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Subject:  Re: High Prescription-ICL Anyone? Date:  8/27/2005  4:11 PM
Author:  AeroFool Number:  39 of 43

Namaste Penny,

Interesting that you used that greeting/saluation as I am originally East Indian!

Good to hear from you. I made the switch from regular soft lenses about 15 years ago to gas permeable hard lenses. I wonder if this might be a good option for you? Basically my prescription was very high and I tended to wear my custom toric soft lenses for at least 16 hours a day and eventually blood vessels developed and my doctor recommended the switch. The gas permeable lenses improved my prescription slightly - due to the effect of 'holding my eye' in, I believe and thereby affecting the shape.

The transition was a great one for me - it was difficult in the beginning because we had to experiment a little and eventually realized that the lenses needed to be larger in diameter to accomodate my larger (typically Indian) eyes. But once we did that I loved them and have worn them ever since. They allow your eyes to quite literally breathe since oxygen can flow through them (gas permeable).

Have you looked into them before?


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