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JohnDoe
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:06 am    Post subject: Re: first time wearing contacts Reply with quote

Your experience is a little unusual because usually glasses give people
more trouble of the type that you describe.

It could be that the contact lenses are too strong - whether one, the
other or both.

Another possibility if you are in or approaching your 40's is that your
contacts are correct but your glasses are undercorrected i.e. too weak
and your new, stronger contact lenses are clearer for long distance
vision but more difficult for close reading. But if your glasses are up
to date and the same strength as the contacts then this won't be the case.

Dom


djneill@iwebworks.com wrote:
Quote:
Hi all,
I have had glasses because of nearsightedness for about 9 years, not
too bad, but driving and seeing a blackboard were too straining. So
this year I decide to start jogging, and I find out quickly that
glasses are a pain. I have used a nerd-strap to keep my glasses firm,
but I wanted to investigate contacts. Besides, I was due free frames
or contacts this year anyways.

So I got fitted for contact lenses, and while my eyes have different
strengths, they decided to give both the same prescription. One of
the metrics was -1.00 on both eyes, sorry it may be +1.00, the rx is at
home right now.

It took about 2 weeks to get used to them without getting a headache.
I had to learn to let my eyes be farsighted, and try not to concentrate
so much on very close objects. But this farsightedness was not
comfortable for running. If I had to suddenly focus on something
close, I got eyestrain, and a bit dizzy.

I then went back to my eye doctor, and requested an adjustment. She
seemed to indicate that she was a tad relucatant, but I can't be sure.
She said she could ease up on my right eye and ordered me a -0.75
(sorry it may be 0.75, it's for nearsightedness). Now with that, my
right eye is great but the fact that both of the eyes are different is
really messing me up.

Should I get used to this? Should I go back to when it was not hurting
my eyes, but just a bit awkward in some situations (+1.00 in both
eyes).

For any advice, I would greatly appreciate it. As far as I know, I
have no problems with the eyes like astigmatism.

Sincerely,
Dan
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djneill@iwebworks.com
medicine forum beginner


Joined: 13 Jul 2006
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:53 am    Post subject: Re: first time wearing contacts Reply with quote

Hi all,
Thanks, I will discuss with her.

Later,
Dan

retinula wrote:
Quote:
please disregard Otis Brown. not only are his replies
incomprehensible, but he doesn't know what he is talking about. he
thinks you will permanently harm your eyes by wearing lenses that
correct your nearsightedness. he probably also thinks the world is
flat.

anyway, only your doctor can really answer your questions. your
prescription of -1.00 in both eyes (probably is minus) might be a
little too strong. if you have problems focusing on near objects, and
you get headaches, those are symptoms of lenses that or too strong.
you might also have a little bit of astigmatism that is ignored with
your contacts. just discuss the situation with your doctor-- really
she should not be too reluctant to discuss your concerns, its her job.

===========

otisbrown@pa.net wrote:
Dear Dan,

If you are determined to be "nearsighted" then the "correction" will be
a negative lens, so -0.75 would be correct for lens or contact.

Best,

Otis




djneill@iwebworks.com wrote:
Hi all,
I have had glasses because of nearsightedness for about 9 years, not
too bad, but driving and seeing a blackboard were too straining. So
this year I decide to start jogging, and I find out quickly that
glasses are a pain. I have used a nerd-strap to keep my glasses firm,
but I wanted to investigate contacts. Besides, I was due free frames
or contacts this year anyways.

So I got fitted for contact lenses, and while my eyes have different
strengths, they decided to give both the same prescription. One of
the metrics was -1.00 on both eyes, sorry it may be +1.00, the rx is at
home right now.

It took about 2 weeks to get used to them without getting a headache.
I had to learn to let my eyes be farsighted, and try not to concentrate
so much on very close objects. But this farsightedness was not
comfortable for running. If I had to suddenly focus on something
close, I got eyestrain, and a bit dizzy.

I then went back to my eye doctor, and requested an adjustment. She
seemed to indicate that she was a tad relucatant, but I can't be sure.
She said she could ease up on my right eye and ordered me a -0.75
(sorry it may be 0.75, it's for nearsightedness). Now with that, my
right eye is great but the fact that both of the eyes are different is
really messing me up.

Should I get used to this? Should I go back to when it was not hurting
my eyes, but just a bit awkward in some situations (+1.00 in both
eyes).

For any advice, I would greatly appreciate it. As far as I know, I
have no problems with the eyes like astigmatism.

Sincerely,
Dan
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retinula@hotmail.com
medicine forum beginner


Joined: 14 Nov 2005
Posts: 44

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:49 am    Post subject: Re: first time wearing contacts Reply with quote

please disregard Otis Brown. not only are his replies
incomprehensible, but he doesn't know what he is talking about. he
thinks you will permanently harm your eyes by wearing lenses that
correct your nearsightedness. he probably also thinks the world is
flat.

anyway, only your doctor can really answer your questions. your
prescription of -1.00 in both eyes (probably is minus) might be a
little too strong. if you have problems focusing on near objects, and
you get headaches, those are symptoms of lenses that or too strong.
you might also have a little bit of astigmatism that is ignored with
your contacts. just discuss the situation with your doctor-- really
she should not be too reluctant to discuss your concerns, its her job.

