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Old 11-01-2012, 02:13 PM   #721
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My story with Contact lenses

I am a guy with high astig (above 300) & myopia (above 700).

i like the feeling of wearing contact lenses, however i think im not suited to them, im not too sure its just by my instinct. Several years ago i have alry tried semi-hard Boston-brand contact lenses, but i gave up after few months because i always feel my eyes getting very dry after half a day & i have to keep instilling eyedrops throughout the rest of the days. At times, i even need to put some drops into my eyes before the contact lenses can actually pop in. (One of the reasons also becos i always have insufficient sleep that makes my eyes even more dry?) And then the next morning i will have tough time putting them on without them dropping out from my eyes. Sometimes, they fall off my eyes & hands and onto the florr or table get dirtied & i have to rewash them & try putting them again and so forth until can spend mre than 15mins just puting these tings on. It was so troublesome & at one point i felt a sharp pain that i stopped using it anymore for a few years.

Then last yaer, i tried soft disposable lenses (B&L) vision was good but cant wear for the full day cos the eyes will feel really uncomfy ( i think due to the lack of oxygen) cos B&L only have one type of toric lenses with my power at that time. I switched to acuvue fortnightly disposable, though astig can only cater up to 300 i think. But again although its mre comfortable than semi-hard type, the vision not as crisp & still gets dried up after few days of wearing.

Recently, i heard that Boston has a new type of semi-hard lenses which is softer & allows for more oxygen to flow thru. Im not sure whether i shd try once more as the lenses not cheap as it needs to be customised.

So, can i safely say that i am just not so suited to contact lens wearing?
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:15 PM   #722
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I am a guy with high astig (above 300) & myopia (above 700).

i like the feeling of wearing contact lenses, however i think im not suited to them, im not too sure its just by my instinct. Several years ago i have alry tried semi-hard Boston-brand contact lenses, but i gave up after few months because i always feel my eyes getting very dry after half a day & i have to keep instilling eyedrops throughout the rest of the days. At times, i even need to put some drops into my eyes before the contact lenses can actually pop in. (One of the reasons also becos i always have insufficient sleep that makes my eyes even more dry?) And then the next morning i will have tough time putting them on without them dropping out from my eyes. Sometimes, they fall off my eyes & hands and onto the florr or table get dirtied & i have to rewash them & try putting them again and so forth until can spend mre than 15mins just puting these tings on. It was so troublesome & at one point i felt a sharp pain that i stopped using it anymore for a few years.

Then last yaer, i tried soft disposable lenses (B&L) vision was good but cant wear for the full day cos the eyes will feel really uncomfy ( i think due to the lack of oxygen) cos B&L only have one type of toric lenses with my power at that time. I switched to acuvue fortnightly disposable, though astig can only cater up to 300 i think. But again although its mre comfortable than semi-hard type, the vision not as crisp & still gets dried up after few days of wearing.

Recently, i heard that Boston has a new type of semi-hard lenses which is softer & allows for more oxygen to flow thru. Im not sure whether i shd try once more as the lenses not cheap as it needs to be customised.

So, can i safely say that i am just not so suited to contact lens wearing?
semi-hard? are you referring to RGPs? They are not very suited for you due to your high Astig. you can get more info from optoms about bitoric RGPs. they would fit better to your cornea should your astig arise from the "corneal shape". If only normal Spherical RGPs are used, the fit would be of a very tight "configuration" which could also lead to more discomfort with lens wear.
Get a proper fitting done by an optometrist to determine if you are really suited for contact lenses.
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Old 27-01-2012, 07:19 PM   #723
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I just bought 6 months supply of Acuve Oasys for astimagtism for $225. Is it reasonable? It is a bi-weekly lens btw. Or did I get ripped off?
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Old 19-02-2012, 09:33 PM   #724
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how to buy cheap lens? look here

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Cheap lens
If anyone interested to buy contact lens (any brand) cheaply, here is the solution.

Solution: combine our orders and negotiate with the optician for a good bulk discount.

Remarks- so far Queensway's price is the best. i normally buy yearly supply and mine is finishing soon . So i will be heading down again to top up my supply. If anyone interested to jointly negotiate for a good discount, email me and we can meet at the shop to buy.

note - i am a consumer, not making any money from this/ not a representative of any kind. i will not collect the money from you either, so u will pay directly to the optician.

I use freskon daily disposable and if in bulk it cost less than 80cents per piece or even lower we manage to get more buyers. not sure about other brands though, but definitely cheaper if there is sufficient bulk
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Old 19-02-2012, 09:36 PM   #725
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Hi guys/gals

Cheap lens
If anyone interested to buy contact lens (any brand) cheaply, here is the solution.

Solution: combine our orders and negotiate with the optician for a good bulk discount.

