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“Blurry, dry and swims around your eyes”

Written on: 27/07/2012

I was started on these by my contact lens specialist. It nearly put me off contacts for good and made me think contacts were a lost cause for me!

After the initial bedding in process of wearing them for half hour, 1 hr, 2 hrs, 4 hrs so on. I started getting stabbing pains in my eyes after the 4hr mark and would have to blink frantically to see. They had to be removed immediately. Pointless waste of money if I could only wear them for four hours a day.

They would also get very blurry after a few hours, and I'd have ghosting and blurring "around the edges", like the lenses were getting caught on my eyelids, or there was something trapped under the lens. They also have a habit of swimming around my eyes when I blinked, which gets annoying after a while. The worst thing was that they caused my eyes to be really really dry, and no amount of rewetting drops would help.

My contact lens specialist had exactly the same problems and switched me to the 2-week Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism - much better fit, better clarity, better quality, they don't tear as easily and are more durable and better quality.. just better overall. Get the Oasys instead!

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