(Closed) Contact Lenses – does it get easier?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve been wearing contacts for about 10 years and I have never once had blurry vision with them – that does not sound normal to me.  I’ve never heard that the more you wear them the better your vision gets.  I’d go to a new optometrist if I were you!

Good luck!

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Hmmm, maybe they aren’t sitting on your eyeball right.  Or, you have a fingerprint on them. They have to be wet (but not soaked) when you put them on. And I will sometimes move it into position with my finger once in my eye.  I agree, that it takes time. I very rarely ever wear them (I have dark circles, and never wear makeup, so I look way better with glasses) but they do get better with use. Try wearing them for like an hour at a time and work your way up.  You can buy glasses online for cheap (I use http://www.goggles4u.com) I got my wedding glasses for $35 and they are half rimless and you can barely see them in the wedding pics.  You can have your doc write you a script for glasses (cuz they are different from the contacts one). Or it could be that you don’t have the correct contacts for astigmatism?? Or maybe they are inside out when you put them in? They shold be circular when you are looking at them, not oval.  Hope something i said helps you! I know it can be frustrating, but if they are in correctly and the right script, you really shouldn’t feel them after a while.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

And i didn’t mean your vision gets better – that should be immediate!! I meant that the feel for them gets better the longer you wear them

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Contacts have come a long way. For a while, they didn’t even make them in a prescription high enough for me! When I was 13 I got a yearly soft lens that I wore until last fall, when disposables finally started making a prescription high enough. Honestly, I have an eye doctor appointment today, and I am going to try to switch back to the yearly kind. The disposables are actually more expensive, and I can feel them wearing out because I stretch them longer. And just like with a new prescription in glasses, it does take a while to get used to them, but I find that I actually do see better with contacts than glasses. I have almost no peripheral vision in glasses; I can literally only see where the lens goes, and vanity being what it is, I refuse to wear glasses the size of a bread plate. And I can see more clearly farther, too. One of the biggest challenges with getting used to contacts is probably just getting used to touching your eye so much and taking them in and out and not tearing them. My sister went through 6 pairs in 2 years when we first got them. I have only ever torn one, though. I plan to look into lasik when I eventually get insurance and save up the money. I hope it works out for you because contacts have been such a life saver for me!

If it makes you feel any better, my spheres are -10.75 and I also have astigmatism. 🙂

 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@JBelle7757: She didn’t say that the optometrist said her vision/prescription would get better, though. I understood her comment to mean that the more she wears them, the better it (= how it feels to wear them or seeing better with contacts than glasses, which is true for me) will get.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I have astigmatism in both of my eyes to, and I wear contacts every day all day. Sometimes I have problems with blurry vision, but I blink to readjust my lenses, and am good. It does take a long time to make the switch, but keep trying and you will be good.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

That might be your problem then! lol. hey it happens to the best of us! 🙂

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Miss Sparklespaniel: lol that will do it.

Just wanted to add that I carry a contact case, mini solution bottle, and glasses with me at all times. Even though I infinitely prefer my contacts, you never know when you could get dust or something splashed in your eyes. I also carry standard plain old eye drops. Sometimes just that will help make them feel better which can clear up some minor blurriness. Maybe because I started wearing them when I was so young, this was stuff no one told me that I have learned along the way.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Amaryllis:  Ah, I took it to mean that her doctor said the more she wears them the better her vision will get!

If you have soft contacts, here’s a trick for making sure they are not “inside out”.  Put the lens in a crease on your palm and gently start to close your hand.  If the contact lens folds up like a taco, it’s the right way.  If the edges start to flare out, it’s inside out.  That will make a big difference in your comfort level!

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I sometimes have problems with mine moving because I have a slight astigmatism.  Did he put you in toric contact lenses?  Usually your eyes adjust to them after wearing them for a while but if you don’t have the right type for your eyes, your vision will never be the best with them.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

With the inside out thing, some lenses have something in tiny tiny indentation writing on the side of the lenses to help you know which way is correct.  Mine are accuvue and they has a 123 on the outside of the lens.  When you can read the 123, the lens is the right way round.

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