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Lori
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:21 pm    Post subject: new prescription Reply with quote

Well, yesterday I finally went in and got my eyes checked. It's been almost 2 years since I first got glasses, and I knew my vision had gotten worse. I actually went in when I first got back to the states and got a check up, and although my prescription changed I never got it filled. So since it had been awhile, I decided to go back in. I wasnt to fond of the place I went to a few months ago, it was one of those eye places in the mall where you're in and out in a only a couple minutes. This time I went to a much nicer place where the doctor spent a good half hour with me, and it cost less too! ($80 at the other place for only the glasses prescription, this place was $99 for both the glasses and contacts scripts).

I got a pair of contacts to try out for a week. It's been over a year since I've worn contacts, but now that I'm driving again I thought it'd be good to go back to them as although legally I can still drive without glasses, I cant read the signs that well especially at night. And seeing as my eyes hate the sun, I cant go without my sunglasses.

Anyways, I have these new contacts to try out, and at first they were great! I could read street signs again, see the trees in the distance instead of blobs, and read the TV guide on the screen without squinting :D Then I tried knitting, and something was off. I stopped after a little while and got on my computer. Again, something was off. While I can read the screen, it's not clear. It gets better the longer I look at the screen, but honestly I can read the screen better without the contacts in!

So I'm back to the doctor this afternoon as obviously something is wrong with the script, and I see no point in waiting a week if I know now that it's off. darn my fickled eyes!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:34 pm    Post subject: Re: new prescription Reply with quote

I also tried contacts in the past, but now... I forget to wear them! d'oh!

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Then I tried knitting, and something was off. I stopped after a little while and got on my computer. Again, something was off. While I can read the screen, it's not clear. It gets better the longer I look at the screen, but honestly I can read the screen better without the contacts in!

So I'm back to the doctor this afternoon as obviously something is wrong with the script, and I see no point in waiting a week if I know now that it's off. darn my fickled eyes!

Lori


If you are astigmatic, perhaps it could be due to the wrong curvature of your new contacts (I had the same problem too).

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lori, I wear contacts for driving and distance but when I wear them and want to look at a menu or read, etc. I have to wear those little magnifying glasses you can get in any cosmetic store.
I wonder if that would have helped you also?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, back from the eye doctor. He ended up bumping down the strength in my left eye which has helped a lot. I can now stand to use the computer for more then a few minutes at a time, so that is good. I'm gonna try these till next week when I go in. He's still debating about what to do for my glasses prescription (I havent ordered the new glasses yet) and we're going to wait and see how these contacts work out at this strength.

My eyes are all messed up. Farsighted in my left eye, and nearsighted in my right eye. I also have a slight astigmatism in my right eye. And aparently I also have a slight stigmatism in my left eye. My old prescription didnt account for one, but my new one does. funny thing, I didnt realize that could change! maybe the last doctor just missed it somehow, because it is so small.

We'll see how long I make it wearing these contacts. The last time I wore them pretty often for a few months, and then stopped. It's been over a year since I last wore them! Since I'm still not totally familar with this area though, I thought it''d be good if I was able to read the street signs. Also, having them for my trip will be nice as I'll be wandering around London and I never wear my glasses when I'm just walking around.

Things still seem a little iffy with these ones, but I think its just my eyes adjusting to them. They're definitely an improvement over the last ones!

Lori

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news Lori! I also have astimatism in one eye. I think because you are farsighted in one eye, and nearsighted in one, that my little magnifying glasses wouldn't help. My last exam showed my eyes had changed just slightly. Evev though the change in the lenses were just a fraction, the vision drove me crzy and I made him give me my original perscription back. It took I don't know how many fittings with new,different lenses. so hang in there. Since you haven't worn them in a year, I'm sure your eyes still have to adjust to wearing them again.
Good luck--you'll get there! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Debra! I totally missed your last message! you must have wrote it while I was posting as well. :D

I'll keep the magnifying glasses in mind, although so far bumping my left eye down a step seems to be helping. If my eyes dont finish adjusting though by the time I go in next week I'll ask the doctor about those!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lori, my doc told me to get the weakest # -it was .25 or something like that--the lowest strength. I think there are three or four strentghs. Without them I'd never be able to order food! lol! The good thing is you can try them on in the drugstore with you lenses on to test them!
Let me know how it goes!

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