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In Response to SAVE YOUR EYESIGHT- SEPT/OCT ISSUE 2011 by MUNKSWMNG
Welcome to the Group!
Everyone has different experiences. My ophthalmalogist recommended monovision contacts, when my eyes began to change, and I couldn't see close up with my contacts on. I had a permanent headache, wearing contacts that had each eye focusing at a different distance, and gave up. At the time .. probably 10 - 12 years ago .. he counseled against multi-focal contacts.
So I continued to wear my distance glasses, distance sunglasses, progressive glasses at the computer/desk, and took my glasses off to read. After I relocated, the 2 new opthalmalogists I tried also counseled against multi-focal contacts, primarily because they personally didn't want to bother with contact lenses at all.
Then just over a year ago, I started going to a local optician I really like, and he took the time to help me find multi-focal contacts that optimized my range of vision. I could drive with them fairly well, use the computer & do desk work, and read all but the small print close up. But there was a major downside, being a woman .. that once the contacts were in, I couldn't see clearly to put my own eye make-up on, and make-up glasses "over corrected" and didn't work for me either. I also had to admit that my vision with my various glasses was perfect - albeit an inconvenient shuffling back & forth - but my vision with the multi-focal contacts was just never as clear. I was most insecure, trying to read street & directional signs at night, when driving.
So this year when the optician gave me a new, more comfortable pair of multi-focals to try, I had to admit that it was an interesting "experiment", but that in the end I preferred wearing glasses, that I could easily switch or take off, when I didn't need them.