Product: ULTRA for Astigmatism
Manufacturer: Bausch + Lomb
Type: Monthly, Toric (for astigmatism)
Available in: 6-pack
Bausch + Lomb ULTRA for Astigmatism Specifications
|Oxygen transmissibility (Dk/t):||163 at center of a -3.00D diopter|
|Base Curve (b.c):||8.5 mm|
|Diameter (dia):||14.2 mm|
|Center Thickness (c.t):||0.07 mm at -3.00D|
0 to -6.00D in 0.25D steps
-0.75, -1.25, -1.75, -2.25
10 to 180 in 10 degree steps
|Patented Technology:||MoistureSeal TechnologyOptic Align|
|Visibility Tint:||Light blue|
ULTRA for Astigmatism by Bausch + Lomb
The brand ULTRA for Astigmatism is an extension of the brand ULTRA by Bausch + Lomb released in 2014.
Features/Benefits of the Bausch & Lomb ULTRA for Astigmatism Contact Lens
As with other brands, ULTRA for Astigmatism has the same material and uses the same technology as it’s ‘non-astigmatism’ version. That means that ULTRA for Astigmatism has the same revolutionary material as ULTRA: samfilcon A. What makes this material different from other contact lens brands, is that it combines silicone and PVP in a unique way which brings out the benefits of each, without their respective downsides.
Silicone has been added to contact lens materials for a long time to make them more breathable. The silicone molecules help oxygen pass through the contact lens so that your eyes receive almost the same amount of oxygen as if you weren’t wearing contact lenses at all.
The downside of silicone is that it makes the contact lenses more rigid and less ‘wettable’, thus they feel more uncomfortable on your eyes.
PVP is a molecule that attracts and retains water molecules. Adding PVP to contact lenses gives them a lot more long lasting moisture. The downside of PVP is that if too much is added, it starts to make the contact lenses opaque.
The ULTRA brand’s MoistureSeal Technology is a revolutionary new way of combining silicone and PVP is order to provide an extremely comfortable contact lens that also allows the eyes to breathe normally. The end result is a contact lens that is both healthy for your eyes and comfortable.
The ULTRA for Astigmatism contact lens is brand new and is the first new monthly contact lens for astigmatism since the Biofinity brand was launched by CooperVision in 2008. So if you feel like you’ve tried everything out there and nothing works for you, chances are you haven’t tried this brand yet.
ULTRA for Astigmatism is for you if:
- You have astigmatism of -0.75 or more
- You wear contact lenses for 12+ hours per day
- You spend hours using digital devices every day
Stability of ULTRA for Astigmatism Lenses
If you have worn contact lenses for astigmatism, you know how important it is for the lenses to be stable on your eyes. If a contact lens for astigmatism rotates while you wear it, it causes your vision to become blurry. Often this requires you to blink forcefully to readjust the contact lens and restore proper vision. Some people even have to resort to use their finger to reposition their lenses. This is not a sign of a good contact lens.
ULTRA for Astigmatism has improved stability compared to previous generations of contact lenses for astigmatism. Bausch + Lomb uses OpticAlign Design to stabilise ULTRA for Astigmatism lenses on the eye. This technology helps reduce those annoying on-eye rotations that lead to fluctuations in vision.
ULTRA for Astigmatism Downsides
Although ULTRA for Astigmatism’s price is the highest among all other monthly contact lenses for astigmatism, you can hardly be surprised about this. It is the based on much better technology than previous generations of contact lenses for astigmatism, and is almost a decade new than any other design.
Be sure to check out Contacts Advice’s Homepage for up-to-date lowest prices on all contact lens brands, including ULTRA for Astigmatism.
Although the brand ULTRA has been a massive success overall, there are always some exceptions. Some people who have worn the regular ULTRA lenses have reported smudges on their lenses that blur vision and are very difficult to clean.
For more feedback from people who have tried ULTRA lenses, scroll down to the comments section on my Bausch + Lomb ULTRA Review.
ULTRA for Astigmatism Price
As of now, this lens is still very new and not being sold on all the online retailer’s websites yet. By the time you read this article, it will most likely be sold just about anywhere that contact lenses are sold. Its price will vary depending on the outlet, but you can expect to be slightly more expensive than its non-astigmatism counterpart.
To make sure you order Bausch + Lomb Ultra at the lowest price offered on the internet, it is important to do some price shopping. This can be a tedious task as there are dozens on places that sell contact lenses online.
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*Note: Remember that before you purchase any contact lenses online, you need a valid contact lens prescription from your eye doctor. Be sure to familiarise yourself with your rights and the law when it comes to getting your glasses and contacts prescriptions. Eye doctors are required to give them to you by law so that you may be free to shop around for the best deals.
I have been wearing these for about 6 months and I find that my makeup gets on them very quickly and easily, and, is impossible to remove. I am seeing my eye doctor next week, so hopefully he can recommend a better cleaner (I have tried unsuccessfully to use Supra Clens by Alcon). If there’s no solution, I may have to go to dailies or go back to AccuVue.
Hi Lynn, thanks for sharing this. Given what so many other people have written, I’m not too surprised by this feedback. It seems to be a major flaw in the Brand. What brand have you found to be the most compatible with make-up use?
Hi Julie: My ophthalmologist recommended “clean care” deep cleaning solution with my AccuVues and that has helped a great deal.
I switched from Biofinity about 8 or 9 months ago to these because of the strong astigmatism in my right eye. I do not like them. Even a brand new pair wouldn’t last through a shift. I have to manually rotate them on the eye as blinking rarely works. The thinner one on my left eye seems like it stretches out during the day, likes to fold in eye, and it’s impossible to tell if it is inside out or not until it’s on my eye. I’m Going back to Biofinity when these are out even if it means weaker vision in my dominant eye.
They DO NOT work, period. They are too soft and fold up like a taco as soon as you blink. Stay away from them.Trying to get them in is very difficult and getting them out is nearly impossible with out severly irritating your eye, plus extremely expensive.