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Old 10-15-2009, 05:20 PM
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Default Adjustment time for new Gas Perm wearer

I just started wearing gas perm lenses and wanted to find out about how long it takes to get adjusted to these lenses? I am breaking them in by wearing them for an extra hour each day. I feel as though I cannot see as sharply as when I wear my glasses because it feels as though the lenses are too small on the eyes. Some people say it takes awhile to get used to them, but how long is awhile?
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:46 PM
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I just started wearing gas perm lenses and wanted to find out about how long it takes to get adjusted to these lenses? I am breaking them in by wearing them for an extra hour each day. I feel as though I cannot see as sharply as when I wear my glasses because it feels as though the lenses are too small on the eyes. Some people say it takes awhile to get used to them, but how long is awhile?
Hello ahneeja. Welcome to lens.com. I'm sorry nobody got to you before now, but I bet you now know the answer to your question. Have you adjusted to your gas perm contact lenses by now? Maybe you can help those who are just now getting fitted for their own RGP lenses.
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:37 PM
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I just started wearing gas perm lenses and wanted to find out about how long it takes to get adjusted to these lenses? I am breaking them in by wearing them for an extra hour each day. I feel as though I cannot see as sharply as when I wear my glasses because it feels as though the lenses are too small on the eyes. Some people say it takes awhile to get used to them, but how long is awhile?
Hello ahneeja

I didn't see this post before. I am in this same process - you are probably either now quite comfortable or will have given up.

I am trying Menicon Z Alpha RGP lenses. I have been told it takes 1-6 weeks to get used to them.

I was advised to start with 2 hours/day and add one hour extra each day thereafter.

I find vision is very good, better than soft lenses, but I have a small amount of astigmatism, which is not corrected by standard (non-toric) soft lenses but can be partially corrected by RGP lenses.

I am still trying to get used to the RGP's and yesterday the optician supplied me with another pair with a shallower (i.e. greater) base curve and these seem more comfortable. I do seem to get dust specks into my eyes more often - maybe related to the type of lens cleaning system I am using.

How are you getting on with your lenses?

knotlob
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Old 02-12-2010, 02:14 PM
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Hello ahneeja

I didn't see this post before. I am in this same process - you are probably either now quite comfortable or will have given up.

I am trying Menicon Z Alpha RGP lenses. I have been told it takes 1-6 weeks to get used to them.

I was advised to start with 2 hours/day and add one hour extra each day thereafter.

I find vision is very good, better than soft lenses, but I have a small amount of astigmatism, which is not corrected by standard (non-toric) soft lenses but can be partially corrected by RGP lenses.

I am still trying to get used to the RGP's and yesterday the optician supplied me with another pair with a shallower (i.e. greater) base curve and these seem more comfortable. I do seem to get dust specks into my eyes more often - maybe related to the type of lens cleaning system I am using.

How are you getting on with your lenses?