Remarks- so far Queensway's price is the best. i normally buy yearly supply and mine is finishing soon . So i will be heading down again to top up my supply. If anyone interested to jointly negotiate for a good discount, email me and we can meet at the shop to buy.

note - i am a consumer, not making any money from this/ not a representative of any kind. i will not collect the money from you either, so u will pay directly to the optician.

I use freskon daily disposable and if in bulk it cost less than 80cents per piece or even lower we manage to get more buyers. not sure about other brands though, but definitely cheaper if there is sufficient bulk
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Old 19-02-2012, 09:37 PM   #726
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Hi guys/gals

Cheap lens
If anyone interested to buy contact lens (any brand) cheaply, here is the solution.

Solution: combine our orders and negotiate with the optician for a good bulk discount.

Remarks- so far Queensway's price is the best. i normally buy yearly supply and mine is finishing soon . So i will be heading down again to top up my supply. If anyone interested to jointly negotiate for a good discount, email me and we can meet at the shop to buy.

note - i am a consumer, not making any money from this/ not a representative of any kind. i will not collect the money from you either, so u will pay directly to the optician.

I use freskon daily disposable and if in bulk it cost less than 80cents per piece or even lower we manage to get more buyers. not sure about other brands though, but definitely cheaper if there is sufficient bulk


my contact is Andrew
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Old 19-02-2012, 10:31 PM   #727
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Hi guys/gals

Cheap lens
If anyone interested to buy contact lens (any brand) cheaply, here is the solution.

Solution: combine our orders and negotiate with the optician for a good bulk discount.

Remarks- so far Queensway's price is the best. i normally buy yearly supply and mine is finishing soon . So i will be heading down again to top up my supply. If anyone interested to jointly negotiate for a good discount, email me and we can meet at the shop to buy.

note - i am a consumer, not making any money from this/ not a representative of any kind. i will not collect the money from you either, so u will pay directly to the optician.

I use freskon daily disposable and if in bulk it cost less than 80cents per piece or even lower we manage to get more buyers. not sure about other brands though, but definitely cheaper if there is sufficient bulk


my contact is Andrew
Bro. My advice to u is don't be naļve lah. The optician will just treat each of u as an individual customer. And I know the cost price of lenses. At that price u are getting, don't expect it going any cheaper. My 80 cents worth.
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Old 19-02-2012, 10:36 PM   #728
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Bro. My advice to u is don't be naļve lah. The optician will just treat each of u as an individual customer. And I know the cost price of lenses. At that price u are getting, don't expect it going any cheaper. My 80 cents worth.
24 a box is damn cheap already. Like my old advice. No money don't wear contact lenses. Don't jeopardise your safety for just a moment of good looks. You guys are lucky you don't live in australia,uk or usa. Just the consultation alone would set you back more than a hundred bucks. And you're still not getting your eyes checked.
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Old 19-02-2012, 10:48 PM   #729
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Bro. My advice to u is don't be naļve lah. The optician will just treat each of u as an individual customer. And I know the cost price of lenses. At that price u are getting, don't expect it going any cheaper. My 80 cents worth.
Lastly, opticians DO NOT sell contact lenses. Contact lenses should be prescribed. They are medical devices. Only trained optometrists are allowed to prescribe contact lenses after a range of eye checks and lens fittings. Stop over the counter sales. You may just bring more harm than good to your eyes.
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Lastly, opticians DO NOT sell contact lenses. Contact lenses should be prescribed. They are medical devices. Only trained optometrists are allowed to prescribe contact lenses after a range of eye checks and lens fittings. Stop over the counter sales. You may just bring more harm than good to your eyes.
i guess they are optometrists because they do fittings for contact lens as well. anyway,optician do that too (check wikipedia)

it can get cheaper than 80cents per piece if you buy from them in bulk. if u do your homework, it prob cost 20 -40 cents per piece when you buy in very large quantities overseas( you can check the price from alibaba).

that said, as a consumer, we can no longer to import or buy lens online thanks to HSA although the quality overseas (e.g.US ) is much better. I used to buy them for my personal use. I got focus dailies for only 50cents .

so given the above, if u buy from the optician or optometrist, u can get a good price if you buy say more than a thousand bucks worth ( because they can get 40cents per piece from Alibaba). so give them some margin, we can get probably 60cents per piece.

