I would not recommend these lenses. I have used Crystal Hydro Daily for years with no problems, and ... Read more...
I would not recommend these lenses. I have used Crystal Hydro Daily for years with no problems, and my optician was pleasantly surprised to see how much oxygen they allowed through despite being so well priced. However I saw that these lenses were both cheaper and had better reviews, so I thought I'd try them.
The first issue is the packaging, which seems unnecessarily bulky (a minor issue). The strips of lenses themselves are the real problem and you can see that the supplier has cut corners. It is difficult to explain but the perforations between lenses are stronger than both the foil and the glue sealing the foil to the lens. So, when you try to remove one or two lenses from a strip, instead of ripping down the perforations it rips across the lens packet itself. I have unintentionally opened another lens nearly every time I have used these (despite being very careful after the first incident), which is not sterile and has the potential to cause a huge amount of waste. There is also very little saline solution in each lens packet which makes it more difficult to have multiple goes at getting the lens in your eye.
As for wearing the lenses, I'm not impressed. They are bigger than normal lenses, which I was expecting and I don't think is the issue. However they feel less comfortable (drier, like they aren't sitting properly and vision in one eye can still be blurry as a result). The other day I took a lens out, after it feeling uncomfortable all day, thinking it must have been some fluff - there was a rip in the centre of the lens. This has never happened to me in the decade that I have worn contact lenses and it was fine at the beginning of the day. Really disappointing! I've given them 2 stars rather than 1 as this has only happened once and they are generally comfortable enough to get me through the work day.
Overall, I will not be reordering these lenses and to be honest I'm tempted to return the unopened box I have left. The general sense is that in trying to lower the price the supplier has cut corners - and it shows. I'll be returning to my slightly pricier ones :)