I am a myopic astigmatic (-6.5 in one eye, -6.75 in the other) who has been
experiencing a recurring problem with what my optometrist identified as
"jelly-spots"--essentially, opaque "bumps" on the surface of the contact
lens, which appear, empirically, to be almost a chemical change in the lens
itself. They are not removable by cleaning or enzymatic treatment of the
lens. When I queried my Dr. as to what caused the problem, he merely
shrugged and said "no one knows", which is, needless to say, not very
These "bumps" are problematic in that they eventually irritate my eyelid to
the point of conjunctivitis, and the lens begins to "ride" up and down with
my eyelid when I blink.
I wear DuraSoft 3 optifit toric lenses, and this problem has happened three
times, already, though on the previous two occasions, the lenses were of
different manufacture, so I assume that it is not a defect in the lens
itself, but rather something in my behavior that is causing the problem.
I have used the CibaVision AO Sept family of cleaning products, and Allergen
UltraZyme enzymatic treatment successfully for 8 years or so; I follow the
cleaning regimine as faithfully as is reasonably possible; and I have been
wearing contact lenses for 13 years, so I am no stranger to their proper
care. However, I have seen the wearable life of my contact lenses go from
over a year, to a scant four months, due to this problem.
Does anyone out there have any recommendations? Am I doing something wrong?
Is there perhaps a different lens I should try, or different cleaning
products I should use? I would appreciate any suggestions.