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 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
It's due to my astigmatism that I am now using scleral contact lenses - they're like the hard RGP lens but bigger... which makes them much more comfortable and very little time to get used to as opposed to the small hard rgp lenses, and with sclerals there is no issue of lens rotation etc which can cause problems with toric soft lenses for correctong astigmatism. (And sclerals due to their hard nature can correct for both internal (lens) astigmatism as well as external (eye ball shape) astigmatism while also offering the better vision of hard lenses).

Jeraff, not sure which optician simply stated that contacts won't work... it may be more honest to admit that the contact lenses THEY dispense won't do the job... but it may be worth finding a better optometrist - if they deal with and fit scleral lenses then they would almost certainly also have the full range of toric soft lenses as an option to advise you.

here's some info:-

For the presbyopia, there are two main options (in soft or scleral lenses) which is
1. Monovision - one eye (usually your non-dominant one) is over-corrected to be short sighted to approx -0.5 dioptre. After a week or two your brain can sort out and use whichever works best for distance and for reading.

2. 'Multifocal' type.... there are various designs to allow both eyes to present to the brain a range of correction... which it then sorts out so to speak.

both options take a bit of time to get used to - the monovision type can be said to maybe offer worse depth perception and possible issues with medium distance vision (as your eyes are one for near and one for distance), the varifocal type might also compromise the best possible distance vision as both lenses will be offering a blended type of correction.

I'm using a monovision setup, but maybe later I may take the plunge and try out the multifocal type to see which really suits me best...
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
I bought some frameless glass to my prescription from specsbypost, took arms off and clipped off the nose pads, then stuck them in my goggles with some blue tack... £25 .. wish i had done it years ago...friend just bought helmet with visor .. that was good
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Cheap but very good solution is to get your favourite wrap round ski glasses then order a super cheap pair of lenses from specs-by-post etc.

Unscrew lenses out of their frame and using some 'glue dots' stick the lenses into the sun glasses. 4 dots around the edges seems to work.

I am short and longsighted so use bifocal lenses.

For some reason I have only found one pair of cat 4 wrap rounds by smith that give me the best vision.

I now have a couple pairs if lenses in for different sun glasses.
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