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## What is the difference between 14.0 and 14.2 diameter contacts?

14.0mm and 14.2mm contacts

In fact, **there is not much difference between these two**. Some manufacturers only make 14.2mm diameter contacts, and some others produce 14.0mm diameter contacts. … In other words, the predominant size for the small contacts is between 14.0mm to 14.2mm.

## What is the difference between 8.4 and 8.6 base curve?

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**.

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LENS | BASE CURVES AVAILABLE (mm) | DIAMETERS AVAILABLE (mm) |
---|---|---|

3 | 8.6 | 14.2 |

4 | 8.4, 8.6 | 13.8 |

5 | 8.6 | 14.0 |

6 | 8.5, 9.0 | 14.2 |

## What does the number on my contacts mean?

DIA: **Diameter** – the distance across the surface of the contact lens, measured in millimeters. This number is usually between 13 and 15 and determines where on your eye the contact lens will sit.

## What is the normal BC for contact lenses?

Typical base curve values range **between 8.0 and 10.0 mm**, though it can be flatter (from 7.0mm) if you have a rigid gas-permeable lens. A person with a higher base curve number has a flatter cornea (the clear, front surface of the eye) compared to someone with a lower base curve number, which indicates a steeper cornea.

## Can I wear contacts with a different diameter?

**It is not recommended to wear contact lenses with a different diameter from your prescription**. If the diameter is too wide, the lens will be loose in the eye and may slip out of place. If the diameter is too small, the lens will have a tight fit, causing discomfort.

## How do you tell if your contacts are not the right size?

Place the **contact lens between the tips of your thumb and forefinger**, grasping it near the center so the entire edge is free. Gently squeeze the lens, as if you are about to fold it in half. If the edge of the lens points upward (resembling a hard-shell taco), the lens is correctly oriented.

## What happens if you wear the wrong base curve?

If your lenses have the wrong diameter or base curve, you’ll likely feel that something is always in your eye. If the lenses are too flat, your eyelids will tend to dislodge them when you blink. The wrong size lenses can even **cause an abrasion of your cornea**.

## How do I know my base curve?

**Simple Rule for estimating lens base curve on a PLUS POWER lens**

- For plus power use the spherical equivalent (SE) and add 4.00 diopters to that. For example, if you have an Rx of + 2.00 sphere, the base curve for the lens will be approximately 6.00.
- Rx +2.00Sph -> [+2.00 +4.00D] = 6.00BC.

## What does high Add mean in contact lenses?

Multifocal contact lenses bundle ADD amounts into three groups: low, medium or high. Low add is a number up to + 1.25, medium is an add between +1.50 and +2.0, and high is **an add of +2.25 up to +2.50**.

## Is minus 1 eyesight bad?

The Numbers

Generally, the further away from zero you go (whether the number is positive or negative), the worse your eyesight and the greater the need for vision correction. So +1.00 and -1.00 are quite modest; **your eyesight isn’t too bad**, as you only need 1 diopter of correction.

## Which is the best contact lens for eyes?

**In general, the best contact lenses brands in India offer the following :**

- Bausch & Lomb Soflens 59 Contact Lenses.
- Freshlook One-Day Color Pure Hazel Powerless.
- Soft Eye Diamond Eye 3 Pair.
- Bausch & Lomb Optima38 Contact Lens.
- Clear Contact Lens Monthly Power.
- Acuvue 1 Day Moist Daily Contact Lens.

## What is 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.

## Is BC and CYL the same?

Astigmatism can be corrected by toric contact lenses. **Base Curve**. Abbreviated “BC,” the base curve of a lens indicates the curvature on the inside of a lens. … The cylinder is an oval band on a lens that enables an individual to see all ranges clearly at once and is measured in diopters, like spherical power.

## What is the average power of contact lenses?

Power is written as a unit of measurement called a diopter.

Plus is for farsighted and minus is for nearsighted. The **average number for both far and nearsighted is 3.00**. The additional numbers almost always include the curve and size of a contact lens, but may contain other information as well.