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I've been wear the Provision toric's for the last 3-4 years and have had no major issues with them (other then the once in a blue moon rotate). But I decided that I wanted to try RGP and talked to my eye doctor.
After the 'standard' warnings, he ordered me a pair of Boston XO. So far I'm on the end of day 4. (Yes I know theirs an adjustment period). However I'm running into some problems and want to get your thoughts.

The major issue, is that I can see the edge of the contact, which then makes everything blurry. (aka, when I can see the edge, its like looking through water)
The other major issue, is that if I try to look off to the side , everything becomes blurry. For example, If I look straight at the computer screen, the screen is 'mostly' crisp and clear, however everything to the way right is not focused (most likely because of the first issue)
The one small problem, which will probably go away in time, is they fell like they are dry. I'm assuming that is probably just because my eyes aren't used it them?

I just saw my eye doctor a few hours ago, and he mentioned that my 'symptoms' are exactly why he's not wearing RGP. That this is what to expect. He rechecked the fitting and said that I have a 'textbook' fitting, theres nothing he could change.
Sorry for the long post, but I was hoping someone might be able to suggest something, Do I need to give them a little longer (there not really all that uncomfortable, other then feeling dry)? Thanks
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I've been wear the Provision toric's for the last 3-4 years and have had no major issues with them (other then the once in a blue moon rotate). But I decided that I wanted to try RGP and talked to my eye doctor.
After the 'standard' warnings, he ordered me a pair of Boston XO. So far I'm on the end of day 4. (Yes I know theirs an adjustment period). However I'm running into some problems and want to get your thoughts.

The major issue, is that I can see the edge of the contact, which then makes everything blurry. (aka, when I can see the edge, its like looking through water)
The other major issue, is that if I try to look off to the side , everything becomes blurry. For example, If I look straight at the computer screen, the screen is 'mostly' crisp and clear, however everything to the way right is not focused (most likely because of the first issue)
The one small problem, which will probably go away in time, is they fell like they are dry. I'm assuming that is probably just because my eyes aren't used it them?

I just saw my eye doctor a few hours ago, and he mentioned that my 'symptoms' are exactly why he's not wearing RGP. That this is what to expect. He rechecked the fitting and said that I have a 'textbook' fitting, theres nothing he could change.
Sorry for the long post, but I was hoping someone might be able to suggest something, Do I need to give them a little longer (there not really all that uncomfortable, other then feeling dry)? Thanks
Hello shadowhywind and welcome to the forum.

The dryness feeling may be just getting used to the lenses. 4 days is a very short time to adapt to RGP lenses. Six weeks or more is sometimes required.

You could try wetting drops if the problem is particularly bad, or maybe a different solution if the lenses don't feel better after six weeks. Maybe the dry eyes feeling is just in one type of environment? Central Heating in the winter for example makes the air very dry unless it is deliberately humidified.

I have been wearing RGP lenses since the beginning of the year and I don't have any problem with blurriness. The symptoms you describe do sound as if your contact lenses are not sitting on the centre of your cornea. They are supposed to move, but the base curve is quite critical for RGP lenses. If it is wrong, the lens may float off centre more than it should. Strange when your eye care professional says it is OK, but of course when tested at the optician's office, you are generally looking straight ahead and not to the side.

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Thats what I kind of figured. When looking straight into a mirror, I can see that after a blink, (for the left) the contact falls to bottom left, the edge of the contact is very close to the pupil. And the right eye is almost centered but hangs to right alot. So there not 'centered' in the eye.
I know this might be a silly question, but would I have to give my eyes more time to adjust to the new contacts before they 'center' themselves?
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Thats what I kind of figured. When looking straight into a mirror, I can see that after a blink, (for the left) the contact falls to bottom left, the edge of the contact is very close to the pupil. And the right eye is almost centered but hangs to right alot. So there not 'centered' in the eye.
I know this might be a silly question, but would I have to give my eyes more time to adjust to the new contacts before they 'center' themselves?
Welcome to Lens 101, shadowhywind. That's a unique screen name, I like it.

