mh2023 saidAfter breaking so many lenses and frames in basketball, I had invested in a pair of recreation goggles, but I eventually switched to contacts because the county fire department allowed soft contacts but not glasses.There was a huge difference especially when it came to peripheral vision.
If your eyes are drying out, you might want to check out Acuvue's Oasys brand. They're really comfortable, and sometimes I forget they're even on.
Currently I'm wearing Focus Dailies - TORIC
by Ciba Vision. The toric refers to their ability to handle mild astigmatism, which limits lens choices among daily disposables. Having had all kinds of lenses, I'll now have nothing but disposables for ease of use and wearing, but I must also have toric for my astigmatism, or else my vision is not properly corrected.
These lenses are 69% water by content, which is fairly good for comfort and longer wear. But equally important is gas permeability. And then of course there's visual acuity. All these and more are factors that can distinguish lenses between brands and within brands, and influence your own satisfaction with them.
I always take advantage of complimentary samples that optometrists can dispense for free, trying them for a while. I've been wearing contacts over 45 years now, so I know what to expect and can tell pretty quickly & confidently what I like and what I don't, and what to ask for at the outset, to more easily sort through the maze that's out there to select.
Try to create a selection matrix, starting with any optical prescription imperatives first, like astigmatism. Highest comfort and length of wear are usually next. Price is a consideration, dailies potentially being higher. But I find the trade-offs regarding the added cost of daily cleaning & storage solutions, comfort, convenience, and the value of my own time to somewhat level the playing field.
The last thing I want is another device (a lens container) I always have to carry in my pocket, another thing with expensive contents in it I may lose. Whereas with disposables I throw them in the nearest trash can. And do take advantage of those free samples.