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Discussion in 'General' started by adam_bagpuss, 8 Jul 2011.

  1. JaccoW

    JaccoW Overspender on keyboards

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    Actually, read the comments on that piece. The biggest problem was not really keeping them in for 6 months, but the fact that she also kept them in while swimming. That's how she contacted the amoeba.

    People who had similar problems kept them in while in a hot tub or rinsed the box with tap water and didn't let it dry out properly.
     
  2. d_stilgar

    d_stilgar Old School Modder

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    The other issue I'm sure she has is corneal neovascularization, or the formation of new blood vessels into the cornea. Your eyes need to breathe a little bit. Long term wear contacts are better, but still not as good as glasses, or just taking your contacts out each night.

    I always get the contacts you can leave in for a week then throw out, but taken them out daily. I've also had issues with corneal neovascularization in the past.

    You gotta protect your eyes! Don't take your sense of sight for granted.
     
  3. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    If I ever have to make the choice I'd definitely go with glasses though!
     
  4. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Glasses are perfect for those of us squeamish about touching our eyes.
     
  5. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    The only way I could ever see myself having contacts is if I wanted to get those ones that change the colour of your eye or something. :p
     
  6. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Try riding a mountain bike fast whilst wearing specs, contacts Cheesecake!

    But personal hygeine more Cheesecake!
     
  7. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    O2 Optix Cheesecake!

    Been wearing these for 7 years now and regularly leave them in for several days at a time, no discomfort at all. 6 months, however, is suicidal.
     
  8. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    About 19 years ago I had a pair I left in for about 6 months (because I was very stupid). They were lenses you could wear for a month, when taken out each night. My eyes were yellow (the ball, not the iris) by the end of it. I didn't wear contacts again for at least 5 years (may have been closer to 10). Now I only wear daily disposables and throw them out each night when I wear them. Even then, I only wear them occasionally as I don't like wind on my eyeballs. Don't do it kids! Your eyes are too precious.
     
  9. jrduquemin

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    There is an alternative to both glasses and contact lenses: corrective laser surgery.

    I had it done in 2010 and have not required glasses/lenses since then. My eye sight is better than 20/20 and all for the measly price of £1500, for one eye :)
     
  10. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    Worse than that, have a horrendous crash at 35mph on your mountain bike, miles from anywhere, and your specs fly off your face when your crash helmet exploded hitting the ground. Took me and my buddy 1.5 hours to find my specs, still couldn't see that great when I put them back on! Then it was time for hospital...

    Doesnt work for everyone though :( being short sighted is only half the problem I have with my eyes, they struggle pointing the same way, so I have to have corrective prisms, which can only be put in glasses! So I am glasses4lyf. I like them though so it's all good.
     
  11. dieharder

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  12. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    I can hear Deadpool now: "Shhh, just let it happen"
     
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  14. Chairboy

    Chairboy I want something good to die for...

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    that ain't a cacodemon...

    It's a pain elemental
     
  15. Xlog

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    Yep, nothing like having a bug/stone/other debris hit you eye while going at speed... Ballistic eye protection with rx inserts Cheesecake!
    For me the only downside of glasses is that they are not very compatible with gas masks.
     
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    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    True, though some adventures I looked forward to less than others; I was once in an Art lesson and was asked to go to the science department and ask to borrow a skull for us to draw ( still-life ). The lab technician I managed to find was less than enthusiastic about that idea and I had to go back empty handed...
     
  18. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Been hearing the rumours for a while; sad news to hear it confirmed. On a brighter note:

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