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Has anyone used Daysoft Contact Lenses?

bob100bob100

They are super cheap at £10.48 a month but i just wanted to see if anyone on here uses them and if they would recommend them?

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    numptyj
    dtailor
    My optician tells me that these lenses are around 5-generations/15 years old in terms of contact lens technology and, in particular, have a low oxygen transmission (20%).

    Thus, if you overwear your lenses and don't have regular check-ups, you may permanently damage your eyes (corneal neovascularization).


    no doubt he probably wanted you to get the lenses from them directly that cost 50 quid a month...
    souljacker
    dtailor
    My optician tells me that these lenses are around 5-generations/15 years old in terms of contact lens technology and, in particular, have a low oxygen transmission (20%).

    Thus, if you overwear your lenses and don't have regular check-ups, you may permanently damage your eyes (corneal neovascularization).


    you joined this site to bump a 3 month old thread and tell us that rubbish?
    dafranmo
    Pity that numptyj and souljacker choose to rubbish the most relevant comment (from dtailor). Contact lens technology has undergone massive development over the past decade or so that has resulted in safer, more comfortable lenses. This is primarily because of new materials that leave the eye more moist, that permit better oxygen transmission to the eye and lessen bacteriological build-up behind the lens. Utilising old technology is a tried and tested way of offering products at a lower price, be it yesterday's Fiat designs from eastern bloc car manufacturers or contact lenses.

    I note that the Daysoft website doesn't specify the materials used in the lenses. I've been able to find this information on virtually every brand on the market - except Daysoft. It could be Daysoft are absolutely fine. However, I'd like to know more about what I'm putting in my eye. Wrong choices could lead to long term problems.
    mikerr
    dafranmo
    new materials that leave the eye more moist, that permit better oxygen transmission to the eye and lessen bacteriological build-up behind the lens.
    I note that the Daysoft website doesn't specify the materials used in the lenses. I've been able to find this information on virtually every brand on the market - except Daysoft. It could be Daysoft are absolutely fine. However, I'd like to know more about what I'm putting in my eye.


    the http://www.daysoft.co.uk is an ordering site and a bit dumbed down - if you want more detailed specs, goto their pro site: http://www.daysoftecp.com/design.htm


    daysoft® SILK®
    Water Content 58%
    Packing Solution Buffered saline with HA
    Base Curve at 20°C 8.60 mm
    Diameter at 20°C 14.20 mm
    Optic Zone Diameter 8.00 – 9.00 mm
    Centre Thickness 0.110 mm @ -3.00 D
    Dk 26
    Material Filcon II 2 (non-ionic)


    I've been using daysoft (58%) for years, and despite the "cheap so must be crap" argument I find them better than the much more expensive ones I used to wear.

    ..and I've been through much of the range on http://www.contactlenses.co.uk (which is a good site for trying different brands),
    and on there found price did matter (threw most focus dailies away!)

    They're so cheap, just buy a single month supply for £12 and try them out:
    http://www.daysoftcontactlenses.com/GB/CountryHomepage.aspx








    Edited By: mikerr on Aug 08, 2012 12:05: .
    slip210
    Have used these for a few years, now have the daysoft silk range which seem a little comfier. If you don't want to fork out they will generally send you some samples to try. I have found their customer service to be very good, and generally knowledgeable. Have just received my next set through the post after ordering friday, 1 working day delivery!
    NB i have been using contact lenses for 30 years, so have tried lots of brands and the daysoft range feels as comfortable as the focus dailies, but lots cheaper. But remember different brands suit different people!

    Regards

    Mike
    Lus2013
    ive been using daysoft for around 1 year 6 months, ive recently been taking off lenses n back to glasses permanently due to lack of oxygen and moisture in their lenses my own eyes used up most moisture from my tear ducts and my cornea is permanently scarred. it says on my medical form: CAUSE DUE TO CONTACT LENSES and that is from an eye specialist in our main hospital!
    big_boz
    I have been using Daysoft 58 and latterly Daysoft silk for 6 years pretty much every day after spotting an advert in the back of the Easyjet magazine on a flight to Spain, and have never had any issues. If anything i get less irritation from Daysoft lenes that either Acuvue or Asda own brand contact lenses which i used to alternate with.

    I have regular annual contact lens check ups (rather than every 2 years) and have seen no adverse effects from wearing Day soft.

