Contacts and their limitations on presbyopes

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by acemanvx, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. acemanvx

    acemanvx Guest

    As soon as I can unless you or someone proves that orthoK is nearly as

    dangerous as laser surgury. From what I read, its nearly as safe as
    regular daily wear contacts and 10x safer than overnight extend wear
    contacts. In the meantime, I will be trying different brands of soft
    contacts. Those who can tolerate contacts with relatively little
    discomfort are lucky! They dont need orthoK and especially not lasik
    because they get along fine with contacts. The complication rate of
    contacts is NOT 5%, maybe extended wear but no one in their right mind
    would wear contacts for a week strait without taking them out, they are

    just asking for trouble. If they are so lazy that they cant take 30
    seconds to remove their contacts at night and instead sleep with them,
    they might as well stick to glasses. Even if I find a brand of contact
    that I can tolerate somewhat, I wont be using it full time because of
    presbyopia and I dont tolerate monovision. No point wearing contacts
    and still needing reading glasses. I will use them for distance only. I

    could get a weaker pair for intermediate such as the computer but my
    eyes will probably just get dry in no time and glasses dont get in the
    way if im just sitting in front of the computer. Contacts do have their

    use in sports and some outdoor activities. They may also be useful for
    parties and dates but I wont see clearly or at all from near unless I
    bring my reading glasses with me. Shopping would be a pain as id have
    to put my reading glasses everytime I read something, be it my watch,
    the numbers on my cell phone, the recipt, anything near. The best
    compromise is undercorrecting myself by a diopter to a diopter and a
    half. Distance vision suffers slightly but it makes all the difference
    in seeing clearly from near without needing readers. With glasses I can

    just lift them or peak under them. Bottom line is contacts dont work
    well for presbyopes unless they use them just for distance vision,
    monovision or undercorrect.
     
    acemanvx, Jan 19, 2006
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