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    Old 10-07-2020, 10:31 PM   #1
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    Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens

    I'm not sure where else to go for answers.

    I've worn hard/pas permeable lens for about 40 years. The past 15 years or more, there's been protein buildup on my lens, so sometimes after 1-2 hours, my lens are so dirty that I can't see through them. When I've complained about this to my eye doctor, he's made several suggestions: (1) he'll order from a different vendor (same result); (2) I should use Clear Care Plus Cleaning & Disinfecting Solution for overnight cleaning (increase cost/no difference); and (3) use a heated eye mask to decrease protein (didn't really believe this would work, so i didn't try too hard). Needless to say, I'm still having the same problem.

    Prior to this, I could wear the lens for 16+ hours and I'd have no problems. Also, I feel like this started happening after I switched to this eye doctor (as in maybe my former doctor used a better vendor) hence I do feel like it's not that I'm getting older, my eye health has changed, but that there's something wrong that could be fixed.

    Any other ideas I can try? Thanks.

     
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    Old 10-08-2020, 04:03 AM   #2
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    Re: Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens

    Is there some reason you haven't gone back to the original vendor? Where I live you can get a copy of your prescription and buy where you want. You don't have to use your eye doctor for contacts nor eyeglasses.

     
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    Old 10-08-2020, 12:20 PM   #3
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    Re: Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens

    It's been so long that my former eye doctor has retired (I changed because moved). I thought about bring prescription to another doctor or even just getting an exam w/a new doctor since I have to do that anyway but just concerned that I'll end up with the same thing.

     
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    Old 10-08-2020, 04:15 PM   #4
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    Re: Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens

    If the same thing happens with the original contacts then it's physiological and not the contacts.

     
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    Old 10-13-2020, 02:45 PM   #5
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    Re: Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens

    Non-medical, AMATEUR suggestions:

    You mentioned that moving was coincident with the symptom changes. Did conspicuous lifestyle changes also occur? Persue each one, as necessary.

    MEDICATIONS. Did one of these change?

    BAR SOAP. I know that washing my hands with deoderant bar soap before installing contacts gave me acute issues. Think about hand soap residue and how that may attract mineral deposits from the tap water rinse, or just leave soap residue on your lenses.

    DIET. Try analysing your dietary intake to find out how close to perfect balance your 8 vital protein amino acids are. You might find a gross imbalance: highly excessive, or deficient consumption of one or two amino acids is perhaps involved with your symptoms. For example, most bread and wheat cereals are quite deficient in L-Lysine. Red meat alone is unbalanced. Whole eggs are well balanced. Corn alone is grossly deficient. Corn plus beans: ok.

    Perhaps abrupt changes in tap water dietary mineral contents can influence protein deposits by tears?

    Do you take a multi-mineral multivitamin? Do you know which minerals and vitamins are chronically deficient in your nation, age group, and ethnicity? Are your meals providing all you need?

     
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