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Old 10-01-2010, 03:14 AM
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Hi,

I've been wearing toric lenses for several years now, usually the extended wear type -- but in the past year, I've been having an intermittent problem with my right eye.

My astigmatism isn't too bad, it's something around the -1.00 region, and my shortsightedness is around the -4.5/-4.25 mark.

Basically, while my left eye (worst eye) is correct absolutely crystal clear perfect, my right eye seems to have a general fuzz at all distances. Text on signposts and fonts on the computer screen seem fuzzed; but if I close my right eye, it's all 100% crytal clear. This becomes annoying because everything has this half-clear-half-blurry feel to it.

Through my glasses this problem doesn't exist in the slightest, so it has to be something to do with contacts.

I've tried different brands of extended wear torics, wetting eye drops, and when my optician failed to find a solution, I left to try another optician. They were unable to find a cause or a solution either -- sticking stronger/weaker lenses in front of my eye doesn't reall make a difference. I end up being left an unsatisfactory answer like "Well, they're both fitting perfectly, and you're still perfectly legal to drive, so... let's leave it at that!".

They probably think I'm a bit of a fusspot, but I'm paying a fair emount for these lenses so is it not fair enogh to demand perfect vision from both eyes? Or am I being unreasonable? If glasses can correct it, I don't see why contacts can't.

It's worth noting, there have been a few stretches (for 2-3 weeks) where my right eye has been perfect without anything changing, to my surprise! But then it suddenly goes back to this fuzz again, which it is at the moment, and stays there for a few months.

I guess I'd like to hear if it's something you'd put up with, or if you think there is anything else I can try to find out what's causing this annoying problem...

Thanks!
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Hi,

I've been wearing toric lenses for several years now, usually the extended wear type -- but in the past year, I've been having an intermittent problem with my right eye.

My astigmatism isn't too bad, it's something around the -1.00 region, and my shortsightedness is around the -4.5/-4.25 mark.

Basically, while my left eye (worst eye) is correct absolutely crystal clear perfect, my right eye seems to have a general fuzz at all distances. Text on signposts and fonts on the computer screen seem fuzzed; but if I close my right eye, it's all 100% crytal clear. This becomes annoying because everything has this half-clear-half-blurry feel to it.

Through my glasses this problem doesn't exist in the slightest, so it has to be something to do with contacts.

I've tried different brands of extended wear torics, wetting eye drops, and when my optician failed to find a solution, I left to try another optician. They were unable to find a cause or a solution either -- sticking stronger/weaker lenses in front of my eye doesn't reall make a difference. I end up being left an unsatisfactory answer like "Well, they're both fitting perfectly, and you're still perfectly legal to drive, so... let's leave it at that!".

They probably think I'm a bit of a fusspot, but I'm paying a fair emount for these lenses so is it not fair enogh to demand perfect vision from both eyes? Or am I being unreasonable? If glasses can correct it, I don't see why contacts can't.

It's worth noting, there have been a few stretches (for 2-3 weeks) where my right eye has been perfect without anything changing, to my surprise! But then it suddenly goes back to this fuzz again, which it is at the moment, and stays there for a few months.

I guess I'd like to hear if it's something you'd put up with, or if you think there is anything else I can try to find out what's causing this annoying problem...

Thanks!
Hello Qure and welcome to the forum. Your question seems a little unusual so perhaps you can give us some more detail so that some of the forum members can help.

I don't think you should put up with the problem. As you say, you are paying a lot of money for the lenses and the problem is not permanent, so should be solvable, though tricky if intermittent.

What lens cleaning/sterilising solution are you using? Have you ever used Clear Care (peroxide disinfection/sterilising solution - it is free of preservatives and is is often best where solution allergies are suspected)?

What lenses are you wearing now? How long are you wearing them? Is it daily wear only, or 24/7, or 24/30, etc?

Do the contact lenses behave correctly when they are new or is the problem with right eye always there from the beginning?

Is the problem seasonal or completely random? Any redness in your right eye?

It sounds as if your lens is not really clean. Could be an allergy to the solutions (need not affect both eyes if it is minor). Similarly for seasonal pollen or other allergies.

Your eyes have been checked and they are OK with glasses, so some cleaning problem or a rotation problem with your right contact lens axis seem possible problems.

But if you give us more info, someone may have some suggestions.

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Old 10-01-2010, 06:55 AM
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Hi, thanks for the response... I'll try to add some detail to my question based on what you asked:

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What lens cleaning/sterilising solution are you using?

Do the contact lenses behave correctly when they are new or is the problem with right eye always there from the beginning?

