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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

 

To rub or not to rub?

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

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

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

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

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

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

The goggles do nothing.

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

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

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

Glasses or Contacts

Spectacles only? I got a copy of my glasses prescription from my eye doctor, and it says "Spectacles only". I have an existing copy of my contact lens prescription, complete with measurements. If I keep the same numbers but substitute the new sphere measurements, can I order contacts with this prescription? [more inside]
posted by anildash on Feb 1, 2004 - 11 answers

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