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post #1 of 11
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Wasn't sure where to post this...quick question for anyone who wears contacts...

I started a new job about 3 months ago and it involves staring at the computer pretty much all day long. Ever since I started having to stare at the computer all day my eyes have started feeling terribly dry! I can barely see straight by the end of the day.

I came across this great deal on B&L's website for Pure Vision contacts. They are 30 day wear and are supposed to help you with night vision.You can get a free trial pair when you get an eye exam (and a 30$ rebate to cover the eye exam). Seems like a good deal! Has anyone ever tried this?
post #2 of 11
I haven't tried those contacts, but it sounds like eye drops would help. Get some that are specifically for contacts.
post #3 of 11
i wear purevision lenses and i really like them. i sleep in them occasionally and they feel dry when i wake up, but a couple rewetting drops later, they feel good again. i work at a job where i stare at a computer too, and the lenses haven't given me much trouble. they only begin to feel dry near the end of the day or on days i havent gotten much sleep.

i think these lenses are worth giving a try. i've been wearing mine for the last 2 years now.
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
litebrite...wow - thanks for helpful info - they def. sound worth it...esp. with the rebate and such =)

would love to hear other experiences too
post #5 of 11
i think it really depends on you and your eyes. if they fit your eyes then they'll feel great. it's also how you might react to the lense material.

i had tried acuvue advanced, and also o2 optix and both those lenses didn't work for me.. and they're some of the more popular lenses around.
post #6 of 11
I have them too. I love them! I sleep in mine almost every night.
post #7 of 11
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After I get my rebate I am so entering the sweepstakes AND I am gonna win the $50,000 grand prize...teehee...wish me luck =)
post #8 of 11
I just changeed brands to Acuvue Advance for AStigmatism and I am really surprised at much better they are than the Softlens I used for the last for years.

My eyes aren't getting tired and dry at the end of the night like they used to. I think I can sleep in these, but I don't know if I'll try it, I never enjoyed it before.
post #9 of 11
A short cautionary tale regarding sleeping in lenses:

I used to wear lenses that my doctor said I could sleep in. All was well until one morning I woke up and my eyes were really dry and hurting. When I removed the lenses, I started to tear immediately and was in severe pain, as I had apparently cut both corneas and now I was crying salt into wounds in my eyes. I went to the hospital where they put a bunch of goop in each eye and affixed guaze patches over both with a white bandage wrapped around my head. I looked like I had intense war wounds. I had to be blind and bandaged for 24 hours and my roomates had to lead me around everywhere. Aside from walking me into walls occasionally, my roomates were great about it and would describe the action in the films we were watching as I listened. When I got antsy, they put me on a stationary bike and laughed at me. It ranks up there as one of my more memorable days, and it is the reason that I no longer sleep in my contacts.
post #10 of 11
Acuvue Oasis...Hands down the BEST lenses on the market (especially for moisture retention). Try em' and you will be in love!!!
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by estherriver View Post
A short cautionary tale regarding sleeping in lenses:

I used to wear lenses that my doctor said I could sleep in. All was well until one morning I woke up and my eyes were really dry and hurting. When I removed the lenses, I started to tear immediately and was in severe pain, as I had apparently cut both corneas and now I was crying salt into wounds in my eyes. I went to the hospital where they put a bunch of goop in each eye and affixed guaze patches over both with a white bandage wrapped around my head. I looked like I had intense war wounds. I had to be blind and bandaged for 24 hours and my roomates had to lead me around everywhere. Aside from walking me into walls occasionally, my roomates were great about it and would describe the action in the films we were watching as I listened. When I got antsy, they put me on a stationary bike and laughed at me. It ranks up there as one of my more memorable days, and it is the reason that I no longer sleep in my contacts.
wow. that is a horrible story!!! i'm not gonna lie...i do fall asleep in my contacts sometimes and i was thinking the great thing about the purevisions is that when i sleep out at night i don't have to worry about hauling my glasses, contact case, and contact solution with me. i am def. investing in some eye drops as well (thnx ricecracker) and i'll let you all know what my eye dr. says about the PVs =)
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