It sounds as if your lens is not really clean. Could be an allergy to the solutions (need not affect both eyes if it is minor). Similarly for seasonal pollen or other allergies.
The problem is immedietely apparent as soon as I first insert the contact lenses straight from the packet, so we can rule out the solution or the lens being old. When I first got the problem about a year ago, I suspected a faulty batch and requested replacements for the right-eye contacts -- but the replacements were exactly the same. I think the fact that this has only ever happened with my right eye rules out a lot of these?


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What lenses are you wearing now? How long are you wearing them? Is it daily wear only, or 24/7, or 24/30, etc?
I think they are called Acuve Oasis but I can double check this when I get home -- I have tried other brands too, but I rarely notice a difference between them at all visually, just in comfort. For the most case I wear them 24/7, but I regularly give them a day/night rest, or take them out for a while when this problem annoys me too much. So I'd say 24/7 for 5 days a week.

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Is the problem seasonal or completely random?
It seems random :-( It had been bugging me for months, then a week before my checkup at the Optician, it suddenly went crystal clear (typical)!! Then, ~2 weeks after the appointment, the right eye is being fuzzy again.


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Any redness in your right eye?
No, both look extremely healthy -- sometimes they can get a bit dry, but if anything, my left eye always seems the driest and that isn't affected by this problem.


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...or a rotation problem with your right contact lens axis seem possible problems.
Rotation problem... aha, this seems likely, because it would explain why it's blurry at all levels of distance.
The optician said the right contact isn't exactly bang on perfect for my axis (I think the contact is axis 30 and I'm actually 20, or something minor like that, I don't fully understand these numbers). She said this difference is so small it would be impossible for me to notice. A few times she checked the fit of the lens and said "Yeah, it's one or two degrees off centre but you'd never notice that".
Is it possible that as weeks go by, my eye very very slowly changes shape at the front, or gets "molded" into a shape, that causes the fit to be poor or the lens to rotate? Is there a way to prevent the rotating, or confirm for sure that this is the problem?
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:02 AM
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Try a lens that can't be worn overnight.
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:04 AM
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Hi,

I've been wearing toric lenses for several years now, usually the extended wear type -- but in the past year, I've been having an intermittent problem with my right eye.

My astigmatism isn't too bad, it's something around the -1.00 region, and my shortsightedness is around the -4.5/-4.25 mark.

Basically, while my left eye (worst eye) is correct absolutely crystal clear perfect, my right eye seems to have a general fuzz at all distances. Text on signposts and fonts on the computer screen seem fuzzed; but if I close my right eye, it's all 100% crytal clear. This becomes annoying because everything has this half-clear-half-blurry feel to it.

Through my glasses this problem doesn't exist in the slightest, so it has to be something to do with contacts.

I've tried different brands of extended wear torics, wetting eye drops, and when my optician failed to find a solution, I left to try another optician. They were unable to find a cause or a solution either -- sticking stronger/weaker lenses in front of my eye doesn't reall make a difference. I end up being left an unsatisfactory answer like "Well, they're both fitting perfectly, and you're still perfectly legal to drive, so... let's leave it at that!".

They probably think I'm a bit of a fusspot, but I'm paying a fair amount for these lenses so is it not fair enogh to demand perfect vision from both eyes? Or am I being unreasonable? If glasses can correct it, I don't see why contacts can't.

It's worth noting, there have been a few stretches (for 2-3 weeks) where my right eye has been perfect without anything changing, to my surprise! But then it suddenly goes back to this fuzz again, which it is at the moment, and stays there for a few months.

I guess I'd like to hear if it's something you'd put up with, or if you think there is anything else I can try to find out what's causing this annoying problem...

Thanks!
Hi Qure.

Welcome to Lens 101.

I wish I had a suggestion for you, but it seems like you've already tried everything I would have recommended (Different lenses, different solutions, eye drops, etc.). The good news is that Knotlob and Lurker2010 have already responded and they're probably the most knowledgeable members of this forum. I hope that together you can find a reason for the blur in your right eye. If you do, please let us know. I love a happy ending.
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Try a lens that can't be worn overnight.
As lurker2010 says, it may be worthwhile trying a lens, which is NOT worn overnight, but worn in Daily Mode and taken out and cleaned/disinfected each night when you go to bed. Extended wear is NOT recommended by many Eye Care Practitioners, as if can lead to serious corneal infection/ulceration. Now I know that lens manufacturers do market lenses which, they claim are OK for extended wear, but by wearing a lens in this mode, the risks of corneal problems are greatly increased.

In your case, if you remove and clean your lenses thoroughly each night, this can only help, because lens cleaning may be an issue here.

