it's for my son he has a bad reaction to the silicone lenses.
He has tried many different types and they are all uncomfortable. Sorry I don't remember all the names - one of the worst was accuvue oasys for astigmatism. Caused awful irritation...poor guy stuck it out because the optometrist told him that the longer he wears them the more he'll get used to them. But I had to get him to take them out because his eyes were bloodshot and painful.
I don't understand this new trend of 'having to become accustomed' to soft lenses. He never seems to 'get used' to them.
This has been going on for a couple of years.
We thought we'd give it one more shot before we give up.
I am working with a new optometrist and she wants to try lenses without the silicone. He tried some dailies and they were ok but still very difficult to tolerate as they felt dry after 4 hours. But at least they didn't cause the extreme eye irritation that others have in the past. She has ordered 3 non silicon toric lenses but says she doesn't know what else might be available.
I said I'd make some enquiries to see if I could find the name of other non-silicone toric lenses. And that is the reason for my question here.
Also the contact lens RX question is just a general one - I can't remember if the RX specifies the brand or not.
If its easier, perhaps you can give me a list of what materials to look out for because when I do a search on contact lenses and look at the details not one of them uses the word "silicone hydrogel" so it's impossible for me to ascertain those that don't have it!
EG 62% polymer (Senofilcon A). is the details given for Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism which I'm told contains the problem substance. But it seems these 'new' substances are given different names by different manufacturers??? Is that correct?
I basically need a list of the OLD STYLE lenses because I've talked to a lot of people who couldn't tolerate the new style and were absolutely fine with old style. So in desperation I thought I'd suggest this to the doctor.
I suppose the perfect lens to try would be Toric, high water content, dailies containing zero amount of the lets call it "new materials" !!! lol but I doubt such a beast exists??....
The last trial he completed last week was with the focus dailies Toric. I was told that these lenses have 'no' (zero) silicone but then was told they have 'low' silicone so I have no idea which is correct - do you know?
The dailies weren't bad but he suffered from dry eyes after 2 hours and after 4 hours the dryness was such that he simply had to take them out. the Blink lubricating drops didn't help.
So that's where I'm at with this. I hear stories of people suddenly finding that one perfect lens that feels comfortable and I so much want this for my son if it's possible!