Hello there,I am finally resorting to possibly using shell soon. My right eye is rather good but not dominant and is a rather blurry and the vision is very over lapped with my good eye. Double Vision you would call it. Garbled vision I call it. 2400 mg of Ibuprophin pain in the neck I call it, and other things not suitable for print.I have been wearing an eye patch for a couple weeks and have enjoyed the lack of head aches. I wonder if there aren't others like myself that have tried blacked out contacts perhaps, or something else like it that I haven't yet tried.
The cost is probably going to force me to choose one over the other. Expensive trial and error. My personal reason for wanting to go prosthetic is to block out all light so I will not have ghost images, and be able to read at a better rate. I'm wondering if my eye to be covered might shrink or atrophy.
I don't know. And I find it hard to care. After 38 years of Dr. Jackal and Mr. Hyde vision (Transient Baby Strokes sometimes cause double vision in either eye alone, ya its possible.) I just want to get on with my life. (Lower stress life may fend off more strokes, I know the divorce has helped, we get along great now; go figure?) Any guidance would be welcome. I am seeing another ophthalmologist soon.
I must say my first visit to an oculist today proved just how comfy a shell can be. After an hour of wearing it, I personally feel the blank felt better than contact lenses I have worn; soft or hard. And the artwork in their prosthetics was most impressive. Nice people too in Kirkland WA USA.I know I am not the only person with light sensitivity or double vision so here is some info I have mined. The two sources of black-out lenses I have found so far are below. "Custom" looks to have the newer technique. But they are daily wear, shells can be worn for weeks I am told; just run it under the faucet and stick that sucker back in.
As for looks I wouldn't care if the eye was purple, green, stripped or square, if I could just shut the darn thing off. Seeing two sets of stairs has led to a bruised tail bone among other things. Without squinting the offending eye tight and an eye patch to boot I read at a snails pace. I have read the stories on this important web site.
This makes me think of my disability, manic-depression, and then my thoughts turn to what my grandfather often said when asked about his fading sight, his stokes, his diabetes. He said, "Everyone has burdens, what is important is how we carry them."Good luck to you all. Of course if your like me you don't have any so just make your own. Please feel free to drop me a line. I will respond. Your in my thoughts.Stephen Casey p.s. I plan on becoming a best selling author. Of course I'm nuts though, so who knows ;-)
Erickson Labs, Seattle WA.
Crystal Reflections Int., Inc.
Custom Color Contacts