knotlob
Thanks for the detailed report on your progress so far. Keep us posted as you get more and more comfortable, okay?
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:23 PM
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I started my first week as you said, wearing them longer and longer each day then after that started wearing them full time all day , most days taking them off to sleep.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:38 AM
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I just started wearing gas perm lenses and wanted to find out about how long it takes to get adjusted to these lenses? I am breaking them in by wearing them for an extra hour each day. I feel as though I cannot see as sharply as when I wear my glasses because it feels as though the lenses are too small on the eyes. Some people say it takes awhile to get used to them, but how long is awhile?
What's new anneeja? Are your contact lenses feeling comfortable yet? What brand are you wearing?
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:35 PM
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What's new anneeja? Are your contact lenses feeling comfortable yet? What brand are you wearing?
I hope we haven't lost Anneeja. That would be a shame.
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:57 AM
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I started my first week as you said, wearing them longer and longer each day then after that started wearing them full time all day , most days taking them off to sleep.
Let's check in with wardt. How are your gas perms feeling these days?
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I did notice a mistake in my last post. I put a comma in the wrong place and it could look like I said I take them out most days to sleep. What I meant to say of couse is that I wear them most days. Every day that wear them I of course take them out at night to sleep.
I really like the contacts. I have now been wearing gas permeable since October. I wear them most days and most of the time they are great. I have occasional days where they bother me but most of the time they are great. I have eye drops that I try to remember to bring with me when I go out that are designed for contact lens wearers so when they do bother me the drops usually help. I see much better with them then I have in years with my glasses.
The weekend before Thanksgiving I lost my contact but fortunately had purchased a spare just in case. It took some practice learning to put them in but now I can get my contact in quickly most days only rarely running into any problems. I go back in August for my appointment for my yearly checkup with the eye doctor to make sure everything is working out but right now everything is great.
There was 1 time I accidently banged my face on a lamp shade when I was replacing a light bulb and my contact popped out and fell on the floor. I had to get my glasses so I could see and look for it. Fortunately I quickly found it and fortunately it did not appear to be damaged. I of course thoroughly washed it and left it in the solution overnight before wearing it again but the contact seems fine.
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I did notice a mistake in my last post. I put a comma in the wrong place and it could look like I said I take them out most days to sleep. What I meant to say of couse is that I wear them most days. Every day that wear them I of course take them out at night to sleep.
I really like the contacts. I have now been wearing gas permeable since October. I wear them most days and most of the time they are great. I have occasional days where they bother me but most of the time they are great. I have eye drops that I try to remember to bring with me when I go out that are designed for contact lens wearers so when they do bother me the drops usually help. I see much better with them then I have in years with my glasses.
The weekend before Thanksgiving I lost my contact but fortunately had purchased a spare just in case. It took some practice learning to put them in but now I can get my contact in quickly most days only rarely running into any problems. I go back in August for my appointment for my yearly checkup with the eye doctor to make sure everything is working out but right now everything is great.
There was 1 time I accidently banged my face on a lamp shade when I was replacing a light bulb and my contact popped out and fell on the floor. I had to get my glasses so I could see and look for it. Fortunately I quickly found it and fortunately it did not appear to be damaged. I of course thoroughly washed it and left it in the solution overnight before wearing it again but the contact seems fine.
Hello Wardt

I am glad that your RGP lenses are working out so well.

Out of interest, which RGP lenses do you wear?

knotlob
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:13 PM
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I did notice a mistake in my last post. I put a comma in the wrong place and it could look like I said I take them out most days to sleep. What I meant to say of couse is that I wear them most days. Every day that wear them I of course take them out at night to sleep.
I really like the contacts. I have now been wearing gas permeable since October. I wear them most days and most of the time they are great. I have occasional days where they bother me but most of the time they are great. I have eye drops that I try to remember to bring with me when I go out that are designed for contact lens wearers so when they do bother me the drops usually help. I see much better with them then I have in years with my glasses.
The weekend before Thanksgiving I lost my contact but fortunately had purchased a spare just in case. It took some practice learning to put them in but now I can get my contact in quickly most days only rarely running into any problems. I go back in August for my appointment for my yearly checkup with the eye doctor to make sure everything is working out but right now everything is great.
There was 1 time I accidently banged my face on a lamp shade when I was replacing a light bulb and my contact popped out and fell on the floor. I had to get my glasses so I could see and look for it. Fortunately I quickly found it and fortunately it did not appear to be damaged. I of course thoroughly washed it and left it in the solution overnight before wearing it again but the contact seems fine.
Well it certainly sounds like you've had some adventures with your contacts. It's nice to know that if a contact gets knocked out you can just clean it off and put it back. It's a good idea to carry a spare lens with you, too. Thanks for your post.
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As to what type of RGP I use I got them from an eye dctor and I really don't know what brand they are.
To answer Hogwartz It is always important to try not to drop them on the floor or other hard surface. If they are on the floor they might be stepped on and ruined. There is also the risk of them becoming scratched or damaged from being dropped. That is of course besides the obvious danger that you might not be able to find them.
I however got lucky and quickly found the contact and looked at it and it does not appear to be damaged and I was able to wash it and continue using it. If it does happen that you drop it after you check to make sure that it is not damged you need to thoroughly clean it before using it again to try to reduce the chances of germs or bacteria from whereever you dropped it getting in your eye. It is also probably a good idea whenever possible after dropping it to do as I did and leave them in your solution overnight before wearing them again to try to make sure they are clean.
When taking the contact in and out I always put a towel over the sink just in case I drop it to try to avoid the contact falling in the sink and possibly becoming damaged or lost. I have used my spare since I lost my contact before Thanksgiving and do not have another so if something happens to what I got I will have to go back to the doctor and ask for another. If I am lucky and there isn't a problem with my contact I will simply wait until I go back to see the doctor in August and get a spare then.
I was luckier than many people as far as they got the right fit with my RGP lenses the first time. I have heard it sometimes takes a while to get it right.
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As to what type of RGP I use I got them from an eye dctor and I really don't know what brand they are.
To answer Hogwartz It is always important to try not to drop them on the floor or other hard surface. If they are on the floor they might be stepped on and ruined. There is also the risk of them becoming scratched or damaged from being dropped. That is of course besides the obvious danger that you might not be able to find them.
I however got lucky and quickly found the contact and looked at it and it does not appear to be damaged and I was able to wash it and continue using it. If it does happen that you drop it after you check to make sure that it is not damged you need to thoroughly clean it before using it again to try to reduce the chances of germs or bacteria from whereever you dropped it getting in your eye. It is also probably a good idea whenever possible after dropping it to do as I did and leave them in your solution overnight before wearing them again to try to make sure they are clean.
When taking the contact in and out I always put a towel over the sink just in case I drop it to try to avoid the contact falling in the sink and possibly becoming damaged or lost. I have used my spare since I lost my contact before Thanksgiving and do not have another so if something happens to what I got I will have to go back to the doctor and ask for another. If I am lucky and there isn't a problem with my contact I will simply wait until I go back to see the doctor in August and get a spare then.
I was luckier than many people as far as they got the right fit with my RGP lenses the first time. I have heard it sometimes takes a while to get it right.
Hi wardt