There have been some reported problems on Amazon user feedback, with J&J Acuvue Oasys when using Opti-Free Replenish. You didn't tell us what solution you are using.

Contact Lens Fitter, who is obviously a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic eye care professional on this forum has previously recommended Opti Clean Daily Cleaner for cleaning lenses where there is a cleaning/fuzzy vision problem. It is compatible with all disinfection systems.

Because your reported problems are intermittent, this is going to make it difficult for an eye care professional to rectify. You will really need to try and get an appointment when you are experiencing these problems.

But in the meantime, please try wearing your lenses in daily wear mode only, not overnight and try the Opti Clean Daily Cleaner. I would still suggest you switch to Clear Care preservative free cleaning & disinfection if you don't use that already.

While lens rotation off the correct axis could be a problem, your astigmatism is not all that severe at -1.00D and I'm not sure it would cause such noticeable problems. I have astigmatism at -0.50D and -0.75D and prior to wearing RGP lenses, it wasn't corrected with soft lenses.

Let us know how you get on so we can eliminate some of the possible causes.

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There have been some reported problems on Amazon user feedback, with J&J Acuvue Oasys when using Opti-Free RepleniSH. You didn't tell us what solution you are using.

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I did a search on Amazon for Acuvue Oasys contact lenses, but nothing about the contact lenses appeared. All I saw was contact lens accessories . . . and a link to Lens.com.
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:39 PM
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It sounds like the lens isn't a good "fit" for your right eye. Either the base curve isn't allowing your lens to sit right or the lenses you're trying aren't available in the axis you need.

You want to wear contacts? You need to find an eye doctor with more experience with torics. The doctor should be able to see almost immediately that the lens isn't properly fitting your eye.

Coopervision has a lot of toric lenses. Some are available in 10 and even 5 degree steps. You need to find a doctor who's going to let you try as many trial lenses as it takes to find one that works, or until you run out lenses to try.

It's possible the only lens that works won't be suitable for overnight wear. It's even possible not correcting the astigmatism in your right eye, less then perfect vision, may be the solution.

See if you know someone who's happy with their contact lens professional. If you're at a loss find an eye doctor from the coppervision website.

edited to add--Is your problem related to temperature/humidity? Sometimes heat/humidity will partially dehydrate a lens and change the way the lens sits on your eye.
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Hi,

I've been wearing toric lenses for several years now, usually the extended wear type -- but in the past year, I've been having an intermittent problem with my right eye.

My astigmatism isn't too bad, it's something around the -1.00 region, and my shortsightedness is around the -4.5/-4.25 mark.

Basically, while my left eye (worst eye) is correct absolutely crystal clear perfect, my right eye seems to have a general fuzz at all distances. Text on signposts and fonts on the computer screen seem fuzzed; but if I close my right eye, it's all 100% crytal clear. This becomes annoying because everything has this half-clear-half-blurry feel to it.

Through my glasses this problem doesn't exist in the slightest, so it has to be something to do with contacts.

I've tried different brands of extended wear torics, wetting eye drops, and when my optician failed to find a solution, I left to try another optician. They were unable to find a cause or a solution either -- sticking stronger/weaker lenses in front of my eye doesn't reall make a difference. I end up being left an unsatisfactory answer like "Well, they're both fitting perfectly, and you're still perfectly legal to drive, so... let's leave it at that!".

They probably think I'm a bit of a fusspot, but I'm paying a fair emount for these lenses so is it not fair enogh to demand perfect vision from both eyes? Or am I being unreasonable? If glasses can correct it, I don't see why contacts can't.

It's worth noting, there have been a few stretches (for 2-3 weeks) where my right eye has been perfect without anything changing, to my surprise! But then it suddenly goes back to this fuzz again, which it is at the moment, and stays there for a few months.

I guess I'd like to hear if it's something you'd put up with, or if you think there is anything else I can try to find out what's causing this annoying problem...

Thanks!
If I may ask, are you in you teens, twenties, thirties or past? Reason asking, you could be getting a slight cataract if it runs in your family or if you started wearing glasses at an early age. If you have tried drops/a double lens?/....the glasses are not as strong as the contact lens. Have you had you right eye examined since this started? You could also have a slight herpes eye infection....easy to get.......nothing sexual. It, can come with stress.....temp. change, over working eyes.......a number of things. If you can make out with your glasses for a about 3 days.....try and then go back to the lens. Reason, I say all of this, is I have small cataracts on both eyes. I know have floaters in my left eye. In time these (floaters) stop. Give your eyes a rest of the lens. Also, if you have not done so, google your problem.........I hope it is nothing serious.
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:22 PM
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If I may ask, are you in you teens, twenties, thirties or past? Reason asking, you could be getting a slight cataract if it runs in your family or if you started wearing glasses at an early age.
Excuse me, Qure.