It seems that your question has been addressed by Knotlob, who is the most helpful person on this site. His wisdom and experience has been very helpful around here.
I have a question for you. When you read that it could take as long as six weeks to get used to your RGP lenses, did that surprise you? Do you think you can hang in there that long? Please know that we at Lens 101 will be here to do all we can to help you on your way. You can do this!
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Thats what I kind of figured. When looking straight into a mirror, I can see that after a blink, (for the left) the contact falls to bottom left, the edge of the contact is very close to the pupil. And the right eye is almost centered but hangs to right alot. So there not 'centered' in the eye.
I know this might be a silly question, but would I have to give my eyes more time to adjust to the new contacts before they 'center' themselves?
I'm not sure that more time would help you with the lens stability problem, unless you just get used to it and don't notice it.

The RGP lenses do come in different diameters and maybe a larger diameter lens may help. Mine are 9.6mm, which is much smaller than a standard soft lens, which is normally 14.0-14.2mm or thereabouts. My RGP are Menicon Z alpha and my optician normally starts with 9.6mm, but could change that if she thinks it is necessary. Two or three different lens fittings is often needed to get the prescription just right in terms of strength and also the Base Curve.

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I think i might give the place a call again, and see if I can't see one of the other docs. I've been wearing them for only about 30 mins so far today, and this is differently not something that I could live with for the next year. Its allmost like tunnel vision, i found a pic that nearly shows what i see (mind you I see more focused) http://calgarycowbell.com/images/tunnel-vision_1_.jpg

But thanks for all the help so far, if I can see the other doc, I'll let you guys know what happens
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I think i might give the place a call again, and see if I can't see one of the other docs. I've been wearing them for only about 30 mins so far today, and this is differently not something that I could live with for the next year. Its almost like tunnel vision, i found a pic that nearly shows what i see (mind you I see more focused) http://calgarycowbell.com/images/tunnel-vision_1_.jpg

But thanks for all the help so far, if I can see the other doc, I'll let you guys know what happens
Here's shadow's tunnel vision example:



I'm sorry those contacts don't improve your vision. It looks like your vision is worse. I'd be interested to hear what a different doctor has to say. I doubt if he or she will say "Everything you've been told so far is true."
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Hi Shadowhywind, here's my two cents to add to the others.

If they move too much and you're seeing the edge, then it doesn't seem possible that the fit is right. A larger diameter will definitely help with keeping the optical zone over your pupil and also helps with comfort. I don't know the diameter of mine, but they cover my whole pupil and are very comfortable, and I never see the edge. It sounds like your eye doctor doesn't care much for rgp's and may not be very experienced with fitting them.

As for dryness causing discomfort, that doesn't seem too likely especially four days into the adaptation period. I would think at this point excessive tearing is more likely until you are more used to the contacts. I live in the desert, am 51, and my ecp has tested me and said I don't make enough tears. But yet my contacts are comfortable even when "stuck" to my eye. He recommended fish oil supplements, drinking plenty of water, and warm compresses before putting in the contacts. That and an occasionally drop of saline keeps them comfortable 8-5.

It does sometimes take a few fittings to get it right. My last perscription change took two tries, but my vision is perfect so it's well worth the effort. One of the best things about contacts is having good peripheral vision, so hang in there til they get it right. Please keep us posted.
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Hi Shadowhywind, here's my two cents to add to the others.

If they move too much and you're seeing the edge, then it doesn't seem possible that the fit is right. A larger diameter will definitely help with keeping the optical zone over your pupil and also helps with comfort. I don't know the diameter of mine, but they cover my whole pupil and are very comfortable, and I never see the edge. It sounds like your eye doctor doesn't care much for rgp's and may not be very experienced with fitting them.

As for dryness causing discomfort, that doesn't seem too likely especially four days into the adaptation period. I would think at this point excessive tearing is more likely until you are more used to the contacts. I live in the desert, am 51, and my ecp has tested me and said I don't make enough tears. But yet my contacts are comfortable even when "stuck" to my eye. He recommended fish oil supplements, drinking plenty of water, and warm compresses before putting in the contacts. That and an occasionally drop of saline keeps them comfortable 8-5.

It does sometimes take a few fittings to get it right. My last perscription change took two tries, but my vision is perfect so it's well worth the effort. One of the best things about contacts is having good peripheral vision, so hang in there til they get it right. Please keep us posted.
Thank you for your input fdfjc. I'm sure shadowhywind will find it helpful. I just have a few questions of my own about your post, if you don't mind.

