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Friends,

I have a question for all the people who have been using contact lenses for some time now. Well after nearly almost 25 years of wearing spectacles I finally decided to shift into contacts, inspired by my sister using it for like 4 years now.

I went to a popular place in ward place which starts with the word Techno........ this happened on 29/5 may and I got myself a pair of brown soft permanent contact lenses. learnt to use it right there under the advise of the optometrist and came home a happy man. i used the lenses as prescribed washing my hands, and keeping it in fluid and changing the fluid as told. to be frank since i am on the initial stages i would only wear them for about 3 days a week . However last Tuesday after wearing them on i noticed that my right lense has cracked. the lense itself is liked a polythene and has cracked and does not stay like it should in the eyes.

Why did this happen?

Has this happened to anyone before( no one including my sister can explain because this has not happened to any one we know so far)

to be frank I am a bit baffled since i used it quite carefully, is it because of low quality work?

Need to know the scenario before i go to speak to them

I guess i should have sticked to my good old pair of spectacles instead of wasting 15k on this

Thanks

Rameez

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I have number of people around me who use contact lenses and none has come cross a issue like yours. It could be a manufacturing defect and you may have to raise it with the vendor and see what they say. But remember these lenses are very flimsy (As for me I'm so clumsy I cannot even use frame-less specs let alone contacts :D) . However, if you are using it only for three days a week, a better option would be the monthly disposable ones IMO.

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Hello Mate

I have used the glasses for 15 years and i have done the laser eye surgery(iLASIK) April this year in SL, believe me or not vision is corrected a lot and its not a big cost once compare with other surgery......I have checked this of doing in NZ and advised its not worth to try as my eyes are so weak....... Fcking s*it.........Hats off to the Sri Lankan doctors who is doing a good job

- Cost me LKR 150,000 for both eyes and no more glasses, Think again mate, its a one off thing no glasses or lenses and well worth of doing this

regards

JC

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LAsik is good if you have a big correction. Contacts have the cosmetic benefit of not having to use glasses, but they carry some risks too. It might be some debris like lint stuck on the lens. A crack itself will damage your cornea. Do not wear them now. Like Rumesh said better you take this up with the people you bought it from. And generally with things like this don't skimp on quality. Try vision care. Theyre the best

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Soft lenses are very fragile. There are a few ways it may get damaged.

1. While you are cleaning them. Be gentle, do not allow your finger nails to contact them.

2. While you are removing them. Here also be careful with your finger nails.

3. Also note that you should not try to remove them from your eyes when your eyes are dry. The lens can tear since it tries to stick to the cornea (when dry) and you need more force to remove.

# 3 has happened to me a few times when I was a beginner. Here is what I do. Just before removal, wash my face (with eyes closed of course) and before wiping with the towel, I remove the lenses. This way a little water trapped in my eye lashes will go into the eyes and wet the area for easy removal. Has worked for me for many many years :-)

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if its stuck to your eye, the lens tearing is the least of your problems. if the cornea gets damaged: www.sorry.com

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LAsik is good if you have a big correction. Contacts have the cosmetic benefit of not having to use glasses, but they carry some risks too. It might be some debris like lint stuck on the lens. A crack itself will damage your cornea. Do not wear them now. Like Rumesh said better you take this up with the people you bought it from. And generally with things like this don't skimp on quality. Try vision care. Theyre the best

Komi I know....but even these fellows are good that is what i came to know. As u say must never wear it so that the cornea gets damaged.( damn)

What do you know about laser treatment can it be done for anyone....like OP has said.

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if its stuck to your eye, the lens tearing is the least of your problems. if the cornea gets damaged: www.sorry.com

It doesn't stick like a stamp :-). There is a very little resistance to remove than if it was wet. There is no pain or uncomfort at all.

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After almost 25 years of wearing glasses I switched to contact lenses last year because didn't want to look geeky anymore for obvious reasons :action-smiley-026: . I was kicking myself for not switching earlier.

