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Maximizing Vision Insurance Benefits

Best use of vision insurance-glasses or contacts? [more inside]
posted by hollygoheavy on Mar 4, 2014 - 7 answers

 

Desperately seeking non-silicone contact lens recommendations

What's a good replacement for Acuvue 2 contact lenses (non-Oasys/non-silicone) that I can get in a hurry? [more inside]
posted by jenh on Sep 19, 2013 - 5 answers

What are the most comfortable contact lenses in the world?

Save me from my glasses! I'd like to find the perfect contacts. [more inside]
posted by snoogles on Jan 16, 2013 - 18 answers

To rub or not to rub?

What makes contact solution "no rub"? [more inside]
posted by domnit on Oct 14, 2012 - 16 answers

How do I make myself look like Archer for Halloween?

Make me look like Sterling Archer for Halloween. I want to look just like the "animated" version of him. I don't just want to wear a tux and color my hair. Need tips on "animating" a suit, painting my face, getting contact lenses, and getting my hair just right. [more inside]
posted by farmersckn on Oct 13, 2012 - 10 answers

I can see clearly now, the pain is gone...

I am considering changing from contact lenses that last one month to daily disposable lenses. Is there anything that I should know? Looking for pros and cons, particularly from anyone who has made this switch. [more inside]
posted by blurker on May 21, 2012 - 22 answers

Next time, solicit advice before making major purchase...

I decided to try gas permeable contacts today, but now I've read previous questions on mefi, I am having serious concerns over my choice. Does anyone like their RGP contacts, especially after years of soft contact lens wear? [more inside]
posted by Kronur on May 18, 2012 - 21 answers

Can I see clearly now?

My annual eye exam is coming up.  I've had a years-long string of not-quite-right corrective lenses.   What can I do to get an accurate prescription this time? [more inside]
posted by yersinia on Feb 16, 2012 - 24 answers

I'm looking for a place online where I can get a bunch of non-prescription soft contact lenses that I could use to practice putting stuff into my eye.

I'm looking for a place online where I can get a bunch of non-prescription soft contact lenses that I could use to practice putting stuff into my eye. I went for my first contact lens fitting about a year ago, and it took me a good 30 minutes of trying to get them in. At the end of this torture my eyes were red and teary and I had to keep blowing my nose. Things got busy and I never ended going back after the 3rd fitting (I have a crazy astigmatism that requires toric lenses and is apparently hard to fit). I also never got the hang of putting the lenses in without sitting in front of a mirror for a long, long time. Before going back, I'd like to get the hang of it. That's where you come in. Since I don't have a prescription, I'd like to use lenses that don't correct vision. Maybe color lenses -- would that work? I'd imagine they're all pretty similar, or no? Are color contacts soft? Is there maybe a site that gives away samples lenses with no prescription somewhere?
posted by Feel the beat of the rhythm of the night on Nov 16, 2011 - 18 answers

Tell me about contact lenses

Should I try contact lenses again? What brand/style? [more inside]
posted by Lulu's Pink Converse on Jun 16, 2011 - 24 answers

Is there a way to make a person's eyes glow?

Is there any way to make my eyes glow? [more inside]
posted by Dormant Gorilla on Sep 28, 2010 - 13 answers

Where has all the saline gone?

Does saline solution in an aerosol can still exist anymore? Can I just not find it anywhere? [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento on Jun 2, 2010 - 7 answers

The look I get when I tell people I had an ulcer on my eye makes it ALMOST worth it

After a bad experience I am finally ready to wear contact lenses again... but this time I want to be absolutely, totally, 100% safe and sterile about it. What steps should I take to minimize my chances of infection? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jun 2, 2010 - 31 answers

seeing many types of blind through a new lens?

Can I get contacts if I have presbyopia (needing progressives) AND astigmatism? [more inside]
posted by kch on May 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Recommend me a gentle contact lens.

Help! My contact lenses are killing my eyes. I'd like recommendations for a less irritating routine. [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Apr 17, 2010 - 23 answers

Is there some way to get contact lenses when your prescription is expired?

