I've worn contacts most of my life until I needed bi focals then changed to glasses. Now thinking about going back to them since newer bifocal contacts now available, the older style bi focal lenses never worked for me.
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11/15/14 12:27 P
I've worn both glasses and contacts. I've had to wear glasses since I was very young, then as a teen/young adult I switched to contacts mostly with glasses as a backup. Then I decided contacts weren't worth the trouble & expense, so I just stuck with glasses. Recently I decided to get contacts again to wear for exercise & vanity.
I think wearing contacts can be fun, and as long as you follow your eye doctor's instructions you won't have too many problems!
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669 6/30/14 7:32 A
I noticed this weekend its easier for me to take contacts out after i've worn them for a long time (10+ hours), probably because they are getting dry and easier to grip. However I do enjoy my glasses as well, easy to just take off whenever I please
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530 6/27/14 4:04 P
I wear glasses sometimes - don't need to wear them all the time. I have never been interested in contact lenses. I'm as ugly as a toad so glasses make an improvement on my appearance which is a very good thing.
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920 6/26/14 1:05 P
I have needed vision correction for most of my life and hated my glasses so got contact at 15. Wore them for years - hard lenses, soft lenses, gas permeable - had them all. However my seasonal allergies made suffering during spring and sometimes fall challenging as I got older so I started wearing the glasses more. For several years I've only had glasses as I too went to progressive bifocals and for my job it has worked well.
They do make weight contacts for bifocal wearers or those with astigmatism; also some people get one distance lens for one eye, and a close up lens for the other as my friend has done per her optometrist. Turns out, she ended by switching those Rt to Left & vice versa to better adjust as her brain couldn't coke with the "normal" right brain/left brain configuration. I suggest you listen to your ophthalmologist but have a dialogue so you can do what's best for you.
Be sure to look at the cost to maintain contacts also. Daily solutions are an added expense. I never had the extended wear one - that you can have in overnight but do warn that some folks have had infections so just take all the precautions you are given, and clean or dispose as often as recommended or sooner.
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6/20/14 9:27 P
I tried to wear contacts once but I gave myself a corneal abrasion from trying to get them to stay on my eyeball. Anything on my eyeball kinda freaks me out and I hate getting drops in my eyes too. I'm back to glasses LOL
Just went back to glasses (waiting for my contacts to come in). Both have its pros and cons. I like being able to take my glassess off and rub my eyes if I need to, but hve to be more cautious when I have contacts in. With contacts, its nice to know I can see to the sides without having to turn my head
Do yourself a favor, and at least try contacts. I didn't try them until my mid thirties, and still regret that I didn't use them sooner. It takes time to get used to them, for your eyes to adjust for moisture, so you will also need to get used to using eye-drops for awhile, but the freedom from glasses is wonderful. No more headaches from glasses squeezing the sides of your head, no more sliding off your nose when you sweat, nor falling off when your head is down, and no more trying to find the darn things after you took them off for a brief moment of respite. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE contacts!
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6/16/14 12:40 P
It depends on your eyes and a good opthamologist (not technician) will know what is best for you. I wore contacts for a short time. Lost one and when it was replaced it was the wrong size. My eye "grew" into the misshaped lens and caused a lifetime problem. Then another Dr. put me in "permeable lens" = total disaster. It's a wonder I didn't lose my eyesight. NOW after seeing a specialist, it turns out I was never a candidate for contacts because of my astigmatism and eye shape. It has been glasses since 1st grade, followed by my vanity years and misery, followed by glasses.
My glasses are far more expensive than contacts. Contact lens these days are very inexpensive. Both my husband and son wear the disposable kind, order them and have never had a problem. My husband swims in his. My son is on the diving team and dives in them. If you can wear them, WEAR THEM. Your vision is better in contacts because they are right on your pupil - if you are a candidate for them.
Ask yourself why so many people wear glasses when they really are so expensive these days. It's because they cannot wear contacts.
My glasses, because of my astigmatism run $800.00. I would love to wear contacts and buy flashy inexpensive sunglasses. My sunglasses are very expensive and basically ugly.
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I'm 30 now and have worn contacts for over half of my life. Got glasses in 2nd grade and switched to contacts in 6th. Currently I wear "Acuvue Dailies" which are just that. Worn correctly, they're supposed to be a fresh new pair of contacts every morning. I put a pair in, wear them until I notice I'm wearing them (usually about a week), throw them away that evening, and put in a fresh pair the next morning. My vision is pretty bad at -10 in both eyes but it has only gotten worse gradually by -2 in the last 10 years. Before that, it was changing prescription and getting bad very quickly. Glasses for my prescription are either super huge and heavy or extremely expensive and regardless of which option I choose, I end up hating them. They give me nasty headaches. I'm sticking with the contacts.
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