Best contacts for dry, tired eyes?

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  1. gbear97

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    Hi all,

    I'm hitting the wards next year and I would appreciate any advice regarding contacts. My eyes frequently get tired or dry, so I would like know if there are contacts that are exceptionally breathable/comfortable despite extended wear (i.e., can be worn for many hours without fatigue). I find glasses a bit cumbersome (esp. in the OR) but don't feel comfortable getting LASIK.

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  2. Andrew_Doan

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    Silicone hydrogels are good and allows more penetration of oxygen. Try the Focus Night & Day.

    Good luck!
     
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    Thanks Dr. Doan!

    I currently wear toric lenses that correct for my astigmatism ... are the focus night and day (silicone hydrogels) also available as toric lens?

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    I don't know because I've been out of the clinics for almost 6 months. I'm in the lab now.

    Perhaps someone else on this board can answer this.
     
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    Currently the only 30 day silicone hydrogel lens available for astigmatism is PureVision by B&L. Acuvue Advance has a toric lens, although there are some deposit issues, especially for dry eyes, and it is a 2 week lens. O2Optix is a better 2 week option, but the toric lens is not out yet. Night & Day will have a toric lens in the comming year.
     
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    Thanks!
     

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