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Getting Used to SofLens Multi-Focal

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Old 06-27-2008, 03:56 PM
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Default Getting Used to SofLens Multi-Focal

How long did it take you to get used to wearing multi-focal contact lenses? Was it a pretty easy process? Any advice you'd like to pass along?
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:51 AM
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I can not pass a long any advice but I know my Aunt uses these and she adjusted rather quickly (under a week) but I imagine it varies from person to person.
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I use them and before that I had never used contact lenses. I found it easier adjusting to the lenses than to the progressive glasses.
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Pretty interesting. I don't wear the multi focal lenses, they seem like they are hard to see in actually. That's just me though.
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I got used to them immediately. The focussing abilities are fantastic, they don't affect my long vision, yet I can now read!! Great!
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Default Getting Used to SofLens Multi-Focal

Thank you for your help everybody. It seems like those who have actually tried wearing SofLens Multi-Focal contacts find then pretty easy to get used to. That's good to know.
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I tried contact lenses and got my required "spare pair of glasses for emergencies" and the new prescription was for progressive lenses and I still can not get used to them! I just can't focus through them. The multifocal B&L soflens I could see with fine right from the start but the material apparently didnt work for me I got headaches after a couple hours and went back to monovision which has worked very well for me. I feel like I would have done better to get two spair pair of readers for the glasses than wasted all that money on the progressives!
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:17 AM
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I tried contact lenses and got my required "spare pair of glasses for emergencies" and the new prescription was for progressive lenses and I still can not get used to them! I just can't focus through them. The multifocal B&L soflens I could see with fine right from the start but the material apparently didnt work for me I got headaches after a couple hours and went back to monovision which has worked very well for me. I feel like I would have done better to get two spare pair of readers for the glasses than wasted all that money on the progressives!
Sorry to hear you're not impressed with progressive lenses. Are you going back to monovision for good or do you think you'll give progressive lenses another go?
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:58 PM
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I certainly would give multi focal lenses another try, perhaps when I run out of the monovision contact lenses I stocked up on! I should have been more clear in my above reply, it was the progressive glasses that I can not get used to and still do not see well with them, but I was able to read OK with the multi focal contact lenses, I did get some blurring of vision and head aches after prolonged wear but maybe that could be remedied by starting slow and building up to my usual 14 or 15 hour day. I just had one pair (trial pair) of the multifocal contact lenses and have now lost one anyway.The price of my useless progressive lens glasses however would have purchased many, many multifocal contact lenses!
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:57 AM
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I certainly would give multi focal lenses another try, perhaps when I run out of the monovision contact lenses I stocked up on! I should have been more clear in my above reply, it was the progressive glasses that I can not get used to and still do not see well with them, but I was able to read OK with the multi focal contact lenses, I did get some blurring of vision and head aches after prolonged wear but maybe that could be remedied by starting slow and building up to my usual 14 or 15 hour day. I just had one pair (trial pair) of the multifocal contact lenses and have now lost one anyway.The price of my useless progressive lens glasses however would have purchased many, many multifocal contact lenses!
Thank you, petlover1. Keep us posted on your progress. I hope you can find something that works well for you.
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I tried contact lenses and got my required "spare pair of glasses for emergencies" and the new prescription was for progressive lenses and I still can not get used to them! I just can't focus through them. The multifocal B&L soflens I could see with fine right from the start but the material apparently didnt work for me I got headaches after a couple hours and went back to monovision which has worked very well for me. I feel like I would have done better to get two spair pair of readers for the glasses than wasted all that money on the progressives!
Did you try the B&L Purevision? They have the same focussing abilities, but are a different material......
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I use them and before that I had never used contact lenses. I found it easier adjusting to the lenses than to the progressive glasses.
Hello, Jean. So your first experience with contact lenses was with multi-focal contacts? That's rather unusual, isn't it?
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Hello, Jean. So your first experience with contact lenses was with multi-focal contacts? That's rather unusual, isn't it?
No! Multi-focals were my first ever contacts too.
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I was given a pair of the SofLens made of Polymacon which apparently is supremely comfortable but after a while does not let enough oxygen through to the corneas thus the cloudy vision some have with polymacon but I do intend to request the PureVision ones as I have read other folks wrote they were changed to them and had very good results.
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I was given a pair of the SofLens made of Polymacon which apparently is supremely comfortable but after a while does not let enough oxygen through to the corneas thus the cloudy vision some have with polymacon but I do intend to request the Purevision ones as I have read other folks wrote they were changed to them and had very good results.
As a soflens wearer (suffering at the end of the day with cloudy vision) I swapped to Purevision. Same clarity of vision, but no cloudiness - BUT it's taken AGES to get used to them. The edges are irritating and they must be 110% clean otherwise they are really annoying.

