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Thread: Anyone wear mono vision contacts?

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    Anyone wear mono vision contacts?

    I have worn mono vision contacts for years and have loved them; one eye a contact for distance and the other eye, no contact at all.
    Now, with learning to quilt and trying to see up close, I am not seeing as well as I would like. If I take out the contact for distance, I can see perfectly; but that is kind of a pain.
    So I wondered if anyone else has mono visions and if you have found an easy way around it?
    Thanks,
    Gloria

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    I am saying this gently: isn't it better to go to your optometrist or opthamologist for the correct adjusts? I have bad vision and would never think of monkeying around on my own. When I can't see well I know I need my glasses changed.

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    Actually I wear one contact for distance as well.....per my optometrist. I don't need vision correction for distance in my right eye....however when working close up, as in sewing/quiting/reading sometimes....I wear cheaters...cheap little reading glasses I can buy most anywhere....they are the 1.25 correction and they work great...my optometrist suggested this as well.
    I do agree that you ought to at least check with your optometist and see if this will work for you and you may need a different power...I was wearing the 1.50 cheaters and now the eye's have improved some again....which is also why I only wear the one contact in my left eye.
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    I do see my opthamologist once a year and mono vision is what he prescribed. This is about as close as I am going to get to perfect. I have tried biofocals and never could get used to them. Many, many people use mono-vision contacts and it is gives "good" correction for distance and "good" correction for closer work, such as reading; but never "Pefect" for either one. It is the same problem many older people who have had lasix surgery are starting to have. The eye with no correction is perfect vision; but the eye that is corrected for distance distorts very close work. Even my doctor has said a pair of cheaters for up close might help. I guess that is what I was wondering. If anyone else has prescribed mono vision lenses and also wears cheaters. No, I would also not consider monkeying around on my own; and I will be seeing the doctor again before the end of the year. But I thought maybe the quilters here might have a better idea of what works for this type work than he will.

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    i've had monovision for years. i use cheaters when i need to see well up close. your brain knows to use the eye that the cheater is correcting for up close.
    Nancy in western NY

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    Those who wear cheaters...that was what I was wondering. If wearing cheaters would help with the distance lens still in one eye. Sounds like it will. And yes, the doctor has said I could try it. I just hated to spend the money if they would not help. I might wait and have him tell me what strength might be the best.

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    I had mono vision for years, but lately my eyes started to "bounce around" when I would try to focus on something. So for the last visit I had my DR. give me the same in both eyes. I can see far to read signs when driving (and further and closer, don't worry) and can see computer and paper print to read but if it is really small print I need cheaters. If I sew either by hand or machine I don't wear any glasses or contacts. Guess my field of vision changed as I got older.

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    My husband refuses to wear contacts, but he has to constantly switch between his pairs of glasses because he cannot stand bi-focals. It drives me batty. He carries a pair of reading glasses with him, but then has to have distance glasses for nearly everything else. I become his eyes for him when we are out and he needs something done that requires up-close reading. I have encouraged him to get contacts so all he has to do is worry about reading glasses, but he says contacts will bug him too much. (Even though he has never tried them.)
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    Misty, I've had contacts for 44 years. I started with the hard plastic ones that were difficult to get used to. They have improved over the years and now I wear a lens called Oasis. It is so comfortable I don't even realize I am wearing it. I can leave it in day and night for up to 2 weeks at a time. But sounds like I'm preaching to the choir...my husband insists he couldn't get used to them either. Guys can be such babies!! LOL.

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    I actually got the biofocal contact lenses and did fine with them for years once the mono trick didn't work for me any longer. The bifocal lenses are terrific. Just recently my left eye is troublesome, so since I just retired, now I just wear my glasses and take them off when I sew since I don't need them for close work. Then I wear my contacts only when going somewhere special where I don't want to wear glasses. (Just vanity, lol).
    Judi

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