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michele, question about contact lens
      04/08/07 03:28 PM

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I'm trying contacts again, this time the ones that you can wear for 30 days, night and day, without removing them. I am having trouble with my left eye, and I think I've figured out what the problem is. My left eyelid droops just a tiny bit. I think it must be moving the contact just enough that it's causing blurred vision in that eye. Many times during the course of the day, I "feel" the contact. It will be over in the corner (near my nose), and it will be uncomfortable. I will have to move it back over with my finger.

I never feel the contact in my right eye, and I've never had it move around. I don't even know it's in there!

The other day I was crying (watching a funeral on tv), and the left contact moved over to the corner. The right one didn't budge.

Sometimes (not every day), I cannot wait to take the left contact out (even though I'm supposed to wear it at night too.) I feel like it's irritating my eye.

My questions are: Am I imagining this or can a slightly droopy eyelid cause a contact to move, even if it's just slightly? If so, is there anything that can be done about this? (possibly trying a different size or shape contact?) Or if this droopy eyelid is causing the lens to move, is it irritating (scratching) my eye and should I just give up and go back to my glasses?

I hate wearing my progressive lens glasses! I have lost about 21 pounds since Christmas, and between that and the new glasses, I feel so much younger and better about myself. I don't want to give up on the contacts, but I have to see. Could a "roving" contact cause just enough blur so that my vision is off? Just so you know, when I close my left eye, my vision is perfect. When I try to see with both contacts, the left one is causing just enough of a blur to give me a slight headache.

I've tried 3 different lens in my left eye, and this one is the best as far as vision goes. I know it takes awhile for your brain to adjust to them. I've had this last pair for about 10 days. (one contact is for distance, the other is for up-close.)

Sorry for the long post, but I wanted to ask your opinion before I call the eye doctor's office in the morning. I'm afraid they're going to think I'm nuts about this droopy eyelid. I've mentioned it to them in the past, and they dismiss it, saying it shouldn't be a problem, but I'm afraid that it is.

Thanks in advance for reading this long post. If you can give me any insight into this, I would appreciate it.

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