Thanks for the reply. One advantage of RGP lenses is that you can dry them off after a quick rinse with lens solution if you do drop them. They are usually non porous so easier to clean and reinsert.

I heard it usually takes three attempts to get the lens fit correct. Mine were OK after the second fitting, but I do have some discomfort in my right eye because I have greater astigmatism in that eye.

knotlob
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As to what type of RGP I use I got them from an eye dctor and I really don't know what brand they are.
To answer Hogwartz It is always important to try not to drop them on the floor or other hard surface. If they are on the floor they might be stepped on and ruined. There is also the risk of them becoming scratched or damaged from being dropped. That is of course besides the obvious danger that you might not be able to find them.
I however got lucky and quickly found the contact and looked at it and it does not appear to be damaged and I was able to wash it and continue using it. If it does happen that you drop it after you check to make sure that it is not damged you need to thoroughly clean it before using it again to try to reduce the chances of germs or bacteria from whereever you dropped it getting in your eye. It is also probably a good idea whenever possible after dropping it to do as I did and leave them in your solution overnight before wearing them again to try to make sure they are clean.
When taking the contact in and out I always put a towel over the sink just in case I drop it to try to avoid the contact falling in the sink and possibly becoming damaged or lost. I have used my spare since I lost my contact before Thanksgiving and do not have another so if something happens to what I got I will have to go back to the doctor and ask for another. If I am lucky and there isn't a problem with my contact I will simply wait until I go back to see the doctor in August and get a spare then.
I was luckier than many people as far as they got the right fit with my RGP lenses the first time. I have heard it sometimes takes a while to get it right.
Thanks for replying so quickly. I wish you well in your future contact lens wearing endeavors.
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Dear RGP wearers,

in case the fitting is precise (size and radii) two weeks for becoming comfortable wearing RGPs can be ok.
After two weeks of being in Boston XOs the feeling mostly is neglegtable. They feel very comfortable.

To explane of the procedure: after being fitted by my optometrist I started my first week wearing the Boston XO five hours and later two hours longer and longer each day. Then after that first week being in the XO I had a check-up session and started wearing them full time all waking hours.

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Dear RGP wearers,

in case the fitting is precise (size and radii) two weeks for becoming comfortable wearing RGPs can be ok.
After two weeks of being in Boston XOs the feeling mostly is neglegtable. They feel very comfortable.

To explane of the procedure: after being fitted by my optometrist I started my first week wearing the Boston XO five hours and later two hours longer and longer each day. Then after that first week being in the XO I had a check-up session and started wearing them full time all waking hours.

