Eye Exam Contacts Question

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  1. soccerboy

    soccerboy New Member

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    I have an eye exam scheduled for Friday and wear soft contact lenses. It says to keep them out 3 days prior to the examination. My question is do I have to do this as I hate wearing my glasses??
    Thanks and any help would be appreciated
     
  2. skt

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    contacts

    Yes. Keep them out unless you want to risk having to come back another day for the eye exam.
     
  3. MabryPsyD

    MabryPsyD Dr. G.

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    Wearing glasses for a few days vs. a scholarship for a few years...

    Come on man...
     
  4. Packer

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  5. JMS

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    Try the std issue BCGs. I hear they are really attractive....
     
  6. Pima

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    Different take on it.

    Wearing glasses for a few days vs. DQ/Remedial process that can take months to clear is a no brainer decision.

    I have to say...I giggled at this post because JMS hit the nail on the head. BCGs.

    If they are trying for an SA they WILL have to wear BCGs during BCT... no contacts allowed. BCG are issued.

    In case you don't know what BCG stands for, it is: Birth Control Glasses...think 1970s thick frames in black. Not a chick magnet, but a repellent.
     
  7. Dial the gate

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    I know there is a medical reason for keeping the contacts out and wouldn't attempt to repeat it...my question is: does it matter if the glasses are not the current prescription? DS's glasses are a couple years old; since he only wears them for a bit at night, we haven't updated them. But wearing them full time for 3 days, will this affect the results of his exam?

    Thanks
     
  8. JMS

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    my understanding is that contacts can temporarily and subtly alter the shape of the eye surface. That is apparently not desirable for the eye exam. Not wearing the contacts for a few days solves that problem.
    I doubt wearing an old script for glasses will be a problem, but one can always ask the Dr. doing the exam.
     
  9. MabryPsyD

    MabryPsyD Dr. G.

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    The key paraphrase I'm going to use is "correctable to 20/20". The glasses can be 15 years old for all they care. As long as someone can see 20/20 with glasses they should be good to go
     

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