Have you worn PureVision contact lenses? Do they really "combine breathtaking clarity with incredible health and comfort," and would you recommend them?
I've worn soft contact lenses for 20 years and Acuvue 2s for at least the past 5 years. Now that silicone hydrogels
are becoming more popular and are supposedly much better for allowing oxygen to your eyes, my optometrist has suggested I give them a try. This makes sense to me, but I'm having a hard time finding the right ones.
I tried Acuvue Advance, but they felt slimy and my vision wasn't so crisp after a few days. Then I tried O2 Optix, which dried out within hours and were so painful that I threw them away. Now I'm wearing PureVision, which seem to be working out nicely: they're comfortable and I can see. I find them thicker and more difficult to handle than the other brands. They're more expensive than the others, but they're monthlies rather than 2-week lenses. (You can sleep in them, but I don't intend to.) I've had them for 2 weeks so far, so I don't yet know if they'll actually last 30 days.
Have you tried PureVision (warning: sound)
? What was your experience? Are they worth the additional cost? (And why are they more expensive than all the other brands?) I realize that in theory the expense balances out since they're monthlies, but I always seem to have an uneven amount of lenses because of a past rip or tear. So there's another question: are they durable?
The optometrist says that I can always go back to the Acuvue 2s, but that soon the silicone hydrogels will be ubiquitous and the 2s will eventually be discontinued. I'm leaning towards the PureVision but would prefer to find out any drawbacks now rather than later. Any and all thoughts are appreciated. Thanks!