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  • Oct 6, 2010
Rating:
-1
Pros: Correct vision nicely

Cons: fold over in eye easily, get stuck on eye lid.

The Bottom Line: If you really have to have a lens and this is all that is available, then go for it, but I doubt you'll be satisfied.

I have been wearing contacts now for about 6-8 months. During that period of time, I have tried several different brands in an attempt to find something that works best for me. Unfortunately, being that I live in Alaska, sometimes it can be difficult to find contacts readily available, so it means either ordering them off the internet or by phone or getting them immediately, but having a lighter selection. Generally, I would rather just get them immediately, as I'm normally attempting to purchase new contacts, because I literally need them at that point in time.

On of the brands that I have tried have been the Bausch and Lomb SofLens66, Toric.

Performance
Obviously the most important factor of a contact is the ability of the contact itself to correct your vision. Unfortunately, since I can't seem to find a contact that fits the cylinder that I need (-1.0), I have had to settle for the slightly blurred option. This of course, is still substantially better than the completely blurry option, so I generally don't complain much.

The contact itself worked great in regards to vision.

Feeling
These contacts don't feel all that great on the eye. My biggest issue with them is that I seemed to have a lot of sensitivity while wearing them. My eyes were constantly watering, even a week or so after starting with them. This was somewhat unusual, since I never really had the problem before. Normally after a few days, the sensitivity would be gone, but not with these.

The lens itself is noticeable and feels like a giant piece of plastic directly on the eye. With other lenses, you would notice the Toric lens, but it just wouldn't be as substantial of a feeling as these ones.

Installation
Another strike against this particular brand is that for some reason I have a hard time inserting them into my eye. Other contacts go in easily, but these ones stick to my finger so much that it's very difficult attempting to get them in and out. I find that I spend substantially more time with these lenses than with any other brand.

Durability
One of the most annoying things about this particular lens is that they feel super flimsy. This of course doesn't really matter as long as they hold up daily pressures. My biggest problem is that they just don't hold in place and many times when you are blinking a lot more, you could get the lens caught on your eye lid, lifting the lens off of your eye, creating bubbles. This can be a really bad thing if you are driving at the time that this happens. The worst part was that it wasn't uncommon for me to have both eyes go blurry at about the same time, eliminating my entire ability to see.

Other problems would be that they were so flimsy that they would literally fold over on my eye. This would mean that I would have to stop whatever I was doing, remove them, and fix the issue before it became worse or irritated my eye substantially.

Sizing
These lenses appear to come in every standard size except they don't include the -1.00 cylinder, which is the one that I actually use.

Final Thoughts
Overall I would have to say that the lens isn't the worst on the market, but it definitely needs some revision. The lens itself was far too thin and uncooperative, making it difficult to handle and difficult to hold in place. While it may have corrected my vision issues and the lens itself wasn't that uncomfortable over my eye, the hassle in handling the product, just made it worthless to me.

If you are planning on purchasing contacts in the future, make sure that you take the time to understand each brand and how they are meant to feel. As for these ones, I definitely wouldn't recommend them.

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Soflens 66 Toric is a two-week replacement lens for people with astigmatism. The SofLens66 Toric contact lens has a unique design that is exceptionally easy to wear. It provides clear vision, and exceptional comfort consistently from lens to lens. After two weeks, throw your lenses away and start over with a fresh pair. Accurate fit
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