discomfort wearing glasses--advice needed

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by seagate1556, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. seagate1556

    seagate1556 Guest

    I'm wondering if anyone can provide some suggestions on this.

    I currently wear glasses and it has become an extreme nuisance because
    I have to touch it many times each day.

    The frames have a tendency to slowly slide down on my nose. I feel
    comfortable with my glasses being exactly level with my eyes. So I end
    up having to raise my frames about twice per hour. ( I tried adjusting
    or bending some portions of the frame but that seems to be of a mild
    help at most )

    This has become an issue at work, too. I am frequently exposed to
    blood and saliva. All too often, my glasses slide down bit by bit as
    I'm working on procedures. As if from a reflex, with my bloody gloves,
    I usually touch my frames and raise it back up. Towards the end of the
    day, I end up throwing my glasses into the sink, with deep
    frustration. And then I wash and cavicide it.

    My problem doesn't end there. The frame parts that rest on my nose ( I
    don't know the terminology ) always feels so oily no matter how I
    clean them. There's also some dark mold? that appears to be growing
    around it.

    I even have an issue with the lenses on my glasses. It gets so dirty
    frequently from myself having to frequently raise my glasses, the
    dandruff from my hair, debris from wind outside, and proximity to the
    oil from my face. I spend so much time in the day taking off my
    glasses to clean them, but only to take it off later and re-clean
    them. And even when I clean them, my vision through the lenses is so
    foggy, as if I have cataracts. My vision, though blurred, feels a lot
    clearer and comfortable when I don't have glasses on.

    There are also so many scratches on my lenses when you shine them up
    in light, which I suspect comes from all the cleaning I tried doing.

    My best option would technically be breaking my glasses and going for
    lasik. But I don't think lasik is mature enough of a technique yet. I
    could go with contact lenses but I'm not permitted by my parents.

    Any feedback on how I should be managing my glasses? Are there any
    glasses/lenses in particular that I'm suitable for?
    seagate1556, Jun 10, 2007
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    Victek Guest

    I solved the problem of glasses sliding down my face by getting "cable
    temples". If your glasses have a wire frame you can take them to a shop and
    have the plastic temple ends replaced with the type that wrap around the
    ear. Make sure you get a snug fit and it completely eliminates the sliding
    problem. The only downside is it makes it a little more difficult to put
    them on and take them off, but I adapted pretty quickly.

    Regarding cleaning the nose pieces, an old toothbrush + soap gets into the
    tiny places pretty well.

    If your lenses are scratched from improper cleaning all you can do is
    replace them. Obviously, you have to find a way to clean the lenses that
    doesn't scratch them and you should avoid touching the glasses when wearing
    them (which is where the cable temples come in).

    Contact lenses do away with all of the issues that you're having with
    glasses and present you with different issues. By the way, why do you
    parents care if you wear contacts?
    Victek, Jun 10, 2007
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  3. seagate1556

    Revival Guest

    Hi, Seagate.

    Have we not met before somewhere? - I cannot seem to recall, but your
    name sounds very familiar. Are you a pilot by any chance?
    Interesting, what is your profession?

    And lastly, how old are you?
    Revival, Jun 10, 2007
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    Victek's advice sounds rock solid. I had cable temples on a pair of
    glasses so that I could windsurf. They're nearly invisible and hold
    quite well.

    The only thing I could add is that ignoring this "Revival" character
    can only help you.

    Listening to him/her/it could hurt you.
    Neil Brooks, Jun 10, 2007
  5. seagate1556

    Neil Brooks Guest

    Shh. I already told you--though I used more genteel phrasing the
    first time--that I don't care what you have to say. Have you
    forgotten so soon?

    You may want to look up the meaning of "ad hominem." Until you do,
    then let's move on, shall we?
    Neil Brooks, Jun 10, 2007
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    Revival Guest

    How old are you? If you have a full time job and are earning your own
    lol Judy, that's what I was wondering.

    For an average paid dental surgeon, money shouldn't be a problem?
    Revival, Jun 10, 2007
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    Different league.
    It's actually quite effective to discredit the "person" by showing the
    folly and ignorance that backs up their overall approach, and how
    their basic belief system is that of faith and ignorance.

    This being SCI.MED.vision, participants and lurkers should know who
    applies science and medicine to their positions and who categorically
    excludes them.

    Though a stopped clock IS right twice a day (back in the days where
    analog was in vogue), I don't believe people should rely on those odds
    when trying to determine the time.
    Neil Brooks, Jun 10, 2007
  8. seagate1556

    Revival Guest

    It's actually quite effective to discredit the "person" by showing the

    Unfortunately, I have yet to see a decrease in posting by either Otis,
    OR Revival for that matter.

    According to your usual prattling, "there have been over a dozen
    REPORTED cases of affected diplopia, *AND STILL COUNTING*!!".

    Very effective indeed.
    Revival, Jun 10, 2007
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    Neil Crooks Guest

    It's actually quite effective to discredit the "person" by showing the

    Rather unfortunately, I have yet to see a decrease in posting by
    either Otis, OR Revival for that matter. Darn.

    According to my usual prattling, "there have been over a dozen
    REPORTED cases of affected diplopia, *AND STILL COUNTING*!!".

    [Very effective indeed.]
    Neil Crooks, Jun 10, 2007
  10. seagate1556

    Neil Brooks Guest

    Again, you extrapolate from small sample sizes to large populations.
    Just because you've lasted around here for two weeks, facing very
    worthwhile opprobrium, doesn't mean you have any staying power.

    Otis does, but it's because he's mentally ill.
    Neil Brooks, Jun 10, 2007
  11. seagate1556

    Neil Crooks Guest

    Different league.

    Sheesh, come on, Dave. I'm waaaaay out of your league!! An infidel
    like yourself is FAR inferior to the likes of Me. Bow down to your
    king already!!

    Now allow me some time to think up a strange analogy involving a
    stopped clock, Mike's elephant spray, and reported cases of diplopia.
    Neil Crooks, Jun 10, 2007
  12. seagate1556

    Neil Brooks Guest

    Just because you don't understand my analogies doesn't mean they're
    not spot on.

    Just because you don't understand logical fallacies when they're
    pointed out doesn't mean that they are NOT logical fallacies.

    You're just a bit ... limited, is all.
    Neil Brooks, Jun 10, 2007
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    Ms.Brainy Guest

    Humble Apology, eh?
    Ms.Brainy, Jun 10, 2007
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