from Hard to Soft....

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Miko, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. Miko

    Miko Guest

    I've been wearing hard RGP for the past 20 yrs. Although
    a bit uncomfortable especially in windy places, I prefer it
    because they say it can stop my myopia from getting worse.
    Like the lens can stop the eyeball from deforming further.
    What would happen if I'd use soft now. Would my myopia
    gets worse? I'm over 30 and my eyes correction have
    stabled but concerned it may change again if I move to
    soft contact lens.

    Also what is the other negative effects of soft contacts
    over the RGP if I begin to wear soft. One of my eyes
    has slight astigmatism. Would soft correct it.

    Thanks.

    miko
     
    Miko, Mar 6, 2004
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Miko

    suzee Guest

    Toric soft lenses are usually prescribed for astigmatism. Soft lenses
    also seem to make the eye drier than with RGPs. I don't know how they'd
    affect your myopia, though you may see some improvement once you're over
    40.

    sue
     
    suzee, Mar 6, 2004
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Miko

    Jan Guest

    Forget the "stopping" issue in normal RGP contactlenses.
    If they deform the corneae, they are not fitted in the right way, except for
    the Ortho K lenses where deformation is just the goal.
    Everything is possible, depends on the quality and type of the fitting and
    the hard lenses.

    I'm over 30 and my eyes correction have
    Not necessarily so, but possible.
    Your fitter is much more able to give you the right answers, fitting by
    internet is not possible.
    He can measure what you call a slight astigmatism and what might be bigger
    than you thought to mentioning one issue for instance.
    BTW, why do you want softlenses as you are comfortable with the RGP's and
    afraid of changes when wearing the soft ones?

    Jan (normally Dutch spoken)
     
    Jan, Mar 6, 2004
    #3
    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.