multifocal contacts must look sideways to focus

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by chipster, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. chipster

    chipster Guest

    Is there a scientific name for this? I would like to be able to do more
    research on why I must turn head sideways to focus in multifocal

    I have tried proclear compatibles multifocals, and frequency 55
    multifocals and I must turn my head one direction to focus clearly for
    near, and the opposite direction to focus clearly for far.

    Any suggestions? I have also tried acuvue bifocal and it focuses
    straight ahead , but must refocus with each blink.

    At this time, I am wearing the acuvue oasys in the left eye and nothing
    in the right, and would like to be able to wear a bifocal lens in the

    chipster, Feb 20, 2006
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    acemanvx Guest

    maybe because of all those rings? I have also tried multifocals. They
    are twice as thick and uncomfortable and when I focus on near, it takes
    about 10 seconds to slowly become less blurry. I feel my eye straining
    to accomodate and this is bad for my eyes. I tried monovision, didnt
    like it either, I find I have to close my distance eye when reading or
    that eye feels strained and aches and letters blur and run into each
    other. Undercorrecting both eyes works well and its the best option for
    me. It lets me see clear from near and intermediate and distance is
    only a little blurry(20/70) so not bad. I am much happier with glasses
    acemanvx, Feb 20, 2006
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    The Real Bev Guest

    Perhaps they only rest in the right place when your eyelids are pressuring
    them from the side rather than straight ahead. My guess would be poor fit.
    How many have you tried? Nobody said it was easy!

    "The fact that windows is one of the most popular ways to
    operate a computer means that evolution has made a general
    fuckup and our race is doomed." -- Anon.
    The Real Bev, Feb 21, 2006
  4. chipster

    Quick Guest

    Are those ones that can be ordered with a near or distance
    center? If so you may have been fitted with a modified
    monovision solution.

    Quick, Feb 21, 2006
  5. chipster

    chipster Guest

    How many have you tried?<

    At first they tried the soflens, but I couldn't see my watch, the
    distance was fine.

    Then, proclear compatible multifocals, the frequency 55. These were
    acceptable in distance and close, but had to turn head & look over nose
    for best focus.

    Then, acuvue - which focuses straight on, but not good for distance or
    close, except for 2-3 seconds out of a minute.

    Am wearing the acuvue oasys -1 in left eye, which is dominant. The
    uncovered right eye is getting tired now, and tried wearing a -1.25 to
    a meeting tonight, and reading glasses for taking notes.
    Can't see the people who come up close to me, though, and that is just

    Really would like to know what to do next.

    chipster, Feb 22, 2006
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