Sometimes a contact lens wearer will experience blur when they're in dim lighting and their pupils open up to maximum size, which can be larger than your pupil diameter. Is that what you meant when you said that your contact lenses cover your "whole pupil"?

Secondly, does the fish oil help? Have you tried increasing your water intake and the warm compresses, but skipping the fish oil to see if it makes a difference?

In any case, I'm glad your contacts are so comfortable.
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Yes, I should have said that it covers my whole "iris". When driving in the dark, I can still catch the edge of the optical zone and get a little glare, but it's not too bad.

No, when I forget to take the fish oil, I can't say I really notice a difference. But, if I forgot for many days in a row I might. In any case, it's good for the heart, lowers cholesterol, good for the brain etc.
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thanks for all the advice so far. I'm not 100% sure it is dryness, i think its just the feeling of the plastic against the eye, that i'm not comfortable with just yet. I did give them a call today, and unfortunately hes the only doc there, going to see if I can go to a different store, since there a major chain. But in any case, he ordered a trial pair of my normal Pruevision Toric lens, when I go back, I'm going to suggest maybe trying a different base curve and or larger diameter. I might also suggest trying the Boston XO2 at the same time, apparently there slightly better in the comfort level and lets more oxygen get through(?).

So we'll see
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thanks for all the advice so far. I'm not 100% sure it is dryness, i think its just the feeling of the plastic against the eye, that i'm not comfortable with just yet. I did give them a call today, and unfortunately hes the only doc there, going to see if I can go to a different store, since there a major chain. But in any case, he ordered a trial pair of my normal Pruevision Toric lens, when I go back, I'm going to suggest maybe trying a different base curve and or larger diameter. I might also suggest trying the Boston XO2 at the same time, apparently there slightly better in the comfort level and lets more oxygen get through(?).

So we'll see
I'm glad Lens 101 has been helpful. Please keep us posted on your experience with contact lenses. Hopefully you'll find something that's comfortable and helps you see clearly too.
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hi shadow,,i also had trouble with boston XO with the dryness feeling ,,and i also have trouble with lens awareness (seeing the edges),and also changing eye dr's to get a second opinion is a good thing ,,i had trouble with base curve issues also with lenses riding to low on cornea blurring my vision ,,especially on my left lens went from a 7.99 to a 7.95 and it helped alot ,,my dia is 9.3 so going to ask for a larger dia also ,,we have to look out for ourselves u know we know our own eyes
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hi shadow,,i also had trouble with boston XO with the dryness feeling ,,and i also have trouble with lens awareness (seeing the edges),and also changing eye dr's to get a second opinion is a good thing ,,i had trouble with base curve issues also with lenses riding to low on cornea blurring my vision ,,especially on my left lens went from a 7.99 to a 7.95 and it helped alot ,,my dia is 9.3 so going to ask for a larger dia also ,,we have to look out for ourselves u know we know our own eyes
Did you get your issues with your Boston XO lenses sorted out?
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actually no i tried to wear them later thinking i just had to adjust first to them and they were so uncomfortable i had to take them out so it must be the material itself that reacts badly on my eyes ,,just like with soft lenses i had to try multiple pairs before i could find some that would work for me
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thanks for all the advice so far. I'm not 100% sure it is dryness, i think its just the feeling of the plastic against the eye, that i'm not comfortable with just yet. I did give them a call today, and unfortunately hes the only doc there, going to see if I can go to a different store, since there a major chain. But in any case, he ordered a trial pair of my normal Pruevision Toric lens, when I go back, I'm going to suggest maybe trying a different base curve and or larger diameter. I might also suggest trying the Boston XO2 at the same time, apparently there slightly better in the comfort level and lets more oxygen get through(?).

So we'll see
I hope we'll hear some good news from you soon.
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Sorry for not respond back sooner, I must have 'vented' and then deleted the post before actually posting...
I do have good and bad news. The good news is that my eyes are happy.. the bad news is I am not wearing the Boston XOs, and ended up switching back to my PureVision torics.
The story, was I ended up going back in after trying to wear the RGP's for 2 weeks, I tried to get a second opinion from one of the other eye docs, which they told me if I wanted to see someone else I could, but I would have to pay for a whole new exam.. So i wasn't in the mood to drop another $100, so i talked with my eye doc again, who just stated that it was a 'textbook' fitting, and when I brought up the idea of trying a larger diameter, he said no. In my opinion a larger diameter probably would fix my seeing the edge of the contacts.. So with the 'loss' of vision, i decided to go back to my Purevision torics, which i never really had any major issues with before.

