Axis & Blurriness

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Neil Webster, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. Neil Webster

    Neil Webster Guest

    Does anyone know if changing the axis on a contact (from x030 to x020) would
    affect my contacts? My optometrist has done this to make a better fit,
    however now everything looks blurry - in fact i can see better with no
    contacts at all! I am going back to see him next week and would like to
    know what to tell him is wrong - I said things looked blurry before and he
    dismissed it as the lens settling in after looking at my eye, but a week
    later I am not convinced. My prescription is +1.25 - 1.25 x030 for
    glasses, and I have been prescribed +1.25 -1.25 x020 for contacts.
     
    Neil Webster, Jul 14, 2003
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    Roland Izaac Guest

    Just let him know that you can see better without your contacts. You
    optometrist will figure out what is wrong, that's his job.
    The axis of the contact lens is sometimes different from your
    spectacles so as to compensate for a lens that has settled at an axis
    which is not properly located. A toric lens may sometimes not be
    stable and therefore rotates, causing variable vision.
     
    Roland Izaac, Jul 15, 2003
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    drfrank21 Guest


    The 10 deg difference with the amount of astig (-1.25) shouldn't make
    that large a clarity difference- wondering if the contact lenses are
    rotating too much (not stable). I assume you have a follow-up appt-
    the cl's should be "settled" by now.

    frank
     
    drfrank21, Jul 15, 2003
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