Prashworth, I'm curious about your statement that "you could be getting a slight cataract . . . if you started wearing glasses at an early age." I've never heard of that connection before. Does it make a difference if the person is near sighted or far sighted? How old is an "early age"?
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I did a search on Amazon for Acuvue Oasys contact lenses, but nothing about the contact lenses appeared. All I saw was contact lens accessories . . . and a link to Lens.com.
Have a look here :

http://www.amazon.com/Opti-Free-Replenish-Contact-Solution-10-Ounce/product-reviews/B001ET6Y60/ref=cm_cr_pr_hist_1?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&filte %20rBy=addOneStar

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The OP sometimes has an issue with a fresh lens. It sounds like the lens doesn't sit right on the eye. I don't think the problem is with the cleaning solution.

I've had similar issues with lenses. Through the years some lenses were too thick Some were too thin and moved when I blinked. Some gave different (some lens's better some worse) results when I vacationed in a hot climate and my lenses dehydrated.

The OP needs to consult an eye doctor with experience fitting patients with a variety of toric lenses. A doctor that almost exclusively prescribes J&J lenses should be avoided.

It's possible the OP needs different lenses. It's also possible his eye lid/eye is slightly changing shape as a result of wearing contacts 24/7 for a week at a time.
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The OP sometimes has an issue with a fresh lens. It sounds like the lens doesn't sit right on the eye. I don't think the problem is with the cleaning solution.

I've had similar issues with lenses. Through the years some lenses were too thick Some were too thin and moved when I blinked. Some gave different (some lens's better some worse) results when I vacationed in a hot climate and my lenses dehydrated.

The OP needs to consult an eye doctor with experience fitting patients with a variety of toric lenses. A doctor that almost exclusively prescribes J&J lenses should be avoided.

It's possible the OP needs different lenses. It's also possible his eye lid/eye is slightly changing shape as a result of wearing contacts 24/7 for a week at a time.
Yes, cleaning may or may not be the problem as it seems to be there with fresh lenses also.

But lens fit may not be the problem either as this problem is reported to be intermittent on a 2 or 3 week random cycle. I don't know if soft lenses have much effect on the shape of the cornea after 5 days wear, haven't seen any information on that.

An external factor such as humidity/dry air, etc. may explain some of the problems. It's a case of eliminating the possible causes one by one. That is what a competent Eye Care Professional would have to do anyway.

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Prashworth, I'm curious about your statement that "you could be getting a slight cataract . . . if you started wearing glasses at an early age." I've never heard of that connection before. Does it make a difference if the person is near sighted or far sighted? How old is an "early age"?
I'm curious, too. Can glasses really cause cataracts?
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Thank you all for the replies, it's much appreciated...

I've been persisting with this problem, and trying different artificial tear drops. It seems that if I use the drops, I get ~30 seconds of complete clarity, until it returns to it's usual blurriness after a few blinks.

I honestly think it's rotating and sticking off-axis... I think I need to make sure my tear ducts are clear and that my eyes are extremely moist to see if that helps the problem. Does anyone have any suggestions now that I have this further piece of information?

I just put in drops again, and WOW, it's super clear... but only for a short time before it's back to normal. Can anyone suggest a more permanent solution?

I still think it's incredibly strange that this is still only ever my right eye, but if it is just a moisture problem, that would be great news.
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Thank you all for the replies, it's much appreciated...

I've been persisting with this problem, and trying different artificial tear drops. It seems that if I use the drops, I get ~30 seconds of complete clarity, until it returns to it's usual blurriness after a few blinks.

I honestly think it's rotating and sticking off-axis... I think I need to make sure my tear ducts are clear and that my eyes are extremely moist to see if that helps the problem. Does anyone have any suggestions now that I have this further piece of information?

I just put in drops again, and WOW, it's super clear... but only for a short time before it's back to normal. Can anyone suggest a more permanent solution?

I still think it's incredibly strange that this is still only ever my right eye, but if it is just a moisture problem, that would be great news.
If your eye is too dry (only one eye) you could discuss a Punctal Plug for your (dry) eye. It's something put into the tear duct to improve the tears in your eye. I don't think it is difficult to do, but your eye doctor would have to give an opinion as to whether that is the problem.

