ReNu users, heads up

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  1. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    I've used ReNu for years, but bought the MoistureLoc just this past week. Looks like I'll be switching brands for a while until this clears up.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7279844/did/12284475/?GT1=7938

     
  2. Streck

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    Gah. Perhaps such misspellings actually work to their intended marketing purpose, but damn.

    Anyway, I never felt comfortable about putting shit in my eyes. I don't care if glasses seem as last-century as CRT monitors, I'll wear them until I die.
     
  3. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    I felt that way for a long time, then tried contacts. I got the 30 day wear contacts and now there's no way I'll go back. Granted I'm blind as a bat without corrected vision, so this is miraculous as is.


    But I won't get Lasik or the like because I don't want the smell of burnt eye...
     
  4. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    The fact that you can smell your eye burning during the process is *almost* enough to make me reconsider.

    But I'm REALLY not looking forward to that part of it.
     
  5. Streck

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    Does optical insurance even cover that kind of thing?
     
  6. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    Opti-Free FTW!!
     
  7. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    I think right now, most don't, but there are some that do.

    But even if not, I'll pony up the money. 5 grand in the long run isn't too bad in my book.
     
  8. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    I can't afford to get lasik so I'm sticking to contacts. My insurance will pay $600 an eye on lasik though. I had to go in for a check up yesterday and my eye doctor gave me some Complete brand solution. I've been using the Renu moisture loc for quite a while now and haven't had any problems with it. I'm switching from Bausch & Lomb Toric 66 lenses to Acuevue Hydraclear and he said the Renu Moisture Loc doesn't work very well with those anyway. They swell up.
     
  9. rattrap007

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    I can NEVER get anything remotly near my eyes.. Drops too.. Hell the optomitrist can barely get me to use a thing that blows a puff of air in my eye. Just totally racks my nerves..

    Only way i could ever do LASIK is if i could be knocked out the entire time.

    I'd rather wear glasses forever than to put something in my eye.
     
  10. Nerd Bomber

    Nerd Bomber Consulting your needs

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    I'll have to agree with that. I don't wear my glasses except for when they match the outfit or when my eyes get really tired but putting contacts in my eyes freak me out. I'd rather shoot a laser into my eye then do the contact thingy each morning.
     
  11. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    I hate the air puff thing. I think it's all a cruel joke. My folks didn't think I would wear contacts. I had a hard time the first few days but after that it was easy.
     
  12. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    I wear the Acuvue Advance Hydraclears ... and they're amazing. Switching to them was the best thing I've ever done.

    I haven't had a problem using the MoistureLoc with them ... in fact, they've been more comfortable this week than in the past. But, I'm not going to risk the infection, so I'm off to WalMart tonight to get a new bottle.

    It takes me about 15 seconds each morning ... I hardly even realize I'm doing it. Stumble into the bathroom all groggy after waking up, take a few moments to actually open my eyes, toss some plastic in, and then take a shower.
     
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    Crap! Before my left contact tore a few months ago (still haven't had it replaced, my glasses do just fine), I was having those very same symptoms. My eyes were always red and puffy, burned a lot and such. My eye doctor told me that I probably wasn't washing my hands well enough before I put my contacts in, but I knew that wasn't the case. Now it all makes sense. To think, I always saw Bausch and Lomb as the best.
     
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    Laser surgery would be cool, but yeah too scared to mess with the eyeballs.
    Too bad because some contacts would be pretty cool.
    Would save some dough too, have about 8 pairs of different styled frames

    Eyes are too sensitive, just walking around makes them water. Especially walking in stores or the perfume section at the mall, oh man. No allergies though .
    Felt pretty manly around those honeysuckles
     
  15. rattrap007

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    for me it isn't so much the puff as them setting the thing up about an inch from my eye! That just sends my flinch reflexes into overdrive..
     
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    Weird, my right eye was all puffy and red the other day when I had my contacts in. I think it was more just the lens being a bother than the solution.
    I do use ReNu but not the MoistureLoc brand, and besides the bottles for the european market are manufactured in Italy, not the USA so they should be safe.

    I so want to have lasik done, but my cornea is too thin. They would have to take so much of it to correct my very poor sight :( 
     
  17. Streck

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    As I recall, LASEK is for people with corneas too thin for LASIK...
     
  18. Skor

    Skor I HATE U TRASH MONSTAAAR! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Tis indeed, the mean speaks the truth.

    Mine were nasty ole thick corneas, hence I had the opposite issue.

    Having my eyes scorched by a laser was the best thing I've ever done. Two years later, and I'm all paid up.
     
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    I cant get lasser cirgury...

    and my glasses will always be on my face, nothing shall NEVEER touch my pupils.
     
  20. Nephthys

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    I'll just stick with wearing glasses right now. Not that sure I want contacts. My sis has been wearing them for years. I don't know what cleasner solution she uses.
    May consider laser surgery in the future, if I get tired of wearing glasses.
     

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