A few years ago I also looked into Lasik, but wasn't too comfortable about the side effects of dry eyes that may occur after the procedure. Contact lenses are less intrusive, and for someone like me who bothered with glasses for most my life I was very happy just getting contacts.

I use the two week disposable lenses and follow the cleaning procedure religiously. Took me a while to get used to sticking a foreign object in my eye but after only 6 months of wear it's like second nature.

I have noticed that the lens in fact does have a small 'crack' by design, Is that what you're talking about?

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Komi I know....but even these fellows are good that is what i came to know. As u say must never wear it so that the cornea gets damaged.( damn)

What do you know about laser treatment can it be done for anyone....like OP has said.

lasik depends on the degree of your myopia. basically they make radial incisions on your cornea at certain angles, so that it "deflates" and the curvature is changed, hence bringing the focal point forward, on to your retina. they run you through a zillion tests beforehand to check whether your retina is functioning normally etc.

but as with any surgery there are complications which you should be aware of. there's a minute chance of overcorrection. nearly never as its all automated. and there's the problem of being dazzled by headlights.

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LAsik is good if you have a big correction. Contacts have the cosmetic benefit of not having to use glasses, but they carry some risks too. It might be some debris like lint stuck on the lens. A crack itself will damage your cornea. Do not wear them now. Like Rumesh said better you take this up with the people you bought it from. And generally with things like this don't skimp on quality. Try vision care. Theyre the best

Please take care if you are going to D*rd*ns Hospital Eye Center. Careless staff spoiled my mother's eyes in last year. I officially complained and pushed them and finally hospital apologized in writing by promising never repeat such faults. But things still carry on same way with poor staff. Better to avoid them.

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Please take care if you are going to D*rd*ns Hospital Eye Center. Careless staff spoiled my mother's eyes in last year. I officially complained and pushed them and finally hospital apologized in writing by promising never repeat such faults. But things still carry on same way with poor staff. Better to avoid them.

For our family we only trust the government hospitals for major surgeries.. But we do go to private hospitals for minor stuff including Caesarean section. But won't take a chance for surgeries like Open heart surgeries or anything.

(Not sure whether any one in this forum has a bad experience with government hospitals for major surgeries)

Would you agree Komi ? (Our dosthara honda hitha) :action-smiley-076:

KMeeg.

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I have no experience with contact lenses or eye glasses as I don’t use them. But I have heard of a scam these well respected opticians use locally especially when it comes to contact lenses. Apparently they sell the sample grade lenses they get from manufacturers at full price.

With an ever increasing tax and duty bill importers are always looking at innovative ways to keep the cost down. Sadly one of the most simplest techniques is to bring down inferior quality products. This pretty much applies to any product/Industry.

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For our family we only trust the government hospitals for major surgeries.. But we do go to private hospitals for minor stuff including Caesarean section. But won't take a chance for surgeries like Open heart surgeries or anything.

(Not sure whether any one in this forum has a bad experience with government hospitals for major surgeries)

Would you agree Komi ? (Our dosthara honda hitha) :action-smiley-076:

KMeeg.

Isn't there a big lineup/waiting list for major surgeries in government hospitals?

In regards to quality of service/work at government hospitals, i think this largely depend on the doctor you are seen. I have both heard and experienced many happy as well as horror stories.

Not sure how true it is but i heard the surgeon who initially worked on Dumi##a 'amathaka' Silva's heard injury had far more experience in successfully pulling bullets out of peoples heads (thanks to the war) than the Singaporean specialist his brother flew in later on.

