Contact lens wearers?

Hi, I recently was prescribed for contact lenses by my eye doctor. The brand that was recommended for me was the Acuvue AdvancePlus with Hydraclear lenses. I tried those for a week and had no problems whatsoever. The lens solution that I was using at the time was Alcon Opti-Free Pure Moist Multipurpose solution, as recommended to me by my eye doctor. I was supposed to be able to wear the lenses for a month. At night when I removed the lenses, I just put them in the case and filled with the solution. Once I got to the 3 week mark, whenever I would remove the lens from my right eye, there would be a faint red ring around my iris. So, I changed my solution to Equate Multipurpose Solution and changed to a fresh pair of lenses on June 10th.

Fast forward to now: The red ring that was around my iris has disappeared, but now whenever I put the lens in my left eye, it feels irritated. It doesn't hurt, it's just like an annoying feeling. Also, my vision in that eye is slightly blurred; it's as if the lens isn't fitting right. I know that it does, because it's fine when I start out with the lenses. This happened with my last pair and it's always the left lens. I changed my removal routine as well. I remove the lens and apply some of the solution, rub it on both sides, then place in the lens case, and fill it up.

I'm hoping that someone will be able to give me an idea of what I'm doing wrong.
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Maybe you get a protein buildup? They make a new solution now that has a special case and the solution fizzes a bit when first cleaning them. I can't remember the name.
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I was going to suggest this, too. There is a little metal disc that goes in the case, special solution, but if it's protein build up, it'll remove it


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Last edited by PerriP; 06-24-2013 at 05:04 AM.
Did you call your optometrist/ophthalmologist? That's the first thing I would do. They should be able to quickly figure out what might be wrong, so you won't have to experiment.
So sorry for the late response! I have a hard time keeping up with my posts/threads on the CurlTalk app. Thanks everyone, for the insight! I haven't been able to see my eye doctor because she's booked up until mid August, but I'm thinking the problem may be the slight astigmatism in my left eye.
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They make that type of lens in toric -- I know, because I wear a toric in the right eye, and the regular Acuvue Advance Plus in the left. Astigmatism can make your vision blurry (but doesn't account for the irritation).

Sometimes I miss my old gas-permeable lenses, which gave me better vision.
My gas perms gave me better vision too. I never did find any contacts all that comfortable, I wore the hydraclear ones too & still hated them which prompted me to do Lasik after years of procrastinating. I had them in toric in my left eye too. I was going to suggest the Clear Care solution as well. That's what my eye dr told me to go with. It really was the best, just don't get it in your eyes!! It's one that has to sit all night & you can't use it to rinse in the mornings or anything.
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When you called your eye doctor, did they give you any suggestions for what to do when they told you she can't see you until mid-August? Did you tell them you have pain and redness and they still refused to get you in sooner? I would not take any chances with my eyes. If you have a scratch or irritation on your cornea, you don't want to wear contact lenses until it heals and/or you talk to the doctor.
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If you have astigmatism, it may be that the lens is not fitting well and irritating your eyes. I have toric soft lenses and they are very comfortable and I can see clearly as long as I put them in the right position. I'm sure my hard lenses were clearer but not worth the pain and discomfort. I also have allergies sometimes which cause dry eyes and I have to change out my lenses more often than the recommended time. I may switch to daily disposables too.

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