... In terms of extreme myopia running in families, both me and my brother have been extremely lucky. ... (18 replies)
... I had cataract surgery 15 years ago with a similar rx! She will be fine. At that time they left some myopia there. ... (18 replies)
... old daughter just got a pair of glasses for the first time in many years. ... (5 replies)
... Thanks much for the replies :)
I'll shop around a bit & see if I can find the 1.71, providing it isn't hundreds more than the 1.67. I have no idea what frame to get (I haven't picked out glasses in over 10 years), but I don't think I would pick rectangular ones anyway.
I kinda like the black plastic frames (punky/geeky looking), but I don't know how they would look with... (5 replies)
... There are different degrees of high index (at least 3), with the thinnest, lightest weight being the most expensive. Be very firm about wanting the thinnest, most expensive. It does make a difference.
Popular lens sizes are much smaller than in the 70s and 80s, which means they are thinner.
However, the current vogue is wide, rectangular lenses, which are going to be thick... (5 replies)
... Higher index = thinner lenses, but at -14 and -15, they're going to be thick no matter what you do. (5 replies)
... So I'm thinking about glasses again, so I can give my eyes a break. ... (5 replies)
... The spring hinges are nice for anyone, but even more so if you have a strong prescription and are going to put the glasses on before you get out of bed and not take them off again til you turn out the light. ... (2 replies)
... drops and told me to keep them out for 2 wks due to redness and irritation. It's been like that for awhile but he didn't like what he saw. Now I'm out to buy new glasses and need suggestions besides lightweight lenses. ... (2 replies)
... That is pretty extreme myopia. At my worst I was only 8.5 diopters. ... (1 replies)
... i have been wearing heavy glasses for more than fifteen years. i really hate wearing glases. so i've tried wearing contacts. ... (1 replies)
... an artificial lens that is designed to give you clear vision from about 10 feet to infinity without contacts or glasses. You will probably still need glasses for reading. ... (2 replies)
... Hello, I received Visian ICL's in both eyes to correct extreme myopia (-17 diopters) 3 months ago. It has been a nightmare since. I knew prior to the surgery of the potential complications of the surgery itself (infection, retinal detachment). However, I did not educate myself as to the risk or the potentially disabling effects of visual abberations or dysphotopsias. ... (12 replies)
... post its notes are my best friend, I am dyslexic and I have extreme myopia and macular degeneration. I remember spending a lot of time with wires attached to my head at different specialists. ... (7 replies)
... Luckily with technology i've led a normal life. I usually wear contacts now, glasses lenses are getting superthing blah blah blah. ... (7 replies)
... focal glasses you tried was very interesting to me because I'm probably going to embark on that path soon. ... (699 replies)
... I am so sorry to hear about your difficulties. I have been a high myope my entire life. Recently had implantable contacts, but now considering having them removed and having clear lens extraction because my own lens has had changes that create visual abberations very similar to what you describe. Have also had 2 retinal holes, so am at higher risk for detachment as well. It is... (19 replies)
... Sorry, this is a long post:
I am 47 years old, female and in "excellent" health, no smoking, drinking, etc. I had a clear lens extraction (for refraction -- no cataracts) because my eye doctor and his associates were so excited about the new alternatives to Lasik. I was losing my near vision, but intermediate was still good. They told me that I would be free from... (19 replies)
... or those of you who are experiencing a sense of loss of near vision. I ordered some Triton bifocal soft contact lenses, which are made from the same material as Extreme H2O contacts for dry eyes. These lenses promise to provide "uncompromised" vision at all distances, and they can correct astigmatism. ... (23 replies)