Two weeks ago I went to the UC Berkeley eye clinic for my annual eye exam and decided to be fitted for contacts because it turns out there are contacts that don't require solution. I didn't know! But it feels like I'm being railroaded into buying the most expensive kind of lenses; am I? [more inside]
Being a stay-at-home parent of a five month old, going to the optometrist for an eye exam is a bit of an inconvenience. My vision has not changed in ten years. Are there any online sources that don't require you to have a current prescription? Bonus points if prices are comparable to Vision Direct, 1-800-contacts, etc.
I am in my late 30s and have always been nearsighted/myopic. My prescription is -7.25 with (I am told a lot of) astigmatism. My vision is starting to change...I can see bifocals on the distant horizon. [more inside]
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]
Should I try contact lenses again? What brand/style? [more inside]
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.
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]
Is it normal to have recurring headaches while wearing contacts? Yes, YANMD. [more inside]
Should I stick with my current contact lenses, or go with one of two other brands? [more inside]
My eyes are dry and sore when I'm *not* wearing my contact lenses. Does anyone else experience this? [more inside]
An article was published in a major publication in the last couple years which linked vision problems with mental health disorders. [more inside]
Does Illinois have a law requiring vision professionals (optometrists in particular) to release spectacles (glasses) prescriptions to the patient? Contact lens prescriptions? [more inside]
Optometrist recommendation (for contact lenses) in Washington, DC ? [more inside]
Why can't I stop seeing double? [more inside]
Have you worn PureVision contact lenses? Do they really "combine breathtaking clarity with incredible health and comfort," and would you recommend them? [more inside]
EyewearBehavingBadlyFilter: My contacts refuse to play nice with store-bought sunglasses. Help! [more inside]
Recommended off-shore vendor for contact lenses? I'm looking for a foreign firm that will deliver to the US without a prescription, preferably overnight. [more inside]
Two months ago, I switched to contacts after 20 years of wearing glasses. Ever since I started wearing them, I'm always tired. Related? Have you had this problem? Is there a solution?
My girlfriend's been having some problems with her vision and she's not really sure if her eye doctor(s) are understanding her adequately, or are thinking of things that could be less common that could be the problem. [more inside]
Will my eyes every adjust to wearing contacts? [more inside]
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.