Implantable Contact Lenses - anybody here have them?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Leareth, May 28, 2007.

  1. Leareth macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    I am debating getting implatable contact lenses.
    They are still a new procedure - less than 5 years.
    But my vision is really bad, my contact lenses have to be custom made and cost me $124 every month. Glasses I cannot wear because I have had my nose broken four times and wearing anything on the nose hurts after about 10 minutes, not a little hurt either.
    I cannot have laser eye surgery because my prescription is too high to be significantly corrected.

    So I am asking my fellow macrumor members if any of you have personal experience with implantable contact lenses?

    I am told that is it an elective surgery and I have to pay all cost out of pocket. Any idea how much that really is?
     
  2. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Monocles?

    Specially made glasses with the pads in a different place?
     
  3. smokeyrabbit macrumors 6502

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    What kind of contact lenses are you wearing?
     
  4. weckart macrumors 68040

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    My brother had his done, because his eyesight was deteriorating due to diabetes. He now has pretty much perfect vision and only requires glasses for reading. Cannot help with the cost as the operation was free (this is the UK) since there was a medical imperative behind it. It does not seem to be too different from Lasik. You cut the cornea, lift the skin and pop a lens underneath, is all.
     
  5. janey macrumors 603

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    Hmm, just curious, why?

    The three most common eye diseases that are complications of diabetes don't use this as a method of treatment. Or are you confusing this with the replacement of a natural lens for cataract treatment over what the OP is discussing, which covers the natural lens?

    (on a sidenote, I'm just crazy obsessed with this for a family member with diabetic retinopathy and cataracts...so :eek: )
     
  6. Leareth thread starter macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    They are a custom line of CIBA Night and Day's, so I can wear them for a month, cost me $124 per pair. I have to order them through eye doctor.
     
  7. Leareth thread starter macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    I work both in the lab and in the field so I need something that will stay on and let me see.So I have a pair of protective goggles for the lab which wont allow for glasses underneath, I have a pair of goggle sun glasses that snowboarders use, looks stupid but it works especially in the field. My swimming goggles have my prescrition in them not perfect but I can see the lines and walls.
    I am just fed up with not being able to see well enough to put in my contact lenses and walking into things like walls and door at night.
     
  8. amercat macrumors newbie

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    Implantable Collamer Lens

    Like you, I am a high myope. My script is about -18.5 in both eyes. On 1/21/08, the eye surgeon will be implanting an Visian lens in my right eye. More to follow in days.
     
  9. Jesamilana macrumors newbie

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    You're going to need to see an eye care specialist for their recommendation. Implantable contacts can be used in certain situations, but usually its an alternative for people who can't get Lasik for whatever reason.
     
  10. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I think you might need to work on your proprioception then.
     
  11. phibe1 macrumors member

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    proprioception wouldn't do crap if you can't see, just because you know where you body is doesn't mean you wont walk into things if you cant SEE them
     
  12. Alaerian Guest

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    Original question is more than 3 years old. I'm certain the OP received an answer way before this thread was zombie-fied.
     

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