I'm a new contact-lense wearer. A couple of weeks ago, I got the Acuvue Moist daily contact lenses from an optometrist. I was told to wear them daily for a week to get used to them. I wore them for about 4 days (5 hours/day) and then I quit wearing them because I had to do a lot of driving on those days and the contact lenses made my eyes feel dry and uncomfortable. So now I'm trying to wear them again but they still feel as uncomfortable as they did when I first began wearing them. I don't have blurry vision when wearing them. They just feel uncomfortable and I know that they are in my eyes. I don't know if it's because I'm still not used to them or that my eyes just can't handle contact lenses. How long did it take you to get used to your contact lenses at first and how did it feel for you?
posted by missybitsy
on Jun 25, 2014 -
Looking for the best shop in Washington, DC that can put an eyeglasses prescription into vintage eyeglasses. I'd like a store that can do a good job with cost being a secondary, but important part of the picture. Prefer shops actually in DC. Let me know especially if you or a friend has ever used the shop to get a prescription into a vintage frame.
posted by Ironmouth
on Apr 30, 2014 -
What are some available resources for low-income adult children of undocumented immigrants to help with severe vision problems specifically in the Los Angeles area? [more inside]
posted by GregorWill
on Jan 23, 2014 -
I don't really trust that I'm getting a good eye exam from my optometrist (chain store) and felt the same about the previous two (local practice and another chain store.) Given that I'm not a doctor myself, how do I find/get a better eye exam or gain a reasonable confidence I'm getting a good exam in my current situation?
posted by michaelh
on Jan 2, 2014 -
I use the computer for 16-18 hours a day becasue I have a online business and I have noticed my vision worsening since doing this. I really don't want glasses and have seen a eye doctor who said I don't absolutely need glasses my vision is 20/25 I think he said. I used to have better vision before I spent so much time on the computer. I'm wondering if there any any "techniques" used by OSHA or anything to prevent eyestrain or vision deterioration from excessive computer use .
posted by john123357
on Sep 30, 2013 -
Does anyone have experience with vision therapy? I have difficulty focusing both eyes at the same time, and I have been told by optometrists that I basically just have to live with this. But I recently read about vision therapy, which seems promising. If you have gone through it, did it work, and was it worth the time and expense? [more inside]
posted by zadermatermorts
on Sep 18, 2013 -
How do automatic optometric machines work? Why don't U.S. optometrists use them (or why do they do a manual followup?) [more inside]
posted by spacewrench
on Jul 16, 2013 -
I can't find a job in my industry now for four months, which has pushed me to limits of madness. I am kind of tired of my chosen industry, and I have been considering going back to school to utilize my skills as a Lighting expert to get a degree in Optometry.
I have a wife who can work, but her training is Canadian and her monthly tops off at around $1500.
Is it possible to go back to school for 4 years and live as a 35 year old? Where should I start? [more inside]
posted by Snell's Constant
on Jul 1, 2013 -
Eyes 20/10 with correction, where to get the sharpest prescription in the US? [more inside]
posted by zippy
on Sep 17, 2012 -
Is there a 21st century hi-tech optometry system that will give me both more accurate eyeglass prescription and more precise corrective lenses? [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian
on Aug 14, 2011 -
I want to order prescription sunglasses online. Looking at Zenni Optical right now. The frames I like seem to have a minimum PD of 64. Mine is 62. How much difference does a couple digits make? Can I order 64s and have them be usable for driving? Or do I need to pick different frames? [more inside]
posted by gracedissolved
on Mar 13, 2011 -
I think the optometrist gave me a bad eyeglasses prescription. Should I have to pay to get my prescription updated or the lens corrected? [more inside]
posted by radiocontrolled
on Mar 24, 2010 -
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 -
What's up with monocles? Were they an affectation, or did people used to have vision problems in just one eye? Were you supposed to close one eye if you wanted better vision? I would expect having one eye with corrected vision and one without to give you a headache.
posted by bonecrusher
on Dec 6, 2007 -
Should I get glasses? My eyes have been bothering me as of late -- light sensitivity, eyelid flutters -- so I went to an optometrist and got checked out. I am very slightly nearsighted, with a slight astigmatism -- should I drop the cash for glasses? [more inside]
posted by buddha9090
on Nov 22, 2006 -
When shopping around for an optometrist, is it better to go to a solo practitioner, or a national chain (i.e. Pearle Vision, LensCrafters)? Which do you prefer, and why?
posted by invisible ink
on Dec 1, 2005 -
During a recent trip to the optometrist, I was told my nearsighted eyes had improved, and was given a new prescription, only to find the new specs left me blurry. [more inside]
posted by frykitty
on Feb 22, 2005 -
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 -
On my way home from work yesterday I noticed an ad for EyeSchool.com
which claims that you can "get rid of your eyeglasses for life without laser, surgery or drugs and save thousands on laser costs!" [+] [more inside]
posted by purephase
on Dec 21, 2004 -
LASIK - I'd love to ditch both my glasses and contacts. Have any of you had the procedure performed? In particular, I'm wondering if you have experienced any adverse or unexpected effects, and how much it cost.
posted by shoos
on Sep 16, 2004 -