Contact Lens

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Contact Lens

Postby Crankmas » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:18 pm

Anyone run the contact lens scenario where you have one eye usually the dominant set-up for distance and the other for close-up (reading) ? Did it affect climbing at all? My doctor is letting me try this combo as opposed to having both lens set for distance. Usually just wear my glasses but hate the crap that goes along with that but found the two distance only contacts not ideal for climbing either. Just wondering if anyone had any experiences they could relate. Thanks...
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Re: Contact Lens

Postby climb2core » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:39 pm

I think Eric Horst has that set up... based upon memory from a comment he made of FB a little while ago. Message him.
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Re: Contact Lens

Postby pigsteak » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:41 pm

you still climb? think it would be better to worry about grabbing a beer from the bar and hitting Obama on the fly from 50 feet...that is the depth perception I assume you are looking for?
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Re: Contact Lens

Postby Crankmas » Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:48 pm

Maintaining tight groups whether my handgun or long gun requires practice, yes still climbing with my usual unbridled passion, and you? Aren't you a jogger or three legged race adherent now?
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Re: Contact Lens

Postby clif » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:18 pm

relatedly, and after becoming addicted to the 'Icebreaker' saga, i've decided to watch 'The Iceman Cometh' for a story with a quick, clear, and near resolution.
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Re: Contact Lens

Postby crazyhair » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:39 am

I have a negative prescription in one eye (distance) and a positive prescription (close-ups) in the other due to an eye infection I had a few years ago. It takes a while to get used to, so I would recommend trying it out for a few days before you go climbing like that. Expect awful head-aches for the first few days as your eyes adjust. How much positive (close-up) correction do you need? If it's not high then I would try just going with the distance contacts- it's just not worth trying to make your eyes adjust every-time you go climbing (assuming you'd be wearing glasses the rest of the time) and you'd be able to see everything close-up- a positive prescription is really only necessary if you'll be reading a novel at the crag.
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Re: Contact Lens

Postby Crankmas » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:23 pm

Thanks for the input, the headaches don't sound great. this was a suggestion by the doc when I told him of having to use reading glasses when wearing my contacts, for driving and the like they are great but when I want to focus up close it was a challenge. I could never really tell about if it being an issue climbing because I just basically didn't bother to really think about it, but occasionally the holds could be blurry, I ask about the situation due to work related reasons but didn't take long to wonder about the climbing implications as well. The doc said to try it, it doesn't work out for everyone and if not it I will be back to the distance only
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Re: Contact Lens

Postby ditzywonder » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:07 pm

having worked in the eye field for about 10 years i can say that with typical monovision (one eye for close, one eye for far) you generally will have to make a compromise as far as intermediate vision goes. Typically you can acheive about 20/20 vision up close, and about 20/25- 20/30 at distance, which most people are fine with, but from about 14 inches to 30-40 inches report having some blur. One option that we offer our patients is to give them one multifocal lens, and one distance lens, and the non dominant eye we try to fix with a good intermediate and near rx, with the dominant eye being the distance rx. If you want to get someone who is really good at tweaking rx's you should come hit up our office.
As far as having headaches, its not so bad once your brain adjusts to it, some people do great instantly, others never really adjust. It just depends on the patient.
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Re: Contact Lens

Postby tutugirl » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:31 am

I use multifocal contact and I love them...I use dailies because I don't like to have to clean them out... they work amazing.
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