November 22, 2004 by Allen George
That title should be followed by “and headaches”
I’ve had the most frustrating time getting contacts. 3 months and at least 4~5 test pairs later and I’m only now at the point where it’s almost right.
Almost – except for the unexplicable headaches.
My first contacts were absolutely off. Point sources of light were haloed hexagons and anything other than bright light meant a squinting party for me. The headaches usually started within an hour of use.
My second pair was marginally better. The headaches didn’t start till later but I could see reasonably well indoors. That was a marked improvement.
My third pair had the power dialed down. When doing that unfortunately, they dialed it down too much for the left eye. I got consistent headaches again and had trouble focusing. That was especially noticeable when they took my eye test.
My current pair. Headaches start way into the usage period. That’s a plus. Most of the focus problems are gone. That’s a plus – although note I said most, not all. Maybe one more iteration and I’ll be good to go.
Till then Mr. Tylenol – you and I get to be good friends.