Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Biofinity Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses: A Year On

Clear vision in a box... or two; one for each eye.
It still amazes me how a thin, soft, gel-like thingy can make the world so much brighter; and I thank those who invented the contact lens and those who had to suffer in order to get to where we are now in terms of corrective vision. I still look forward to putting my contacts on every day and still smile after putting them on each time... literally [I do!]. It's one of those happy moments that are often overlooked. 

I once confessed that Biofinity Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses [just to throw in the full name out there] were my BFF; and guess what? They still are.

I Keep Sleeping in My Contacts

Since I started sleeping in my contacts over a year ago, I have regularly been sleeping in them overnight. I have also gone two days and two nights - roughly 48 hours - a few times and so far that's the limit of both my courage and physical comfort. After two nights, the third day becomes less of a thrill; the contacts become rather uncomfortable but still wearable. So I don’t know if I can go a week, which is also the contacts intended wear [PDF], without trying to claw the contacts out. But what I love about sleeping in them is that waking up being able to see clearly; a luxury only four-eyed creatures can understand. The other  good thing about sleeping in my contacts - the unintended side effect, so to speak - is that my multipurpose solutions last twice as long, as I skip the cleaning routine a day. 

How Comfortable are These Contacts Really?

The short answer is, it depends. One other contacts which I can compare Biofinity with is Biomedics 38; Biofinity surpasses Biomedics 38 in terms of comfort and comfort during extended wear. However, it still depends on how dry the climate is - if its windy, if its dusty - everything factors in. You might need eyedrops to compensate and keep the contacts comfortable for longer, but I have not tried eyedrops with Biofinity so I can’t say exactly how effective those are.

I can't guarantee you'll have the same experience as mine, as each of us have slightly different needs and eye conditions. And just for the record, for the most part, I've been using Biofinity with Opti-Free Pure Moist and I find that it's the best multipurpose solutions so far.

I'm too comfortable to try something else. I don’t want to mess up with the routine I have going right now. Having said that, I have been eyeing daily contacts like the Proclear 1 day. I can imagine it would be extremely comfortable to have a fresh pair of contacts every time. But for now, I'm staying with Biofinity. What about you?

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