Should I give contacts another try?

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by Kim, May 14, 2006.

  1. Kim

    Kim Guest

    I'm 29, and I started wearing contacts at age 15. At first I wore 1-year
    soft lenses, but after a couple of years I changed to soft monthly
    lenses. At age 23 I woke up one morning with bloodshot eyes, and had to
    receive medical attention (I was prescribed something called
    chloramphenicol). Since then I have been unable to wear contacts,
    although I have tried from time to time. The results have always been
    the same: dryness and redness. On special occasions (birthday parties,
    weddings etc.) I wear Focus Dailies, but at the end of the evening I'm
    always looking forward to removing them.

    From 2000 to 2004 I think I must have tried about 10-12 different
    contacts in combination with various cleaning solutions. I haven't tried
    any new lenses for about two years, and I'm wondering if any new and
    "revolutionary" contacts have been released on the market since 2004?
    The only new product I've heard of is Acuvue Oasys. Are they worth trying?

    Thanks,

    Kim
     
    Kim, May 14, 2006
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  2. Kim

    Dick Adams Guest

    Your eyes are trying to tell you something.
    Why not just wear your eyeglasses. By now, everybody knows you
    need 'em.
    A lot of people think the new products are with trying, particularly
    the ones who make their living by helping you with your trying.
    Probably, by this time, you know how that goes.

    Please send photos, with and without the eyeglasses. You probably
    look just great in eyeglasses. Let us help you decide which is best.
     
    Dick Adams, May 14, 2006
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  3. Kim

    acemanvx Guest

    sorry to hear of your contact lens intolerance. The same story for me.
    I tried like 10 different brands and they too dry and irritate my eyes
    just like they do to yours. You could try the silicone hydrogels, they
    are much healthier for your eyes. I tried focus day and night(but didnt
    sleep in them!) and my eyes as usual doesnt tolerate foreign objects
    sitting on them.

    OrthoK is my last resort. I will let the specalist optometrist who
    practices orthoK determine how much of a candidate I am and if its
    worth proceeding. Perhaps you can give orthoK a try. Theres Laser
    Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis and Photorefractive Keratectomy and
    Phakic Intra ocular lens and finally Intrastromal Corneal Ring
    Segments. All of those have risks.

    What is your pescription? You may want to consider natural vision
    improvement
     
    acemanvx, May 14, 2006
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  4. Kim

    acemanvx Guest

    "Your eyes are trying to tell you something."


    Exactly. They dont like contacts and neither do my eyes.


    "Why not just wear your eyeglasses. By now, everybody knows you
    need 'em."


    Its more than that, maybe shes vain? Maybe she hates glasses for
    various reasons. I would wear contacts if I could tolerate them, almost
    everyone who tolerates contacts well wears them instead of glasses.


    "A lot of people think the new products are with trying, particularly
    the ones who make their living by helping you with your trying.
    Probably, by this time, you know how that goes."


    I suggest orthoK. I know this guy who tried orthoK as a last resort
    when he couldnt tolerate soft contacts and it went great! You sleep in
    orthoK so any dryness and discomfort wont be felt because your sleeping
    soundly right thru it all!


    "Please send photos, with and without the eyeglasses. You probably
    look just great in eyeglasses. Let us help you decide which is best."


    Upload your pictures and post the URL or link here. I bet you look
    great :)
     
    acemanvx, May 14, 2006
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  5. Kim

    Dick Adams Guest

    It was about my experience with they eyecare folks. For
    instance, since IOLs, I have tried three eyeglass scripts.
    Probably, by the forth, we'll have it right. (Actually, six
    scripts were written, but I could eliminate the really crazy
    ones.)

    I think that this business of trying eyeglasses is new. Used
    to be the first script was right on. But then they could only
    nick you once. They have learned a lot since contacts and
    fancy eyeglasses.
     
    Dick Adams, May 14, 2006
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