The other stupid part about all of this, was he had to order a 'trial pair' of the Purevision torics for me to try. Once they came in, I had to go pick them up, return the RGP lens, and they made me schedule a followup appointment, even though they were the same exact prescription I had for basically the last 4 years...

The one nice thing about all of this, I ended up getting a rather nice deal. They had a promotion going on Buy 3 get the 4th box free + the manufacturers $50 rebate, so all in all, I have 'perfect' vision and it came out to be the same price as the RGP contacts.
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Sorry for not respond back sooner, I must have 'vented' and then deleted the post before actually posting...
I do have good and bad news. The good news is that my eyes are happy.. the bad news is I am not wearing the Boston XOs, and ended up switching back to my Purevision torics.
The story, was I ended up going back in after trying to wear the RGP's for 2 weeks, I tried to get a second opinion from one of the other eye docs, which they told me if I wanted to see someone else I could, but I would have to pay for a whole new exam.. So i wasn't in the mood to drop another $100, so i talked with my eye doc again, who just stated that it was a 'textbook' fitting, and when I brought up the idea of trying a larger diameter, he said no. In my opinion a larger diameter probably would fix my seeing the edge of the contacts.. So with the 'loss' of vision, i decided to go back to my Purevision torics, which i never really had any major issues with before.

The other stupid part about all of this, was he had to order a 'trial pair' of the Purevision torics for me to try. Once they came in, I had to go pick them up, return the RGP lens, and they made me schedule a followup appointment, even though they were the same exact prescription I had for basically the last 4 years...

The one nice thing about all of this, I ended up getting a rather nice deal. They had a promotion going on Buy 3 get the 4th box free + the manufacturers $50 rebate, so all in all, I have 'perfect' vision and it came out to be the same price as the RGP contacts.
Wow. You've had quite an ordeal, haven't you? It didn't stop you from answering RedEyeJedi's question almost immediately, though, did it?
I'm glad you're able to go back to the Purevision contact lenses and go back to seeing properly. I hope your situation settles down, now.
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Sorry for not respond back sooner, I must have 'vented' and then deleted the post before actually posting...
I do have good and bad news. The good news is that my eyes are happy.. the bad news is I am not wearing the Boston XOs, and ended up switching back to my Purevision torics.
The story, was I ended up going back in after trying to wear the RGP's for 2 weeks, I tried to get a second opinion from one of the other eye docs, which they told me if I wanted to see someone else I could, but I would have to pay for a whole new exam.. So i wasn't in the mood to drop another $100, so i talked with my eye doc again, who just stated that it was a 'textbook' fitting, and when I brought up the idea of trying a larger diameter, he said no. In my opinion a larger diameter probably would fix my seeing the edge of the contacts.. So with the 'loss' of vision, i decided to go back to my Purevision torics, which i never really had any major issues with before.

The other stupid part about all of this, was he had to order a 'trial pair' of the Purevision torics for me to try. Once they came in, I had to go pick them up, return the RGP lens, and they made me schedule a followup appointment, even though they were the same exact prescription I had for basically the last 4 years...

The one nice thing about all of this, I ended up getting a rather nice deal. They had a promotion going on Buy 3 get the 4th box free + the manufacturers $50 rebate, so all in all, I have 'perfect' vision and it came out to be the same price as the RGP contacts.
Thanks for updating us here. Real life experience is very valuable . I guess that while RGP lenses have some advantages, they are not for everyone. But It is good that you have good vision with the Purevision Torics.

In some ways I can understand the optician's practice asking for another $100 for a second opinion, but although your first eye doctor told you, yours was a text book fitting, clearly it wasn't, if you had vision problems such as you described.

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Sorry for not respond back sooner, I must have 'vented' and then deleted the post before actually posting...
I do have good and bad news. The good news is that my eyes are happy.. the bad news is I am not wearing the Boston XOs, and ended up switching back to my Purevision torics.
The story, was I ended up going back in after trying to wear the RGP's for 2 weeks, I tried to get a second opinion from one of the other eye docs, which they told me if I wanted to see someone else I could, but I would have to pay for a whole new exam.. So i wasn't in the mood to drop another $100, so i talked with my eye doc again, who just stated that it was a 'textbook' fitting, and when I brought up the idea of trying a larger diameter, he said no. In my opinion a larger diameter probably would fix my seeing the edge of the contacts.. So with the 'loss' of vision, i decided to go back to my Purevision torics, which i never really had any major issues with before.

