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glasses/contacts
on: April 01, 2022, 19:18:38 PM
anyone tried these 'put them in and leave them in for a month' contact lenses?

couple of people I know why use contacts I asked have never heard of them...

had an eye test the other day, I need glasses

I think I'd prefer contacts, optician said to get glasses first to get used to them, guess I'll need some anyway so it's no biggie... -2.5 in each eye so I'm not that bad


said I'd go back with g/f so she can pick the frames, I haven't got a clue :-o

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Reply #1 on: April 04, 2022, 01:30:56 AM
anyone tried these 'put them in and leave them in for a month' contact lenses?

couple of people I know why use contacts I asked have never heard of them...

had an eye test the other day, I need glasses

I think I'd prefer contacts, optician said to get glasses first to get used to them, guess I'll need some anyway so it's no biggie... -2.5 in each eye so I'm not that bad


said I'd go back with g/f so she can pick the frames, I haven't got a clue :-o


Supposed to be OK but more hassle.
You 100% get more dry eyes then you should and for me I find by 2/3 weeks your vision is more blurred. This is after having 1 day contact lenses for some time so already used to them.
If you not worn them before stick to the thinner day ones. Making sure enough fluid is on them, putting them in, taking them out is a thing to get used to but also how your eye has to get used to having them there. Your eyelids blink on them, move them, eye lids may be uncomfy for a bit etc.
For a while for me mine would shift and get stuck in the corner of my eyes.
Your eyes just need time to get used to them but I could never get used to the little thicker month ones.
Everyone is different but It was not for me.

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Reply #2 on: April 04, 2022, 18:22:02 PM
oh, I didn't know they're thicker or about the dry eyes thing....

also just went to order some 1 day ones online and hadn't realised I need I need extra measurements, size of eye, base curve etc. etc.

vision express where I had my eyes tested didn't give me that stuff... think I need to get my first set from them and then (fingers crossed) all that info will be on the first box they send me.... tho I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't... cheap eye tests to get you in the door then you're stuck with them :-s

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Re: glasses/contacts
Reply #3 on: April 05, 2022, 14:11:50 PM
I have no experience of these things, but I have heard stories from people about forgetting to take lenses out and getting all kinds of nasty eye infections, etc. So if you're not strict with looking after them or might forget they are there it's possibly not the best idea.

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Reply #4 on: April 05, 2022, 20:11:45 PM
I have no experience of these things, but I have heard stories from people about forgetting to take lenses out and getting all kinds of nasty eye infections, etc. So if you're not strict with looking after them or might forget they are there it's possibly not the best idea.

you know me too well :-o

mostly want month long ones to save messing around putting them in/out etc.

pretty sure I'd break glasses non stop

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Reply #5 on: May 23, 2022, 03:19:59 AM
oh, I didn't know they're thicker or about the dry eyes thing....

also just went to order some 1 day ones online and hadn't realised I need I need extra measurements, size of eye, base curve etc. etc.

vision express where I had my eyes tested didn't give me that stuff... think I need to get my first set from them and then (fingers crossed) all that info will be on the first box they send me.... tho I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't... cheap eye tests to get you in the door then you're stuck with them :-s
You need to get all this sorted if you not done so yet.
Left and Right eyes can be different (like me) as well. And you got to buy your right box at x and left at y etc.

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Reply #6 on: May 23, 2022, 17:29:19 PM
tried the glasses when they turned up.... they're horrible, killer headache within minutes

I'm short sighted, so glasses counteract that... but it is normal to lose some near-sight with them on?

with them on I can see distance really well, shocking how good it is, like the contrast has been turned up to 1000 but... I can't read my phone with them on?

I'm -2 in each eye, so that's not loads?

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Reply #7 on: May 24, 2022, 01:27:22 AM
tried the glasses when they turned up.... they're horrible, killer headache within minutes

I'm short sighted, so glasses counteract that... but it is normal to lose some near-sight with them on?

with them on I can see distance really well, shocking how good it is, like the contrast has been turned up to 1000 but... I can't read my phone with them on?

