Wearing contacts and eyeglasses - time to adjust

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by Access, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. Access

    Access Guest


    I have been wearing hard contacts (RGP) for the last 16 years, 14-16 hours a
    day, weekends included.
    Since I have too much trouble with dry eyes, dust, the daily cleaning, ... I
    decided to go (partly) back to eyeglasses. I bought some nice frames with
    ultra-thin glasses (I have -9 and -10) and now I'm getting used to them - my
    sight is not so good as with contacts (minification, smaller angle etc) but
    at least I can walk by the sea without worrying that some sand grains will
    get stuck behind my lenses :)

    So now for my question : how long does it take for the eyes (cornea) to
    completely adjust themselves to the eyeglasses ? I recently wore my glasses
    for 3 days in a row but didn't feel anything special when I put my lenses in
    after this period (I still wear them when going to work).

    Access, Jul 14, 2006
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    acemanvx Guest

    may take a month for your cornea to revert back if you never wear RGPs
    again. Maybe you can try soft contacts, they could be more comfortable?
    -10 is really bad eyesight and thats alot of minification with glasses.
    How well do you see with RGP contacts? with glasses? How blurry is
    everything without correction, how far can you count fingers? Just
    acemanvx, Jul 14, 2006
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    Quick Guest

    Ummm, The OP didn't say the RGPs were uncomfortable.
    In fact, I read the question as something like this:

    There is an adaptation period associated with RGPs.
    If you don't wear your RGPs for a while you will experience
    the adaptation period again. How long is the period
    without wearing RGPs before you have to experience
    the adaptation period again?

    The OP said they plan to wear glasses sometimes and
    continue with the RGPs for work and whenever. I got the
    impression that they thought after 3 days without they
    would experience some discomfort when resuming.

    Quick, Jul 15, 2006
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    Access Guest

    Yes, for the moment, I still want to combine my RPG lenses with eyeglasses.
    I just wanted to know how long I can wear my eyeglasses for an extended
    period without feeling any discomfort when putting my lenses back in. Soft
    contacts are out of the question since I don't have enough tear production
    (well that is what my contact lens specialist said).
    Access, Jul 15, 2006
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    Access Guest

    Without correction, I can read a newspaper at a distance of 10 centimeters
    (4 inches). Beyond that it's all blurry :)
    Access, Jul 15, 2006
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    Ann Guest

    Ace doesn't know what he's talking about. He gets all his information
    off the internet and is not an expert.
    Ann, Jul 15, 2006
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