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    (Original post by Limpopo)
    Old enough but dont look it
    OK.... There are rare cases of presbyopia even in teens but they are rare. Some optometrists prescribe progressives for teens and young adults for myopia control or some sorts of focusing problems (like my case).
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    (Original post by Kathy89)
    OK.... There are rare cases of presbyopia even in teens but they are rare. Some optometrists prescribe progressives for teens and young adults for myopia control or some sorts of focusing problems (like my case).
    How old are you? Do you have an accomodative anamoly?
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    (Original post by Limpopo)
    I would recommend anyone who is trying contacts for the first time to go to an independent optometrist and not one of the chain stores. I'd say you would be more likely to get a higher quality experience and greater level of competence seeing just one person instead of whoever happens to be in on the day..

    I have been wearing contacts for almost 20 years although obviously not the same pair as that would be very bad for your eyes.

    I've worn rgps and dailies.

    CLs are fab and a great solution for me.

    I currently use daysoft dailies and they work perfectly. I do alternate and can easily have a couple of days with my specs on.

    Putting in/taking out..if you learn the correct procedure its easy. DO NOT faff about with a mirror..you will just make it hard work.

    I can have mine in in about a minute and out in 20 secs.

    Dailies are the healthiest regime. If you are using reusable CLs dont over wear for long periods and make sure you clean them properly.
    good luck

    mancs
    you can get competant optometrists just about anywhere regardless independent vs high street. I do agree with lack of continuity is a problem whether its nhs hospital or having contact lens trials. And thus a different person reading someone elses notes and having to sometimes ask you follow up questions....increasing your chair time. But when it comes to toric vs presbyopic cls options yes it does take longer...most practitioners are fitting varifocal cls to tailor for people needing vision at all distances rather than just distance reading like with monovision. But everyone is different but needs are taken into account in order to pick which option to go for first. But anyway even independents sometimes use locums due to their resident being sick vs holiday vs time off. But where ever you it is best to see the same person for your needs..
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    How old are you? Do you have an accomodative anamoly?
    Actually it is more fatigue issue. Many nearsighted people will notice that reading with glasses causes strain. In rare cases the strain is really bad. It is not anomaly, however, it is has to do with the accomodative mechanism of the eye. When I am reading a lot the eyes are more and more strained and it is hard to focus. In addition I have astigmatism which makes things harder. Weaker prescription for reading and computer helps eliminating the strain.
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    But while using contact lens we should be very careful while removing and using lens to eyes.
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    (Original post by Yasmin25)
    Hi I have an appointment at Specsavers in a couple of days to get an induction on wearing contacts. I wear glasses 24/7 but would like to have the choice of wearing either glasses or contacts.

    I've never used contacts before so not sure what to expect. Do you guys find them easy enough to use and comfortable enough to wear?

    Thanks
    Hey, at first it takes a while of getting used to, I remember it almost took me 30mins just to get my contacts in but I found them really easy to take out. However A lot of people I've met said that they found it harder to take them out so it really depends.
    There is virtually no discomfort when putting contacts in and taking them out, just make sure your nails don't touch your eye as that would obviously scratch them.
    I wear daily contacts and they feel fine when I wear them, most of the time I don't notice but when Iv'e been wearing them for a while my eyes start to feel dry and it gets uncomfortable so don't ever wear your contacts for any longer than they should be worn.
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    Where do you all get your lenses from? My opticians is specsavers, are there good deals on there?
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    (Original post by Yasmin25)
    Where do you all get your lenses from? My opticians is specsavers, are there good deals on there?
    On-line or the place I work at (whatever is cheaper).
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    Getting them in was fine but I hated taking them out. Also, take care to only use them for the prescribed time because they can damage your eyes if they are in too long (I used to wear them for 12 hours or so, when they advised 8, so I had to stop).
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    Colour contact Lenses change your eye color and create a Incredible look that is subtle bold and fit anywhere weather you want to change your everyday look or want to get a crazy Design for Halloween and other Occasions. But wearing them is not hard part Taking them out is a mess, only wear TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) Approved lenses. Be in touch with your doctor and if you feel irritation in your eyes then don't wear it
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    (Original post by Yasmin25)
    Where do you all get your lenses from? My opticians is specsavers, are there good deals on there?
    Daysoft on line
 
 
 
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