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#21 Area Man

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 05:50 PM

My eyes were sore as hell this morning, so I skipped putting them in. Will try again tomorrow, most likely.


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Posted 05 October 2017 - 06:14 PM

Now that you say that, I have a memory of my doc telling me only to wear them a few hours at a time every day, and ramp up to a full day over a few weeks. This was in 1993 though... lol

Edited by Uther Pendragon, 05 October 2017 - 06:14 PM.

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#23 BeersBeers24/7

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:49 PM

I'm hooked on the dailies. When home at night, they get disposed and the glasses come out. Freshies in the am.

Always keep a spare around. That first time it slides behind your eyeball sucks. No wait, that always sucks. Don't rub your eyes.
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#24 pods8

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 08:01 PM

Tried some dailys for a while but for some reason my eyes were dry/itchy 3/4 through the day with them so went back to biweekly. Cheaper too.
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Posted 09 October 2017 - 07:45 PM

 Wore them all weekend and got them put in and made it to work on time like a big boy this morning. I'm still not convinced that my vision is as good with them as with my glasses, but maybe that's part of the adjustment period?

 

 I have my followup Wednesday morning. They seem to be guiding me toward monthlies, which is fine with me, I guess. I think my insurance pays $130 for the lenses. Any ideas on what I can expect to pay? Are they going to try to push a year's worth at a time, or...what?


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#26 AspenLeif

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 11:00 PM

It really depends on your prescription. I have pretty bad astigmatism. Have worn contacts since 6th grade. I have tried several brands, but the torics are the only thing that work for me. One month, I usually stretch to about 3 months. I've bought my last couple boxes online and saved money. Because of my shitty eyes, 6 pairs typically runs me about 3 bones.

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#27 pods8

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:07 AM

If you get them through them its usually $$$.  The monthly ones I was in would run ~$120/yr.  The biweekly I use now are $220.


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 08:07 AM

I am doing the "bifocal contacts" for the first time this year (have been wearing contacts since '87).  I like them and they help when reading things on occasion, but if I am going to do some real dedicated reading, I still put on readers.


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 08:24 AM

I am doing the "bifocal contacts" for the first time this year (have been wearing contacts since '87). I like them and they help when reading things on occasion, but if I am going to do some real dedicated reading, I still put on readers.



I am so quickly heading towards bifocals. :(
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