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GARGH! What is UP with this????????

 

I hate wearing glasses. They have been the BANE of my existance since 2nd grade.

 

Thus, I was soooooo happy to get contacts the summer after I graduated high school. Sure, they were a pain to put in until I got used to putting them in, like normal people. The occasional itchy day, or dry pop-out-of-focus-until-it-folds-up-under-the-eyelid wasn't a major problem. It happened maybe one day every couple've weeks. And so all was fine for the first year.

 

Second year, had to order a new batch of contacts. Got the same type with the size and such straight off of the boxes of my old batch of contacts.

 

AND THIS CONTACTS ARE A HUGE PAIN! I had gotten putting them in down to 3-5 minutes with the old batch. This new batch takes at LEAST 10 minutes, because they refuse to stick to my slaggin' eye! And nearly every day they're itchy to the point that I have to take them out, or they're poping out of focus and folding up. I'm CONSTANTLY rubbing my eye because of them, so the cheek area just under it is red from all the rubbing.

 

And so now, I have nothing I enjoy wearing that allows me to see! GRAGH! What is UP with it?????

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Have you changed solutions? If so, that might be causing the trouble. If not, perhaps you've developed a sensativity to the old solution. Either way, I STRONGLY recommend you go see an eye dr and get it straightened out. I've been wearing contacts since the 4th grade, and can tell you they are much better than glasses. ;) It might be time for a new prescription too.....changes in eye shape can affect your contact lense size and prescription.

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I so understand! I’m basically blind without glasses or contacts and I HATE glasses so I put up with the contacts. I’m hoping to get laser eye surgery in a few years. Gotta save up the money though.

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And so now, I have nothing I enjoy wearing that allows me to see! GRAGH! What is UP with it?????

 

Weird. I think you should ask a specialist about that.

As for me, I use contacts since... let's see... roughly 14 years, and my first pair lasted a whopping eleven years without major problems. Of course occasionally the thingies are a pain (just expose yourself to a dusty gust of wind...), but by and large I like them.

Just out of curiosity, what type of contacts do you have? Mine are semi-hard because soft ones wouldn't work well with my eyes, and I get them in and out in some few seconds (normally). :shrug:

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Have you thought of laser eye surgery? I've tried contacts, but I just can't get them on my eyes. Besides, I'm pretty happy with my glasses.

 

I don't want to go through surgery. I'm just that paranoid about someone slipping and loosing vision in my eyes. Plus, not all of my problems can be corrected from surgery, from what I understand. ...Then again, neither can they be with contacts.

 

Have you changed solutions? If so, that might be causing the trouble. If not, perhaps you've developed a sensativity to the old solution. Either way, I STRONGLY recommend you go see an eye dr and get it straightened out. I've been wearing contacts since the 4th grade, and can tell you they are much better than glasses. ;) It might be time for a new prescription too.....changes in eye shape can affect your contact lense size and prescription.

 

I was planning on seeing my optometrist this upcoming summer for a new prescription anyways. I don't have a chance to see him before that, seeing as I'm currently two states away from him, and I think it'd probably be a bad idea to see two optomotrists at once. At least with the one, I'd have consistancy, since he was my grandparents' optomotrist, and he's been seeing me since I was in 2nd grade.

 

And so now, I have nothing I enjoy wearing that allows me to see! GRAGH! What is UP with it?????

 

Weird. I think you should ask a specialist about that.

As for me, I use contacts since... let's see... roughly 14 years, and my first pair lasted a whopping eleven years without major problems. Of course occasionally the thingies are a pain (just expose yourself to a dusty gust of wind...), but by and large I like them.

Just out of curiosity, what type of contacts do you have? Mine are semi-hard because soft ones wouldn't work well with my eyes, and I get them in and out in some few seconds (normally). :shrug:

 

I have soft desposable contacts. I actually like the idea of being able to throw away pairs when they're not being nice to me, plus I have replacements on hand if I lose one...

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I sympathize, also. I hate wearing glasses, but they're often less hassle than my lenses. Especially in recent months my lenses have irritated my eyes almost immediately, and require buckets of drops to re-wet. I just stick with my glasses for now, but I've been wearing glasses since I was in the 3rd grade and am beyond sick of it. I would get lasik, but I don't feel it's quite ready and reliable yet, and besides I can't afford it. My insurance may actually cover it, but I don't know and thus can't count on it.

 

But I hear you - not having normal vision like a normal person just plain sucks. I never look as presentable with my glasses as I do without them, and there's always the worry of breaking or losing them. Hopefully, I can afford the surgery in a few years or so, but till then I'll just deal with it.

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I've had laser eye surgery, it was kinda scarey getting ready for it (fear of the unknown more than anything) but the actual procedure took about 2 mins per eye.

The surgery is almost completely computer controlled now, they map your eye in 3D and allow the computer to work out exactly what needs to happen. It can correct short sight, long sight and astigmatism, but if your eyes are really bad it may only improve and not completely correct (my eyes were -5 and -5.5 and I ended up with perfect 20/20 vision, the kid before me had -10 and -12 and ended up with around -2, thereby allowing him to wear contacts or thin glasses from then on).

Its been 4-5 years for me now with no problems. I would recommend it as a great idea if it wasn't so expensive.

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God I can relate w/ all of this..."bane of my existence" is putting it mildly.

 

Blind as a damned bat and am seriously considering the laser surgery. Four people in my office have had it done and are totally pleased w/ the results. I, too, have been "focusly challenged" (hehehehe) since fifth grade and would love to get rid of these things.