Hello Mate

I have used the glasses for 15 years and i have done the laser eye surgery(iLASIK) April this year in SL, believe me or not vision is corrected a lot and its not a big cost once compare with other surgery......I have checked this of doing in NZ and advised its not worth to try as my eyes are so weak....... Fcking s*it.........Hats off to the Sri Lankan doctors who is doing a good job

- Cost me LKR 150,000 for both eyes and no more glasses, Think again mate, its a one off thing no glasses or lenses and well worth of doing this

regards

JC

I find that local doctors like to charge ahead like cowboys when it comes to chopping people up without properly assessing the risks involved compared to their western counterparts. I can't help but to think their judgment sometimes get clouded by the monetary benefits they are to receive. A good example is the local doctors preference for Cesarean section procedures over a natural birth.

After almost 25 years of wearing glasses I switched to contact lenses last year because didn't want to look geeky anymore for obvious reasons :action-smiley-026: . I was kicking myself for not switching earlier.

A few years ago I also looked into Lasik, but wasn't too comfortable about the side effects of dry eyes that may occur after the procedure. Contact lenses are less intrusive, and for someone like me who bothered with glasses for most my life I was very happy just getting contacts.

I use the two week disposable lenses and follow the cleaning procedure religiously. Took me a while to get used to sticking a foreign object in my eye but after only 6 months of wear it's like second nature.

I have noticed that the lens in fact does have a small 'crack' by design, Is that what you're talking about?

Ayyo machang you are little behind the fashion curve. the whole geeky/nerdy look (or as i call it "dressing up like a white gay man") is very much in. Here a little sample

http://savingourstyle.com/2012/06/29/nba-post-season-fashion/

Anyway Max i think its high time for an update on your new car. for example the number of jungies you manage to pull/collect LOL.....

Edited by xXx

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Isn't there a big lineup/waiting list for major surgeries in government hospitals?

In regards to quality of service/work at government hospitals, i think this largely depend on the doctor you are seen. I have both heard and experienced many happy as well as horror stories.

May be they treat well for serious cases which require immediate action. Recent example is my close relative was admitted to national hospital Monday for multiple valve blocks plus some more complications and now things are under control and the main surgery is scheduled Today. So far things are going well.. :rolleyes:

But i guess its true that for some surgeries which is not that critical has to be on the waiting list.. :action-smiley-060:

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Ayyo machang you are little behind the fashion curve. the whole geeky/nerdy look (or as i call it "dressing up like a white gay man") is very much in. Here a little sample

http://savingourstyle.com/2012/06/29/nba-post-season-fashion/

Anyway Max i think its high time for an update on your new car. for example the number of jungies you manage to pull/collect LOL.....

Damn, looks like I missed the memo on what's in fashion. As for the car I have some new wheels/spacers waiting to be put on it. And my choice of bait to pull jungies is not the car. I reel them in with another secret weapon :-)

Edited by madmax

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Wtf where's my reply??

Aiyyo now can't type it all over again.

Summarized summary: only go to pvt sector for routine planned surgeries/treatments you can afford. Any emergency, come to us

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After almost 25 years of wearing glasses I switched to contact lenses last year because didn't want to look geeky anymore for obvious reasons :action-smiley-026: . I was kicking myself for not switching earlier.

A few years ago I also looked into Lasik, but wasn't too comfortable about the side effects of dry eyes that may occur after the procedure. Contact lenses are less intrusive, and for someone like me who bothered with glasses for most my life I was very happy just getting contacts.

I use the two week disposable lenses and follow the cleaning procedure religiously. Took me a while to get used to sticking a foreign object in my eye but after only 6 months of wear it's like second nature.

I have noticed that the lens in fact does have a small 'crack' by design, Is that what you're talking about?

no....think of a pizza cut into eight triangles and that one trainge is torn on one border were it shakes in the eye. it is a defect....i am sure of that

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@xXx

\\ With an ever increasing tax and duty bill importers are always looking at innovative ways to keep the cost down. \\

The cost of the equipment may go up but most of the medical equipment and devices are duty free only PAL 5% and NBT 2% is charged. For orthopedic equipment even those two are not there .Totally free. So you cant simply say taxes are ever increasing.

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Isn't there a big lineup/waiting list for major surgeries in government hospitals?

