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RGP's and heat

Postby Green » Wed 24 Jul 2019 2:58 pm

Anyone else struggling with the heat and lenses?
To be fair I'm having extra heat as I'm living in a building with structural probs so it's even hotter, so much so I've had to buy a wine cooler of under counter fridge size - but no wine! These are hotter than household fridges (2-8 C) at 18 C for saline, lens sols, lubricants and dexamethasone.
However I'm having lubricate at least hourly, reduce wear time but what unerves me is hard it is to remove the lens which feels 'adhered' to the cornea. I flood the eye with hypromellose but it doesn't always loosen it sufficently meaning there's quite a pinch which can hurt after.

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Re: RGP's and heat

Postby space_cadet » Thu 25 Jul 2019 10:01 am

so sorry to hear the heat is affecting lens wear time, I remember when i wore lenses way back when the summer was hard for the very reasons you have explained, x
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Re: RGP's and heat

Postby Green » Fri 26 Jul 2019 3:45 pm

Thank you Space Cadet, it helps to know I'm not alone X


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