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    dunno if i got the spelling wrong, pardon me if i did. Just like to check if anyone here has tried using those contact lenses. I have been wearing glasses for quite a while now, decided to try out contacts with astig (i was on contacts many yrs back) , however still find my vision not as clear as when i'm wearing spectacles. Wonder if its normal. kindly share ur experience . Thanks =)

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    There are contect lens for astigmatism.... I've used Bausch&Lomb SofLens Toric before my Lasik Ops late last years.

    If prices didn't change - $180 for 6mths supply

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    There are contect lens for astigmatism.... I've used Bausch&Lomb SofLens Toric before my Lasik Ops late last years.

    If prices didn't change - $180 for 6mths supply
    i am using this. i got mine for $140 for 6 months supply since i start wearing this a few years back :P

    its soflens toric 66.

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    Default Re: Contact lens for astigmatism

    Even with astig corrected contacts, the vision will not be as clear as your own glasses.

    This is what i experienced, better go for a eye check up again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    i am using this. i got mine for $140 for 6 months supply since i start wearing this a few years back :P

    its soflens toric 66.
    Daily or Monthly lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kultchris View Post
    dunno if i got the spelling wrong, pardon me if i did. Just like to check if anyone here has tried using those contact lenses. I have been wearing glasses for quite a while now, decided to try out contacts with astig (i was on contacts many yrs back) , however still find my vision not as clear as when i'm wearing spectacles. Wonder if its normal. kindly share ur experience . Thanks =)
    I use contact wit astig too.
    I was told the specs will be clearer but things are seen smaller due to optical effects (?)
    It is clearer, IIRC, because the optical axis is fixed while the contact lens will shift.
    Surely the theory is that the contact lens will very quickly snap back ot the proper position
    but sometims dry eyes will cause excessive movement (andI havethe same problem with very wet eyes too :P)

    Anyway I only need to see things very sharp when shooting photos . A bit of blur for the rest of the day is ok with me

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    Quote Originally Posted by amachi View Post
    Daily or Monthly lens?
    monthly

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConnorMcLeod View Post
    I use contact wit astig too.
    I was told the specs will be clearer but things are seen smaller due to optical effects (?)
    It is clearer, IIRC, because the optical axis is fixed while the contact lens will shift.
    Surely the theory is that the contact lens will very quickly snap back ot the proper position
    but sometims dry eyes will cause excessive movement (andI havethe same problem with very wet eyes too :P)

    Anyway I only need to see things very sharp when shooting photos . A bit of blur for the rest of the day is ok with me
    If you experience excessive movement, might want to consult your eyecare specialist and ask if a steeper BC or larger diameter is possible.

    For myopia of more than -4.00D, moving from spectacles to contact lenses, will require a prescription change as spectacles have a vertex distance from the lens to your eye, whereas contact lenses are directly on the eye. This prescription change results in a less "minimised" image for contact lenses as compared to spectacles.

    Then again, if you move from -4.00D specs to -3.75D contact lenses, the difference would be barely visible. If you move from -14.00D to -12.00D though, the difference would be more obvious.

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    Actually I've been a long time user of permanent toric (for astigmatism) contact lens for at least 6 years now. And I swear by it coz its so much more comfortable than the monthly lens. In fact, tearing of lens was even more prominent when I was using monthly disposable toric lens.

    A pair that cost $240-$280 can last you up to 3 years if you take care of it well, meaning, using probably the strongest solution for soft lens, AO Sept (Plus), that is readily available even in Watsons and Guardian. The best part is there isn't any rubbing needed for washing the lens; you just have to place it in the special container provided in every bottled package of solution and fill the solution to the red mark and watch the whole efferverscence effect!

    Occasionally I have opticians being impressed at the minimal amt of protein build-up on my lens and they immediately asked whether I use AO Sept (Plus)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timolol View Post
    If you experience excessive movement, might want to consult your eyecare specialist and ask if a steeper BC or larger diameter is possible.

    For myopia of more than -4.00D, moving from spectacles to contact lenses, will require a prescription change as spectacles have a vertex distance from the lens to your eye, whereas contact lenses are directly on the eye. This prescription change results in a less "minimised" image for contact lenses as compared to spectacles.

