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Thread: Contacts or Glasses?

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    Senior Member mms61371's Avatar
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    I have wore contacts most of my adult life. I absolutely love them. But lately I have found that I can see better and clearer if I put my glasses on. Especially when I am sewing and piecing. My seams seem to match up better and my pints are more sharp. I was just wondering if anyone else had this same issue. I know as we get older our eyesight seems to get worse for reading. My husband had lasik done 3 years ago and he needs reading glasses for anything up close. I will be going to the eye doctor this week. Hopefully he will be able to answer this question once and for all. :-)

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    I have worn glasses since 5th grade. I had cataract surgery last year, 62 yo, Now I just need glasses for reading and close work.

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    It sounds like you are on the brink of needing reading glasses... I had the same problem a few years ago and the eye doc confirmed it.

    The funny thing was, I could see better up close without my contacts/glasses than with them :roll:

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    I tried contacts but my eyes were to dry and they kept flipping on me I hated putting drops in all the time. Went back to glasses but now have bifocals couldn't see with the bifocal contacts.

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    I have worn contacts for 25 years..and I love them. I do find that I have to have readers when doing close work. But..I to find that I see better with the glasses. I just wear contacts when I am going out..glasses at home. My glasses are bifocals. You may need bifocals..!

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    LASIK!!! I will need either glasses or another surgery again in a few years, but starting over on the perscription scale is ok w me.

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    Lasik surgery here, too!!!! LOVE it! Would do it again even if I had to sell my first-born!!!

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    Possibley you just need stronger contact lenses. A higher prescription.

    I wore contacts for years, loved them

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    I have worn soft contact lenses since 1974. I got them as a gift when I graduated from Jr High.
    I have thought about Lasik but......... I dont know. I can read pretty good with my contacts but last night I noticed after I had taken them out I had my glasses on and was reading a quilting magazine and I could read a little better with them slid just slightly down my nose.

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    I wear contacts/readers all day every day (readers just needed recently) and glasses at night. I found the same thing you did - readers fixed it. The eye doctor told me to stay away from bifocals as long as I can.

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