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Hey people, do you all have any contact lens case to recommend ? ive been using the normal one that comes with the solution.

i heard from my friend there is one that you put in and can shake and it will wash the lens?
 

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I don't need contact lenses but I want some colored ones for costumes! like a red one for vampire costumes or zombie costumes... But I'm not sure where I can purchase good ones. I also like white lenses! or cat eye lenses.
Has anyone here experience using these "fashion" lenses? Are they easy to handle?

Go get an optom to fit lenses for you lah. Stop asking here for recommendations because its not a one size fit all kind of thing. this thread shouldn't even exist
 

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Hey people, do you all have any contact lens case to recommend ? ive been using the normal one that comes with the solution.

i heard from my friend there is one that you put in and can shake and it will wash the lens?

washing lenses without rubbing them increases the risk of infection by many folds. by rubbing the lenses 90% of deposits are removed.
 

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I have high astigmatism (300 degrees apparently) on my left eye.

Before this I had an operation for keractoconus (its called crosslinking where they scrape a layer of my cornea. drop vitamin b2 eye drops in my eye for half an hr and then shine a blue laser on it.) on July 7th 2009.

Is it true there is not such thing as toric lenses for people with astigmatism as high as mine?

Thats what an optician in Northpoint Shopping center told me. I'm not sure if its true or its because I did not wish to wait the 2-3 days for the proper lenses to be ordered in.

For now I'm using a normal +3.25 TrueEye Accuvue Contact lens for my left eye. It feels comfortable for now.

I am trying this range for the first time because 2 years ago when I last wore lenses there was only Accuvue 2 Moist which I found too dry after only 6 hours of usage(7.30am-1.45pm).

A normal work day would last till 6pm so the earliest I can get back home to change to spectacles would be 7pm.

My right eye my degree is 525 which is normal. My left eye depends on my right eye to focus.

For me the vision in my left eye is sort of double. I will see a faint outline repeated object below the original object.
 

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I have high astigmatism (300 degrees apparently) on my left eye.

Before this I had an operation for keractoconus (its called crosslinking where they scrape a layer of my cornea. drop vitamin b2 eye drops in my eye for half an hr and then shine a blue laser on it.) on July 7th 2009.

Is it true there is not such thing as toric lenses for people with astigmatism as high as mine?

Thats what an optician in Northpoint Shopping center told me. I'm not sure if its true or its because I did not wish to wait the 2-3 days for the proper lenses to be ordered in.

For now I'm using a normal +3.25 TrueEye Accuvue Contact lens for my left eye. It feels comfortable for now.

I am trying this range for the first time because 2 years ago when I last wore lenses there was only Accuvue 2 Moist which I found too dry after only 6 hours of usage(7.30am-1.45pm).

A normal work day would last till 6pm so the earliest I can get back home to change to spectacles would be 7pm.

My right eye my degree is 525 which is normal. My left eye depends on my right eye to focus.

For me the vision in my left eye is sort of double. I will see a faint outline repeated object below the original object.

Crosslinking is a relatively new technique and ur condition may recur. You can always request for hard lenses. Hard lenses would provide better vision for patients like yourself. It may not be as comfortable in the beginning though. Double vision on the affected eye is one thing you cannot avoid. Try hardlenses first as there are cases where they can achive very good vision.
 

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Crosslinking is a relatively new technique and ur condition may recur. You can always request for hard lenses. Hard lenses would provide better vision for patients like yourself. It may not be as comfortable in the beginning though. Double vision on the affected eye is one thing you cannot avoid. Try hardlenses first as there are cases where they can achive very good vision.

Oh actually I did read up. There are quarterly disposable lenses called Coopervison Preference Toric XR range that can suit my power -1.25 cyl -3.25 axis 80 prescription for my left eye. But since it's hard to get and expensive I will stick to regular non Toric lenses as I prefer the daily changing of lenses. Hey but if there are such lenses on market one can only hope they become more common until acuvue or cibavision freshlooks carry them one day too.

