Has My Eye Become Unsuitable for Soft Lenses???

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by Jonathan Fidelis, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. I've been wearing contact lenes for 20 years. For the past 10 years, I've
    wearing Durasoft 3 contact lenses with the same prescription (Dia 14.5, BC
    8.6). Although I have monovision with bad myopia (-12.5...lost left vision
    long time ago), my corrected vision has been fine. Recently, I noticed that
    my corrected vision was often so unfocused and blurry (I couldn't read small
    letters well). So, I got a new Durasoft 3 lens. Still my vision was
    unfocused and blurry although a few blinks sometimes got me back to better
    vision. I even tried the same type of Durasoft with a higher power (-13.5),
    but to my surprise, my corrected vision didn't improve...still unfocused
    just like the vision with a -12.5 lens. It seemed like soft lenses couldn't
    correct my vision any more.

    So, has my eye become unsuitable for soft lenses after 20 years? Has the
    geometry of my eye suddenly changed and made my prescription obsolete (it
    that possible)? Have Durasoft lenses somehow become unfit for my eye? Or,
    something else? I believe my uncorrect vision remains the same. If it got
    worse, I'd notice. Without wearing a lens, I have no problem reading tiniest
    letters.

    I just want to get a sense of what's happening before seeing a doc...
     
    Jonathan Fidelis, Mar 21, 2006
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  2. I'm 40. After 20 years of wearing soft lenses, I still feel comfortable with
    them.
    When they are far, I can't read them well with the current lens. When my eye
    happens to be wet. I see much better.
     
    Jonathan Fidelis, Mar 22, 2006
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  3. Jonathan Fidelis

    acemanvx Guest

    you may need reading glasses over your contacts due to presbyopia. You
    can stick to glasses, get bifocals
     
    acemanvx, Mar 22, 2006
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    CatmanX Guest

    You could be getting many things hapenning. Could be corneal exhaustion
    syndrome, oedema, poor tear film, changed tear lipids or proteins. You
    need to see your optom and possibly get fitted with new lenses like
    Focus N&D, PureVision, Acuvue Oasys or RGP.

    dr grant
     
    CatmanX, Mar 22, 2006
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