what kind of help does your eyes need?

Singapore
August 14, 2007 4:57am CST
Are you myopic? Seems like more people are than are not these days. If you are, what kind of help do you use? Do you use glasses or contact lenses? If you use contact lenses, do you use daily disposables, or monthly ones? Hard lenses or soft lenses? Personally, I wear glasses most of the time, and wear contact lenses (focus dailies) when I exercise (glasses tend to slide down a sweaty nose haha) or when I attend functions.
6 responses
• India
14 Aug 07
I am myopic, that too severely. I have been wearing glasses since I was in Std I. Now my glasses power is –9 and without glasses I cant identify objects more than six inches afar. After passing out of school, my mom took me to an ophthalmologist and since then, I have been wearing contacts. What a boon they are to me! Not only do they make me look better, I can also do without my heavy glasses. At home though I wear glasses, just to keep the habit. But while cooking, I prefer lenses, as my glasses tend to slip on my sweaty nose (same as you, lol). I also wear lenses while bathin, otherwise I wont be able to find the soap! I wear semi-soft contact lenses and they have never given me any trouble.
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• Singapore
15 Aug 07
yup, i wear soft contact lenses too - they're very comfortable, but sometimes i have trouble taking them out. :(
• India
16 Aug 07
Ya I know, that’s why I went for semi-soft. They are not hard like hard-lenses and not jelly-like as soft-lenses tend to be. But I doubt they make semi-soft lenses anymore. Mine are quite old, they have become like part of my eyes now!
@applefreak (3133)
• Singapore
14 Aug 07
hmm i'm not really myopic coz it's only 0.50 on one side and 0,75 on the other. however, my astigmatism is rather high and that makes me kinda blind especially at night. i don't use any thing unless i have to drive at night and need to look for directions. when i need to drive at night and look for directions, i wear my glasses. problem with glasses is that if i wear them for more than 3hrs, i'll get a blinding headache. checked but the prescription of my glasses are correct. :( can't use contact lenses coz i've got sensitive eyes so doc says no contacts. :( guess i'll have to live with it.
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• Singapore
15 Aug 07
that's really quite minor myopia, so you're actually very fortunate. i have astigmatism in addition to quite severe myopia.
• Singapore
15 Aug 07
i used to have higher degrees but it has improved over the years. it's very important to take good care of our eyes. sad to say my astigmatism is not dropping fast enough. so many things we can do to avoid stress on our eyes. most useful would be to NOT sqint when we can't see. just relax and walk nearer, it really works.
@maximax8 (27053)
16 Aug 07
These days I use focus daily disposable contact lenses every day. They are so comfortable that I do not notice that I am wearing them, apart from having good eyesight with them that is. I began wearing glasses for reading when I was 10 years old. But my eye sight got worse. So I needed them all day by the time I was 18 years old. I hated wearing my glasses though and decided to get contact lenses when I was 21 years old. At first I used two weekly disposable contact lenses. It was okay getting used to them because I had them in my eyes for 2 hours, then 4 hours an so on until I got used to them. I remember taking a bus back from the optician in Sydney. Wow! I could see so much more detail than I could with glasses. A few years later I used monthly disposable lenses. Then I found the daily disposables.
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• Singapore
20 Aug 07
yup, the dailies are much cleaner and there's no worry about fungal causing solutions as there was a recent hoo ha about.
@clocks123 (1229)
• United States
15 Aug 07
i am near and far sighted and have astigmatism my glasses which i wear only not contacts are varilux i can see near far and help with my astigmatism and because i have sjogren's syndrome which is an autoimmune disease i take a daily eyedrops to combat severely dry eyes
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• Singapore
15 Aug 07
wow that's quite a lot of eye-related issues. at least you found the solution...
@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
14 Aug 07
I keep seeing $$$$ right in front. I need help to get rid of it. I went to the optician, he cannot help. I went to the optometrist and even to eye specialist, they cannot help. LOL. I need to wear glasses to avoid seeing the $$$$. Contact lens are out as I find it too labourous to maintain. It deprived me of my precious sleeping hours.
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• Singapore
15 Aug 07
wah that is a serious rare disease. maybe not so rare here in mylot!
@kage2k3 (1444)
• India
14 Aug 07
I think u just wrote another post about lasik surgery. I think i will go for that.