Regards,

nick.
Hi nick

Thanks for sharing your experience with the members of the forum.

knotlob

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Hi knotlob,

for clarifing in your sense: My fitting took 2 attempts.

The first set of fitting lenses was made of mid DK material.
Then for one lense the smaller radius was increased 0.1mm.
Left and right lenses must be bitoric.
I think also the shape of these lenses was "thicker" than that of the final XOs which felt much more comfortable.

The second set which I was in were the final XOs.
Due to the bitoric shape my vision improved dramatic, also compared to actual glasses.

so far, keep in them.

Nick.
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Due to the bitoric shape my vision improved dramatic, also compared to actual glasses.

so far, keep in them.

Nick.
So do you mean that the Boston XO contact lenses give you better vision correction that glasses?
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I really like the contacts. I have now been wearing gas permeable since October. I wear them most days and most of the time they are great. I have occasional days where they bother me but most of the time they are great. I have eye drops that I try to remember to bring with me when I go out that are designed for contact lens wearers so when they do bother me the drops usually help. I see much better with them then I have in years with my glasses.
There was 1 time I accidentally banged my face on a lamp shade when I was replacing a light bulb and my contact popped out and fell on the floor. I had to get my glasses so I could see and look for it. Fortunately I quickly found it and fortunately it did not appear to be damaged. I of course thoroughly washed it and left it in the solution overnight before wearing it again but the contact seems fine.
I'm glad the contacts are working well for you, wardt. Just be careful with those lamp shades. Maybe next time you'll think about wearing safely glasses.
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Hi knotlob,

for clarifing in your sense: My fitting took 2 attempts.

The first set of fitting lenses was made of mid DK material.
Then for one lense the smaller radius was increased 0.1mm.
Left and right lenses must be bitoric.
I think also the shape of these lenses was "thicker" than that of the final XOs which felt much more comfortable.

The second set which I was in were the final XOs.
Due to the bitoric shape my vision improved dramatic, also compared to actual glasses.

so far, keep in them.

Nick.
Hi nick

That's pretty fast to adapt to the RGP lenses. I'm glad they are going well for you.

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I just started wearing gas perm lenses and wanted to find out about how long it takes to get adjusted to these lenses? I am breaking them in by wearing them for an extra hour each day. I feel as though I cannot see as sharply as when I wear my glasses because it feels as though the lenses are too small on the eyes. Some people say it takes awhile to get used to them, but how long is awhile?
Well, anneeja. You started this thread by asking how long your gas perm lenses will be uncomfortable, and you've gotten several responses. How do you feel now?
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My fitting took 2 attempts.

The first set of fitting lenses was made of mid DK material.
Then for one lens the smaller radius was increased 0.1mm.
Left and right lenses must be bitoric.
I think also the shape of these lenses was "thicker" than that of the final XOs which felt much more comfortable.

The second set which I was in were the final XOs.
Due to the bitoric shape my vision improved dramatic, also compared to actual glasses.

so far, keep in them.

Nick.
Hi nick. Thanks for telling us about your experience with contact lenses. I just want to make sure everyone can understand, so would you mind clarifying a few things? For example, what does "mid DK" mean? I also wonder what you meant by "the smaller radius"?
Finally, I think I know what "bitoric" means. Is that a lens with weights on opposite sides to keep them from turning when you wear them?

Thank you for your patience.
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Well, anneeja. You started this thread by asking how long your gas perm lenses will be uncomfortable, and you've gotten several responses. How do you feel now?
Yeah, VAB, I'd like to hear from anneeja too.
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I just started wearing gas perm lenses and wanted to find out about how long it takes to get adjusted to these lenses? I am breaking them in by wearing them for an extra hour each day. I feel as though I cannot see as sharply as when I wear my glasses because it feels as though the lenses are too small on the eyes. Some people say it takes awhile to get used to them, but how long is awhile?
6-8 weeks with a gradual buildup of wear.
Always have a pair of glasses and lens case with you. Adaptation is not torture and you may have a bad day.
Use a good pair of sunglasses to block glare and always try to blink normally. Sometimes we blink less during the adaptation process.

