Yeah, strong perscriptions can be like that. I've found that thinner closer fitting lenses help, but only so much. Contacts are better.graham wrote:My eyesight in them is terrible as they rob me of depth perception.
Regarding stocking up on contact lenses:
I would warn against stocking up on contact lenses.
* In my experience, "Sealed" contacts seem to go bad overtime such that contacts that are several years old have a high risk of causing immediate eye irritation and infection. It's possible the materials degrade over time or harbor slow growing organisms. Whatever the cause, I recommend following the packages expiration date, which is usually only a year or two.
* Lens solutions may get iffy over time as well (either due to the container degrading or slow growing organisms).
Usually people say what Gramme said because contact lenses don't help with astigmatism as well as eyeglasses due to the lenses being soft. Feeling like their eyes are "working harder" is a common complaint.Expatriot wrote:With regard to your eyes "working hard" with contacts on, this makes no sense for distance vision, for sure, and probably makes not much sense for short vision. All contacts do is bend the light coming in to your cornea slightly. If anything, contacts should make it easier for your eyes, because your iris isn't straining to try to bend your lens to focus on the retina.
Regarding Lasik, many people who are myopic or with strong astigmatisms are poor candidates. Though there are new more expensive procedures that involve inserting a lens into the eye. So if Gramme can't get lasik, then he might be able to get something like an Implantable Contact Lens.Expatriot wrote:Regarding Lasik, the "flap" issues are rare, but if you don't like the idea of having the flap cut and reattached and the risk associated with that, there's a procedure that you can get that actually sculpts the outside of your cornea - same net effect - change refraction through cornea - but no flap, no chance of flap side effects and no flap weakness - that is, flaps that heal are not a strong as normal cornea. Some say it's like a tupperware bowl - strong bond on outside, inside of flap prone to re-tear if mechanical injury occurs.
Implantable Contact Lenses: ICLs
This thread isn't so bad. I think as gramee mentioned, a lot of what you are calling "bad info" is simply due to language differences.Expatriot wrote:Like I said - lots of bad info in this thread. Read, read, learn, ask lots of questions. I did a bunch of research before getting mine done.
Side note on eyeglass repair:
I sometimes help people by fixing their eyeglasses. There are many ways to polish lenses and fix broken frames. Here's a link worth saving on that.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-E ... es-Repair/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Eyeglas ... -retainer/
http://www.ehow.com/how_4843938_rid-scr ... asses.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_2077107_polish- ... asses.html
How to make pinhole eyeglasses
Note, pinhole Glasses do not correct long term vision problems
http://www.casewatch.org/ftc/news/1993/ ... sion.shtml
Final thoughts, don't worry so much. If the economy crashes or ww3 hits, you can survive looking though a bottle-cap monocle with a pinhole in it. So you'll still get to see whatever comes next, just remember to bring popcorn so you can enjoy the show!