The other stupid part about all of this, was he had to order a 'trial pair' of the Purevision torics for me to try. Once they came in, I had to go pick them up, return the RGP lens, and they made me schedule a followup appointment, even though they were the same exact prescription I had for basically the last 4 years...

The one nice thing about all of this, I ended up getting a rather nice deal. They had a promotion going on Buy 3 get the 4th box free + the manufacturers $50 rebate, so all in all, I have 'perfect' vision and it came out to be the same price as the RGP contacts.
It seems like this story has a happy ending.

Would you mind checking back with us in a month or so to tell us how you're doing?

In the mean time, there are a whole ton of as-yet-unanswered questions on this website. Maybe you can help answer some of them.
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Sorry for not respond back sooner, I must have 'vented' and then deleted the post before actually posting...
I do have good and bad news. The good news is that my eyes are happy.. the bad news is I am not wearing the Boston XOs, and ended up switching back to my Purevision torics.
The story, was I ended up going back in after trying to wear the RGP's for 2 weeks, I tried to get a second opinion from one of the other eye docs, which they told me if I wanted to see someone else I could, but I would have to pay for a whole new exam.. So i wasn't in the mood to drop another $100, so i talked with my eye doc again, who just stated that it was a 'textbook' fitting, and when I brought up the idea of trying a larger diameter, he said no. In my opinion a larger diameter probably would fix my seeing the edge of the contacts.. So with the 'loss' of vision, i decided to go back to my Purevision torics, which i never really had any major issues with before.

The other stupid part about all of this, was he had to order a 'trial pair' of the Purevision torics for me to try. Once they came in, I had to go pick them up, return the RGP lens, and they made me schedule a followup appointment, even though they were the same exact prescription I had for basically the last 4 years...

The one nice thing about all of this, I ended up getting a rather nice deal. They had a promotion going on Buy 3 get the 4th box free + the manufacturers $50 rebate, so all in all, I have 'perfect' vision and it came out to be the same price as the RGP contacts.
All's well that ends well, as they say . . .
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. . . when I forget to take the fish oil, I can't say I really notice a difference. But, if I forgot for many days in a row I might. In any case, it's good for the heart, lowers cholesterol, good for the brain etc.
Maybe you'd be willing to try an experiment to see if you notice a difference in the moisture levels in your eyes? You know, just to rule out that pesky "placebo effect."
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Maybe you'd be willing to try an experiment to see if you notice a difference in the moisture levels in your eyes? You know, just to rule out that pesky "placebo effect."
Right. You may think you're feeling better just because you've popped a pill.
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Maybe you'd be willing to try an experiment to see if you notice a difference in the moisture levels in your eyes? You know, just to rule out that pesky "placebo effect."
Last week I was out of the office and out of my routine and thus forgot to take my fish oil pills. I did begin to notice that my eyes were a little dryer, my contacts got a little blurry by the afternoon, and my eyes were a little bit red. So now I'm back on the pills . Go Fish Oil!
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Last week I was out of the office and out of my routine and thus forgot to take my fish oil pills. I did begin to notice that my eyes were a little dryer, my contacts got a little blurry by the afternoon, and my eyes were a little bit red. So now I'm back on the pills . Go Fish Oil!
Did you have a moment of "What's going on? Why is my vision blurry? I've got my contacts--Wait a minute . . . Did I take my fish oil?"
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Last week I was out of the office and out of my routine and thus forgot to take my fish oil pills. I did begin to notice that my eyes were a little dryer, my contacts got a little blurry by the afternoon, and my eyes were a little bit red. So now I'm back on the pills . Go Fish Oil!
How much of this fish oil do you take? I used to take fish oil and the one thing I remember was the fishy "aftertaste." For the next several hours after taking the pills, every time I'd burp I'd taste fish. I guess that tells me the capsules were genuine!
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How much of this fish oil do you take? I used to take fish oil and the one thing I remember was the fishy "aftertaste." For the next several hours after taking the pills, every time I'd burp I'd taste fish. I guess that tells me the capsules were genuine!
I don't know about you but when I looked at picture of all the fish I heard that song "Under the Sea" in my head.
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I don't know about you but when I looked at picture of all the fish I heard that song "Under the Sea" in my head.
Yeah, you're right. That's a good song for that picture.
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Yeah, you're right. That's a good song for that picture.
Right. That's cute. Does anyone else take fish oil for dry eyes? How about anyone who had fish oil on the beach like in the picture?
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Right. That's cute. Does anyone else take fish oil for dry eyes? How about anyone who had fish oil on the beach like in the picture?
Sure, I take a fish oil capsule and I'm magically transported to a beach where I dance with a pretty blonde lady.
I take six or seven a day.
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I don't know about you but when I looked at picture of all the fish I heard that song "Under the Sea" in my head.
Me too, Kyleden. I was just scrolling down the page looking for my latest post and the picture just flashed by, but that's all it took. This will probably have the same effect, but it won't be so mysterious.
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Me too, Kyleden. I was just scrolling down the page looking for my latest post and the picture just flashed by, but that's all it took. This will probably have the same effect, but it won't be so mysterious.
Sebastian and his Snail Singers. They'll be here all week folks.
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Sorry for not respond back sooner, I must have 'vented' and then deleted the post before actually posting...
I do have good and bad news. The good news is that my eyes are happy.. the bad news is I am not wearing the Boston XOs, and ended up switching back to my Purevision torics.
The story, was I ended up going back in after trying to wear the RGP's for 2 weeks, I tried to get a second opinion from one of the other eye docs, which they told me if I wanted to see someone else I could, but I would have to pay for a whole new exam.. So i wasn't in the mood to drop another $100, so i talked with my eye doc again, who just stated that it was a 'textbook' fitting, and when I brought up the idea of trying a larger diameter, he said no. In my opinion a larger diameter probably would fix my seeing the edge of the contacts.. So with the 'loss' of vision, i decided to go back to my Purevision torics, which i never really had any major issues with before.

