Do I have to wear glasses full time?

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by drunksunflower, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. yo

    i've had contacts for the last eight years.

    they are now scratchy/sore/irritated ... no matter what lens solution I
    try. i also try and leave them out at least one day a week.

    last time i saw the eye doctor it was recommended that i do the above,
    and suggested that i wear glasses more.

    i dont like glasses :( and i'd much prefer to not have to wear them.
    however, laser is not an option for me at the moment (I've had a
    consultation and for me, it's best not to do it until after i've had
    babies, cos your vision may change with hormones. plus i'm a bit
    scared of the whole procedure!).

    Sooo ... my contacts prescription is -3 and -3.5.

    Do I bite the bullet and wear glasses full time? If so what are good
    ways to do this ... i've been avoiding it so long I am a bit scared :(

    Thank you :)
     
    drunksunflower, Aug 25, 2006
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    Ace Guest

    You can easily get orthokeratology, this will make you very close to
    plano if not plano. I have been wearing glasses full time and plan to
    get orthoK to reduce dependency on glasses. Dont bother with lasik, its
    useless, dangerous and causes complications and occular damage to all.
    Whoever argues otherwise has a financial incentive in lasik. I am never
    touching my eyes and neither are my friends. Those who already had
    lasik wish they had not done it!

    orthoK or glasses is the way to go. Your prescription isnt even that
    high and you will be glad in a few years NOT to need reading glasses.
    Just take your distance glasses off to read and eat like I do. You
    could get by with part time glasses wear if you are tolerant of a
    moderate myopic blur. Lots of my friends between -1.5 and -2.5 wear
    glasses part time, but you are in the -3 range. I am in the -4 range so
    my eyes really suck!
     
    Ace, Aug 25, 2006
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    bldegle2 Guest

    "neither are my friends"

    pray tell, how many 'friends' would that be???? i suspect it is close
    to '0'.

    mr feathers
     
    bldegle2, Aug 25, 2006
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    ArsenalFire Guest

    If you have not seen your doctor about the change in comfort with the
    contacts, and followed any subsequent instructions, then this question
    is hard to answer. It may simply be the need for a higher oxygen level
    for the cornea, or throwing them away more often, or a need for
    treatment of dry eye or lid problems may rectify the problems without
    having to resort to glasses.
     
    ArsenalFire, Aug 28, 2006
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    CatmanX Guest

    I am sorry, but what is your problem?

    Are you too vain to wear glasses?
    Is there a problem with getting an eye test?
    Where is the problem with glasses?
    Do you want to cause damage from overwear of your contacts?
    Who said anything about full-time glasses?

    Get your eyes tested, get some glasses, ask your optom about some of
    the new lens materials that will not dehydrate so much. It really isn't
    that difficult.

    dr grant
     
    CatmanX, Aug 29, 2006
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  6. drunksunflower

    Ace Guest


    This is one of the rare times I have to agree with you. Not that youd
    care since you think im an "idiot" anyway. Ill just point it out for
    reference. I too think she is vain. She has even mentioned something
    about getting laser. If she would take better care of her eyes and
    alternate between glasses and contacts, she shouldnt have problems.
    Wear glasses at home(like my mom does) and contacts for going out.
     
    Ace, Aug 31, 2006
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    There we have it, Grant. He does read SOME messages..... ;-)
     
    Neil Brooks, Aug 31, 2006
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