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Old 10-07-2010, 09:49 AM
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I'm curious, too. Can glasses really cause cataracts?
No, glasses will not cause cataracts. I have spoke-like cataracts on both eyes. I have been very nearsighed since age 7, I am much older than that no
I also have glaucoma. Babies can even be born with cataracts. If caught soon, with no complications an easy removal and an lens implanted after cataract surgery. I am over 200, which is legally blind without glasses. I just found out about a year ago I have cataracts. I use drops nightly. In general a cataract happens in the 60's. However, I have glasses and slight to moderate not good vision on both sides of family. Also I was a premature baby. This is also a known cause. Chances are I was born with some cataract and it was never caught. One thing to remember, if you start seeing halos in your periperhal vision in both or one eyes, contact you doctor/eye doctor immediately. I now have them. They can look like a clear bubble or a knat. Cataract surgery, can eliminate this, if there are no complications. My complication, at this point, is that I have not found a doctor willing to perform surgery on my eyes. Too risky, also don't have a lens strong enough. I am getting second and third opinions, as I won't be able to drive in 3 years if I do not. Still driving age and independent........Hope this info helped!
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If your eye is too dry (only one eye) you could discuss a Punctal Plug for your (dry) eye. It's something put into the tear duct to improve the tears in your eye. I don't think it is difficult to do, but your eye doctor would have to give an opinion as to whether that is the problem.

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I've never had punctal plugs myself, but I'm told they can be very effective for treating dry eyes. I hope you find a solution to this mystery soon, Qure.
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If your eye is too dry (only one eye) you could discuss a Punctal Plug for your (dry) eye. It's something put into the tear duct to improve the tears in your eye. I don't think it is difficult to do, but your eye doctor would have to give an opinion as to whether that is the problem.

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What do you think about that punctal plug thing, Qure?
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No, glasses will not cause cataracts. I have spoke-like cataracts on both eyes. I have been very nearsighed since age 7, I am much older than that no
I also have glaucoma. Babies can even be born with cataracts. If caught soon, with no complications an easy removal and an lens implanted after cataract surgery. I am over 200, which is legally blind without glasses. I just found out about a year ago I have cataracts. I use drops nightly. In general a cataract happens in the 60's. However, I have glasses and slight to moderate not good vision on both sides of family. Also I was a premature baby. This is also a known cause. Chances are I was born with some cataract and it was never caught. One thing to remember, if you start seeing halos in your periperhal vision in both or one eyes, contact you doctor/eye doctor immediately. I now have them. They can look like a clear bubble or a knat. Cataract surgery, can eliminate this, if there are no complications. My complication, at this point, is that I have not found a doctor willing to perform surgery on my eyes. Too risky, also don't have a lens strong enough. I am getting second and third opinions, as I won't be able to drive in 3 years if I do not. Still driving age and independent........Hope this info helped!
Thanks for your reply, prashworth. I hope the surgery works out for you.

I have to tell you this though. You said that you've been nearsighted since you were 7 years old, and then you said "I am over 200." At first I thought "Man, you've been nearsighted a long time!"
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Thanks for your reply, prashworth. I hope the surgery works out for you.

I have to tell you this though. You said that you've been nearsighted since you were 7 years old, and then you said "I am over 200." At first I thought "Man, you've been nearsighted a long time!"
You know Spookytooth, I had the same reaction.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:53 PM
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What do you think about that punctal plug thing, Qure?
Yeah, I've heard that punctal plugs are very good for treating dry eyes.

That's what we're talking about, right? Dry eyes?
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You know Spookytooth, I had the same reaction.
See? You know what I'm taking about then.

Or should I say "you know what I'm talkin' `bout"?
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Thank you all for the replies, it's much appreciated...

I've been persisting with this problem, and trying different artificial tear drops. It seems that if I use the drops, I get ~30 seconds of complete clarity, until it returns to it's usual blurriness after a few blinks.

I honestly think it's rotating and sticking off-axis... I think I need to make sure my tear ducts are clear and that my eyes are extremely moist to see if that helps the problem. Does anyone have any suggestions now that I have this further piece of information?

I just put in drops again, and WOW, it's super clear... but only for a short time before it's back to normal. Can anyone suggest a more permanent solution?

I still think it's incredibly strange that this is still only ever my right eye, but if it is just a moisture problem, that would be great news.
It's been a few months since we've heard from you, Qure. How have you been?

And how do you pronounce "Qure"?
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It's been a few months since we've heard from you, Qure. How have you been?

And how do you pronounce "Qure"?
I don't know. I'm going to guess that it sounds like "cure."
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I don't know. I'm going to guess that it sounds like "cure."
I remember seeing this stuff in a vegetarian store and it was made by a company called "Quorn" and in the package it said it was pronounced "corn."
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