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    Has anyone used Daysoft Contact Lenses?

    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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    Original Poster

    there should be huuuge threads about these contacts, basically dont use them if you have a BBQ or your eyes will burn off.

    I personally don't get on with them, I have tried twice due to the cost but they irritate my eyes, I now stick with my Acuvue moist.

    I found them irritating so went back to my Specsavers ones.

    Original Poster

    I've read some pretty good reviews from them online so still a bit unsure.

    The founder and chairman Ron Hamilton was awarded a CBE for Services to the Contact Lens Industry so i don't believe there should be any issue with quality.

    There was a company in France hat was recommended by resalers for a good few years, oh what was their name....PIP, yes that's it.
    Health of your eyes, contacts and cheap is not always a good thing. they may suit one person but not others.

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    Oneday77

    There was a company in France hat was recommended by resalers for a good … There was a company in France hat was recommended by resalers for a good few years, oh what was their name....PIP, yes that's it.Health of your eyes, contacts and cheap is not always a good thing. they may suit one person but not others.



    so try them because they may suit me,

    Have you ever tried them?

    Banned

    My wife uses them with no problems. She was using acuvue lenses before, but Daysoft do an alternative on an almost like for like basis.

    Nice to see non-users above chiming in with advice.

    I use these everyday and don't have any problems at all, at £10.48 it's worth a go to see if you get on with them, but be quick! VAT gets added to the price next week

    I use these along side my Specsaver ones and find them ok, the only downside for me is they lose moisture a bit quicker than the Specsavers contact lenses as in our office their isn't much air so they dry up quicker

    Daysoft are also doing a new contact lens called silk which is suppose to be a more comfortable contact lense but I've seen on another thread some people have had a reaction to the new juice that's in the lense tray making your eye go blood shot and daysoft have said that they are not for everyone but have replaced them with their standard lenses.

    I'm going to order some more and will try a box of the silks as well seeing that the price is going up next week I will get some to last me as don't wear lenses all the time

    Lower water content can make them uncomfortable for some, it did for me. Also they only come in one size and shape so cannot compensate for any astigmatism.

    Original Poster

    Im going to try them, but which ones would you reccommend? Daysoft classic or Daysoft Silk?

    Im currently using specsavers own brand ones and find them to sometimes feel a bit uncomfortable at the end of the day. I think maybe because my eyes feel dry? Im not sure as im new to contact lenses

    Any help appeciated.

    Thanks


    Original Poster

    Also my current lenses are

    BC 8.6 and DIA 14.1

    The Daysoft ones are:

    BC 8.6 DIA 14.2

    Will this create any big difference while wearing them?

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    jackvdbuk

    there should be huuuge threads about these contacts, basically dont use … there should be huuuge threads about these contacts, basically dont use them if you have a BBQ or your eyes will burn off.



    Oddly, I had a BBQ the other day, and shock horror my eyes haven't burnt off.
    Is the eyes burning off thing only available on promotional packs or was my pack defective in some way?

    bob100

    Im going to try them, but which ones would you reccommend? Daysoft … Im going to try them, but which ones would you reccommend? Daysoft classic or Daysoft Silk?Im currently using specsavers own brand ones and find them to sometimes feel a bit uncomfortable at the end of the day. I think maybe because my eyes feel dry? Im not sure as im new to contact lensesAny help appeciated.Thanks



    I use the own brand Specsavers contacts (opsys easy vision) and personally feel my eyes keep more moisture using the Specsavers over the daysoft classic but maybe down to wearing them for work their isnt much fresh air and circulation air so by the end of te day with the daysoft it feels like I have had lenses in but that's my only downside on them.

    I am going to order some of the silk lenses tonight and give them a try plus ordering a fee packs of the classic, if you're eyes are not suited to the silks then daysoft just ask you to return the un-used ones and they will replace them with the classic lenses

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    NFS

    I use the own brand Specsavers contacts (opsys easy vision) and … I use the own brand Specsavers contacts (opsys easy vision) and personally feel my eyes keep more moisture using the Specsavers over the daysoft classic but maybe down to wearing them for work their isnt much fresh air and circulation air so by the end of te day with the daysoft it feels like I have had lenses in but that's my only downside on them.I am going to order some of the silk lenses tonight and give them a try plus ordering a fee packs of the classic, if you're eyes are not suited to the silks then daysoft just ask you to return the un-used ones and they will replace them with the classic lenses



    Thanks for the info i didnt know that if you return the silk ones they will give you the replacement classic ones

    No worries mate
    That's what I've read on another page regarding them swapping lenses and have heard their customer service is good as apparantly of you get any damaged lenses they ask you to send them back and they will replace them. I've had the odd few lenses that have been ripped but never bothered sending any back as its been very few

    I used these all the time and then recently they started irritating my eyes. I have now discoverd it was because they sent me the silk ones instead of the classics. I have now re ordered the classics which they say are more suited to sensitive eyes. I think they are great lenses and fab value for money.

    I also had problems with Silk - but have been using Classic for years without a single problem. The optician (who I see every year) says I have healthy eyes, so I wouldn't necessarily believe all negative stuff you read/hear about cheaper lenses.

    I have just emailed Daysoft to see if they will accept my Silk lenses back as my eyes are realy bloodshot & I don't want to risk wearing them again. I have blue eyes & apparently they are more senstive??

    I would definitely give them a go!

    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).

    dtailor

    My optician tells me that these lenses are around 5-generations/15 years … 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...

    dtailor

    My optician tells me that these lenses are around 5-generations/15 years … 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?

    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.

    dafranmo

    new materials that leave the eye more moist, that permit better oxygen … 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 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 H … daysoft® SILK®Water Content 58%Packing Solution Buffered saline with HABase Curve at 20°C 8.60 mmDiameter at 20°C 14.20 mmOptic Zone Diameter 8.00 – 9.00 mmCentre Thickness 0.110 mm @ -3.00 DDk 26Material 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 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:
    daysoftcontactlenses.com/GB/…spx







    Edited by: "mikerr" 8th Aug 2012

    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

    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!

    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.

    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

    no probs at all me,daughter and 3 work colleagues all use without any trouble

    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" 31st Oct 2012

    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.

    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.

    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!

    mett

    I have also used daysoft 58 for many years and have not had any problems, … 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?

    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.

    I've been using Daysoft lenses for about 4 years, fantastic easy to use and affordable.

    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.

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    I use them with no problem at all. Great deal. Great product.

    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.

    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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