Regarding Contact lenses.

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  1. Chucks

    Chucks New Member

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    This is all very new to me. I have made an appointment with the recommended optometrist. My current situation is that I have been wearing night time corrective contact lenses since I was nine, and I am wondering what do I do? I have around 300 vision if I don't wear them and it says I should remove it three weeks before my appointment?:confused: edit- I wear them to correct being near-sighted.
     
  2. AikiBudo

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    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=20679

    Here is a link to a previous discussion on the subject. Be aware that hard corrective lenses such as Ortho-K must be discontinued for 90 days prior to your eye exam so that the eye returns to "normal". You can either use glasses or switch to soft contacts and then leave those out for the recommended amount of time before the exam.
     
  3. Chucks

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    Wow, now instead of the initial three weeks I thought, it's going to be a rough three months. Thanks for the response.:frown:
     
  4. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    What is the recommended amount of time before the exam I should refrain from wearing soft contact lenses?
     
  5. McCoy

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    At least 3 days.
     
  6. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    Ohhh okay. I thought I saw somewhere it should be at least 21 days lol

    Okay, thanks!
     
  7. McCoy

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    If you have started filling out the medical history it asks how long you've had them out for and one option is 3-21 days. Maybe thats where you saw it lol. And no problem.
     

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