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Old 09-03-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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If you do, do you have trouble reading?
These contacts are great for getting through the day, and I can read pretty well, but not to read the newspaper or a book.
I just had a check up 3 months ago and my prescription didn't change.
I wonder if this is to be expected with these contacts, or if I should go back to glasses or just get some reading glasses from the drug store to use with them?
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:07 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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I wear bifocal glasses occasionally, when I don't I wear contacts that are not bifocals and I use reading glasses with them. I think that is your best solution. I've been doing it this way for over 10 years. My prescription glasses are very heavy but readers are lightweight so it makes more sense this way for me.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:02 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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I've worn the bifocular contacts lenses, they're the same as wearing glasses with bifocals,they gave you a bifocal strength thats not going to work. The whole point is so you don't need reading glasses. My Dr gave me various samples to wear until I found one that worked. I'd go back to the doctor that prescibed them, its only been 3 months or find someone new.
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:23 PM
 
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I tried them, and I also tried bifocal glasses. I could not get used to them. I ended up with one contact for distance, and the other for close up, which has been fine. As Virgode says, go back to your eye doctor if you aren't happy. I got my lenses changed at no charge.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Thanks, all.
myrc- I just hate to go back to those stupid reading glasses. On off on off and they're always in another room when I need them, a real pain.
virgode-I agree, the whole point was no reading glasses.
Mattie- I wore one lens for distance and one for close and that was very workable for many years...I forget why I switched to these.
I guess I should go back to the doctor, but since my former doctor and my latest doctor both arrived at the exact same prescription, I don't know what they'd suggest next.
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:30 AM
 
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I do, and I love them. I also lose readers and they're never around when I need them. The only thing I don't like about my contacts is that by the end of the day, my eyes are itchy and dry. Also, driving at night with them is not good.
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