I'm -2 in each eye, so that's not loads?
If you never have worn glasses before you got to keep at it to get used to it.
Even if you wear sun glasses often it is a different thing.
The pressure above your ears for a long period of time gives you headaches. It just takes time for your brain to adjust.
Same with the new focus, it hurts the brain till it goes "I do not actually have to try harder to focus, oh, ok"




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Reply #8 on: May 24, 2022, 22:16:47 PM
Ive been wearing glasses now about 10 years, i tried contacts and just couldnt put them on my eye, although i think they are by far the best option and im looking to get some soon and get rid of my glasses.
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Reply #9 on: May 24, 2022, 23:54:08 PM
If you never have worn glasses before you got to keep at it to get used to it.
Even if you wear sun glasses often it is a different thing.
The pressure above your ears for a long period of time gives you headaches. It just takes time for your brain to adjust.
Same with the new focus, it hurts the brain till it goes "I do not actually have to try harder to focus, oh, ok"

the killer headache is within minutes... I think I better go back to check they're right

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Reply #10 on: May 25, 2022, 02:59:13 AM
Ive been wearing glasses now about 10 years, i tried contacts and just couldnt put them on my eye, although i think they are by far the best option and im looking to get some soon and get rid of my glasses.


Lazer is actually the best option these days and works. It is just the cost factor.

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Reply #11 on: May 25, 2022, 02:59:40 AM
If you never have worn glasses before you got to keep at it to get used to it.
Even if you wear sun glasses often it is a different thing.
The pressure above your ears for a long period of time gives you headaches. It just takes time for your brain to adjust.
Same with the new focus, it hurts the brain till it goes "I do not actually have to try harder to focus, oh, ok"

the killer headache is within minutes... I think I better go back to check they're right


It will at first. You just take them off and then back on later. It does get better.

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Reply #12 on: July 16, 2022, 16:37:36 PM
anyone tried these 'put them in and leave them in for a month' contact lenses?

couple of people I know why use contacts I asked have never heard of them...

had an eye test the other day, I need glasses

I think I'd prefer contacts, optician said to get glasses first to get used to them, guess I'll need some anyway so it's no biggie... -2.5 in each eye so I'm not that bad


said I'd go back with g/f so she can pick the frames, I haven't got a clue :-o

My father has had them for years. I've worn contacts since I was 13 and want them so badly... but sadly been advised not to get them due to issues with corneal ulcers in my eyes (i've had 7 instances due to me being an idiot).

They work great, my father has no hassle with them at all and after wearing glasses for most of his life (think he started wearing contacts in his 40's after I'd had mine for a few years) he'd never go back.

I'm not quite sure what Nexus is talking about Dry eyes is a condition he should get checked but you can get drops for that including ones that are safe with contact lenses. He's talking about "thicker" month ones, but mine (take out at night) are exactly the same thickness as my dads maybe it's something different with NZ and UK lenses?

Glasses is low hassle, Contacts can be a faff at the beginning but 30 day contacts, they're brilliant.

Laser is attractive, but having known 2 people who've had it and are both back to wearing reading glasses (they still rate laser though), I ain't spending the few thou it'd take me to get my eyes done ( had a quote a while ago ) if I have to wear glasses again, it sort of defeats the point.

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Reply #13 on: July 16, 2022, 16:40:56 PM
If you never have worn glasses before you got to keep at it to get used to it.
Even if you wear sun glasses often it is a different thing.
The pressure above your ears for a long period of time gives you headaches. It just takes time for your brain to adjust.
Same with the new focus, it hurts the brain till it goes "I do not actually have to try harder to focus, oh, ok"

the killer headache is within minutes... I think I better go back to check they're right

Yeah glasses shouldn't be pushing hard on your head like that, it's a small pressure. I'd go back to the opticians and get them adjusted, should be free, I have glasses too (wear contacts most of the time, but spare glasses are like super useful) and getting them adjusted is like a 5 min thing.

Look out for summer though, nose pads as soft and smooth as they are, if you're wearing glasses during the day for long periods of time you're gonna end up with a sore red nose.

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Reply #14 on: July 16, 2022, 16:46:47 PM
tried the glasses when they turned up.... they're horrible, killer headache within minutes

I'm short sighted, so glasses counteract that... but it is normal to lose some near-sight with them on?

with them on I can see distance really well, shocking how good it is, like the contrast has been turned up to 1000 but... I can't read my phone with them on?

I'm -2 in each eye, so that's not loads?

This could be normal with age. I'm extremely short sighted (-13+ [They stopped testing it and don't correct for this, just to -8 as i'm right eye dominant and I get major headaches if my left eye gets corrected more than that] and -8.25 in the other, but find it hard now to focus on things that are slightly shaded and under an arms length away.

You might need bifocals if it's that bad, that said the optician should have noticed this inability to read up close with the prescription on. My eye test involves reading text on a page held at a "comfortable" reading height by my hand. if its too close they adjust something.

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