Can a person get MORE nearsighted suddenly?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by The Real Bev, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. The Real Bev

    The Real Bev Guest

    Ouch. Even if Blue Cross/Medicare covers a portion, it's still a bit steep to
    avoid driving problems on ski days :-( I need to think about holding my head
    under the hot-air blower in the rest room...

    I am reminded of the shock I felt when told (1980 or so) that the MRI of my hip
    would cost $1200. The idea of having a disease for which the diagnosis cost
    $1200 was terrifying. Turns out that nothing showed up on the MRI, so I didn't
    even get a diagnosis :-( Different problem 25 years later, same hip. MRI
    equally useless. So much for technology.
    Hope the information is useful to someone.
    The Real Bev, Jan 12, 2009
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    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    Well, not everybody is so inclined to spend that kind of money, but I
    really haven't seen too much resistance and the success rate is very
    high. As I said, they are not for everybody. I wear Acuvue Oasys
    lenses without any problems whatsoever. But then again I wasn't
    blessed with high astigmatism, keratoconus, or a bad result form a
    corneal transplant or LASIK surgery. If you have some time to waste,
    you can go to PubMed and find the article I published on this in March
    of last year in the journal Eye & Contact Lens if anybody would like
    more details on the particular methodology I employ to design these
    lenses. And, if you just happen to be in Las Vegas on Friday, I'll be
    presenting this topic at the Global Specialty Lens Symposium.
    Dr. Leukoma, Jan 12, 2009
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