I feel like this should be an easy answer, but doctors still have me confused. I don't have a serious eye condition. I have astigmatism in one eye & I guess a pretty minor one in the other, & I'm nearsighted. I saw an optometrist then an ophthalmologist, & neither could get me into contacts that worked. Then I saw another ophthalmologist - the only one who pointed out that I have dry eye.
It's not severe, I'm not in pain. I had lower punctal plugs inserted, started taking an omega-3 supplement, & prefer the mineral oil eye drops.
The dry eye pretty much explains why weekly & monthly contacts blurred after a day. I have some new daily testers (toric), but I’m not sure if I’m wasting my time with these or not. Wearing them at the ophthalmologist’s office, the tests show that my vision is 20/20. But I don’t feel like I’m seeing that well. There’s a constant sort of blur to everything (same with multiple brands).
I was told that I would need to get used to them. I wore them one day for 6 hours & they were still blurred. I can’t wear them at work to get used to them – I stare at 2 computers & numbers all day, the blur is too much to handle with that.
I’m used to wearing glasses, so I’m comparing the contacts to the glasses (like hey – the first time I put glasses on, I saw fine!). I realize this is a different thing. If the prescription is right, & I’m using eye drops so the contacts feel comfortable, do I just need to stick this out? Could I just wear the contacts in the evenings & weekends for a while to get used to them? Even though I was told I’d need to get used to them, I just haven’t had great luck with the eye doctors.
Is there a normal period of time to get used to contacts?