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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

How old were you when you got bifocals?

1. How old were you when you got bifocal lenses? 2. How difficult was it to adjust to them, particularly if you got contact lenses? 3. How many different pairs or combinations of lenses did you have to try before finding something that worked? 4. Are there new options in recent years that a near-sighted person with worsening close-up vision should know about? Thanks for helping me go to my eye doctor with good questions ready.
posted by mediareport on May 23, 2011 - 29 answers

They should have sent a poet

One contact decaying faster than the other. Why? [more inside]
posted by MangyCarface on Jan 25, 2011 - 10 answers

Oww, my eye!

It feels like there's something in my eye, which is making blinking that eye painful. It's 1 am here. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by pised on Jul 15, 2010 - 21 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

How can I dial back the crazy eyes?

How can I dial back the crazy eyes? [more inside]
posted by wexford_arts on Dec 14, 2009 - 10 answers

Help a massive sissy get contact lenses

I'm a long-term glasses wearer who is going to try to make the leap to contacts. Problem: I have a really strong flinch reflex/phobia of things going into my eye. What to do about this? [more inside]
posted by paultopia on Sep 9, 2009 - 35 answers

Have Contact Lenses Improved Lately?

Have there been any significant advances in the world of contact lenses in the last 5-7 years? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Jun 26, 2009 - 16 answers

Dry sore eyes without contacts

My eyes are dry and sore when I'm *not* wearing my contact lenses. Does anyone else experience this? [more inside]
posted by andraste on Jun 2, 2009 - 8 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

So dry for me. Dry like a desert.

Does anyone have experience with punctal plugs (eye plugs) as a solution for dry eyes? Would you recommend the procedure? [more inside]
posted by bradly on Apr 15, 2009 - 10 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

These glasses are making me sleepy!

Why am I always sleepy when I wear my glasses? [more inside]
posted by adverb on Oct 4, 2007 - 13 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

MY EYES MY EYES

ARGH. Help me with my contact lenses please. [more inside]
posted by Skyanth on Oct 16, 2005 - 11 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

Contact Lens Solution(s)

What's the difference between 1) expensive contact lens lubricating solution, 2) cheaper non-contact lens eye drops, and 3) cheap-ass saline solution? If I pour saline solution into my eyes with lenses in, will they melt like Nazi eyes beholding the Ark of the Covenant?
posted by mookieproof on Jan 29, 2004 - 6 answers

Focus Night and Day contacts

Any MeFites have experience with Focus Night and Day contacts? I'm not necessarily interested in sleeping in them, but my current contacts make my eyes uncomfortably dry all the time, so I'd like to know if the N&Ds are as comfortable as they claim.
posted by Aaorn on Jan 17, 2004 - 8 answers

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