I have dry sensitive eyes and can wear my Boston XO2 lenses in perfect comfort all day. Don't feel them in at all and are comfortable like soft lenses. My adaptation took almost 2 months. My eyes also feel great when they come out as well. Soft lenses usually makes my eyes sore by days end due to dryness.

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Hello All,

Newer poster here.

How long does it take getting used to RGP's was my first question today to the Doctor!

I started wearing progressive glasses (In Hawaii) about 2 years ago when presbyopia set in. At first I hated them and after 3 weeks I could live without them!

last year I moved to South Korea and my glasses fog up, fall off when hiking, and sometimes just are a pain in the butt - thought I still love them. kind of a love hate relationship.

I wanted to try contacts as they dont get wet from rain or fog up in winter or summer - and would seem to be good for going outside to hike or going to the gym.

I recently tried Air Optix soft multifocal and comfort was great after 1 day! BUT we could never get a prescription where I would like to wear them all the time.

mine is:

OD (dominate eye) SPH +1.50 CYL -0.50 AXIS 080 ADD +1.75
OD (non-dom eye) SPH +1.25 CYL -0.50 AXIS 080 ADD +1.75

After trying a few attempts per the fitting guide the best were

OD +1.50 MED
OS +1.25 MED (or a high depending if I need to read more)

Distance beyond 15' is not to be desired! I tried for 3 weeks and I think my brain was done doing what its supposed to do when sorting out images and distance could neevr get better than 20/40 20/50 ish.

To think that most people go through life with vison like that!

Back to the RGP discussion......

I was fit today using a Boston EO trail lens and it felt like I had giant fish scales in my eyes and it was somewhat ainfully irritating!

The Doctor is ordering Boston XO material and said they should be a bit more comfortable and take about 2 weeks to adapt. I hope they do!

Will keep posted
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Hi wardt

Thanks for the reply. One advantage of RGP lenses is that you can dry them off after a quick rinse with lens solution if you do drop them. They are usually non porous so easier to clean and reinsert.

I heard it usually takes three attempts to get the lens fit correct. Mine were OK after the second fitting, but I do have some discomfort in my right eye because I have greater astigmatism in that eye.

knotlob
For me it took the second fitting with a diameter increase and power increase in and now lenses are bang on!
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Hello All,

Newer poster here.

How long does it take getting used to RGP's was my first question today to the Doctor!

I started wearing progressive glasses (In Hawaii) about 2 years ago when presbyopia set in. At first I hated them and after 3 weeks I could live without them!

last year I moved to South Korea and my glasses fog up, fall off when hiking, and sometimes just are a pain in the butt - thought I still love them. kind of a love hate relationship.

I wanted to try contacts as they dont get wet from rain or fog up in winter or summer - and would seem to be good for going outside to hike or going to the gym.

I recently tried Air Optix soft multifocal and comfort was great after 1 day! BUT we could never get a prescription where I would like to wear them all the time.

mine is:

OD (dominate eye) SPH +1.50 CYL -0.50 AXIS 080 ADD +1.75
OD (non-dom eye) SPH +1.25 CYL -0.50 AXIS 080 ADD +1.75

After trying a few attempts per the fitting guide the best were

OD +1.50 MED
OS +1.25 MED (or a high depending if I need to read more)

Distance beyond 15' is not to be desired! I tried for 3 weeks and I think my brain was done doing what its supposed to do when sorting out images and distance could neevr get better than 20/40 20/50 ish.

To think that most people go through life with vison like that!

Back to the RGP discussion......

I was fit today using a Boston EO trail lens and it felt like I had giant fish scales in my eyes and it was somewhat ainfully irritating!

The Doctor is ordering Boston XO material and said they should be a bit more comfortable and take about 2 weeks to adapt. I hope they do!

Will keep posted
Thank you for such a detailed report. I think a lot of people are going to be helped by your sharing of your experience.
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Thank you for such a detailed report. I think a lot of people are going to be helped by your sharing of your experience.
Well I received my first pair of RGP contacts today and was excited, motivated and couldn't wait to get that clear, crisp vision I have read about. The material is Boston XO and I believe the lab was Art Optical - style Advantage A A.

Once in, my eyes teared for about 10 minutes and they felt better than the pair used for the initial diagnostic fitting. The doctor showed me via video of my eyes with the contacts in and that they were centered well and fit just right. However the vision was not what I expected. It was worse than the vision I had achieved with the air optix soft multifocal lenses!!! So disappointing.