 

Also, in California the Rx for glasses expires after 12 months :49: (!) and so I have to go the the damned eye doctor every year to stay current. I swear, the optometry lobby in Sacramento have really stuck it to us here w/ this law, guarantying that all corrective lens wearers go to the doctor every year, even if your eyes don't change, Lenscrafters won't refill your Rx if it's more than one year old. ARGH! (Bitter consumer being screwed by big lobbyist cadre rant coming on...)

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I've had laser eye surgery, it was kinda scarey getting ready for it (fear of the unknown more than anything) but the actual procedure took about 2 mins per eye.

 

I had lasik too. Piece of cake. Now I see perfect (far away). Only problem is I have to wear reading glasses now. So, I didn't gain a hell of alot.

 

But I would have needed reading glasses sooner or later anyway. It just makes me feel old. And I'm not that freakin old. Still in my 40's for Chrissake. (only for 4 more months though)

 

They arrange financing - and I see some of the pricing is getting pretty reasonable.

 

Still better than messing around with contacts all the time.

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God I can relate w/ all of this..."bane of my existence" is putting it mildly.

 

Blind as a damned bat and am seriously considering the laser surgery. Four people in my office have had it done and are totally pleased w/ the results. I, too, have been "focusly challenged" (hehehehe) since fifth grade and would love to get rid of these things.

 

Also, in California the Rx for glasses expires after 12 months :49: (!) and so I have to go the the damned eye doctor every year to stay current. I swear, the optometry lobby in Sacramento have really stuck it to us here w/ this law, guarantying that all corrective lens wearers go to the doctor every year, even if your eyes don't change, Lenscrafters won't refill your Rx if it's more than one year old. ARGH! (Bitter consumer being screwed by big lobbyist cadre rant coming on...)

 

>_> I don't see my optomotrist every year. I go every few years, when I notice that I can't see clearly with my glasses, or when I break/hugely scratch them. Really, it's only when I need to USE my perscription do I see my optomotrist. Even then, my mom was able to get the second batch of contacts without the prescription. I forget if she bought them online or over the phone...

 

I've had laser eye surgery, it was kinda scarey getting ready for it (fear of the unknown more than anything) but the actual procedure took about 2 mins per eye.

 

I had lasik too. Piece of cake. Now I see perfect (far away). Only problem is I have to wear reading glasses now. So, I didn't gain a hell of alot.

 

But I would have needed reading glasses sooner or later anyway. It just makes me feel old. And I'm not that freakin old. Still in my 40's for Chrissake. (only for 4 more months though)

 

They arrange financing - and I see some of the pricing is getting pretty reasonable.

 

Still better than messing around with contacts all the time.

 

Heh. My mom has 3 different pairs of prescription glasses, two bifocals and one single focal. And from what I guess of your age, she's a bit younger than you! :P She has normal glasses (medium/long), computer glasses (close/med), and her former prescription, which she uses for driving.

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I've got terrible vision, but I'm quite satisfied with my glasses nonetheless. I don't look bad with glasses on at all. They make me look a bit more scholarly. Which, since the only reason I can even attend this university is scholarships, is quite appropriate. I've got chin fuzz I can stroke thoughtfully, too, so all I need now is a pipe and an old blazer. Academia, ho!

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....At least you can celebrate the fact that you a) have eyes and B) have glasses to help you see better, unlike our ancestors.

 

Great Reality Check, LuckyMermaid. How true. I whine whenever I have to take antibiotics, but jezusah I'd be dead LONG AGO if we didn't have them. :rolleyes:

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that sucks. :(

 

Personally, I've been wearing glasses for over ten years and I'm very comfortable with them. I think I'd feel naked without them. :HaHa: I've never had any interest in contacts anyway... guhh... But that's just me.

 

Luck Mermaid, I guess you're right, my eyesight is quite bad without correction, so I don't want to imagine what a pain it would be living with NO correction!

 

HadouKen24, lol, I think glasses are awesome..

 

Anyway... I hope you'll find some comfortable solution to the problem soon!

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I wore glasses from when I was six until I was 27 and have been wearing contacts since (I'm 46). I'm very nearsighted, -8 in one eye, -7.5 in the other. Other than a recent stupid stunt where I mistook a bottle of contact lens disinfectant for saline solution (don't do this, it hurts like hell for a couple of days, turns the eye red, etc!!), I've had very few problems. I wear soft daily-wear lenses. I'm one of the few who uses separate saline and disinfectant solutions rather than the combined solutions. I haven't tried the combo solutions as I can't figure out how something that is supposed to kill bad beastie bacteria is also safe to use as a rinse and wetting solution. It's also a case of this system works for me so why change, unless I forget to read the label on the bottle. :Doh: The disinfectant bottle has a red tip to warn and remind not to use in the eye, but did I notice that the other morning, noooo.

 

Now, to suggest an answer for your problem, if your contacts keep popping out, maybe they are inside out. That happens! Try making them fold, for lack of a better term, the other way, and put them in. If they feel uncomfortable, then something else is wrong. Might not solve the problem but it is something to try.

 

I had a problem with a new lens last year, straight out of the bottle, and didn't try this and returned it to my eye doc, who finagled an exchange with the manufacturer. When another new one was also very uncomfortable, I tried folding it the other way and voila, it fit just fine.

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I like my new glasses..titanium frame thingies..progressive bifocal, transitions..

 

My last ones had snap on sunglasses..and were so heavy, I had a nose dent. Never tried contacts..

 

When I first started wearing glasses (about 10 years ago), they were often left on the nightstand, as I couldn't stand them. Now, they are the first thing I put on, before I even get out of bed..I hated the thought of "bifocals" at first. Afterall, that's for old folks, right? Couldn't imagine typing on the computer or reading without it now.

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