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    Quote Originally Posted by css_jay99 View Post

    Andy123, vwdan is your setup as I described above i.e. one eye for near and the other for distance?
    Yes, it’s pretty much it although I also had issues with near so they added a +1 to that lens to compensate for reading and that worked.

    It takes a bit of time and adjustment but worth it in my case as I don’t like wearing specs.

    Also helps if they optician knows what they are doing. I had to change optician in the same practice to get it working right.

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    You could always request to to see the contact lens optician. If you are going to a high street chain, most will have them, and as their title they just do contact lenses (they aren't qualified to give eye tests etc).

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    Have you considered laser?

    My better half has just had both eyes done and she now has excellent vision with no side effects. Amazing since she'd been pretty much blind as a bat for years.

    Go to a decent specialist though, don't use the high street offering, the aftercare is not good enough. She used Optegra, proper eye hospitals. Very impressed with the quality and level of service.
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    i'll stick to specs, ta, - the thought of putting things in my eyes horrifies me.
    as for surgery, - sod off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Black View Post
    Have you considered laser?

    My better half has just had both eyes done and she now has excellent vision with no side effects. Amazing since she'd been pretty much blind as a bat for years.

    Go to a decent specialist though, don't use the high street offering, the aftercare is not good enough. She used Optegra, proper eye hospitals. Very impressed with the quality and level of service.
    I did enquire about laser surgery but was told that progressive lenses users will also need to wear correction glasses as well. I also have astigmatism so no chance of abandoning the use of glasses

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    Quote Originally Posted by css_jay99 View Post
    I googled varifocal contact lenses last week and to my surprise they do exist and are called multi focus contact lenses

    So wondering if any of the ageing population on here have tried them and what they are like
    I use single vision contact lenses with a mono vision prescription. Distance prescription in my dominant eye and near prescription in the other eye. You may need to specifically ask to try. Works a treat.
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    On a (not really) similar note

    Anyone tried the newish colour blindness correction lenses?

    Seems to be an American thing https://enchroma.com/

    No real UK equivalent.

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    I normally wear varifocal specs. I tried varifocal contact lenses and they were really quite good, giving pretty good distance and reading capabilities, although not as good as spectacles, but still impressive. The ones I got I think worked by having a sort of patchwork of different strength areas, so your brain integrates the most acceptable image. I couldn't however proceed simply because I couldn't get the hang of putting things onto and off my eyeball, but most people seem to manage so I'd recommend having a go especially as trials are free at Specsavers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Black View Post
    Have you considered laser?

    My better half has just had both eyes done and she now has excellent vision with no side effects. Amazing since she'd been pretty much blind as a bat for years.

    Go to a decent specialist though, don't use the high street offering, the aftercare is not good enough. She used Optegra, proper eye hospitals. Very impressed with the quality and level of service.
    Seconded. Best £3k I ever spent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    I use single vision contact lenses with a mono vision prescription. Distance prescription in my dominant eye and near prescription in the other eye. You may need to specifically ask to try. Works a treat.
    sounds similar to what andy123 had. I will book another appointment to try that out as well

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