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#50: Acuvue Oasys 1-Day: New Product Launch, Exclusive Interviews

Discussion in 'ODwire.org TV & Radio' started by AdminWolf, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. Allan Panzer

    Allan Panzer ODwire.org Supporting Member

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    They still pissed me off by sending them so early. Now I don't have any. I have patients to try them on and what do they tell me..
    Late November.
     
  2. AdminWolf

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    I think what they are trying to do is prevent shortages once the product is launched --

    that is, it is better to wait until they have the inventory in place and ready to rumble -- for everyone -- than to randomly disappoint with shortages after lots of patients have been refit.
     
  3. Allan Panzer

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    They could have waited till it was closer to ready to send samples
     
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  4. Greg Luce

    Greg Luce ODwire.org Supporting Member

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    They like to market this at Academy too I think.
     
  5. Allan Panzer

    Allan Panzer ODwire.org Supporting Member

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    I have apparently hit a nerve. I think I may be able to get ahold of something sooner.
    At least that way I can report back.

    And if they happen to spot me some lenses early, you know I will.

    But nothing is done...

    Are there any other ODwire folks who have had more experience than their only set???
     
  6. AdminWolf

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    Yes, there are several here that participated in the pre-marketing trials, i'm not sure what they can disclose publicly at this point (darn lawyers!)
     
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    Just an update, spoke with some folks at JJ --

    Last week they started the first "wave" of sending kits out,
    The next "wave" will be in 3 weeks, they are on track to deliver 20,000 kits in the first 3 months (ie, a kit for every doc that wants one.)

    This is a huge undertaking, considering the parameter range that this lens comes in. (I would not want to see their Fedex bill :) )

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  8. Aaron Buthod

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    We got our fitting set last week
     
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    Don't wear lenses? I believe you are missing an outstanding opportunity. Optometry is one of the few health care professions wear the doctor has the problem (especially presbyopia) we treat, and are able to practice on ourselves. I fit many bifocal contacts, but I never use a lens that I haven't personally tried and been successful with. There is no substitute for "I see fine with these new lenses, and I believe you will too!"
     
  10. Allan Panzer

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    Finally! Got my fit set so I can take some home and report back if they are as good as they seemed.

    Ciba Dailies Total 1 vs Acuvue Oasys One Day...

    We shall see. This is my "sink". Like me..its unusual. Does anyone notice anything missing?

    And there is my bottle of Avenova...not sure its really of any value, but I use it.

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  11. AdminWolf

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    I see no controls for the water there.... ?!
     
  12. Allan Panzer

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  13. Larry Greidinger

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    The "Sink" and the "Drain".
     
  14. Allan Panzer

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    That's right...you win...no sink!

    Its the no sink sink..pretty bizarre..they have similar things at some restaurants.

    Its one of those things you think looks pretty cool and then 5 years later you ask yourself..
    So, why did I do that?

    Water just runs on the top and goes into the slot.
    Unique.

    It works, but its not nearly as cool years later..
    BTW..lenses are still comfortable, I have a couple of disaster patients coming in next week to test out the Acuvues. I want to test them on the failures.
    Why try them on the easy ones???
     
  15. Rahul M. Gupta

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    So, I haven't seen this really addressed in any of the comments in this thread (I'm sorry if I missed it): What exactly differentiates the Acuvue Oasys from the Acuvue Oasys 1-Day? (They are both senofilcon A material, as well.)
     
  16. Allan Panzer

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    So, they "claim" to have come up with a new process of coating the silicon.

    They "claim" it acts more like tears..They "claim" it won't be much fun the next day..

    All Claims.

    What can I tell you?

    They are comfortable and the optics are superior to CDT1 or AV Oasys two week.

    That is what I can tell you for now. I wore them for five days last go round..
    I can also tell you that the UPP is $88 instead of $95.

    All I am looking for is a substitute for those who cannot wear the CDT1. And there are some. Not many..but some.

    Another issue I had was the failure of Ciba to give me a one day in plus.
    Talk about a non issue..until you need it.

    Acuvue says toric and presbyopic not far behind.

    http://www.acuvueprofessional.com/oasys-contacts-with-hydraluxe
     
  17. Ed Makler

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    I have

    I have worn the one day oasys since Vision Expo in mono vision

    I had never worn lenses before and still have some problems with insertion and removal

    Once the lens is on my eye, I do not even know the lens is on. Because of removal problems, I have slept in this lens up to three nights with no discomfort or decrease in vision.

    DO NOT ALLOW YOUR PATIENTS TO SLEEP IN THIS LENSE.

    I have fit several patients in this lens in mono vision in plus power who have never worn lenses before successfully
     
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    I am excited to try this lens as well, but how does it work when the tear film is very low or, in some cases, absent? Thanks!
     
  19. Allan Panzer

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    Unless and until we truly understand your concept of "Low or no tear film". i do not think this question can be answered.

    Now, I only see a handful of dry eye patients every day..but the truth is, I treat many of them with contact lenses. So, my thoughts about how it will work with low or no tear film..
    I suppose it will work fine. Any one day lens works reasonably fine. Typically its when you wear it more than one day that the trouble begins.

    Ok let me rephrase that..I have yet to see the dry eye that does not benefit from a one day lens worn as a bandage. But what do I know..I'm not recognized as any expert in the field of dry eye.

    So, my feeling is you should just try it instead of expecting anyone to tell you it will or will not work. Am I being insulting? So sorry if it seems that way. My feeling is that if you want to know the answer to such a question it is best answered by simply trying out the idea.
     
  20. Larry Bickford O.D.

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    So why do my Proclear 1 Day MF perform excellently almost every day and the same plastic in the monthly toric design not so much? It IS NOT an issue of daily vs monthly, as I am wearing the monthly today (I alternate on days when I need that ATR cyl corrected) and they are just not as comfortable. Edge thickness? Toric cut?

    I sometimes forget to remove the daily lens because I don't even know they're on my eyeball. I figure it out when I wake up and can shave without slicing my neck. I will agree that dailies are the best choice for dry-er eye'd patients. And as I wrote in another thread, excellent as a bandage lens.

    Like Allan said, try the darn things and see what works best for each patient. You never know. I on numerous occasions dispense two sets of sometimes completely different lenses for people to trial and I am often surprised that what *I* thought would be best doesn't.

    Gotta go and find my bottle of Thearatears.