Deteriorating vision glasses/contact lenses

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by Pam Gasson, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. Pam Gasson

    Pam Gasson Guest

    Does your vision deteriorate more wearing contact lenses than
    glasses. I have worn glasses most of my adult life, but
    every time I had a sight test I did not necessarily need stronger
    glasses. I have been wearing contact lenses now for two years.
    I was +3 and +plus 5 to start with. A year later my close up
    vision was not so good,I had a test and went up to +4 and +6.
    My vision is now getting bad again and I will be having a sight
    test in 2 weeks time when I will probably have to go up again.
    Is it normal when wearing contacts for your sight to change
    so frequently?
    Thank you.

    Pam Gasson, Oct 29, 2003
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  2. Pam Gasson

    Dr Judy Guest

    Unless the lenses are badly fitted, it is unlikely that the lenses are
    causing these changes.

    How old are you? Hyperopes can flex the lens in the eye to compensate for
    some of the hyperopia, as they age into their late twenties and thirties,
    the lens loses flexibility and more of the hyperopia becomes evident. This
    would have happened with glasses or contacts.

    Dr Judy
    Dr Judy, Oct 30, 2003
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  3. Pam Gasson

    drfrank21 Guest

    I assume you're wearing soft contact lenses? What's your age?
    I think the change
    in your refractive status is more likely due to other variables,
    most likely your age than anything else. Your cl's are not
    making your eyes worse and it's just a coincidental finding (ie.
    if you were still wearing glasses your hyperopia would have
    changed at the same rate).

    drfrank21, Oct 30, 2003
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