8. October 2009 15:44
The new and popular 1 Day Acuvue TruEye contact lenses form Johnson & Johnson are now available to you in a much broader range of powers.
Initially when the product was launched it was only available in -0.50 to -6.00 powers (in 0.25 increments) which of course is the most common range of power. However now that manufacturing has caught up with demand the new power ranges are available.
1 Day Acuvue TruEye contact lenses are now available in the following power:
- -0.50 to -6.00 in 0.25 increments
- -6.50 to -12.00 in 0.50 increments
- +0.50 to +6.00 in 0.25 increments
6. October 2009 22:19
Ciba Vision are planning on withdrawing from manufacture Air Optix Night & Day at the end of the year.
They are replacing it with Air Optix Night & Day Aqua which came out earlier this year. If you love the standard Night & Day lenses then you need to stock up now.
However - please do try the new Aqua version as it has lots of benefits and promises to be even more popular.
Having said this, we at Optyk Rozmus are quite sad to see this contact lens leaving the market. Ciba Vision have already removed it from their Air Optix website and most of their literature. If like us you'd like to tell them how unhappy you are that they are withdrawing the standard Air Optix Night & Day then this is their contact form where you could petition them if you felt so inclined. : http://www.cibavision.co.uk/contact.shtml
Based on estimates we made recently in our warehouse we should have stock until the end of the year. If you must have these lenses above all others then stock up now!
1. October 2009 13:40
People ask me this quite often, I imagine it has something to do with the current economic climate and a patients wish to get the most mileage from their contact lenses.
The short answer is this, with contact lenses you should follow the prescribed wear guidelines for replacement and of course the care instructions that come from the manufafcturer. This will ensure your contact lenses last for at least the period they were designed to last e.g. 1 day, 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month or possibly longer.
Trying to make your contact lenses last a bit longer puts your eyes at risk of infection which is obviously more serious than saving a few pounds.
1. October 2009 09:14
If you store your contact lenses in a contact lens case then you should replace the solution in the case every time you take the contact lenses out of your eyes.
Additionally you should be cleaning your contact lens case weekly by scrubbing it with a clean (unused) toothbrush and some contact lens cleaning solution and then letting it dry while open . Remember to replace your contact lens case monthly and you will significanly reduce the risk of infection from the case itself.