Please note that I am in South Korea and medical care is a bit odd. The doctor just told me he did his best and I am not a candidate. I was flawed by his response. My vision isn't all that bad where I would think I am not a contact lens candidate.

The near and far were both blurry and he told me there is or should be no adjustment time for vision acuity only comfort.

I asked him if the prescription was correct in the lenses or if it could be a material defect. Again he just said he didn't understand and the only reason could be that I just was one of those people who couldn't wear contacts.

Any thoughts? I was thinking that perhaps since they were the same prescription as my glasses that they were too strong? Glasses are:

OD. +1.50. Add +1.75
OS. + 1.25 Add +1.75

He matched the same sphere but increased the add to +2.25 and I had to look towards my lips to even begin to see near clear! Far was blurry too. I am at a loss.

r/WR
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Well I received my first pair of RGP contacts today and was excited, motivated and couldn't wait to get that clear, crisp vision I have read about. The material is Boston XO and I believe the lab was Art Optical - style Advantage A A.

Once in, my eyes teared for about 10 minutes and they felt better than the pair used for the initial diagnostic fitting. The doctor showed me via video of my eyes with the contacts in and that they were centered well and fit just right. However the vision was not what I expected. It was worse than the vision I had achieved with the air optix soft multifocal lenses!!! So disappointing.

Please note that I am in South Korea and medical care is a bit odd. The doctor just told me he did his best and I am not a candidate. I was flawed by his response. My vision isn't all that bad where I would think I am not a contact lens candidate.

The near and far were both blurry and he told me there is or should be no adjustment time for vision acuity only comfort.

I asked him if the prescription was correct in the lenses or if it could be a material defect. Again he just said he didn't understand and the only reason could be that I just was one of those people who couldn't wear contacts.

Any thoughts? I was thinking that perhaps since they were the same prescription as my glasses that they were too strong? Glasses are:

OD. +1.50. Add +1.75
OS. + 1.25 Add +1.75

He matched the same sphere but increased the add to +2.25 and I had to look towards my lips to even begin to see near clear! Far was blurry too. I am at a loss.

r/WR
I don't know much about eye care in South Korea, so I wonder if maybe you can find a different doctor. Would that take a long time?
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Well, anneeja. You started this thread by asking how long your gas perm lenses will be uncomfortable, and you've gotten several responses. How do you feel now?
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I don't know much about eye care in South Korea, so I wonder if maybe you can find a different doctor. Would that take a long time?
To a point....! I yes once proper powers are prescribed you should be able to see near and far. The question is why was he so wiling to give up on you without at least trying out different multifold lens designs? Multi focal corrections are mainly dependant on having average or smaller pupil sizes. Larger pupils do not work so well with multi focal rgp lens designs where the power is created like a progressive lens. Perhaps translating may work better for you where their is a specific time power area on the lens when u look down to read.
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To a point....! I yes once proper powers are prescribed you should be able to see near and far. The question is why was he so wiling to give up on you without at least trying out different multifold lens designs? Multi focal corrections are mainly dependant on having average or smaller pupil sizes. Larger pupils do not work so well with multi focal rgp lens designs where the power is created like a progressive lens. Perhaps translating may work better for you where their is a specific time power area on the lens when u look down to read.
Apparently he didn't want to take the time to try different designs.
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To a point....! I yes once proper powers are prescribed you should be able to see near and far. The question is why was he so wiling to give up on you without at least trying out different multifold lens designs? Multi focal corrections are mainly dependant on having average or smaller pupil sizes. Larger pupils do not work so well with multi focal rgp lens designs where the power is created like a progressive lens. Perhaps translating may work better for you where their is a specific time power area on the lens when u look down to read.
Apparently he didn't want to take the time to try different designs.
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I just started wearing gas perm lenses and wanted to find out about how long it takes to get adjusted to these lenses? I am breaking them in by wearing them for an extra hour each day. I feel as though I cannot see as sharply as when I wear my glasses because it feels as though the lenses are too small on the eyes. Some people say it takes awhile to get used to them, but how long is awhile?
6-8 weeks!
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