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post #1 of 22
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So I just got my contacts last Saturday, and when I just took them out, my left eye contact ripped!! The optometrist forgot to mention a very important detail!! They rip!!! I guess it's common sense, but it didn't occur to me!!
post #2 of 22
I did that several times back when I wore contacts. It's very important that you not wear it once it's ripped, it would be dangerous for your eye.
post #3 of 22
Yes, they do rip, and pretty easily until you learn how to handle them. I was on vacation in DC once and mine ripped... and I had to wear it all day anyway. Talk about a pleasant experience!

Try to keep your fingernails away from them, and when rubbing them do it like a wet piece of tissue paper. That's what they told me, and I learned pretty fast how to deal with them.

I think dailies/weeklies rip more than monthlies? What kind are they?
post #4 of 22
Wierd. I've had contacts for 9 years, and havent ever had one rip.
The 2 week kind.
post #5 of 22
I've never had one rip, and I've been wearing ontacts since I was 12 (about 15 years). I wear the three-month kind. I have had them roll behind my eyeball, though. That is completely unsettling.
post #6 of 22
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They are the two week kind.
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by AnnasMom
I have had them roll behind my eyeball, though. That is completely unsettling.
What did you have to do? Wait for it to come back down on its own? I would be freaking out.
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by rachelh1018
What did you have to do? Wait for it to come back down on its own? I would be freaking out.
You just kind of roll your eyball around until you can see an edge and grab it. My eyes are usually bloodshot for a few days after those episodes, but its worth it. I look horrible in glasses!
post #9 of 22
You should be able to get another lens from your optomitrist. I tore one way back when I first got contacts...I believe it was the ice age. My doctor just gave me another one. The docs get them dirt cheap anyway. I wear the new o2optix and I can usually wear a pair for about a month, if I take them out regularly and clean them.
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by AnnasMom
You just kind of roll your eyball around until you can see an edge and grab it. My eyes are usually bloodshot for a few days after those episodes, but its worth it. I look horrible in glasses!

Me too!! I hate when the contact rolls behind my eye.....I have to just hold my eyelid out and roll my eyes around...one time it took me a good 30 mins to get it back around...and my eyes were so sore!!





But you will get use to your contacts and you won't rip them anymore...like someone else said I haven't ever ripped a contact and I have had them for 10 years
post #11 of 22
I've had them rip before, and I was so mad cuz they aren't cheap! ( I wear the colored ones )

I've had to stop wearing my contacts for about a month now - I wore mine too often and got an eye infection - NOT pleasant!

I miss my contacts, but I'd rather wear my glasses than go blind I guess!

Good luck with your contacts!
post #12 of 22
Totally understand.

When I switched to this new brand last year, I had problems left and right (uhh..no pun intended). My first incident is that the contact ripped, but I didn't see it at first...all I knew was my eye would hurt really badly. Then 2 weeks later I finally saw the tear (very hairline split) and quickly threw it out.

Then because of that Bausch and Lomb deal with their moiturizing solution, I switched brands completely (just incase) and then had eye boogers forming all the time. Turns out I was allergic to the other solution. So I switched back to Bausch and Lomb's No Rub and have been fine since.

I still prefer soft contacts over semi-perms...those were horrible!
post #13 of 22
ooo - poor you, did it hurt when it ripped?

That has happened to a couple of my friends too.

I'm new to contacts and the optician didn't tell me about them ripping either!
post #14 of 22
Since I was 13 (so for around 11 years) I wore the yearly ones. They are soft contacts, I take them out and clean them each night, but I only replace them once a year. Until the last year, they worked fine for me, but now my eyes get really dry and they become uncomfortable.

In that time, I've only ripped one lens and it was because I placed it in the container improperly and closed the lid on it.
post #15 of 22
I ripped a few contacts when I first got them too (it was either middle school or high school). I used to have the yearly ones, but I just switched to the 2 week kind, and I like these much better. Plus if something does happen to one of them, it's not as big of a deal because they're cheaper.
post #16 of 22
Boy do I not miss having to deal with contacts! Got LASIK done about 5 years ago, best 2 grand I ever spent
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by emrldsky
Since I was 13 (so for around 11 years) I wore the yearly ones. They are soft contacts, I take them out and clean them each night, but I only replace them once a year. Until the last year, they worked fine for me, but now my eyes get really dry and they become uncomfortable.

In that time, I've only ripped one lens and it was because I placed it in the container improperly and closed the lid on it.
i've never ripped one, but mine are pretty thick - i'm very nearsighted! my sister's are nowhere near as thick - they sorta drape over her finger, whereas mine stand up like a tiny bowl. mayber the stronger corrections are thicker? i remove mine every night - i don't do well with the constant wear ones.
post #18 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by emrldsky
Since I was 13 (so for around 11 years) I wore the yearly ones. They are soft contacts, I take them out and clean them each night, but I only replace them once a year. Until the last year, they worked fine for me, but now my eyes get really dry and they become uncomfortable.

In that time, I've only ripped one lens and it was because I placed it in the container improperly and closed the lid on it.
That was my problem too, but the new o2Optix have really worked great for me. They allow 5x more oxygen to the eyes.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by lunasmom
Totally understand.

Then because of that Bausch and Lomb deal with their moiturizing solution, I switched brands completely (just incase) and then had eye boogers forming all the time. Turns out I was allergic to the other solution. So I switched back to Bausch and Lomb's No Rub and have been fine since.
I I couldn't find AOSept for the longest time and had to switch to Renu. I was lucky - didn't have the eye boogers problem.
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by justgreen
That was my problem too, but the new o2Optix have really worked great for me. They allow 5x more oxygen to the eyes.

My next optometrist appointment is August 10, so I'm going to talk to them about a different type of contact lens. I might try those that you mention. I don't MIND my glasses, but I really want contacts that work well for me before my wedding.
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by babyharley
I've had them rip before, and I was so mad cuz they aren't cheap! ( I wear the colored ones )

I've had to stop wearing my contacts for about a month now - I wore mine too often and got an eye infection - NOT pleasant!

I miss my contacts, but I'd rather wear my glasses than go blind I guess!

Good luck with your contacts!
I did the same thing. I wouldn't take them out for a month at a time, I would even sleep in them! Then I got an infection to and had to start taking them out every night. Mine used to rip all the time or I would take a chunk out of them with my fingernails. I've also lost them behind my eyeball, that's gross, and had to have someone else pull it out for me (gotta love husbands.) This is why I had LASIK done. Now I don't have to deal with any of it and my vision is better than it was when I was wearing contacts
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by emrldsky
My next optometrist appointment is August 10, so I'm going to talk to them about a different type of contact lens. I might try those that you mention. I don't MIND my glasses, but I really want contacts that work well for me before my wedding.
If you ask your doctor, the first pair should be free. I get them online now , six pairs, for around $60.00 and usually the shipping is free.
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