The other stupid part about all of this, was he had to order a 'trial pair' of the Purevision torics for me to try. Once they came in, I had to go pick them up, return the RGP lens, and they made me schedule a followup appointment, even though they were the same exact prescription I had for basically the last 4 years...

The one nice thing about all of this, I ended up getting a rather nice deal. They had a promotion going on Buy 3 get the 4th box free + the manufacturers $50 rebate, so all in all, I have 'perfect' vision and it came out to be the same price as the RGP contacts.
Well, despite the good news/bad news introduction to this posting, it looks like everything turned out okay.
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Thanks for updating us here. Real life experience is very valuable . I guess that while RGP lenses have some advantages, they are not for everyone. But It is good that you have good vision with the Purevision Torics.

In some ways I can understand the optician's practice asking for another $100 for a second opinion, but although your first eye doctor told you, yours was a text book fitting, clearly it wasn't, if you had vision problems such as you described.

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agreed. If your rgp's were fitting well you SHOULD not see a visable edge and your vision should be crystal clear. They should also center after a blink and remain stationary. If they are slipping off center then the fit has to be looked at.
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I don't know about you but when I looked at picture of all the fish I heard that song "Under the Sea" in my head.
Yeah, me too, even though I was just scrolling down past it. I just saw it for a split second and they music started.

Sign with me now:

De seaweed is always greener
in somebody else's lake
You dream about going up dere
But dat is a big mistake . . .
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Yeah, me too, even though I was just scrolling down past it. I just saw it for a split second and they music started.

Sign with me now:

De seaweed is always greener
in somebody else's lake
You dream about going up dere
But dat is a big mistake . . .
All right all right all right. Enough of dat, er . . . that. Let's get back to fish oil.
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Sure, I take a fish oil capsule and I'm magically transported to a beach where I dance with a pretty blonde lady.
I take six or seven a day.
Time for my dose.

*Gulp*

Hello. Shall we dance?
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Here's shadow's tunnel vision example:

I'm sorry those contacts don't improve your vision. It looks like your vision is worse. I'd be interested to hear what a different doctor has to say. I doubt if he or she will say "Everything you've been told so far is true."
I don't get it. Is that what tunnel vision looks like? I thought it was more like this:
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