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Old 05-27-2007, 08:59 PM   #1
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contact lens solution recall

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A contact lens solution manufacturer voluntarily withdrew one of its products yesterday after federal health officials said an investigation had linked it to a rare but potentially blinding eye infection.
Customers were advised to immediately stop using the solution, AMO Complete Moisture Plus Multi-Purpose Solution. The solution, used to clean and store soft contact lenses, is made by Advanced Medical Optics of Santa Ana, Calif.
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Old 05-28-2007, 12:17 AM   #2
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Makes me shiver.

Although contacts appeal to many, glasses suit my risk profile. I just can't stand the thought of something in/on my eye.
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:22 AM   #3
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Makes me shiver.

Although contacts appeal to many, glasses suit my risk profile. I just can't stand the thought of something in/on my eye.
I absolutely adore contacts because I can SEE so well with them. For some reason they make a huge difference to me. I can't seem to adjust to anything but soft contacts for any length of time, but I do wonderfully with soft contacts from my point of view. I can wear them from the time I wake up, to the time I go to bed, with no problems that I can detect. I would pay almost anything for that privilege because being able to see so well enhances my life more than one can imagine.

However, my optometrist said I suffered from "over-wearing syndrome" after wearing soft contacts for a year, so he won't prescribe them for me any more. (I thought I was doing marvelously.) So anyway, now I have to wear glasses and feel half blind, which I truly hate. I feel handicapped without my contacts. He would prescribe oxygen permeable but I struggled with them for months before he gave up and prescribed the soft contacts to begin with. I just can't seem to wear oxygen permeable.

Getting back to the topic - - every now and then there is a warning about some sort of contact lens solution. If I was wearing contacts I would definitely heed such a warning and throw out any suspect solution. But to me it is worth the risk. I always bought the highest quality solution that my optometrist recommended to me and followed all of his directives.

Gosh, I miss my contacts and I miss SEEING that well, so much.
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I had lenses permanently implanted a year ago so I now have 20-20 vision after years of glasses or contacts . It is wonderful to see without glasses or contacts .
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I had lenses permanently implanted a year ago so I now have 20-20 vision after years of glasses or contacts . It is wonderful to see without glasses or contacts .
I am truly happy for you! That must be wonderful.

As for me, logical or not, anybody coming anywhere near my eyes with a scalpel or other sharp implement would have a battle on his hands. Maybe someday.
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One of these days I may get up the guts to do Lasik, but only if I have enough money to get it done at the eye institute at the local teaching hospital (they were one of the first in the country to do the procedure)--There are certain things that I do NOT bargain shop for.
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One of these days I may get up the guts to do Lasik, but only if I have enough money to get it done at the eye institute at the local teaching hospital (they were one of the first in the country to do the procedure)--There are certain things that I do NOT bargain shop for.
I'm pretty gutsy but when they put the microscope over me I got a little spooked.
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I had the eye physical for Lasik, but my corneas are "too thin" so I couldn't have it. I am very near sighted and the one misgiving I had when considering Lasik was that I wouldn't have good vision up close. Without glasses or contacts I can see to thread a needle, pick out a splinter, read tiny print, etc about 3 inches from the end of my nose.
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I also got very nearsighted as I aged .I had to take off my glasses to read and start IV's (I'm an RN).All this off and on with the glasses drove me crazy so I went for lasik. I also was turned down because of cataracts so I opted for Cataract surgery(yes even younger people can get cataracts ) with monovision lens implants ( one eye for close and one eye for distance ).I've had great results .
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My optometrist has suggested Lasik surgery for me. Interesting that he would say that, considering that I have needed my prescription "tweaked" every two or three years. I wonder about his motivations. I am not convinced that surgery would correct my vision with any degree of permanence.

Of course this is still hypothetical, since I would never allow it.
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