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yes.....I'm reading it carefully right now.....brb
That is a good question. Actually, I agree with the doc. She really only needs contacts for her left eye.
Also, with her low amount of astigmatism she doesn't need a "special" lens for astigmatism (toric contact) .....the "regular (spherical) contact will take care of her astigmatism due to the mechanics of how contact lenses work.
But how do I know if they gave her the right kind of contact for her eye?
oh, you answered that
But she is upset about having 2 different colored eyes. What do I do about that? This age, kids are so cruel.
I don't think she needs a lens in the right eye at all.....this is, of course, assuming that she had a very good refraction -- sometimes it is helpful to do a wet as well as a dry refraction in kids --- and her vision is OK in each eye with her best manifest refraction in place.
what is manifest refreaction?
I didn't see the part about her eyes being different colored. Are you saying that her natural eye color is different in each eye or that she is using contacts to change her eye color?
that is where the doc says "which is better, one or two"
Her eyes are light brown with green in them. She is not using colored contacts. The tint in the clear contact, changed her eye color to more green-blue and now she looks like she has hzel /green eyes and right eye brown.
Also, just from what you are telling me about how you are being treated I think you should dump this doctor and go see an ophthalmologist where your daughter will, hopefully, be treated better.
Most all lenses come with a "handling" tint so you can see them in the case etc. Usually this (at least it's not supposed to) doesn't significantly affect eye color. However, after living through 3 teenage daughters I know that "significantly change eye color" can be a subjective statement lol!
They also told me she couldn't get dailies in that smaller diameter and walmart said differently. Any ides on that?
I think you need to take your business elsewhere. Dailies are available in a large number of diameters and, perhaps, that clinic just doesn't carry them for whatever reason.
They wouldn't give me her contact prescription until she did another trial this week and then they wanted me to call so THEY could order it and not give me the RX. How can I make them give me the RX?
In many states you can't.
So, you thin I just just have her eye exam redone and get the RX from them?
Yes. Go to an ophthalmologist. Tell this new doctor about your bad experience at the other clinic and see is she is willing to treat you better. If so then have your daughter re-examined.
Thank you for your time. You've given me some helpful advice. What did the manifest refraction mean?
That is the medical term for the test for an eyeglass prescription. It is where that big thing with dials (phoropter) is placed in front of your face and, while you look at the eye chart, the doc turns the knobs, making things blurry and clear and keeps asking you "Which one is better? One or two? Three or four?" Etc.
I bet you have had this done to you in your lifetime....
only once. NO one in our family has ever had contacts or anything like that. That's why I don't know anything.
Having a teenager will help you to learn fast :)
Okay, I think I'm done with all my questions. Thank you so very much for your help. You've been great!
My pleasure. Have a good day.
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