Most comfortable soft lenses for high myope (-13.50)

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by dbk, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. dbk

    dbk Guest


    I recently switched from gas perm lenses to soft lenses and really like
    my current lenses (CIBA Focus Monthly) with the exception that one of
    my eyes tends to get dry and, in addition to reduced comfort, I notice
    a change in my refraction of that eye.

    I know that many newer, very comfortable contact lens materials have
    been introduced (eg, Acuvue), however most of these are not available
    in prescription. I would greatly appreciate any recommendations for a
    comfortable lens that will also correct my vision.


    dbk, Apr 10, 2006
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    acemanvx Guest

    why did you make the switch down from RGP lenses? Did they become to
    uncomfortable? Is your -13.5 pescription in glasses or contacts? If its
    in glasses, youd be much less than -13.5 in contacts. Let me know and I
    will help you find a more comfortable brand. How well do you correct
    with contacts(which dont minify unlike glasses) 20/25? 20/30? with
    glasses(which minify) 20/40?
    acemanvx, Apr 10, 2006
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    CAUTION: Ace isn't an eye doctor. Not even close.
    Neil Brooks, Apr 10, 2006
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    acemanvx Guest

    I am not a doctor but I can help netherless. Most people here arent
    doctors but they are friendly and helpful
    acemanvx, Apr 10, 2006
  5. dbk

    Quick Guest

    No, most people here who are not doctors are friendly
    and listen and sometimes relate their personal experiences.

    Of those who are not doctors and insist on "helping" we

    Otis - ....
    Dicky - recipe for non-sterile homemade saline to be aged in
    a dark closet.
    Ace - much mis-information and assumptions that everybody should
    be just like what Ace assumes he will/would be.

    Quick, Apr 10, 2006
  6. dbk

    dbk Guest

    I switched because my RGP lenses became uncomfortable at the end of the
    day. -13.5 is my contact lens prescription. I am fortunate in that I
    correct to 20/20 or better with my contacts.

    dbk, Apr 11, 2006
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    acemanvx Guest

    Dont you see much better with your RGP contacts vs. soft? 20/20 is very
    good vision(corrected, correctable), especially for an extremely high
    myope like you. I correct to 20/30 with my -4s glasses(due to high
    order aberrations) but if I ever tried RGP I probably will get 20/20.
    Youd be around a -17 in glasses! Do you even have an emergency backup
    glasses or ever wear them, maybe when you wake at night to eat a snack?

    anyway there are custom contacts that can be made to -20! another
    option is get the highest power in the brand you are most comfortable
    with then wear a thin pair of glasses over them to complete your
    pescription. I think this kinda sounds silly when there are contacts
    that fully correct you but some people can only tolerate certain brands
    and since their pescription is so high and rare, theres no market for
    companies to mass produce contacts this high. I see many companies go
    up to -10 or -12 in contacts. If you get a company that goes to -12
    contacts, youd only need -2 glasses for the tiny remainder of your
    pescription. The good thing about this is you can take your -2 glasses
    off when reading or on the computer to relieve eyestrain and slow down
    your (pathalogical) myopia progression. (Otis will say stair-case)
    acemanvx, Apr 11, 2006
  8. dbk

    dbk Guest

    Fortunately, my vision corrects very well with my contacts (hard for to
    tell much difference from the RGP lenses).

    Thanks to all for the info - I will pursue with my eye doc.

    dbk, Apr 11, 2006
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