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Old 19th March 2008, 15:12   #46
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Old 19th March 2008, 17:45   #47
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has anyone ever lost a lens while driving. I am asking because my wife has. I dont know how she did it (I dont wear lenses) but she did. She claimed she blinked the the lenses fell out.

I find glasses and their reflections and refractions horribly disconerting when parking or driving. fortunately I have been lucky and do not need glasses to see the road.
I have when I was riding

Maybe her eyes went too dry and hence the lens too. Ask her to use those moisturizers for eyes forgot their technical name. Cost 90rs for a small pack but worth and good.
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Old 20th March 2008, 15:13   #48
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has anyone ever lost a lens while driving. I am asking because my wife has. I dont know how she did it (I dont wear lenses) but she did. She claimed she blinked the the lenses fell out.
Contact lenses have something called base curve.....if its not right for your eye, it will be either loose fit or tight fit. The proper base curve should be prescribed to prevent such events.
if the fit is tight,it will be uncomfortable for the wearer....if its loose, you lose the lenses!
Ask her to go to a good ophthalmologist, not a optometrist(chasmewala) to get the right fit when getting the next pair.

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I just started wearing glasses (primarily for reading). Since I too am prone to loose things I got me a pair of those varilux thinges figuring I wont loose something that is stuck on my nose. Boy were they disconcerting, the bottom 1/3rd was designed for reading and the top part was just plain glass. I had horrible trouble parking my car (I've been driving for about 30 years), then while walking up stairs i tripped (I've got considerable experince walking too ). so I put thm away and got me a pair of cheap reading glasses (I need them glasses to adjust the stereo).

I find glasses and their reflections and refractions horribly disconerting when parking or driving. fortunately I have been lucky and do not need glasses to see the road.
You should try something called progressive lenses.....here, the power of the top part is for distance and bottom part for near. In the middle part the power slowly changes between the two. so you have good distant,intermediate and near vision also. the problem you have mentioned while parking will not arise with these glasses.(they are a bit expensive thogh)

I know a few things about this as i_see sees eyes for a profession
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Does the base curve thing apply to soft lenses?
From what I have seen in the market, for normal power(+3 to -3) you get ready made off the shelve soft contact lenses.
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yes...it applies to soft contact lenses also!
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Old 23rd March 2008, 16:54   #51
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well alot depends on the car too, a car like accent has a A/C air filter! Apart from keeping the window glasses closed, the a/cs with out an air filter can prove trouble some too.

other small cars dont sport one, and i am unsure as to which other cars come with one.
i have had the problem of dust particles irritating my eyes while driving as there is no air filter for A/C in my swift, so even though contact lens are better off for night driving i say keep the blower away from eyes and just follow the good instructions given by guys here, will keep you comfortable.

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What many do not know is that the Yeti was born with a severe hereditary problem of acute myopia and cylindrical error. While he was in the 3rd standard itself he suffered heavy glasses.
that was an impressive story your Yetiship!

guys, i have a power of -.75, and it bothers me mostly in reading things like cable TV menu, traffic signs, even computer screen at 5-6 feet if my colleague is trying to show me something.

I regularly wear glasses, bought contact lenses once and threw half of them away because I hated the ritual.

i was going to consider Lasik but looking at the posts here, I am reconsidering it. There are times when I don't have my glasses around and I do not like it. but for -.75, I don't think it's worth getting under lasers. opinions?

PS: apparently if power is <1.25, the cost is very low in america.
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i was going to consider Lasik but looking at the posts here, I am reconsidering it. There are times when I don't have my glasses around and I do not like it. but for -.75, I don't think it's worth getting under lasers. opinions?

PS: apparently if power is <1.25, the cost is very low in america.
Well, I would like to differ here. I have had myopia ever since I was 10 years old. I was initially wearing glasses after which I made my foray into the world of contact lenses(all types including disposable ones). I got my lasik laser done 7 years back when my power got stabilised at -4.0 and -4.25 in my right and left eyes respectively. Touch wood a million times, I have not had a single problem ever since I got that done and have clear vision now.

To answer the question of this thread, I would definitely recommend glasses anyday for night driving especially. This is from my personal experience.
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The other problem is, my eye power is between 2.5-3 in each eye for both the spherical and the cylindrical components. The doc adviced getting spherical correction only, as getting both will not enable me to procure a soft-CL which will be uncomfortable. With that, I see potholes or road irregularities better with specs than with CL.
What you need is "toric lenses" - if you are able to locate a good eye specialist, he will be able to fit a proper pair with correct for both spherical and cylindrical vision. (Been wearing contacts since 1987 and have similar problem as yours).

Any type of spectacles (glass / plastic or whatever) will cause some distortion - and peripheral vision will not be good. (Was wearing specs from 1974 till 1988). And any type of coating on the lens (anti-reflective / anti-glare / ultra-voilet et all) has to be handled with care. Scratching on the lens is bound to occur after some time and then it will be time to get a new one.........
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I have got night driving goggles . they are yellow tinted & plastic.

price was worth experimenting for suitability (eqivalent to 4 kg of today's onion price)

Headlight Glare was cut & visibility improved

Which one is better for night driving: Spectacles or Lenses?-scan0004a.jpg

Which one is better for night driving: Spectacles or Lenses?-scan0005a.jpg


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