What is the maximum myopia that contact lens can correct to 20/20 degree?

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by Spockie, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. Spockie

    Spockie Guest

    What is the maximum myopia that contact lens can correct to 20/20 degree?


    is it -3.0 or -3.5 or 4.0?
     
    Spockie, Dec 24, 2005
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    Guest

    Contact lenses can come in very high pescriptions, many companies make
    them in the -10 to -12 range and ive seen special orders even higher
    than this. Also keep in mind due to vertex distance, -12 contacts
    correct you as much as -15 glasses. 20/20 has to do with your optics.
    Some people arent correctable to 20/20, this is very common for higher
    myopes, especially with glasses which minify. I am a -5 and my glasses
    makes things smaller so I cant see 20/20 its too small to be readable.
     
    , Dec 24, 2005
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    I believe it was Larry Bickford's turn to lock up last night.

    Larry? Did you leave the door open?? <g>
     
    Neil Brooks, Dec 24, 2005
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  4. None of the above. If the eye is otherwise healthy, there is no
    theoretical maximum of myopia that cannot correct to AT LEAST 20/20 with
    contact lenses.

    w.stacy, o.d.
     
    William Stacy, Dec 24, 2005
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    Dan Abel Guest


    I believe that I was once -12D. Of course, believe it or not, some
    people need contacts who aren't even myopic. Back when they did
    cataract surgery differently, some people needed major plus contacts. I
    think that it was way more than 12D.
     
    Dan Abel, Dec 24, 2005
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  6. Spockie

    Guest

    "None of the above. If the eye is otherwise healthy, there is no
    theoretical maximum of myopia that cannot correct to AT LEAST 20/20
    with
    contact lenses."


    Thats true, but very large amouts of myopia is not normal and often
    pathalogical so alot of very high myopes never get 20/20, especially
    not with minifying glasses. Still contacts will make one big, big
    difference in how you see
     
    , Dec 24, 2005
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    LarryDoc Guest

    Open just a crack, and only once every week or so. When the "killed"
    number is over 20% of the total posts, I simply mark them all "read"
    and go away.

    Just seems like there are more important things to do these days.

    See y'all later. Hope the fog lifts soon.


    LB, O.D>
     
    LarryDoc, Dec 26, 2005
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