at my opticians Specsavers they asked if I wanted to try the all day all night ones. I couldn't believe that any lense was safe to sleep in after hearing rumors of what leaving them in whilst sleeping could do but I thought I'd give it a go.
These are a godsend!! I can honestly say they are the best type of contacts I've tried. You put a pair in at the beginning of the month and don't need to take them out till the beginning of the next month. AMAZING!! The optician does advise you maybe to take them out half way through the month for a night or day if possible to give your eyes a rest but I found my eyes didn't dry up so I left them in for the whole month. Mornings and mid night wake up's were a problem of the past as a few blinks and normal vision. No nightly routine needed of being half asleep and trying to take out lenses into solution.....no stopping away from home and having to take glasses and solutions with you. They are something I would definitely recommend to anyone who has to wear contacts.
They are soft lenses in buffered saline containing Copolymer 845. Specsavers post these out in 3 month batches in a box the postman just pops through your door. You do get 1 small bottle of solution (which you have to collect from store) and has to last you for that batch.
Unfortunately due to medication I'm on which causes me to have very dry eyes, I now wear daily contacts which suit my eyes better at the moment. But as soon as I can I am changing back to the all night all day ones as they do make being poor sighted easier. Whilst wearing these I often had people ask if I would have laser surgery but with these lenses you really forget how you need them as it's just a couple of minutes once a month to put in a new pair!!
i had worn monthlys' for a number of years but was getting tired of having to take them out every night to clean them and stumble half blind to my bed and visa versa. So, when i went for my yearly contact check-up i was told about the All Day- All Night lenses. Monthly lenses were costing me £12 so, after having a trial of the lenses i thought they were worth the extra £3 bringing my monthly bill up to £15
These contact lenses are, in a word : Amazing.
just like monthlys they come through your door every 3 months with your lenses. With these you do not get the solution with them unfortunately but, you can buy solution cheap in a specsavers shop. I am sure that if you get your lenses with them it's classed as a scheme therefore you get money off solutions (you usually get a voucher pack)
you put them in like any other lens and - that's it. you can walk about in them all day, wear them all night. You can sleep in them! the maximum amount of days i keep mine in are around 25 days. this might seem a lot but as long as your eyes are not dry or sore then according the the optician it's fine. i can honestly say that once they are in you forget you are wearing lenses they are that comfy. i have not had any problems with irritated eyes with these lenses. the only time of the year that can be troublesome is summer when all the hayfever kicks in but - this is like any other contact lens really.
Its a great feeling to wake up in the morning and actually be able to see what you are doing without fumbling about trying to find your glasses etc...
I would advise people if they were to get these lenses mark a day on the calendar when you put your pair in. that way you know how long you have had them in for and also when you are due for putting the next pair in.
I have been wearing contact lenses for around 12 years, I wouldn't bother but I don't like wearing glasses to my work [ I'm a police custody officer] in case they get damaged or knocked off my face.
I am short sighted with an astigmatism to both eyes, prescription is a -2.5 in right eye and -2.0 in my left.
I don't find them uncomfortable and have used 5 or so different brands over the last twelve years but these easy vision are easilly the best.
Comfortable and easilly inserted [ do you insert contact lenses or put them on ? ], they allow perfectly clear vision and you honestly wouldn't know they were in.
At the end of the month these lenses do occasionally feel less comfortable in your eyes, you do feel the difference when inserting a new pair but that's just wear and tear, they are still perfectly comfortable at the end of the month though.
Would I recommend these lenses to a friend, sure would, they just work and short of laser treatment [ don't get me started on that, cutting flaps in eyes, No No and Thrice no ] they are the next best thing and allow for perfect vision.
I have been wearing contact lenses for over twenty years on and off. I change to a new pair of glasses every now and then. I have been using these lenses for several years now and find them very easy to put in and take out. I have even fell asleep with these in and they are fine, however I would choose not to leave them in all night but that is my personal choice. I have them on a payment scheme and get them sent out in the post every three months. They are reasonably priced and come with solution and storage pot. They are fairly soft but I have never split one which has happened with other lenses I have had. The ones I have are tinted blue so you can see them if you drop them in the sink! A great lense that is both comfortable and hard wearing.
I have worn glasses since at Primary school and hated every minute especially since they were generally National Health brown plastic frames slightly too big for the face affairs.
