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--- Quote from: Iris on April 04, 2013, 12:57:05 AM ---
--- Quote from: Nikko-chan on April 03, 2013, 11:02:56 PM ---Dazi I have no idea about steepness. they were right side in, I checked multiple times. I think when I go back I am gonna tell the doctor I need the oasys for astigmatism, because her suggestion that I didn't need them and that my astigmatism isn't that bad for them just felt I dunno... wrong? And yeah, someone mentioned eye strain. It did cause eye strain, when I wore them tonight because i was at the computer writing and well... now I feel like I've read harry potter and the goblet of fire straight through ( I strained my eyes then too!)

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Could just be the brand of lenses, not your astigmatism. I wear the Acuvue 2s and I love them - other lenses feel horrible to me. So the brand of contacts is very personal and the chances of getting things right first time are low. The eye strain however would suggest that your prescription isn't right.

There's also one other thing - I flat out see better with contacts than glasses (I'm not imagining it there is a reason for it). It's possible that you work the reverse way.

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I'll second the possibility of a different brand maybe working a bit better. I've worn Avairas for years, but there was recently a manufacturing issue that caused some batches to be recalled. My optometrist was recommending switching brands as a precaution. I wound up hating the samples he gave me and insisting on switching back. The lenses felt odd in my eyes - too thick and plastic-y - and as a result I felt more eyestrain as well. I would definitely suggest a follow-up with your doc. Maybe she could try you on a second sample brand, and see if those felt more eye-friendly.


--- Quote from: Nikko-chan on April 03, 2013, 07:06:42 PM ---Stupid question for contact wearers! These suckers feel weird and stuff keeps going out of focus. I have acuvue 2's and they are (i guess) soft plastic. Is this normal or what?

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That usually means I put them in inside out.    :P


--- Quote from: LadyJaneinMD on April 04, 2013, 06:57:44 AM ---I have a question for the group.   At long last, I finally got my hands on one of those mini-bundt-cake pans, the ones that make the fancy little bundts, 6 to a pan?   Yeah, from Freecycle!  I'm all excited. I've always wanted one.

So I made cakes in it, and now I know why she wanted to get rid of the thing. How do you clean them??   Everythign was well-greased and came out beautifully, but it left 'cake fur' behind, and that's miserable to clean out!  I had to go in there with my hand and physically dig into every crevasse, and I am NOT doing that every time.  There has to be a better way.

Suggestions?  Please?

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I clean all my Bundt and muffin tins the same way. Place in sink, run hot water over with soap, let soak for 5-10 minutes. Use a dish brush to loosen any remaining debris. Run soapy water again, then rinse and let dry.


--- Quote from: Anniissa on April 04, 2013, 07:22:51 AM ---
--- Quote from: Nikko-chan on April 03, 2013, 08:12:53 PM ---Brand new. I am a brand new contact wearer. I do have astigmatism but the doctor said it wasn't bad enough for the special lenses... and i am really hating these plastic things cause I can feel them. I think i might have to go with the silicone based ones. they feel... not weird per se they just move around and things go in and out of focus, like when my eyes cross. Mine are 2 week wear, and that's fine... I just need to find ones that fit properly I guess.

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When you say brand new do you mean you literally have started wearing lenses for the first time in the last few days? If so, you might find they'll settle down in a day or two. I found that the first time I wore them and, particularly, the first time I switched to soft lenses that I really noticed that every time I blinked they shifted ever so slightly and noticed them moving around and briefly losing focus. Which is just the lens moving a little when you blink.  I was told this was very common and after a day or two your eyes get used to this which I did find. I had to build up my wear time initially - 2 hours the first day then 3, 4, 6 etc until by the end of the week I was wearing them for the full day. After a few days full wear I had to go back to have a check that they were fitting correctly which they were but I'd already lost the feeling that they were shifting around by that point anyway.

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I was hoping for that too, but when I wore them last night, they shifted so much and are possible too weak of a prescription or something, that now my eyes are strained >.<

Speaking of contacts (uh boy, is this a stupid question), do colored contacts color your view?  If not, why?  Is the center clear?


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