    Delivery is stupidly quick and if you wear dailies the cost is difficult to argue with provided you get on with them. I have converted a few people, including my little sister and i don't know of anyone who has had any issues.
    Edward_Nigma
    I have been using these for 2-3 years now. I have never had a problem with the lenses or the company at all. I find these comfier than the standard ones you get from Specsavers, they have a higher water content so they don't dry out as quickly.

    I have been for numerous eye tests since started wearing these and my optician always tells me my eyes are in excellent health. Would recommended these to anyone
    ans031960
    no probs at all me,daughter and 3 work colleagues all use without any trouble
    spraint
    Edward_Nigma
    they have a higher water content so they don't dry out as quickly.


    Higher water content isn't necessarily better. I tried some 72% lenses a few years back and those dried my eyes out within hours. Really uncomfortable. Went back to another optician who recommended I went back down to 55%. That did the trick but I couldn't wear them all day.

    I now use Airoptix Night and Day Aqua which is even lower at 24% because it doesn't rely on water to pass oxygen to the eye. Those can stay in my eyes all day.



    Edited By: spraint on Oct 31, 2012 23:36
    aircanman
    I usually use Ciba Vision Focus Dailies which give me a good wear most of the day, they are comfortable and only dry out in one eye weirdly, but that is if I have them literally from 8 until midnight! - I also use ProClear one day which Specsavers started to supply but the lens itself is slightly bigger and I find they are a little uncomfortable, and I have to go through up to 3 of them to get them in right which is a pain.

    I tried daysoft and they are uncomfortable, plus they do not last long.

    Problem is, I am me, you are you, give them a try and see.
    Lesblues
    I have been using these lenses for years without any adverse effects. I moved to the Silk ones when they came out. I have my eyes examined annually and they have always been healthy. I usually take the lenses out in the evening and wear my spectacles for about 3 hours a day. I was advised to do this by my optician, however it was general advice for contact lens wearers, not specific to me because of the Daysoft Lens. My opticians have no problem with me wearing Daysoft. I have recommended Daysoft to my frends who are considering moving to contact lenses, particularly if like me they want to use dailies.
    mett
    I have also used daysoft 58 for many years and have not had any problems, BUT I went to a new optician and here I really got and I opener - literally speaking - my eyes are now affected of having used lenses with low oxygen transmission, the capilars are begin to show and there are other visible evidence that these lenses are not good in the long wrong. I got some new modern ones and wow, what a difference... and I thought everything was fine, they where not. And the new ones where even cheaper!
    leebuc
    mett
    I have also used daysoft 58 for many years and have not had any problems, BUT I went to a new optician and here I really got and I opener - literally speaking - my eyes are now affected of having used lenses with low oxygen transmission, the capilars are begin to show and there are other visible evidence that these lenses are not good in the long wrong. I got some new modern ones and wow, what a difference... and I thought everything was fine, they where not. And the new ones where even cheaper!


    Which brand are the new ones?
    Legend101
    I've been using Focus Dailies for around 5 years now, pay £30 a month straight from my optician. Absolutely no complaints, wear them every day from around 7:30 until midnight and sometimes later if I am out with my friends. Looking at getting laser eye surgery but the horror stories scare me off. Only inconvenience is swimming as you are not meant to wear contacts in water so it renders me rather useless as I struggle to see without them.
    Lazycouple
    I've been using Daysoft lenses for about 4 years, fantastic easy to use and affordable.
    ShaunnyBwoy
    I was using them before I got eye laser surgery, and they're good value. I've even made the mistake of sleeping with them, and not had a problem getting them off, so they get my stamp of approval.

    https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRfZ2DfijDcC-4B2vgeZ-KIhNxVxH78jdmVmvdYxBDKoSkmXd4uHQ
    Gren1234
    I use them with no problem at all. Great deal. Great product.
    Richard1803
    I am new to contact lenses.
    I've used prescribed ones from specsavers and now would like to find a cheaper supplier.
    I have bee n unable to find 'multi focal ' lences listed and easy to order through daysoft
    Or Are thy all multi focal. Cant get me head round it. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.
    nrhk
    These contact lenses are not suitable for full time wear as they don't allow enough oxygen through to your eyes and can cause problems. Don't mess with your eyes and go to an opticians to get contact lenses prescribed as they will check if the contact lenses fit your eyes properly and with regular check up they will make sure they won't cause any long term damage.

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