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Any optician/eye peoepl out therer to help with a dodgy lens?

(7 Posts)
Astr0naut Sun 10-Feb-13 12:52:55

Right, the history.

AStigmatism in both eyes; worse in right. Went to optiican in December because it felt like there was a smudge over the top left part of my eye. Turned outt hat was a giant floater stuck inside.

THat w ent, but it made me realise that actually, my right contact lens and to a lesser extent my glasses, wasn't giving me as good vision as my right.

Turned out my prescription was wrong, so afer much to-ing and fro-ing, I got different conatact lens. STill wrong. New type of lens material and new glasses ensued.

I haven't been able to try my latest lenses as I've had a kind of sty alll week, but my new glasses really don't seem right.

Problems:
* Right eye is still not as sharp as left.
* I'm struggling to read. I'm fine with either left or right, but not together. If I move my eyes across teh page/screen, the words end up seeming to merge.
* My eyes don't seem to be workign togther - I have a constant sense that somethign is a little askew in the right one.

Help!

chipmonkey Sun 10-Feb-13 13:06:56

Optometrist here!smile
First of all, what type of contact lenses are they? Hard, soft, disposable?

And do you know if your convergence, accommodation and muscle balance were checked? I know these might not have been discussed with you.

Astr0naut Sun 10-Feb-13 13:28:48

THank you! Soft, monthy disposable. Been wearign them for 4 years. He did say somethign about the cyclinder being somethign or other and that it can be harder to get contact lenses just right because your eye moves, but glasses should have been easier.

Contact lenses have numbers on them that look like this:
8.8/14.4 -1.75 -2.75 x010

chipmonkey Sun 10-Feb-13 23:23:48

Grand. I wondered because hard lenses often have a "moulding" effect on the cornea so can make the spectacle prescription unstable but soft lenses shouldn't do that.
Two things: after you had that large floater, was a dilated eye exam carried out? Drops put in to dilate the pupil to check the retina thoroughly?

And was your right eye always worse than the left or is this new? If new, I would definitely go back for another recheck.

Astr0naut Mon 11-Feb-13 12:33:30

Yep, I had the pupil dilated thing. I think it was that that finally shifted teh giant floater!

THe right eye's always been slightly worse than the left, but I've always been able to correct it with glasses. Today I've tried my contact lenses and have found that now teh left contact lens is more blurry than the right, but the right lens doesn't seem to stay put and keeps blurring up. I've been putting drops in, but they don't help for long.

Getting seriously fed up now!

chipmonkey Mon 11-Feb-13 13:08:02

They sound unstable. Moving around so the axis keeps shifting. Very annoying for you!

Astr0naut Mon 11-Feb-13 13:22:56

I think that's part of the problem, which is why he's trying me on a different type of lens. THey've settled down again now, but the left is still not sharp enough.

Will be trying my glasses again tonight, then phoning teh optician again tomorrow. I'm sick of the sight of the place!

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