I decided to try out daily disposable contact lens for my Singapore trip because I’m quite tired of cleaning it, rinsing it, storing it at places I’m not familiar with. I had some not-so-nice experiences during previous trips.
I had no proper place to air dry my lens case, either afraid that the housekeeping people might introduce dust into my case if I air dry it outside of the bathroom or wet it when they clean the bathroom with water or their chemical if I air dry it the bathroom or travel partner accidentally wet my dried case when using the sink at the end of the day.
There were many brands to choose but ended up with Johnson & Johnson 1-Day Acuvue because the rest got not much pairs and prices were slightly higher. I don’t remember the price of this box of lenses though. I think it’s RM70 or is it RM75? There were 15 pairs in there. I brought 6 pairs and damaged 1 pair when trying to take it out from the blister pack. Luckily I brought an extra pair else I won’t have enough for the last day.
I used it for more than 12 hours a day when I was in Singapore. It’s quite comfortable and easy to use but a bit too fragile. That explains why I tore* two lenses, on the second and fourth day ;p Was expecting it to dry up pretty fast but it didn’t.
*Update: I just found out that it’s not me who was being clumsy for tearing them! I did a check on the blister packs just now and found out that there’s one lens folded inside one of the packs! This means… The previous 2 lenses were already folded in the pack and I tore it while trying to open them up.
In normal circumstances, the lens should be able to unfold itself in the unopened blister pack. I kept thinking that I’m the one that made the lens stuck together when trying to take them out from the blister packs but it’s not after seeing what I saw this morning in one of the blister packs.
So if it’s already folded together in there, there is no way for you to unfold it without tearing it. Let’s see… 30 lenses, 3 damaged ones. So do not expect to get a full box of usable lens unless you are very lucky.
Saved me all the trouble of rinsing and cleaning the case and the lens. Saved lots of time and so convenient. Put on in the morning, removed and threw at the end of the day.
How I wish I can switch to daily disposable contact lens but it’s too pricey for me. Monthly contact lens is still more affordable for me because of my usage.
However, I will bring daily disposable lens with me if I’m going out of town from now on.
Oh by the way, the blister packs are very sharp, cut my finger with it -.-“