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What kind of soft contact lens?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

I am springing for contacts this year. I plan to use them only for skiing. Would appreciate thoughts on the best type to get for cold outdoor activites. Figure I will get the daily ones too. I had soft ones years ago but was too irresponsible - kept screwing them into the threads of the case cover. Can't do that with glasses. Can only lose them. 

Thanks,

David.

post #2 of 15

It's different for everyone.  Go with maximum comfort, make sure they don't slip around. Of course if your Optometrist did their job the fit will be fine.  I used Accuvue and then Accuvue Oasys lenses with great luck. The only issue I ever had was too much wind blowing through goggles, that was fixed with different goggles (and that was a long time ago) Alway put off Lasik because I didn't want any downtime.  Well, I was forced into some downtime and pulled the trigger on Lasik, so far I'm pumped.

 

Good luck

post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by skierhj View Post

It's different for everyone.  Go with maximum comfort, make sure they don't slip around. Of course if your Optometrist did their job the fit will be fine.  I used Accuvue and then Accuvue Oasys lenses with great luck. The only issue I ever had was too much wind blowing through goggles, that was fixed with different goggles (and that was a long time ago) Alway put off Lasik because I didn't want any downtime.  Well, I was forced into some downtime and pulled the trigger on Lasik, so far I'm pumped.

 

Good luck



I loved my Accuvue before I got my lasik. Great contacts, but they do tend to collect little amounts of lint moreso than other types of contacts. Out of the box they feel great though, but after a week... they definitely aren't as fun to put in.

post #4 of 15

Definitely go to the doctor and get properly fitted.  Everyone's eyeballs is different.

post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the responses. I asked because when I last had them there were two flavors, like ice cream - hard and soft. Now there are high and low moisture version, daily, weekly, monthly, etc. Sometimes docs sell what they have. I want what I need.

Thanks,

David

post #6 of 15

Daily is the most popular, for good reason.

 

Since you're only going to be using them for skiing, there's no reason at all to go for the longer use ones.

 

Dailies are disposable. Use and toss. No worry about demaging them or losing them.

 

I do re-use my dailies a few times, with tacit approval from my eye doctor. But if I'm leaving the slope to head over to a plane, I just toss the contact in the parking lot and no need to worry about cleaing/storing it.

post #7 of 15

  Oasys

post #8 of 15

Go with PRK laser surgery and be done with it. 

post #9 of 15

For something that you're only wearing for activities like skiing, I completely agree with the dailies recommendation.  I've had 2 week disposables for a while now that I don't wear every day.  Switching now to dailies, and it's so much simpler.  No more wondering how many days I've worn a particular pair.

post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 

Are there different types of "daylies"?

As for the surgery suggestion, been there. Had a radial keratotomy on one eye exactly 30 years ago. I was the first in Maine to have this done. They used a knife to cut the cornea - and you are awake for it - and don't care. Those are some serious drugs.

David

post #11 of 15

Accuvue Oasys worked awesome for me last year. It was my first year using contacts and I loved them. I was so glad to ditch the oversized googles for normal ones. Good luck its' an awesome new freedom without the glasses.

post #12 of 15

I too use Acuvue Oasys and I love them. I wear my contacts every day, so I'm really used to them, but I've never had any problems. I use the 2 week ones, and usually end up using them for about 3 weeks. I would definitely suggest checking a few different kinds out now. I know my dad only wears contacts for skiing -- I'll ask him what he wears.

post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 

Oaysis seems to be the fav here. Matchstix, thanks for checking with your dad. Let me know.

David

post #14 of 15

I started wearing acuvue Oaysis 3 years ago. no problems , sure beats glasses

post #15 of 15

I use the Proclear dailys for skiing and they're great...

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