I would like to try contact lens, what are my options

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by joe, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. joe

    joe Guest

    I want to see if i am a candidate for contact lenses, is there a
    website that list which contact lens may meet my goal or is there like
    a checklist i can refer to? TIA

    joe
     
    joe, Aug 5, 2003
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    RM Guest

    this is a topic to discuss with your doctor. Just tell him/her your "goal"
    and let them decide along with you what's best. That's what your paying
    them for-- their expertise in knowing the answers to such questions.
     
    RM, Aug 5, 2003
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    LarryDoc Guest

    That statement is not necessarily correct since the availabilty of
    silicone hydrogel lenses. It also doesn't address those people with
    dexterity issues and hygiene/compliance issues for which daily wear
    lenses are a greater risk.

    --LB,OD

    --
    Dr. Larry Bickford, O.D.
    Family Practice Eye Health & Vision Care

    The Eyecare Connection
    http//www.eyecarecontacts.com
    larrydoc at m a c.c o m
     
    LarryDoc, Aug 5, 2003
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    Dan Abel Guest


    I'm not aware of anything. In my limited experience, whether you can wear
    contacts depends mostly on whether you can tolerate them in your eyes.

    Some limitations of contacts:

    1. I don't believe they can handle some specialized things that glasses
    can do, like prism.

    2. They don't do well with presbyopia. If you find that bifocals or
    progressives work really well for you, you are probably in trouble.

    3. They don't work as well for astigmatism. However, that's what I use
    them for, so they do work.


    I wear a single contact in my right eye, which corrects astigmatism only.
    I need no other correction for distance. I wear OTC reading glasses for
    close work. I find this works well for me.
     
    Dan Abel, Aug 5, 2003
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