I just want to know how much the contact lenses technology has progressed over the 2 years that I was unable to wear them comfortably due to feeling the lens very itchy and foreign object like in my left eye
 

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Oh actually I did read up. There are quarterly disposable lenses called Coopervison Preference Toric XR range that can suit my power -1.25 cyl -3.25 axis 80 prescription for my left eye. But since it's hard to get and expensive I will stick to regular non Toric lenses as I prefer the daily changing of lenses. Hey but if there are such lenses on market one can only hope they become more common until acuvue or cibavision freshlooks carry them one day too.

I just want to know how much the contact lenses technology has progressed over the 2 years that I was unable to wear them comfortably due to feeling the lens very itchy and foreign object like in my left eye

Bro u got to understand that u are in singapore. Not all lenses are available here. Ur case is kekratoconus and the itchy feeling u get could be due to ur cornea being too steep. These soft lenses you're wearing are too flat for your conea curvature. That is why u get all the irritation. Go try out hard lenses. U may feel better.
 

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Bro u got to understand that u are in singapore. Not all lenses are available here. Ur case is kekratoconus and the itchy feeling u get could be due to ur cornea being too steep. These soft lenses you're wearing are too flat for your conea curvature. That is why u get all the irritation. Go try out hard lenses. U may feel better.

Actually I re-started to wear back contact lenses cause my specs broke. I will go back to my normal specs once they get the nose bridge repaired. Just curious that's all.

Anyway contact lenses are vanity items. My jobscope does not require me to wear lenses to look good.

Imagine you wear lenses then suddenly a server goes down you really don't get to sleep or even go home unless the server comes back up.Its hazardous for the eyes man.

Its just good to know what sort of lenses there are nowadays so if I want to cosplay or just wear lenses to look good while on holiday overseas I can also. Hence dailys are good because its less hassle while traveling and cleaner too.
 

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Hey guys, I have a box of expired dailies which I've opened. when I went back to my optical shop and ask if I can get a new box, the salesperson told me I can't as it was already opened.

However, she gave me a bottle of saline solution and told me to just rinse the dailies and I can use them as the expiry date is for the solution in the lenses and not the lenses itself.

Just wanna confirm if it is true and if it is safe for me to continuing using them? I probably wear them for max 3 hours per pair usually.
 

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Hey guys, I have a box of expired dailies which I've opened. when I went back to my optical shop and ask if I can get a new box, the salesperson told me I can't as it was already opened.

However, she gave me a bottle of saline solution and told me to just rinse the dailies and I can use them as the expiry date is for the solution in the lenses and not the lenses itself.

Just wanna confirm if it is true and if it is safe for me to continuing using them? I probably wear them for max 3 hours per pair usually.

stop wearing them dude. go report that guy to the OOB. this kind of black sheeps don't deserve to be optoms
 

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Actually I re-started to wear back contact lenses cause my specs broke. I will go back to my normal specs once they get the nose bridge repaired. Just curious that's all.

Anyway contact lenses are vanity items. My jobscope does not require me to wear lenses to look good.

Imagine you wear lenses then suddenly a server goes down you really don't get to sleep or even go home unless the server comes back up.Its hazardous for the eyes man.

Its just good to know what sort of lenses there are nowadays so if I want to cosplay or just wear lenses to look good while on holiday overseas I can also. Hence dailys are good because its less hassle while traveling and cleaner too.

bro contact lenses are not necessarily cosmetic items. they are in fact medical devices. with your astigmatism that high, spectacles would not provide you with good vision for long. you can only hope that your keratoconus don't progress any further after you corneal cross linking treatment. Should it progress any further, your next best bet would be to switch to hard contact lenses. Soft contacts would not be advisable because most of them have curvatures that are too flat.
 

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stop wearing them dude. go report that guy to the OOB. this kind of black sheeps don't deserve to be optoms

Wow, you mean its not ok?? I've used them a few times. What are the implications?

Guess I will throw the rest away then.
 

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Wow, you mean its not ok?? I've used them a few times. What are the implications?

