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How easy are contact lenses if you've always been a glasses wearer???

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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
I've always worn glasses since the age of 14 and always been a little scared at the thought of contact lenses, however aged 29 I think its time to face my fears.

Can anyone tell me how easy/hard they are to use? Which types of lenses are the best and most cost effective?

Many thanks xxx
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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#1
I have been wearing them for nearly 20years. You will get the hang of them. I now use daily disposables. You will get good advice on whats best for you from you optician.

Dont have long finger nails though! rip them too easy!
#2
bossyboots
I have been wearing them for nearly 20years. You will get the hang of them. I now use daily disposables. You will get good advice on whats best for you from you optician.

Dont have long finger nails though! rip them too easy!


I'm sure I would get used to them, its just that my eyes are so flickery I can barely put my own hands near my eyes let alone let the optician try!
#3
Daughter has contacts and has no probs even tho she's at uni and not the most organised person lol ...... however my optician says my eyes are the wrong shape for contacts and I wouldnt get the benefit from them that I get from my glasses :( ??!!
#4
Iv been wearing contact lenses for about 15years now, and Iv always found them really easy to use, once you get used to keeping your eye open to put them in. the ones u can get now are very thin and very comfortable. When you have a contact lens test they should try out a couple of different types of lenses to find whats best. dailies are quite expensive, about £30 a month, monthlies and day and nights work out about £15 a month, generally.
if they want to try you on day and nights make sure that they do a test where they drop dye on your eye to see how quick the liquid evaporates, my old opticians didnt do that and did put me on day and nights and because I have dry eyes i shouldnt be using them, but they didnt know that because they didnt do the test. apparantly i should report them for that.

once you are happy with contacts and you know what your prescription is you should be able to buy them online fro a fraction of what the opticians charge.
#5
vraptorchick
Daughter has contacts and has no probs even tho she's at uni and not the most organised person lol ...... however my optician says my eyes are the wrong shape for contacts and I wouldnt get the benefit from them that I get from my glasses :( ??!!


Thats what my optician said .. she said because I have a stigmatism (which is apparently common) the cornea of my eye is more oval than round. However another optician I visited said the opposite oO
#6
jellybaby22
you will eventually get used to them...i wore contacts for 2 years...back to glasses for me though ( dont need them all the time ) I scratched the lens of my eye putting my lenses in...o dear god...the pain..i couldnt blink without it hurting like hell...then i got it all infected...but yeah contacts are alot easier...

Ouch.. My eyes are really dry and sensitive so I would be worried I would do more harm than good.

^^^^ just read that back...lol...dont let it put you off..haha
#7
[quote=Miss Money Penny]

Thats what my optician said .. she said because I have a stigmatism (which is apparently common) the cornea of my eye is more oval than round. However another optician I visited said the opposite oO[/quote

I guess it's down to which optician you trust the most lol .... I know mine is the best locally, and is independent, so I go by what he says as I know he's not out for the money as he'd make far more out of me if I did have contacts, and he has recommended them for daughter. I suppose it's trial and error then to see what differences you notice and to see how you get on with them. With daughter they did offer a trial period to see how she felt and whether she was happy with them etc .... as she plays rugby it certainly has worked better for her than glasses :D !!
#8
I've been wearing them for 25 years and believe me they have improved vastly over that time, To all the old lens wearers - remember the hard lenses and sterilising, neutralising etc etc???

I have found a very good specsavers with a very good optician and i pay £21 per month for daily disposable - absolutely fab!!
#9
Ive been on contacts for a few years now, never saw an optician about them just bought them off daysoft and never looked back.
#10
my prescription for lenses was a bit weird cos I have an astigmatism. but I persevered with trying the 30 day continuous wear and the monthly disposables which you take out at night.
find my eyes dry up towards the end of the day so i'll wear my lenses during work and when I'm either playing with the band or training/teaching kung fu, all other times I'll switch to my glasses
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Miss Money Penny
vraptorchick
Daughter has contacts and has no probs even tho she's at uni and not the most organised person lol ...... however my optician says my eyes are the wrong shape for contacts and I wouldnt get the benefit from them that I get from my glasses :( ??!!




Thats what my optician said .. she said because I have a stigmatism (which is apparently common) the cornea of my eye is more oval than round. However another optician I visited said the opposite oO


Same here, an optician gave me the blag that I couldn't wear them due to astigmatism but a visit to specsavers, where they gave me a weeks free trial of Acuvue daily disposable toric lenses, have done the trick for me. I couldn't get an eye lash in my before without being very unsettled, so you can imagine what I was like at first before trying them. I can def say never had any issues, especially after the first week where you build up the number of hours of daily wear.

Putting them in is fairly straight forward once you have had your consultation, Specsavers even sit you down and get you to put in and take out a pair before they see you on your way. Once you have had the first consultation you are plain sailing. Specsavers would run through the most suitable lenses for your eyes, but daily disposables are good.

Edited By: simplyjimbo on Aug 06, 2010 20:31: .
banned#12
I think Asda have free trials on at the moment.

I have mine in right now because I am going to a party.
#13
i have that stigmatism (sp.) that you are talking about where one of your eyes are an oval shape, i have been wearing contacts for about 2 years now and im fine with them. After a couple of days to get used to them, its fine..

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