    Then again, if you move from -4.00D specs to -3.75D contact lenses, the difference would be barely visible. If you move from -14.00D to -12.00D though, the difference would be more obvious.
    spot on.

    for some reason my eyes will becoem red easily with the 'tighter' contacts so Ihad to have the lens made 'loose' (I believe this is what you mean by steeper BC / larger diameter).

    you explanation on the prescription change is exact what the optomistrist told me .

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    Quote Originally Posted by koplady11 View Post
    Actually I've been a long time user of permanent toric (for astigmatism) contact lens for at least 6 years now. And I swear by it coz its so much more comfortable than the monthly lens. In fact, tearing of lens was even more prominent when I was using monthly disposable toric lens.

    A pair that cost $240-$280 can last you up to 3 years if you take care of it well, meaning, using probably the strongest solution for soft lens, AO Sept (Plus), that is readily available even in Watsons and Guardian. The best part is there isn't any rubbing needed for washing the lens; you just have to place it in the special container provided in every bottled package of solution and fill the solution to the red mark and watch the whole efferverscence effect!

    Occasionally I have opticians being impressed at the minimal amt of protein build-up on my lens and they immediately asked whether I use AO Sept (Plus)!
    I use AOSept too and I also find the lens more comfort to wear (maybe just my imagination) compared with when I use other disinfectant solution.

    I have the habit of removing the contact lens when I reach home.
    A minor inconvenience with AOSept is that if I try to wear the lens soon after putting it in the AOSept sln, the lens really stings.... I will have to wash wash wash to make sure I wash off the sln properly when I suddenly need to put on the lens again...

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    When you are wearing contact lenses:

    1. Do your eyes get dry easily?

    2. Look at computer monitor for long period of time?

    If your answer is yes to the questions above, you can consider trying CIBA Vision Air Optix for Astigmatism. This contacts lens remain steadily on my eyes and hardly rotate off the axis as compare to Pure Vision and Acuvue which I previously used.

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    the CIBA Vision Air Optix for Astigmatism sounds good. its a monthly lens right ? most of the optical shops does not sell the lenses by pairs, usually by box . My left & right eyes degree are quite different so tats the troublesome part. If i buy a box and i dun feel comfortable in it den it wld be quite a waste.

    anyway thanks for all the advice and experience shared =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kultchris View Post
    the CIBA Vision Air Optix for Astigmatism sounds good. its a monthly lens right ? most of the optical shops does not sell the lenses by pairs, usually by box . My left & right eyes degree are quite different so tats the troublesome part. If i buy a box and i dun feel comfortable in it den it wld be quite a waste.

    anyway thanks for all the advice and experience shared =)
    It is monthly disposable. Contact lenses are sold in box. You can always request for trial lenses. Go to your optician to inquire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConnorMcLeod View Post
    I use AOSept too and I also find the lens more comfort to wear (maybe just my imagination) compared with when I use other disinfectant solution.

    I have the habit of removing the contact lens when I reach home.
    A minor inconvenience with AOSept is that if I try to wear the lens soon after putting it in the AOSept sln, the lens really stings.... I will have to wash wash wash to make sure I wash off the sln properly when I suddenly need to put on the lens again...
    AOSept solution is actually hydrogen peroxide. The platinum-coated disc neutralises the solution, which is why there is effervescence (or bubbles). If you remove the lenses and wear it before the solution is neutralised, you get stinging in your eyes.

    If you use AOSept to prevent protein deposits build-up, then you might want to try using an enzymatic cleaner instead, so you can clean the lens with it and store in multi-purpose solution, and remove to wear it sooner than waiting for the AOSept to neutralise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diCam View Post
    It is monthly disposable. Contact lenses are sold in box. You can always request for trial lenses. Go to your optician to inquire.
    May I know how much per box do you pay for the ciba vision air optix?

    And where do you get it?

    I got it for $60/box at IEC VivoCity. Wondering if it is cheaper somewhere else.

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    If you can't achieve desired vision with normal soft contact lenses, RGP (rigid gas permeable) lenses normally will be the answer. Do a google search for that to understand more.

    Note: It's normally not as comfortable to wear RGP as with normal soft lenses.

    http://www.allaboutvision.com/contacts/rgps.htm
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