Wearing eyeglasses over contact lenses

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by douglas, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. douglas

    douglas Guest

    Is it possible to wear eyeglasses over contact lenses? My right eye is
    a -11.00D, and Dres Hertzog and Ryan, my opthalamologist and
    optometrist --respectively-- gave me a balance lens, b/c my frames'd
    look horrible w/ a -3.00lens for the left, and a -11.00D lens for the
    right. So, could they give me a -8.00D contact lens for my right eye --
    and plano contacts for my left--, and me wear my glasses over them?

    douglas, Feb 28, 2008
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    I've worn glasses over contact lenses for years. It's not at all
    uncommon, and -- at least IME -- not particularly challenging for the
    eye docs.
    Neil Brooks, Feb 29, 2008
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    douglas Guest

    Funny, Dres Hertzog and Ryan never suggested that...but my Sam's Club
    optician, Ms. Kim, did. Weird.
    douglas, Feb 29, 2008
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    otisbrown Guest

    Yes you can do that -- but why?

    The minus contact can take care of your distant vision for you.

    otisbrown, Feb 29, 2008
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    Mike Ruskai Guest

    I'd just add that going the contact route will also make it so your
    left and right eyes see things as the same size. With that
    prescription, glasses-only would make things in your right eye look
    around 20% smaller than things in your left eye.
    Mike Ruskai, Feb 29, 2008
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    douglas Guest

    I'm also amblyopic in my right eye, and Dres Hertzog and Ryan didn't
    seem to want to give me a prism. Should the prism be in the
    eyeglasses, or the CL?
    douglas, Feb 29, 2008
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    douglas Guest

    No suprise there...I'm up on my optometry and opthalmology too, you

    So, I assume anisometropic amblyopia can be treated w/ prism lenses,
    douglas, Mar 1, 2008
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    douglas Guest

    I'm not presbyobic...I'm 16.5!!!!
    douglas, Mar 1, 2008
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    douglas Guest

    I know that now.

    Why wouldn't anisometropic amblyopia be treaed w/ a prism? Is simply
    correcting the anisometropia enough?
    douglas, Mar 1, 2008
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    douglas Guest

    Well, Dres Hertzog and Ryan did say I have an amblyopic right eye --I
    can close my right eye, and be able to function normally; it only
    gives me a little periphial vision, and I have trouble walking down
    stairs and escalators--...so, again, would correcting the
    anisometropia be enough?
    douglas, Mar 2, 2008
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    douglas Guest

    Nope, never. My anisometropic amblyopia is due to grade 2 retinopathy
    of prematurity --born at 22 wks--, if that helps you guys out a bit
    douglas, Mar 2, 2008
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