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Old April 17th, 2005, 08:29 PM
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I put a post under Stressing............but thought you might not see it. I wear gas permeable hard lenses and have been thinking about bifocal ones. I was told by someone that you couldn't get hard gas permeables in bifocals. I don't get as good a correction in soft lenses and haven't gone to bifocals because of this. Tell me what you know, how do you like them...........etc. My doc even suggested one lens for distance and one for close up. I couldn't do that. I keep my reading glasses close by, all 20 pairs () and even have sunglasses readers! ............look forward to some more info from you.
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Old April 17th, 2005, 09:19 PM
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Default Re: Question for Bifocal Contacts

I was the one who posted about bifocal gas permeable contact lens. I do have the ones where one lens is for far vision and one for near vision. I have worn them for years with no problems. But, my doctor did mention that not everyone could wear these. I also have severe astigmatism.

On my last visit, doctor asked if I would like to siwtch to soft bifocal lens. Apparently, they are available and work well. I have never worn soft lens; so I will keep what I have as long as they work for me.

Sorry, I can't be of assistance.

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Old April 17th, 2005, 09:19 PM
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Default Re: Question for Bifocal Contacts

I have always worn soft daily lenses (I take them out every night).

I just switched over to mono lenses. My left eye is for close up/reading and my right eye is for distance. I love them, especially for cruising because now I can read the menu without having to bring my bifocal glasses. I have lost some of my peripheral vison on my left eye though, so I just have to turn my head a little more if I'm driving. I haven't seen a problem though.

I also starting wearing bifocal glasses as well and find them better for computer work. But for just casual outings the mono lenses are great.

Sorry I don't know anything about the hard lenses, but why don't you give them a try and see if they work for you. Try them at home first, don't try them for the first time on a cruise.
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Old April 17th, 2005, 10:15 PM
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Default Re: Question for Bifocal Contacts

I have worn mono vision contacts in both gas perm (which I prefer) and soft (which I had to get because my eyes got too dry for thre hard lenses after I turned 50). It took me about 30 seconds to adjust to them. i was told that about 90% of people adjust easily.

I don't have to wear reading glasses at all.
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Old April 18th, 2005, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: Re: Question for Bifocal Contacts

I have worn gas permeable hard bifocal contacts, one for close and one for far, for over five years. I can read, see distances, read music at arms length and hit a golf ball so far out of bounds that I can't see it! I adjusted within 24 hours and have not had any problems.
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