I went to go get contact lenses the first time today and

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    I went to go get contact lenses the first time today and they were soft lenses and for some odd reason they were weighted and the left one would not stay on, it would roll all over the place.

    So I guess I have to get hard contact lenses. So for anyone that had hard contact lenses what are the advantages and disadvantages? I want feedback from users on Macrumors, not from google.

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    Did you talk to your optometrist about the problem? It could be that the contact that gave you problems was defective or not a correct fit for that eye. I wouldn't give up on them so quickly. Soft contacts are far more comfortable than hard lenses (I wore gas permeable hard lenses for about 5 years before switching to soft Toric lenses)...
     
  4. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah he told me that hard contact lenses would be better.
     
  5. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Then get hard lenses. I'm not sure macrumor members are as qualified as a doctor, but could be wrong. :rolleyes:
     
  6. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    *note*

    They will be the newer hard contact lenses called Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens.
     
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  8. Surely Guest

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    Mine are. I have an astigmatism, and the lens needs to be weighted so that it doesn't spin in my eye.....

    Another fine waloshin thread.....
     
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    We need a poll. I vote for soft.
     
  10. Surely Guest

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    I heard you like it hard????? :D:p
     
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    I wrote poll, not pole. :p
     
  12. Surely Guest

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    Hahahaha

    I think that small w should go with a soft on his left and a hard on his right.


    /on purpose.
     
  13. Disc Golfer macrumors 6502a

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    Same with me. Also my left eye is really wonky, it took going back to the optometrist a few times to find a good fit for that one. I still don't think it's 100% the way it should be as I'm always aware of the contact lens being there much more than on the right, but it's close enough. Good luck OP, you'll find a fit soon enough.
     
  14. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    My first pair of contacts were weighted incorrectly and kept rotating in my eye every time I would blink, drove me crazy. I've changed lenses since then though, my new ones are great except for the fact that they dry out a lot faster than the previous ones.
     
  15. mscriv macrumors 601

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    I vote for glasses.
     
  16. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Yep, toric lenses have two different curvatures across two different axes. The weight at the "bottom" of the lens makes sure the axes are properly aligned with your cornea.

    I wear these myself. Makes a big difference if the lens rotates for some reason.
     
  17. mscriv macrumors 601

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    Yep, definitely glasses, but make sure they are the weighted kind. :D
     

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