I've worn Bausch & Lomb Toric SofLens (alphafilcon A) lenses since forever. The lenses are meant to be worn for 2 weeks, but I usually stretch them out to 4 weeks. I find my eyes very dry after just a few hours of wearing even new lenses. I know newer types of lenses have been released, but not until today did I do research on them.
My wife has worn CooperVision Biofinity (comfilcon a) lenses for some time. The lenses are meant to be worn for a month. They use "hydrogel" technology. I read this interesting article: Looking at Silicone Hydrogels Across Generations. Who knew the world of contact lenses was so complicated? No wonder optometrists never go over them; it's difficult to explain and the choices probably confuse people more than aid.
I asked my optometrist if I could try the CooperVision Bionfinity lenses. Today is my first day wearing them. I hope these trial contacts suit me well.