I rather go for daily disposable because it is safe and hassel free. dont mind paying for it but given that you can get few hundred bucks of savings per year, it make sense to combine our orders and get the discount from the shop. this is legal and only way to bring down the price.

that said, anyone interested, pm me
i am heading down to queestown soon to get my yearly supply, so any further discount will be good. i believe u can get any brands as the $bought is more important. I tried most brand,and recommend freshkon as it is cheap and good.
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i guess they are optometrists because they do fittings for contact lens as well. anyway,optician do that too (check wikipedia)DUDE, I'm a registered optometrist. Opticians can do lens fittings ONLY IF they have the CCLP license which is currently not taught anymore.

it can get cheaper than 80cents per piece if you buy from them in bulk. if u do your homework, it prob cost 20 -40 cents per piece when you buy in very large quantities overseas( you can check the price from alibaba).Contact lens distributors in singapore have very strict price check here. Unless you're getting parallel imports which origins may be unknown.

that said, as a consumer, we can no longer to import or buy lens online thanks to HSA although the quality overseas (e.g.US ) is much better. I used to buy them for my personal use. I got focus dailies for only 50cents .ITS NOT THAT YOU CANNOT BUY THEM ONLINE. ITS JUST THAT YOU NEED A FITTING TO BE DONE. READ MY PAST POSTS.

so given the above, if u buy from the optician or optometrist, u can get a good price if you buy say more than a thousand bucks worth ( because they can get 40cents per piece from Alibaba). so give them some margin, we can get probably 60cents per piece. Go to china if you really want to get them at this price

I rather go for daily disposable because it is safe and hassel free. dont mind paying for it but given that you can get few hundred bucks of savings per year, it make sense to combine our orders and get the discount from the shop. this is legal and only way to bring down the price.Get your eyes checked and lens fitted. LENSES are not like choosing clothes ITS A PRESCRIPTION ONLY ITEM.

that said, anyone interested, pm me
i am heading down to queestown soon to get my yearly supply, so any further discount will be good. i believe u can get any brands as the $bought is more important. I tried most brand,and recommend freshkon as it is cheap and good.
If you are still adamant about buying lenses over the counter, good luck, Your luck may just run out and you may just be the next guy landing yourself in hospital due to a blinding eye infection due to a improper lens fit.
An Improper lens fit can lead to the eye being more prone to infections.

AND DUDE, ALIBABA IS FAMOUS FOR SELLING FAKES.

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Old 20-02-2012, 11:54 PM   #732
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my post applies for those who already know their prescription (i.e. have already visited optometrist). I have done my fittings before buying (in fact i did mine in NUH with an ophthalmologist ). i got Conjunctivitis ( red bumps in the inner eyelid) from bad hygiene, which is why i consulted a specialist. the prob has gone but i stayed away for three years.

so the recommendation is to go for daily disposable, which i will recommend contact lens wearers to do the same. so far with dailies i have no prob for past 10 years but it is expensive


once u buy the first time, you will know your lens size. So as a repeat buyer, they dont have to check my eyes all over again. So for those who has never had their eyes checked, they will have to go thru the ritual..
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Old 21-02-2012, 12:05 AM   #733
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by the way, many here are interested to get a good price, and if u can offer a good price in this forum, i am sure many will be interested to buy from u...

i still think lenses are overpriced . i can afford them but does not make business sense to pay more. sure a lower price will help those who dont earn that much or prevent people from recycling monthly wear many times over.
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my post applies for those who already know their prescription (i.e. have already visited optometrist). I have done my fittings contact lens prescriptions have to be reviewed yearly and eye health have to be assessed every time lenses are dispensed before buying (in fact i did mine in NUH with an ophthalmologist ).Currently in Singapore hospitals, OPTOMs do the lens fitting NOT OPHTHALS. they are not so free for this trivial matters. i got Conjunctivitis ( red bumps in the inner eyelid) from bad hygiene, which is why i consulted a specialist. the prob has gone but i stayed away for three years.

so the recommendation is to go for daily disposablehe merely recommended the modality of lens wear and not the lens parameters. , which i will recommend contact lens wearers to do the same. so far with dailies i have no prob for past 10 years but it is expensive


once u buy the first time, you will know your lens size. your corneal curvature would not stay the sameSo as a repeat buyer, they dont have to check my eyes all over again. So for those who has never had their eyes checked, they will have to go thru the ritual..
On every visit. At least when lenses are dispensed, eye health have to be assessed. Cut your crap.
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by the way, many here are interested to get a good price, and if u can offer a good price in this forum, i am sure many will be interested to buy from u...

i still think lenses are overpriced . i can afford them but does not make business sense to pay more. sure a lower price will help those who dont earn that much or prevent people from recycling monthly wear many times over.Its a matter of self-respect, if you decide that you want to recycle your lenses, you have only yourself to blame should anything happen.
moderators please control such misleading posts which may potentially cause harm to people who do not know of standard procedures.

4.2.4. No optometrist shall re-prescribe or re-dispense any contact lens to a patient
unless the patient has undergone proper aftercare (Article 4.2.1) within the
last 6 months.

visit this link for more info

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