contacts with cylinder component or contacts + glasses

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by Eugene Phar, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. Eugene Phar

    Eugene Phar Guest

    I have been wearing glasses for very long time (since my childhood). I
    have a severe myopia and thin retina.
    My recent prescription is OD -11.25 OS -8.00 with cylinder component
    (and of course mi vision isnt 20/20 - is much much less).
    Because glasses with that power are pretty thick my opthalmologist
    me to start wearing soft contact lenses. He asked me to choose whether
    I want to wear only contact lenses or contact lenses with cylindrical
    correction of glasses ( and then my lenses in glasses would finally be
    What would you advise me to choose. I am so used to wear glasses that
    I think I could look funny without them.
    What is a average annual cost of lenses (with all the changes etc)

    Thank you for your help
    Eugene Phar, Aug 21, 2003
    1. Advertisements

  2. Eugene Phar

    Eugene Phar Guest

    My prescription:
    OD -11.25 cyl -2.25 ax 028
    OS -8.00 cyl -2.50 ax 145
    Eugene Phar, Aug 22, 2003
    1. Advertisements

  3. Eugene Phar

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    (Eugene Phar) wrote in
    I would offer my patient with your prescription the following options:
    rigid lenses, or Focus Night and Day with the cylindrical correction in
    spectacles to be worn over the contact lenses. IMHO you would asking for
    trouble with toric soft lenses as they are very thick and the oxygen
    permeability is severely compromised in higher prescriptions. An RGP lens
    would be the simplest and perhaps the best physiological option once you
    got over the initial discomfort.

    Average annual cost of Focus N&D would be approximately $300 US, excluding
    professional fees. Those are replaced monthly. Annualized cost of RGPs
    would probably be less that $200 for the first year, and nothing for the
    following years until the lenses needed to be replaced. The average
    lifespan of those is from two to three years.

    Dr. Leukoma, Aug 22, 2003
  4. Eugene Phar

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    Just wanted to echo Dr. G's options here. There simply are no soft
    toric lenses available in your prescription that provide adequate
    oxygen permeability---with the possible exception of Proclear Torics,
    Custom Tailor Made. And that's not an ideal situation, but better
    than anything else currently available. But better still are the two
    options he suggested.

    I've used Night&Day with spectacle over-correction with great success.
    There, you have the advantage of healthy contact lenses (that you can
    wear continuously day and night) that will provide reasonable vision
    and personal safety/convenience. Add the spectacles for fine-tuned
    vision and the added safety of protective lenses and "the look" you
    are acoustomed too, and that's a win-win situation.

    Best of luck with your decision,


    What have you heard about toric Night and Days. It's my understanding that
    they are in the pipeline.

    Dr. Leukoma, Aug 22, 2003
  5. Eugene Phar

    LarryDoc Guest

    EU, maybe, USA later, as usual.

    (I sent you a private email with more details.)


    Dr. Larry Bickford, O.D.
    Family Practice Eye Health & Vision Care

    The Eyecare Connection
    larrydoc at m a c.c o m
    LarryDoc, Aug 22, 2003
  6. Eugene Phar

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    Much thanks for the heads-up.

    Dr. Leukoma, Aug 23, 2003
  7. Eugene Phar

    Eugene Phar Guest

    I live in Poland but at the moment I am in the USA
    and I met with the opthalmologist here.
    Is there a big difference in prices of lenses between the US and EU?
    Eugene Phar, Aug 23, 2003
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.