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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

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

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

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

I don't think it should be hurting this long

Is it normal to have recurring headaches while wearing contacts? Yes, YANMD. [more inside]
posted by Hakaisha on Oct 31, 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

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

Psychological resolution of vision problems?

An article was published in a major publication in the last couple years which linked vision problems with mental health disorders. [more inside]
posted by suitcase on Aug 7, 2008 - 2 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

Optometrist recommendation (for contact lenses) in Washington, DC?

Optometrist recommendation (for contact lenses) in Washington, DC ? [more inside]
posted by dcjd on Jun 27, 2007 - 6 answers

Do I need a pirate costume to go with this eyepatch?

Why can't I stop seeing double? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2007 - 8 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

RGP lenses meet sunglasses

EyewearBehavingBadlyFilter: My contacts refuse to play nice with store-bought sunglasses. Help! [more inside]
posted by thomas j wise on Apr 23, 2006 - 4 answers

Got my viagra, need some contacts.

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]
posted by I Love Tacos on Apr 11, 2006 - 17 answers

Contacts make me sleepy

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?
posted by panoptican on Nov 17, 2005 - 23 answers

Help me with my vision!

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]
posted by JonahBlack on Mar 3, 2005 - 21 answers

Will my eyes ever adjust to wearing contacts?

Will my eyes every adjust to wearing contacts? [more inside]
posted by archimago on May 13, 2004 - 15 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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