I started wearing contact lenses when I was 18 - my first pair were for when my sister got married, it took me an hour to put them in for the wedding! Two things occurred to me at the same time - why hadn't I tried them before and how wonderful it was to feel and look like a normal person. Now skip forward a good few years to my 30 somethings and I'm still wearing contacts, but probably the best ones on the market.
I love these monthly disposables. Why? I'll tell you.
I get a three month supply delivered in the post, the box fits neatly through the letter box and contains boxes clearly labelled with R for Right and L for Left - I cheat because I'm the same presciption in both eyes so open one box at a time. They also send a letter telling you roughly when your next delivery will be.
The contacts are in sealed packs so you just make sure your hands are clean and insert them with your finger.
Here's the great bit - you then wear them day and night for a whole month! No removal, insertion, cleaning or anything unless you have a problem for the whole month. When the month is up you remove them, wear nothing for a night and then the next morning insert a new pair for a month.
The lenses are soft and easy to wear, extremely comfortable and to be honest you forget that they are there.
All of your aftercare (6/12 monthly checks) is included in the £15.00 montly fee - Specsavers have recently reduced the price by 50p and taken away the benefit of having eye tests included in the monthy fee. This price does not include any cleaning solutions or saline solution - but you rarely use it so this is not a problem.
I have been wearing these lenses for approx 5 years and have never had any infections or problems with them - the optician said that because you are handling them less there is less chance for dirt etc to enter into the eye.
If you are wearing lenses that you remove each day - to throw them out or clean them - these lenses are definately worth a try.
If you wear glasses and like my mum the thought of voluntarily putting something in your eye makes you go weak at the knees - gather your courage, explain your fears to the optician and give them a go - you just might like it in the end. (and it's not as bad as you think, with practice!)
I have been wearing specsavers easy vision contact lenses for the past 6 years and I have not changed them nor am I thinking about changing them. They are very easy to insert and I have had no problems with them. Because they are all day lenses it is possible to think that they might dry up however this is not the case, I wear my lenses for around 12 hours a day and they are very comfortable sometimes you can even forget you are wearing them. My vision is also very good when wearing the lenses ( I am short sighted). As I am a female with fairly long nails I have had no problems with them being torn or ripped when inserting and taking them out, which is a very good point as I have known other people to regulary rip their contact lenses this way. The solution which is included is also very good. If you take care of these lenses and follow the instructions then you should have no problems with them.
Overall I would highly recommend these lenses if you need to wear them for long periods of time, I also like the fact that they are monthly disposable lenses so you dont have to worry about inserting new lenses each day.
NO SURGERY NEEDED.well i would say these lenses are the best next thing to having laser eye correction.(actually my eyesight is too bad to be corrected so these lenses are the only option)
I have worn contact lenses for many years and so have tried a few different lenses.I still find it hard to believe how easy these lenses are.
Basically these have more of an oil content than water so they dont dry out.you pop a new pair in every month and you can wear them even when you are sleeping.Yes you can get up to go for a wee in the night with out banging around because you cant see.I also found them a great help when i had my children because there would be no need to fumble around for glasses in the middle of the night when they cried out for your attention(as they do)
They do take a few seconds to settle when you first wake up but other than that there trouble free.no cleaning is really needed unless perhaps you happen to get a bit of dust/dirt on them.
So how eay can anything be.I would urge anyone who hasnt got them to give them a go.Specsavers usually let you trial them for FREE.so what are you Waiting for.
I started wearing glassess when I was 15 and having trouble reading the blackborad at school, at this age appearence was everything to me and I hated wearing them so much I would only wear them when it was urgent and the rest of the time I struggled on squinting to see things a bit clearer. I foolishly continued on like this for about five years before I accepted that this was damaging my eyes further, and now I needed to wear my galsses for most things for most of the time. A couple of years later at an appointment I was invited to try contact lenses, initially I wore the twelve hour lenses and would take them out every night and leave them to soak, although these were much better than glasses I didnt like planning my life around when I would need to take them out. I progressed onto the monthly disposable lenses and have never looked back, due to my job& working environment (I work as a nurse) my eyes get dry and I therefore take out my lenses one night a month to rehydrate them. I have never had a problem using these lenses and fior only £15 per month they are the best thing ever. The lenses get delivered to me in the post every three months and are never late, you are also entitle dto two free pairs a year incase of emergencies. I recomend anyone who can wear lenses to give them a try.