However, I would not change back to soflens as purevision (for me) is definitely less troublesome. (Although I am trying out the new Acuvue for presbyopia next week )
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Hi Lynda, please do let us know how you do with the acuvue for presbyopia. I am very interested in trying those or the acuvue bifocal contact lens myself. My very first lens was acuvue oasis and very comfortable but the optician told me maybe a daily would be better for me as apparently a lot of oils or whatever builds up quickly in my eyes. Dailies have been great for having clean fresh lenses every day but I see no daily multifocals yet! Maybe there will be daily multifocals before long. Remember when hard lenses were all that was available?! I am dating myself!
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Hi Lynda, please do let us know how you do with the acuvue for presbyopia. I am very interested in trying those or the acuvue bifocal contact lens myself. My very first lens was acuvue oasis and very comfortable but the optician told me maybe a daily would be better for me as apparently a lot of oils or whatever builds up quickly in my eyes. Dailies have been great for having clean fresh lenses every day but I see no daily multifocals yet! Maybe there will be daily multifocals before long. Remember when hard lenses were all that was available?! I am dating myself!
There are daily multifocals - I think Focus do them - but I found them rubbish tbh. Also the previous acuvue oasis multifocal were crap, but that could just be me!! Only the B&L lenses have been any good (for me) across all distances.
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No! Multi-focals were my first ever contacts too.
Well . . . that's two. Unless we get a lot more people in this thread saying that their first pair of contacts were multi-focal, I'd still say it was an unusual occurrence.
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I wonder if it is a rare occurence to get fitted with multifocals as initial contact lenses because many eye care profesionals are still under the impression that new users (to contact lens) will be unlikely to pay the increased cost of multifocals or the old way of doing things was always to try monovision first. I read this on the Bausch & Lomb web site www.goodbyreaders.com or something like that it is the site for their contact lenses for presbyopia. I believe multifocal contact lenses are still a more recent development so maybe opticians or Eye Care Professionals didn't have any thing but monovision to offer until fairly recently. (recently compared to the time contact lenses have been available. Also my optician kind of suggested that many people are unsatisfied with multifocal contact lenses because they complain of a severe halo effect when driving in darkness for example. I have read complaints about distorted vision but how prevalent this is I don't know. I find wearing contacts or glasses to be a compromise anyway as certainly nothing is as good as a set of healthy well functioning eyes that do not require any correction at all! This is the case with all prosthetics for the human body!
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My 1st contact lenses are multifocal. Just got them last week.
I've had reading glasses for 5-6 yrs, and switched to progressive bifocals in May 08. I've had enough of glasses. my Dr fit me with SofLens Multifocals last week. Distance is great, reading is pretty good, but by the end of the day I get tired eyes and a little cloudiness. It's only been a week, though...

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My 1st contact lenses are multifocal. Just got them last week.
I've had reading glasses for 5-6 yrs, and switched to progressive bifocals in May 08. I've had enough of glasses. my Dr fit me with SofLens Multifocals last week. Distance is great, reading is pretty good, but by the end of the day I get tired eyes and a little cloudiness. It's only been a week, though...

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Welcome to Lens.com Joe. I'm glad things are going so well for you and your Soflens Multi-Focals. Let us know in a few weeks how that end of the day cloudiness and fatigue are. Post something if you find your contacts getting suddenly better or suddenly worse. If they get suddenly worse, make sure to contact your eye doctor too, okay?
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Welcome to Lens.com Joe. I'm glad things are going so well for you and your Soflens Multi-Focals. Let us know in a few weeks how that end of the day cloudiness and fatigue are. Post something if you find your contacts getting suddenly better or suddenly worse. If they get suddenly worse, make sure to contact your eye doctor too, okay?
Thanks for the welcome!

Will do.

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My 1st contact lenses are multifocal. Just got them last week.
I've had reading glasses for 5-6 yrs, and switched to progressive bifocals in May 08. I've had enough of glasses. my Dr fit me with SofLens Multifocals last week. Distance is great, reading is pretty good, but by the end of the day I get tired eyes and a little cloudiness. It's only been a week, though...

Joe
Hi Joe. Welcome to Lens 101.

I'm just guessing here, because I'm not an expert, but I think this sounds like a normal period of adjustment to wearing contact lenses. If you look around this site you will find some examples of people who have experienced some of the same symptoms as you, but after a few days or weeks they clear up. Hang in there, Joe. I wish you well.
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a quick update...no more late night fatigue or cloudy vision. I'm still getting used to putting them in (it takes 3-4 attempts on the first eye, still) and no real issues to speak of.


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a quick update...no more late night fatigue or cloudy vision. I'm still getting used to putting them in (it takes 3-4 attempts on the first eye, still) and no real issues to speak of.


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That's great Joe. I always love a contact lens success story.

So would you recommend SofLens MultiFocal contacts to others?
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That's great Joe. I always love a contact lens success story.

So would you recommend SofLens MultiFocal contacts to others?
Yes I would. They aren't perfect (nothing is) but a fantastic alternative to wearing BiFocal glasses.

If I could just get used to putting them in more quickly...

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Yes I would. They aren't perfect (nothing is) but a fantastic alternative to wearing BiFocal glasses.

If I could just get used to putting them in more quickly...

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Keep practicing. You'll do great.
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a quick update...no more late night fatigue or cloudy vision. I'm still getting used to putting them in (it takes 3-4 attempts on the first eye, still) and no real issues to speak of.


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Thanks for keeping us posted. You know how we worry about you.
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Well . . . that's two. Unless we get a lot more people in this thread saying that their first pair of contacts were multi-focal, I'd still say it was an unusual occurrence.
my 1st attempt at contacts is bi-focal or multi-vision. still trying to find the lens that works with me. mostly because when I tilt my head to look at something glasses slip around so I cant see anything that is at a angle without holding my glasses in place which isnt always a option.
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I am wearing my first pair of contact lenses, a sample pair of softlens mutli-focals. I wore progressive lens glasses before; all my friends who had contacts also needed reading glasses, and since I read most of the time in my work it didn't seem to make sense for me. My brother introduced me to multi-focals when he said he could read and see distance (and he had the monthly ones, to boot). So I've been wearing these for over a week and still not really adjusted. Sometimes I can read clearly, other times I see shadows; distance is variable too. I'm not sure if these just aren't for me or if I need to give it more time. Any tips appreciated
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