Post # 1
I managed to go my whole childhood without glasses (I needed them badly but I refused to get them). Once I moved out on my own I didn’t have my mom to read menu boards for me anymore haha (and I needed to get my drivers license) so I broke down and got glasses. I’ve been wearing the same pair for almost two years and I’m getting a little tired of them, also they’re kind of scratched up etc. I want to get new ones in the next few months but I’m not sure what route to take…
Right now the sun and glare is sometimes a real problem for me since I have regular lenses and I haven’t found a way to wear sunglasses and still be able to see. I’m thinking about transition lenses but it seems like I’ve been hearing more and more less than favorable reviews. I’d really like to try contacts (I could wear cute sunglasses again yay!) but I’m wondering if they would work for me. My eyes bother me alot (yes I know I need to go back to my eye doctor); they itch, feel really dry, and I blink alot at times bc I start to feel like there’s something in my eye (there’s not) or like I can’t get my eye open all the way…idk, it’s hard to explain. But I’m wondering if contacts would irritate my eyes even more, if I could even get them in. I have trouble sometimes even putting on mascara and eyeliner. Maybe I should stick with regular glasses and deal with glare as best I can. Or get prescription sunglasses?
Anyways let’s hear your good or bad experiences with transitions, contacts, prescription sunglasses, etc. I just want to get a feel for what’s out there and what has/hasn’t worked for you ladies. Thanks guys! 🙂
P.S. – I wasn’t sure where to post this (Beauty, Wellness, somewhere else?) so I picked beauty. It’s on my face, after all. 😉
Post # 3
I was TERRIFIED to try contacts. It doesn’t sound like you have that problem, but once I put them in my eyes a few times, I got used to it. I honestly can’t even feel my contacts anymore. I use acuvue oasis and they’re amazing. My eyes never get dry, itchy, nothing. And the best part is wearing whatever cute sunglasses I want.
Post # 4
You should see an ophthalmologist about your symptoms… sounds like you may have a condition called dry eye. The doctor can give you Rx drops that can help, or even put tiny plugs into your tear ducts to promote better lubrication. After you take care of that, you should be able to wear contacts with minimal problems. Good luck. 🙂
Post # 5
I started wearing glasses at 3, contacts at 10, and lasik at 19 — best choice by far was Lasik. I couldn’t be happier with it 🙂
Otherwise, give contacts a try! They’re really easy.
Post # 6
I wear both glasses and contacts. I use acuvue oasis with hydraclear. They are VERY comfortable and easy to take in and out (this from a person who used to get grossed out by people who could touch their eye). For my glasses, I paid extra and got lenses that are anti-glare…I think they are called polycarbonate lenses or something like that? They not only cut down on the glare but they are scratch resistant as well.
Post # 7
I’ve been wearing glasses since age 9 and contacts since age…11? A long, long time. I do remember it being a real struggle for the first days getting them in, but now I can do it one-handed, without a mirror. I would see your opthamologist (note: not an optometrist, since you seem to have more issues going on and should see an actual eye doctor) and see what your options are for contacts and eye drops. Also, is there any chance you have an eye infection? Or allergies? Dry, itchy eyes aren’t normal.
I always found that switching between regular eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses to be a pain, but I think it would look a little more stylish than transitions lenses since it seems like eyeglasses and sunglasses are usually different shapes/styles. It may just be my taste, but I don’t like it when people wear normal glasses that end up looking like tiny, weird sunglasses when they shift darker.
Post # 8
I also had a really hard time with contacts at first (I was 10 when I got them, wore glasses for a year before that) and while they did take getting used to, getting the right pair helped more. I also have Acuvue Oasis with Hydraclear and they are 1000x better. I’ve found 2 week contacts are also much easier for me than the longer ones (i originally had 3 month ones).
I couldn’t go back to glasses. I can barely deal with them for waking up, and keep my contacts by my bedside.
Post # 9
I wear glasses, but not because I can’t see. One of my eyes is off just a fraction (basically, it’s not round like normal eyeballs are) and that triggers migraines. I can’t wear contacts because of this.
Last month I noticed my migraines were coming back and lo and behold after a year my prescription had changed. My FI talked me into trying transition lenses. I was really skeptical because I’ve heard a lot of people say that they hate them…but he loves his. So I bit it and decided to try them. I actually really like them. The only downside is they don’t work in the car. So it’s still an idea to get a pair of prescription glasses, especially if you can find someone that is giving a deal on them and decent frames.
Post # 10
I JUST went through this. I went to the eye doctor and was told i have dry eye. She suggested that contacts would probably be a bit difficult for me because of it, plus my vision isn’t that bad that i would need contacts full time. Instead, i got a new pair of eyeglasses and brought my current sunglasses into the store and had them put tinted prescription lenses into them. Now i can wear my sunglasses that i love and SEE! i couldn’t be happier with the result.