Guess I will throw the rest away then.

bro, im sure you do know that contact lenses are medical devices. all of them are tracked with Batch numbers and have a specific date of expiry. like drugs, contact lenses have expiry date so as to allow consumers/patients to have an idea when is the "effective period" of the product. It also protects you as a patient should your eye be infected by any microorganism. If you are wearing a "non-expired" lens you are protected legally and have the right to sue in the court of law. If you are wearing expired lenses and you happen to get an infection, I guess the manufacturer would only blame you and ask you to "suck it up".
 

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Where sells dailies cheap?
i got bout 120degrees on both sides, not too sure now, have to get them rechecked.
 

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Where sells dailies cheap?
i got bout 120degrees on both sides, not too sure now, have to get them rechecked.

You don't buy contact lens because they are cheap. You buy them because they fit you. They are medical devices and not supposed to be bought. They should be prescribed to you after determining your eye health, curvature and optical prescription. Not only the power of the lens is important. I think singaporeans should grow up. Contact lenses are not cosmetic products.
 

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Actually if I really needed RGP Lenses wouldn't the doctor in the National Eye Centre prescribe them for me instead of giving me a letter for spectacles prescription after my cross linking operation?

She said I could go back to wearing lenses but did not specifically say I should wear RGP hard ones.

And optical shops usually prescribe you non toric ones as long as I can remember.

Maybe we are not so advanced a society in singapore to be using lenses as a medical device or rather contact lenses are still viewed as cosmetic devices by most in the market.
 

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Actually if I really needed RGP Lenses wouldn't the doctor in the National Eye Centre prescribe them for me instead of giving me a letter for spectacles prescription after my cross linking operation?

She said I could go back to wearing lenses but did not specifically say I should wear RGP hard ones.

And optical shops usually prescribe you non toric ones as long as I can remember.

Maybe we are not so advanced a society in singapore to be using lenses as a medical device or rather contact lenses are still viewed as cosmetic devices by most in the market.

Most ophthalmologist wouldn't prescribe contact lenses because the hassle to determine the lens "size" is not worth their time. SNEC has a visiting optometrist that handles mainly complicated lens fittings. Also FYI the "prescription" provided by the hospital is mainly done by optometrists. The doctors merely just counter-sign to simplify the processes. Abit screwed up if u ask me.

You are here to ask about why your soft lenses are giving you problems. I'm sharing my views on what could be the problem. So that's my advice I would give. So its up to yourself now if you wish to stickk with soft lenses or make a switch to rgps.

If you're not updated recently, since 2008, laws have been tightened on the use of contact lenses. Even when prescriptive correction is not needed (eg. Aka O degree). The lens is still considered a medical device.
 
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You don't buy contact lens because they are cheap. You buy them because they fit you. They are medical devices and not supposed to be bought. They should be prescribed to you after determining your eye health, curvature and optical prescription. Not only the power of the lens is important. I think singaporeans should grow up. Contact lenses are not cosmetic products.

So are you trying to tell me even if i step into a optical shop and get my eye checked, it is not good enough that i bought from them?
Im suppose to go to some hospital to get my contacts from?

Anyway if its the first, thats what i did in the past, if that is still not good enough, then comments from you isnt what im looking for as im only asking to see which shop offers good pricing for the services im looking in the former option.
 

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So are you trying to tell me even if i step into a optical shop and get my eye checked, it is not good enough that i bought from them?
Im suppose to go to some hospital to get my contacts from?

Anyway if its the first, thats what i did in the past, if that is still not good enough, then comments from you isnt what im looking for as im only asking to see which shop offers good pricing for the services im looking in the former option.

What I'm saying is that. You should only get contact lenses prescription from licensed practitioners. They must first check your eye health before proceeding with lens fitting.
 

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yes and that is what i want as well..
so again back to the question..
which shop offers good pricing on their lenses?
or lenses have controlled price so it doesnt matter where i go to?
the last time i went was "Y.e.s" at suntec. I havent asked around yet, figured i get some info here first
 
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