===========

otisbrown@pa.net wrote:
Quote:
Dear Dan,

If you are determined to be "nearsighted" then the "correction" will be
a negative lens, so -0.75 would be correct for lens or contact.

Best,

Otis




djneill@iwebworks.com wrote:
Hi all,
I have had glasses because of nearsightedness for about 9 years, not
too bad, but driving and seeing a blackboard were too straining. So
this year I decide to start jogging, and I find out quickly that
glasses are a pain. I have used a nerd-strap to keep my glasses firm,
but I wanted to investigate contacts. Besides, I was due free frames
or contacts this year anyways.

So I got fitted for contact lenses, and while my eyes have different
strengths, they decided to give both the same prescription. One of
the metrics was -1.00 on both eyes, sorry it may be +1.00, the rx is at
home right now.

It took about 2 weeks to get used to them without getting a headache.
I had to learn to let my eyes be farsighted, and try not to concentrate
so much on very close objects. But this farsightedness was not
comfortable for running. If I had to suddenly focus on something
close, I got eyestrain, and a bit dizzy.

I then went back to my eye doctor, and requested an adjustment. She
seemed to indicate that she was a tad relucatant, but I can't be sure.
She said she could ease up on my right eye and ordered me a -0.75
(sorry it may be 0.75, it's for nearsightedness). Now with that, my
right eye is great but the fact that both of the eyes are different is
really messing me up.

Should I get used to this? Should I go back to when it was not hurting
my eyes, but just a bit awkward in some situations (+1.00 in both
eyes).

For any advice, I would greatly appreciate it. As far as I know, I
have no problems with the eyes like astigmatism.

Sincerely,
Dan
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otisbrown@pa.net
medicine forum Guru


Joined: 24 Mar 2005
Posts: 1447

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:32 am    Post subject: Re: first time wearing contacts Reply with quote

Dear Dan,

If you are determined to be "nearsighted" then the "correction" will be
a negative lens, so -0.75 would be correct for lens or contact.

Best,

Otis




djneill@iwebworks.com wrote:
Quote:
Hi all,
I have had glasses because of nearsightedness for about 9 years, not
too bad, but driving and seeing a blackboard were too straining. So
this year I decide to start jogging, and I find out quickly that
glasses are a pain. I have used a nerd-strap to keep my glasses firm,
but I wanted to investigate contacts. Besides, I was due free frames
or contacts this year anyways.

So I got fitted for contact lenses, and while my eyes have different
strengths, they decided to give both the same prescription. One of
the metrics was -1.00 on both eyes, sorry it may be +1.00, the rx is at
home right now.

It took about 2 weeks to get used to them without getting a headache.
I had to learn to let my eyes be farsighted, and try not to concentrate
so much on very close objects. But this farsightedness was not
comfortable for running. If I had to suddenly focus on something
close, I got eyestrain, and a bit dizzy.

I then went back to my eye doctor, and requested an adjustment. She
seemed to indicate that she was a tad relucatant, but I can't be sure.
She said she could ease up on my right eye and ordered me a -0.75
(sorry it may be 0.75, it's for nearsightedness). Now with that, my
right eye is great but the fact that both of the eyes are different is
really messing me up.

Should I get used to this? Should I go back to when it was not hurting
my eyes, but just a bit awkward in some situations (+1.00 in both
eyes).

For any advice, I would greatly appreciate it. As far as I know, I
have no problems with the eyes like astigmatism.

Sincerely,
Dan
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djneill@iwebworks.com
medicine forum beginner


Joined: 13 Jul 2006
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:56 pm    Post subject: first time wearing contacts Reply with quote

Hi all,
I have had glasses because of nearsightedness for about 9 years, not
too bad, but driving and seeing a blackboard were too straining. So
this year I decide to start jogging, and I find out quickly that
glasses are a pain. I have used a nerd-strap to keep my glasses firm,
but I wanted to investigate contacts. Besides, I was due free frames
or contacts this year anyways.

So I got fitted for contact lenses, and while my eyes have different
strengths, they decided to give both the same prescription. One of
the metrics was -1.00 on both eyes, sorry it may be +1.00, the rx is at
home right now.

It took about 2 weeks to get used to them without getting a headache.
I had to learn to let my eyes be farsighted, and try not to concentrate
so much on very close objects. But this farsightedness was not
comfortable for running. If I had to suddenly focus on something
close, I got eyestrain, and a bit dizzy.

I then went back to my eye doctor, and requested an adjustment. She
seemed to indicate that she was a tad relucatant, but I can't be sure.
She said she could ease up on my right eye and ordered me a -0.75
(sorry it may be 0.75, it's for nearsightedness). Now with that, my
right eye is great but the fact that both of the eyes are different is
really messing me up.

Should I get used to this? Should I go back to when it was not hurting
my eyes, but just a bit awkward in some situations (+1.00 in both
eyes).

For any advice, I would greatly appreciate it. As far as I know, I
have no problems with the eyes like astigmatism.

Sincerely,
Dan
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