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Old 10-09-2003, 02:50 PM   #1
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Post Why do my contacts get hazy?

I have been wearing contacts now for a little over a year. They are VERY comfortable, infact my eyes feel better with them on, then off.

Though, after about 6 hours of wearing them they begin to haze over. Everything becomes progressivly cloudy as time goes on. By 10 hours everything is a blur. Though my eyes still feel fine, it's just difficult to see.

I got into the habbit of cleaning my contacts when I get home from work to remove the cloudyness, so I can go out during the evening and still wear them. The cleaning works fine, it just gets in the way sometimes.

I went to a new eyedoctor (Not optomotrist, this person had MD after thier name), simply to ask about the cloudyness. The doctor examined my eyes and under my eyelids. She also measured my eye's to make sure I had the right fitting. She said that I show no allergic or bad reactions to the contacts, and doesnt know why they cloud over after 6 hours.

She did make some slight size change to my contacts, and had me try Accuview Daily Disposables, instead of my Accuview 2 week disposables.. Even with the daily's and new size, they still cloud up and require a cleaning after 6 hours.

Is this normal, or bad? I am having no adverse effects other then the anoyance of having to clean them so often.

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Old 11-06-2003, 08:06 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Anarchist
I have been wearing contacts now for a little over a year. They are VERY comfortable, infact my eyes feel better with them on, then off.

Though, after about 6 hours of wearing them they begin to haze over. Everything becomes progressivly cloudy as time goes on. By 10 hours everything is a blur. Though my eyes still feel fine, it's just difficult to see.

I got into the habbit of cleaning my contacts when I get home from work to remove the cloudyness, so I can go out during the evening and still wear them. The cleaning works fine, it just gets in the way sometimes.

I went to a new eyedoctor (Not optomotrist, this person had MD after thier name), simply to ask about the cloudyness. The doctor examined my eyes and under my eyelids. She also measured my eye's to make sure I had the right fitting. She said that I show no allergic or bad reactions to the contacts, and doesnt know why they cloud over after 6 hours.

She did make some slight size change to my contacts, and had me try Accuview Daily Disposables, instead of my Accuview 2 week disposables.. Even with the daily's and new size, they still cloud up and require a cleaning after 6 hours.

Is this normal, or bad? I am having no adverse effects other then the anoyance of having to clean them so often.

[This message has been edited by Anarchist (edited 10-09-2003).]

In my pinion this sounds like simple allergies. I dont think this is a bad reaction to the lenses but maybe just from walking outside to return home after work you are exposed to pollen and allergens my lenses do this, it is a pain in the butt!
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Old 11-07-2003, 04:13 PM   #3
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I believe your problem is mainly due to lack of tear production and wearing the lenses for too long. I've heard that tear production tapers off towards the end of the day - it certainly was the case with me. Make sure you have some artificial tears with you at all times, and if you're thinking of wearing your lenses at night consider not wearing them during the day.

Also protein build-up could be a problem. Do you have a product called "Blink-n-Clean" available at your local chemist? They're drops that clean your lenses of dirt and protein while you're wearing them.

 
Old 11-07-2003, 06:40 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Anarchist
I have been wearing contacts now for a little over a year. They are VERY comfortable, infact my eyes feel better with them on, then off.

Though, after about 6 hours of wearing them they begin to haze over. Everything becomes progressivly cloudy as time goes on. By 10 hours everything is a blur. Though my eyes still feel fine, it's just difficult to see.

I got into the habbit of cleaning my contacts when I get home from work to remove the cloudyness, so I can go out during the evening and still wear them. The cleaning works fine, it just gets in the way sometimes.

I went to a new eyedoctor (Not optomotrist, this person had MD after thier name), simply to ask about the cloudyness. The doctor examined my eyes and under my eyelids. She also measured my eye's to make sure I had the right fitting. She said that I show no allergic or bad reactions to the contacts, and doesnt know why they cloud over after 6 hours.

She did make some slight size change to my contacts, and had me try Accuview Daily Disposables, instead of my Accuview 2 week disposables.. Even with the daily's and new size, they still cloud up and require a cleaning after 6 hours.

Is this normal, or bad? I am having no adverse effects other then the anoyance of having to clean them so often.

[This message has been edited by Anarchist (edited 10-09-2003).]

I had this same problem (though i don't know if this is what yours is) and my eye doctor told me it was from protien build up. he told me there wasnt much i could do besides take them out and clean them when they got too bad.
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Old 11-07-2003, 07:45 PM   #5
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Have you thought of this...

smoke? Do you smoke? Are you working around smoke of any kind?

Also, use caution in applying hair sprays and perfume/cosmetics. If you apply lotion to your hands, don't stick your finger in your eye.

 
Old 11-10-2003, 12:21 AM   #6
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You mention having to remove the lenses and clean them when you get home from work. What do you do occupationally? Studies show that anytime our attention is held, we are concentrating, etc. our blink rate reduces (we don't blink as often). This is "poison" for the vision with soft contact lenses. The problem can be compounded by the environmental settings (heating, air conditioning, etc) at the workplace. Additionally, while you show no signs of infection, inflammation, or allergic reaction -- what is the volume and make-up of your tears? Do they tend to be thicker "than normal".

Approaches to clearing the problem include (as mentioned earlier) a supplemental eyedrop such as "Blink-n-clean" or looking at an entirely different soft lens material (that is less prone to filming) --- NOT ALL CONTACT LENSES ARE ALIKE!

good luck to you in resolving this problem.

 
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