Definetly look into the lenses by Johnson & Johnson. They have several products to fit all kinds of wearing schedules.Acuvue,Surevue, lenses with Hydroclear etc... They have the best product on the market with more coming.
I heartily recommend proclear compatibles, by CooperVision. I've been wearing them about 8 years now, and have been told they're among the best by multiple doctors. Supposedly it's the high water content. They're monthly disposables. Ask your eye care practitioner.
Only useful advice: Try as many as you can. Some fit better than others. In fact, one eye can take one brand, and the other another one.
Do you have astigmatism? If so, it may take a long time before you can find one that fits. I haven't found one yet that works for me, especially in this dry environment. Western Canada is about to head into the worst drought since the depression, which makes wearing contacts impossible for a lot of people...
The Vistakon J&J product line are superb. They have some of the best line of lenses for all types of fitting and wear schedule. Their range of powers/ base curve/ axis are so broad I'm sure you would fit into something. They have the best costumer service around.
after using Acuvue's since thay first came out then Acuvue 2s, Last time I ran out the place I buy them was out and gave me a sample of Focus Dailies to try until mine came in, I found the focus to be much better, if I forget to take them out, I wake up fine the next mourning and can even use them two days without knowing I have lenses in. kd
My mom's an optometrist so I get freebies and beta tests. Ciba's Focus Night and Day is my personal favorite for wearing long periods. (I still don't sleep in them because even though you can.. it's not recommended)
I beta tested some Acuvue contact lenses called galyfilcon A. It came in a Yellow generic looking box. I just looked it up, and it appears that it may now be Acuvues Advance with Hydraclear.
I don't know if they under went any changes, but I just like the Ciba Night and Days a lot better. The Galyfilcon A contacts might better than Acuvue 2s which I also tried. They are more slimy/wet.
The Acuvues are cheaper than the Focus Night and days though, but I think my eyes get more oxygen with the Focus.
I have been wearing contat lens for 28 years. While I dont have a specific problem with continuing to use them, I have for a long time been considering alternatives to contact or glasses. Basicly surgery.
Recently I have been made aware of a different approch to this problem. Its called Gentle Vision Shaping System (GVSS). Here's a quote from one web site with its link.
Also known as Orthokeratology (ortho-k) or Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT). We have done this with several patients with varied results.
First of all, it is only available for patient's that suffer from myopia (nearsighted) and/or slight astigmatism. It involves wearing RGP (hard) contact lenses while you sleep in attempt to reshape the corneal surface thus eliminating the need for glasses during the day time hours. While 20/20 vision is the target, 20/40 (the legal visual minimum for driving) is considered acceptable.
This is not a permanent procedure. The contact lenses must be worn on a nightly basis, however it is not uncommon to be able to skip a night here or there.