In regards to quality of service/work at government hospitals, i think this largely depend on the doctor you are seen. I have both heard and experienced many happy as well as horror stories.

Not sure how true it is but i heard the surgeon who initially worked on Dumi##a 'amathaka' Silva's heard injury had far more experience in successfully pulling bullets out of peoples heads (thanks to the war) than the Singaporean specialist his brother flew in later on.

I find that local doctors like to charge ahead like cowboys when it comes to chopping people up without properly assessing the risks involved compared to their western counterparts. I can't help but to think their judgment sometimes get clouded by the monetary benefits they are to receive. A good example is the local doctors preference for Cesarean section procedures over a natural birth.

Ayyo machang you are little behind the fashion curve. the whole geeky/nerdy look (or as i call it "dressing up like a white gay man") is very much in. Here a little sample

http://savingourstyle.com/2012/06/29/nba-post-season-fashion/

Anyway Max i think its high time for an update on your new car. for example the number of jungies you manage to pull/collect LOL.....

My experience is xXx and this is sadly personal experience that Government hospitals have better expertise frankly because the nurses are more experienced and nearly every well known surgeon / doctor who works in the private sector also works for a government hospital.

This is particularly true in emergencies where what private hospitals mostly do is to transfer the patient to the closest government hospital and that tells you something.

My mother had a tripple bypass over a decade ago at the National Hospital, and the critical part of the surgery was excellent. But the cosmetic aspects, they did not pay much attention to. There are fairly visible scars while on the private sector there wouldn't have been, simply because of the availability of equipment for certain procedures I guess. Also the wards were not great and neither was the sanitary facilities. So the recouperation time was unnecessarily long. At the time we could not afford the private option, and thankfully thanks to her profession her case was expedited as the assistant surgeon was a family friend.

My father had a procedure on his neck due to some vertebrate knocked out of place thanks to an accident. At this point we could afford the private option and it was done at ASH. Because of the more modern techniques the recovery time was much faster and no visible scarring at all.

But on the emergency side a friend I took nearly hyper ventilated to a serious emergency when the doctor at a private hospital ER could not detect the simple fact his only issue was hyperventilation. I don't know what would have happened if another friend who arrived a bit after us intervened that day.

So like Komi said probably for planned surgeries, the private option is a lot better. But for emergencies, always go to a Government hospital.

And this excessive surgery for money is such a travesty. Part of the problem is new mothers who prefer cesarians etc rather than the pain associated with a natural birth. But its still major surgery. Its the same as the massive anti biotic abuse, which is so severe, and such a bad habit, that a friend of mine who is a doctor here (but Sri Lankan) asked me to buy her some anti biotics in SL as doctors here won't precribe them for things like the common cold or flue :) That says something. :)

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And this excessive surgery for money is such a travesty. Part of the problem is new mothers who prefer cesarians etc rather than the pain associated with a natural birth. But its still major surgery. Its the same as the massive anti biotic abuse, which is so severe, and such a bad habit, that a friend of mine who is a doctor here (but Sri Lankan) asked me to buy her some anti biotics in SL as doctors here won't precribe them for things like the common cold or flue :) That says something. :)

antibiotics kill BACTERIA. the common cold is by a VIRUS. you don't need a medical degree to know that those are two completely different forms of life. but we don't get better if the doc doesn't prescribe augmentin. that's how the cycle goes.

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antibiotics kill BACTERIA. the common cold is by a VIRUS. you don't need a medical degree to know that those are two completely different forms of life. but we don't get better if the doc doesn't prescribe augmentin. that's how the cycle goes.

Very true.

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antibiotics kill BACTERIA. the common cold is by a VIRUS. you don't need a medical degree to know that those are two completely different forms of life. but we don't get better if the doc doesn't prescribe augmentin. that's how the cycle goes.

Well sometimes you get secondary infections I guess perhaps. I don't know man, but abuse of antibiotics is systematic in Sri Lanka.

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