Do you wear contact lens?

  1. What has been your positive/negative experience with wearing your contact lenses at work? Have environmental factors been problematic? Working 12 hr. shifts etc.?

    I wear mono vision lens, left is for distance, right is a bi-focal. I just had my pre-employment physical yesterday and found out my vision with lens in is 20/30. Not too impressed with that!

    Just curious to hear some of your feedback.

    Thanks,

    Sisu
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   live4today
    I wish I could wear contact lenses instead of glasses, but my eye doc says it would be way too complicated to make me contact lenses with the way my vision is. :chuckle Guess I'm blind as a bat! I just had my lenses updated from bad to worse -- and now have to wear bifocals. This new technology is out now where anyone who needs bifocals no longer has to have that line show up on their glasses. I had to pay a pretty penny for them, but at least they look like "regular glasses". I'll pick them up on the 25th of this month, so I'm curious as to how they will feel on me since the upper lens is the far distance part, and the lower lens is the up close and personal part. Whatever happened to my 20/20 vision! Woe is me! :chuckle
    Last edit by live4today on Apr 16, '02
  4. by   Marj Griggs
    Hi Renee--I too have the "blended" lenses in my glasses and love them. I got them when my option was blended or trifocals. My hubby couldn't get used to them, tho, and opted to go back to regular bifocals. My optometrist told me that he had to wear them for quite awhile before he got used to them and could wear them all day, so I guess the response to them is very individual. I do hope you like them, they're great for shopping in the supermarket--you can see all levels of the shelves without much bending and tiptoing!
  5. by   ClariceS
    I've worn soft contact lenses every day of my nursing career - 9yrs and counting. The only time I have had trouble is if I work over 16 hours straight. The little 5cc saline containers for respiratory have saved me a few times if I forget to have solution for those inevitable 'something under the contact' times.
    I am so blind that if I didn't have my contacts in, I couldn't see beyond my nose.
  6. by   CATHYW
    back in January. However, the heating is so erratic in the building where I work that I was constantly pressing my eyelids (in between adding drops) to moisten them, and consequently lost a couple of them. I finally just stopped wearing them, but am ready to start again with the advewnt of warm weather.
    When I do wear them and the ambient humidity is good, I wouldln't take anything for them. They're great!
  7. by   ERNurse752
    I wear soft contacts...but not at work, usually. The air is so dry it kills my eyes. I have abnormally dry eyes anyway, per my optometrist.
  8. by   jayna
    I wish i wear contact lens, My doctor only recommend glasses for me, so i wear glasses.
  9. by   Sisu
    Thanks to everyone for responding! I guess I will try wearing mine during training/clinicals and 'see' what happens. I too have problems with 'dry conditions' and will have to wait and see what that environment is like for me. I'm just concerned at this point with what time it might take me away from my floor and patient responsibilities.

    With all the threads about taking 'time to pee' I cannot imagine adding the time to squirt saline in my eyes...

    Willing to do whatever works,

    Sisu
  10. by   live4today
    Originally posted by Marj Griggs
    Hi Renee--I too have the "blended" lenses in my glasses and love them. I got them when my option was blended or trifocals. My hubby couldn't get used to them, tho, and opted to go back to regular bifocals. My optometrist told me that he had to wear them for quite awhile before he got used to them and could wear them all day, so I guess the response to them is very individual. I do hope you like them, they're great for shopping in the supermarket--you can see all levels of the shelves without much bending and tiptoing!

    Thanks for your comments, Marj Griggs. I hope I will like them. I pick them up from the optometry shop on the 25th. I just hope that young girl who waited on me marked the lenses correctly. If not, they will have to fix them. The doctor did tell me that it may take time for me to get use to wearing them since I've always only worn single lens glasses. Isn't aging wonderful? :chuckle
  11. by   CATHYW
    Gosh, Renee!
    You went from single lenses to trifocals, without stoping for bifocals? LOL!

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