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Rgp With Skirt
Yes: But why would you want to do so? ...Read more
Different lenses: Soft contact lenses and rigid gas permeable (rgp) lenses are very different. The main advantage of rgp is in correcting unusual types of astigmatism. However, a person has to build up wearing time and they are initially less comfortable. Soft lenses are comfortable from the start and often can be worn longer, but may not give as crisp vision as rgp. Soft lenses are much more commonly used. ...Read more
Not easily: Scratches in polycarbonate lenses involve the removal of plastic in the scratch. To smooth it out you would need to grind this away which would alter the power of the lense and might induce some distortion. Check with an optical shop to see if some correction is possible or replacement is needed. ...Read more
I have keratoconus and wearing rgp lenses in a piggy back. Does the power of the soft lens affect fit or improve vision?
Toric contact lenses: Check with your optomitrist who prescribed them. Some times the fit and ride of contact requires multiple visits and changes. It is not usually a perfect scenario. Particularluy after every blink there could be a 1 second distortion while the contact lens settles back into the right position. ...Read more
If my soft lens prescription has 14.5 DIAmeter, can I wear 12 DIAmeter hard or RGP lenses ? BC staying the same. Is there a difference in these lens.
Should be fine: Soft lenses rest one the tear film over the whites of the eyes, while GPC lens rest on the tear film over the cornea. The diameter difference you have noted is to be expected. ...Read more
Used monovision contacts for years& now want improved clarity & less glare with night driving. Are bifocal contacts a good alternative & comfortable?
Individual preferenc: Lense manufactureres are in constant battle to grab a better share of this large and lucrative market. With minor changes in plastics, curvature and preservation - each new lense is advertised as the best out there. Fit, vision and comfort are individualized and each type of lens may be ideal for some, not so good for others. The same goes for acuvue oasys v. Sofmed. Try each. ...Read more
I am seeing rainbow halos around lights and ghosting! I am wearing soft contact lenses since 2 years 10 hours per day. I see rainbow halos with contacts, without contacts and with glasses! The ghostin
Yes: Contact lenses are like glasses in that they correct any refractive error. If a cataract is causing a refractive error (i.e. Myopia) without decreasing the sharpness much due to cloudiness, then contact lenses will help. Otherwise if the cataract is too cloudy, then contact lenses may not make the vision any better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In a pt who needs a dsek with cme secondary to an ill fitting aciol that was placed over 5 yrs ago, would you remove aciol and fit w contact lens?
Yes: But why would you need to so? ...Read more