Can i wear soft toric contact lens for post RK surgery? TIA

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by joe son, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. joe son

    joe son Guest

    Hi i just had my exam done last week but i forgot to mention to the
    doctor that i would like to get fitted with soft conact lens. I would
    like to get some opinions here b/4 making the trip back to the doctor.
    My prescription is as follows: +2.25 -0.75X175 right eye, +1.25-1.00 X
    017 left eye. with 2.25 add power(i'm 52 y.o.) I can see 20/20 in
    each eye with correction. will i get good result with soft contacts
    lens? do i need the toric lenses for astigmatism? TIA

    joe son, Sep 25, 2003
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  2. joe son

    RM Guest

    are you planning to wear reading glasses over your contacts? If not then
    you will need to also discuss bifocal contacts and monovision with your
    doctor. You might possibly need a toric correction but your astigmatism is
    borderline so maybe not.

    the title of your message said that you are post RK. If that is correct
    then you must definitely be checked by your doctor to be sure that
    neovascularization along the keratotomy scars does not exist prior to the
    contact lens fitting and that is doesn't begin to develop afterward.
    RM, Sep 26, 2003
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  3. joe son

    joe son Guest

    yeah i was thinking about monovision since i would like to read as
    well as seeing at distance. what is neovascularization? will hard
    contact lens cause that too?

    joe son, Sep 27, 2003
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