My contact lens prescription has expired. I can still see just fine, my current contacts are comfortable, and I don't have a lot of extra cash right now, so I'd rather not pay $90 for an eye exam in addition to the not cheap contacts. Is there some business that you think will be willing to look the other way with respect to expiration issue and just sell me the contacts anyway? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2010 - 25 answers

Astigmatism and you

I'd like to buy contact lenses online, but the optometrist threw in a new twist. Astigmatism. [more inside]
posted by squeak on Apr 6, 2010 - 17 answers

Tell me I'm extremely silly.

I rushed while putting in my disposable contacts this morning, and one of them had that irritating something-is-caught-in-it sensation that I ignored, thinking it will eventually go away. Instead it's been bugging me for the last four hours. Having no contact solution with me at the office, I took it out and gave it a one-second rinse in tap water before putting it back in. The irritation is gone and I feel great, but now I'm sort of paranoid that this short tap-water-bath is going to ruin my eyesight. (Thanks, Yahoo answers!) Is the risk bad enough that I should just take them both out and go contact-less today? [more inside]
posted by Tequila Mockingbird on Feb 5, 2010 - 23 answers

Help Me Wash That Red Right Out of My Eye

I have a big, noticeable blood vessel cluster in my eye that won't go away, and I would like your advice on reducing or eliminating it. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Dec 11, 2009 - 4 answers

Help my procrastinating husband see...

Can anyone recommend an optometrist in Columbus, Ohio? [more inside]
posted by thejanna on Oct 30, 2009 - 4 answers

Easy on the eyes--literally--contacts?

After giving up on contacts about 5 years ago, I'm curious about any new types of contacts that are out now that would be easy on my eyes. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Aug 20, 2009 - 15 answers

Looking for the best contacts for dry eyes

Should I stick with my current contact lenses, or go with one of two other brands? [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Aug 14, 2009 - 15 answers

Can Contacts Replace My Progressive & Computer Glasses?

I'm considering wearing contact lenses again in lieu of eyeglasses to make working with camera viewfinders easier. I've worn glasses since i was a kid. Got the usual array of problems: Nearsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia. Currently wear progressive lenses in my glasses. However, I find reading with my progressive lenses is unpleasant, so I usually take them off. I use a separate pair of glasses for computer work. I was fitted with a test pair of soft monovision lenses last week. They're not going to work. Close vision -- within arm's reach -- is unacceptable. I told the clinician I wanted contacts to provide vision correction at least as good as my glasses. I want any contacts I wear to work at distance vision, close vision, reading, driving, computer work, etc. She replied that I wouldn't get that with contacts. Is she right?
posted by justcorbly on Aug 13, 2009 - 20 answers

Why do my right contact lenses keep ripping?

Why do my right contact lenses keep ripping? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on May 1, 2009 - 12 answers

Can I donate unused contact lenses?

Can I donate unused contact lenses? [more inside]
posted by snickerdoodle on Feb 17, 2009 - 4 answers

Where's the right place to buy contact lenses online?

Where's the right place to buy contact lenses online? Is this a bad idea for any reason? [more inside]
posted by gleuschk on Jan 28, 2009 - 14 answers

O, say can you see?

Need to order contact lenses. Where? [more inside]
posted by natalie b on Dec 20, 2008 - 11 answers

Yes, I did sleep.

When I wear contact lenses, I get bags under my eyes within about fifteen minutes. I wear toric lenses, if that matters. Is there anything I can do about this, or should I continue to stick to glasses?
posted by Pants! on Dec 18, 2008 - 9 answers

I'm looking for the most comfortable, hassle-free approach to wearing contact lenses.

I'm looking for the most comfortable, hassle-free approach to wearing contact lenses. [more inside]
posted by medpt on Oct 21, 2008 - 22 answers

Am I entitled to my glasses/contacts prescription in Illinois?

Does Illinois have a law requiring vision professionals (optometrists in particular) to release spectacles (glasses) prescriptions to the patient? Contact lens prescriptions? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Aug 3, 2008 - 9 answers

Can you recommend a great eye doctor in New York City

I'm looking to hear from people who have both astigmatism and myopia and have successfully transitioned to contact lenses. Also, if your eye doc is in Manhattan, can I have his/her number? [more inside]
posted by AnyGuelmann on May 17, 2008 - 17 answers

I need help getting a contact lens prescription

Is there a way to get a contact lens prescription without the machine where you pick 1 or 2? [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Apr 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Is it me or the contacts?

I bought B&L Soflens 59 contact lenses online and they don't seem to hold moisture. Is it me or the contacts? [more inside]
posted by sian on Apr 5, 2008 - 2 answers

1-800-CONTACTS Comes North?

