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Posted 4/20/07
so i just got them 3 days ago i have stigmatism so they cost more

does anyone know
1. a company that charges less
2. doesnt irritate ur eyes
3. and ur opinion on contacts
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Well, the best thing that you can do is talk to your optometrist. I use to use Accuvue 2. They were nice and soft, and didn't irritate my eyes nearly as much as any other brand. But in order to change the type of contacts you use, you have to get a different script from your doctor.
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ollie_p wrote:

Well, the best thing that you can do is talk to your optometrist. I use to use Accuvue 2. They were nice and soft, and didn't irritate my eyes nearly as much as any other brand. But in order to change the type of contacts you use, you have to get a different script from your doctor.


aww man he said with stigmitism they were going to be more expensive, and they are torque is acuvue expensive?
Posted 4/20/07
my opinion on contacts is that if you dont have time or focus on cleaning them properly, your eyes would get infected or worse; blind. But i think contacts are more comfortable than glasses. btw you shouldnt wear your contacts for less then 10 hours a day because if you wear them for a long time, you eyes would get really dry once u take it off...
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An1mEfReakgRl wrote:

my opinion on contacts is that if you dont have time or focus on cleaning them properly, your eyes would get infected or worse; blind. But i think contacts are more comfortable than glasses. btw you shouldnt wear your contacts for less then 10 hours a day because if you wear them for a long time, you eyes would get really dry once u take it off...


ohhh!!! lol thx for that info no one told me that and they are more comfortable than glasses
Posted 4/20/07
welcome oh and i meant MORE than 10 hours a day not less
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hey srry i reported u in accident

how do i take it back??? well thx for the info
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i have a slight astigmatism so when i change from glasses to contacts, it was weird walking coz i couldnt measure the depth accurately but i got used to it.

mine's monthly contact lenses...i get new ones everymonth thru the post from Specsaver(UK).

one advice is try not to sleep with them if they are not made for it....ur eyes will get ulcers as a worse case scenario or turn red and dry,itchy when u wake up.

oh and i always carry a small bottle of eyedrops for contact lense users in case of emergency(i.e wearing them for more than 10-12hrs and travelling) and when i feel my eyes has gone dry due to humidity or air-conditioning....

i love the freedom my contact lense gave me and i think it was d best decision 4 me to have them.

my parents are against me having LASIK a few years back(they didn't even want me to get contacts!) but im definitely gonna do it in the future when i have the fund and a lil older as well.....definitely!
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http://www.allaboutvision.com/contacts/torics.htm

Also, they used to be much more expensive, both the lenses and the procedure.

If you read the link you'll know that unlike regular lenses, toric lenses have a special design which means that the astigmatic correction (or the part of the lens shaped to correct your vision) needs to be aligned with that of the eye or held in a specific position, there are two methods that I know of to do this:
Prism stabilization
Dynamic stabilization

=/ but I don't know enough about them to explain them, but I think the second one gives the patient more comfort. The optometrist needs to determine which shape fits your eye better, adjust the axis of the lens, which design fits you, rotational stability, etc.
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I was in your boat a few years ago. I had a full blown astigmatism and had to wear hard contacts. They suck big time and I hated shoving a hard plastic contact into my eye everyday.

So I got LASIK, the difference is amazing. Once you get over the fact that they are cutting open and shooting lasers into your eye, it's a really good deal. And it's a lot cheaper than wearing contacts or glasses all your life. It's a little annoying at first, but it's by-far one of the best things I've ever done.
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I wear contacts, they're not really that hard to clean and they're easy and if you get the soft ones they're easy to put in. My vision is really horrible. x_x;
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I don't wear contacts, but they are much better than glasses. My friend wears them, but it's not because she's blind. they are cosmetic contacts. Very colorful
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I have a very small astigmatism. Its small enough to were I don't need glasses or contacs ( I think my vision was 20/40 last time I went) But its getting worse and I hope that I don't have to wear glasses or contacts. But if things get worse I will have to. How much is LASIK?
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Posted 4/20/07

tony_animefan1 wrote:

so i just got them 3 days ago i have stigmatism so they cost more

does anyone know
1. a company that charges less
2. doesnt irritate ur eyes
3. and ur opinion on contacts


dont have stigmatism, but I am pretty damn blind.
some good pointers for contacts, you'll be surprised how very important
the right cleaning solution is. Personally I've used tons, but none of them
have compared to "CLEAR CARE", but do realize this one is a little volatile
if you dont read the directions. 1 main is when you put your solution in, you have
to wait at least 6-7 hours for the solution to neutralize itself.

I accidentally put it in too early, and i tell you it was like putting acid in my eye.
One of the worst pains I've felt. But when used correctly makes the contact so damn
comfortable to wear.
Contacts itself I use Acuvue Oasys w/ HydraClear since I have allergies.
It's comfortable to wear, but a little expensive. Roughly around $38 per box.
If you want something still good, but cheaper Acuvue 2's are ok and are only $18 a box.

well at Wal-mart anyhow.
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