Sudden change in contact lens behavior(?)

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by groupslrn, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. groupslrn

    groupslrn Guest

    I wrote a few days ago about the contact lens fitting process I'm
    undergoing to correct astigmatism.

    Preference Torics seem to work, mostly. Tried Hydrasofts but
    discontinued due to discomfort/perceptions of distortion. Physician is
    refining the Preference Toric fit.

    All was well with the Preference Torics until Saturday evening when I
    took them off and cleaned them overnight. Upon putting them in on
    Sunday morning, my vision is worse with them in than with them out.
    After approx. 1/2 hour of settling, the blur is worse close in and far
    away. Eyedrops don't help. Rubbing the eyes _very gently_ brings some
    short-term improvement.

    About the only thing I'm doing differently is cleaning the Preference
    Torics in a peroxide bath that was given to me with the Hydrasofts.

    Advice appreciated.


    --- Ravi
    groupslrn, Jun 5, 2005
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  2. groupslrn

    LarryDoc Guest

    Rule 1: If the lens causes discomfort or pain, remove it, clean and
    rinse, try again. If the problem persists, *do not wear it.* It is
    damaged or your eye is damaged. See your doctor.

    Rule 2: If wearing the lens causes your vision to be poor, the lens
    either does not fit or has been damaged. *Do not wear it*. If using a
    disposable lens, try a new one. Otherwise, or if the problem persists,
    see your doctor.

    --LB., O.D.
    LarryDoc, Jun 5, 2005
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  3. groupslrn

    groupslrn Guest

    Thanks. I will give them a call in the morning. I _think_ it may be
    that I flipped left and right although I take precautions to make sure
    that they are properly stowed. I tried them in the other configuration
    and I can see well. But, I am not comfortable with the uncertainty and
    have stored them until I can get them looked at.

    --- Ravi
    groupslrn, Jun 5, 2005
  4. groupslrn

    The Real Bev Guest

    If it's any comfort, I've flipped them a couple of times -- and felt really
    stupid because the first time I was SURE I couldn't have done anything that
    dumb because I too am very careful.
    The Real Bev, Jun 6, 2005
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