What's the best site to order contact lenses from in Canada? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Feb 21, 2008 - 5 answers

Wearing daily contact lenses for one week: not considered harmful?

I just bought 90 days worth of daily disposable contact lenses, but I intend to wear each pair for a week at a time, taking them out every evening and cleaning them in OptiFree. I occasionally get eye infections, so I no longer want to use even a well-cleaned set of lenses longer than a week. Am I pushing safety levels by using dailies as weeklies? [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Jan 31, 2008 - 11 answers

The goggles do nothing.

I think I seriously screwed up my eyeballs. [more inside]
posted by Dormant Gorilla on Jan 18, 2008 - 11 answers

Getting optimal vision with or without bifocals

Can I get by without bifocals, or am I fooling myself? I hate my Bausch and Lomb multi-focal soft lenses, but have hopes that glasses can be made to work. [more inside]
posted by rosemere on Sep 13, 2007 - 10 answers

Does freezing adversely effect soft contact lenses?

Does freezing adversely effect soft contact lenses? [more inside]
posted by Coffeemate on Feb 16, 2007 - 3 answers

Where can I get cheap contact lenses in New York City?

Can anyone recommend a good place to get a deal on contact lenses in New York City? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Nov 1, 2006 - 4 answers

Hate Crimes Against My Eye

My Bigoted Left Eye: Have you successfully treated your contact lens intolerance, and how? [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna on Sep 22, 2006 - 18 answers

Is this investment recoverable?

Can I correct my vision by wearing sign reversed contact lenses? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Sep 11, 2006 - 19 answers

adjusting to RGP contact lenses

Adjusting to RGP contact lenses [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on May 21, 2006 - 17 answers

PureVision contact lenses: better than the competition?

Have you worn PureVision contact lenses? Do they really "combine breathtaking clarity with incredible health and comfort," and would you recommend them? [more inside]
posted by hsoltz on May 18, 2006 - 13 answers

Contact lenses and temporarily sticky eyes

I started wearing bifocal contact lenses a week ago (Bausch & Lomb SoftLens monthly wear) but have woken with gummy eyes every morning since I switched from my old Acuvues (soft lenses for simple nearsightedness). [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Nov 8, 2005 - 7 answers

New Contact Lenses

Has anyone transitioned from rigid gas permeable contact lenses to glasses? Did your prescription stay stable? Why do glasses make me feel cross eyed and fuzzy headed compared to RGPs--do I just have to wait it out and get used to them, or was the prescription wrong? Can I wear RGPs part of the time and glasses part of the time? [NB: I've never gotten good answers on these questions from my eye doc.]
posted by insideout on Jan 25, 2005 - 13 answers

Wearing corrective lenses for near-sightedness while spending hours looking at LCD computer monitor

I'm near-sighted and wear contact lenses to see stuff far away. I also work at a computer all day. Is it damaging to wear my lenses and stare at an LCD panel? Should I not wear my lenses when I'm working?
posted by ao4047 on Dec 14, 2004 - 10 answers

Can you recommend contacts for astigmatism?

My gf has an eye exam in a few days and is looking for extended wear contacts for a slight astigmatism. Does anyone have any reccomendations?
posted by ttrendel on Nov 7, 2004 - 7 answers

How to get a 12 year old to wear contact lenses.

My 12 year old daughter wants to ditch her glasses for contacts. Problem: she can't seem to get past the first stage - actually getting one on her eye. I started wearing them at age 20 and had no trouble but I realize it's a tricky thing to learn initially, especially for a kid. Any tips for making that weird fingertip-in-the-eye process less frustrating? The blink reflex is mighty strong.
posted by davebush on Sep 16, 2004 - 29 answers

What is the difference between 1-day contacts, weekly-wear contacts, and monthly-wear contacts?

What is the difference between disposable or 1-day contact lenses, weekly-wear contact lenses, and monthly-wear contact lenses? Are they really manufactured differently? [more inside]
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Aug 3, 2004 - 9 answers

Extended-Wear Contacts

I'm thinking about trying out some of the newer extended wear contacts, specifically the Night and Day contacts that you can wear for up to 30 days straight. Anyone have any experience with these?
posted by ttrendel on Jul 7, 2004 - 11 answers

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