Can I wear contact lenses with different base curve?

Can I wear contact lenses with different base curve?

Can I order contact lenses with a different base curve? You should never order contact lenses with a base curve that is different from your prescription. This can damage your eyes and cause problems with vision.

What base curve should I choose for contact lenses?

Studies show that a single base curve of 8.4mm managed a “good or better” fit in approximately 90% of individuals,1 and base curves of 8.4mm and 8.6mm together encompassed 98% of individuals.

What is the base curve of Acuvue Oasys?


Lens material senofilcon A
Water content 38%
Base curve 8.4mm, 8.8mm
Diameter 14.0mm
Power range -0.50D to -6.00D (0.25D steps) -6.50D to -12.00D (0.50D steps) +0.50D to +6.00D (0.25D steps) +6.50D to +8.00D (0.50D steps) Plano lens available for therapeutic use

Does base curve and diameter matter for contacts?

The diameter and base curve are important factors in determining what the optimum fit is for you. A proper fit ensures full coverage of the cornea, optimum edge alignment, and adequate movement of the lens for tear exchange.

Is there a big difference between 8.6 and 8.8 base curve?

A base curve of 8.6 mm of radius is more curved, and therefore a tighter fit, compared to the 8.8 mm base curve. People who have steeper corneas require tighter fitting contacts. If a contact is too loose, it may be uncomfortable, fold, or come right out.

What is the difference between Acuvue Oasys and Acuvue Vita?

What is the difference between Acuvue Oasys and Acuvue Vita? The difference between Acuvue Oasys and Vita is the replacement schedule. Oasys are 2 week contact lenses whereas Acuvue Vita are monthly contact lenses. Vita is made from a newer version of Senofilcon which is why it has a longer replacement schedule.

Why are my new contacts blurry?

Some blurriness is common for new contact lens wearers. The distortion usually results from dryness. To counteract the moisture loss, talk to your eye care practitioner about medicated eye drops or pick up over-the-counter drops from your favourite drugstore. Do not drive or bike while experiencing blurry vision.

What’s the difference between 8.4 and 8.8 base curve?

The 8.4mm base curve is still the likely best fit for the majority of eyes. In instances when the 8.4mm lens is too steep, the 8.8mm lens allows a flatter option. This is more likely needed in smaller eyes, and possibly in some very flat corneas.