(Closed) Random question about contact lenses.

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You could have one asygmatic eye…basically, that’s when the eyeball is slightly football-shaped as opposed to being a perfect sphere.  When I first got contacts, I wore regular lenses.  20 years later, I’m now wearing asygmatic lenses to compensate for a change in the shape of my eyes.

I noticed that my my lenses had started to feel a little annoying by the end of the day, which prompted my opthomologist to make an adjustment.


Post # 5
6351 posts
Bee Keeper

Id def bring it up to your eye dr. What brand are you using? 

This may sound stupid but have you tried rinsing your eye out with saline? 

Post # 7
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Just as there are different prescriptions, there are different degrees of astygmatism.  You could be very, very slightly astygmatic.  It might not have seemed pronounced enough to warrant a different lens.

It was just a thought.  Mention the discomfort and see what they say. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

You probably don’t want to hear this, but my contacts never feel completely comfortable, and i’ve seen my eye doc and changed brands twice.  i think some people are just more sensitive to them.  I can totally put up with it, and i’ve been wearing contacts for longer and longer stretches of time and more and more days in a row to prepare for the wedding week when i’ll likely be wearing them all day every day. 

Good luck! Hopefully for you its something you can change ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
2091 posts
Buzzing bee

When I first got contacts, I was able to feel the left one in my eye for a couple weeks. They weren’t folded or dirty or scratched or anything like that, and the eye doctor said everything was fine.

For some reason I could just feel it in my eye. It went away after 2 weeks or so. Good luck!

Also – take it out and clean it really REALLY well. There might be some dust or something on it and that might be what’s irritating your eye.

Post # 10
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

@Miss Fish: LOL @ “Hey, this is uncomfortable, could you see if I have a football eye?”

I tried for 7 or so months to wear contacts a few years ago but could not adjust to it. They always stung and made my eyeballs feel like they were on fire or being scratched. I was told that was probably because they were the hard lenses (had a bump on one of my corneas and was not elligible for soft lenses since it had to be “custom” made for my eye). I looked at glasses in a whole new light and splurged for a ridiculously flattering pair and never looked back.

I am jealous of all the girls who can buy a $10 pair of sunglases at Target, though. ๐Ÿ™


Good luck!

Post # 11
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think it just takes a while to adjust.  Your eye doctor should have examined your eyes and a good doctor would have given you a contact lens to correct for astigmatism if you have it.  You should tell them that you are uncomfortable though, there are ones that breathe more and might be more comfortable for you.

Post # 13
437 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Miss Fish: I’ve been wearing contacts for 15 years. And to this day, I’ll still feel them every now and then. It’s mostly when I’m tired and they are really dry. It’s also really easy to scratch the cornea with eyelashes and such. And lens might be irritating the scratch.

I think your doc would’ve noticed an astigmatism, but it wouldn’t hurt to mention it to him/her and have your eyes checked again.

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