The Contact Lenses Thread

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Dude. When u go to the poly for eye check, its different from the eye check at optical shop. You will onl get your eye power at optical shops. At sp and np, you will have your also have your eye health checked which comprises of anterior, posterior check of the eye structures as well as advice you should you bbe found to have any eye diseases. You would be checked by the student first followed by their supervisor who are registered and licensed optometrists.
I know it's different because the poly students take such a bloody long time to do a history taking and refraction and slit lamp exam and ophthalmoscopic exam. :D who says optical shops with qualified optometrist don't do anterior, posterior eye checks? instead of taking 10 to 15 mins to do a anterior and posterior eye health check, the experienced optom can do it in less than 5 min (for normal eyes).
The students use a direct ophthalmoscope to to check the posterior of the eyes. seriously, how much can you see with that instrument on undilated eyes ? Since they have a slit lamp, i wonder why the students are not taught to use a fundus lens to do undilated fundoscopy which offer a more magnified and detailed view of the fundus. Maybe the supervisor themselves don't know how to do fundoscopy with a slit lamp, that's why never teach :s8:
Another reason why optical shops don't provide such service, is because singaporeans are too cheapskate. Tell me. Would you pay $30 for a eye check by an optometrist if you had eye problems or would u spend $80 and see an ophthalmologist instead. Would you pay $30(cheapest I heard from a shop that charges consultation)for a contact lens fitting evaluation/consultation on top of the price of contact lenses prescribed to you? I'm sure many wouldn't. From my past experience in optical shops, many people are skeptical about paying for such service because they think that we are just sales assistants.
i believe people would pay $30 for an eye check if they know what kind of eye check that they are given. however, many are not willing to even pay $10 for a refraction, let alone $30 for a more comprehensive eye check. so what is the reason? it's because many opticians are doing free "eye checks" which could be just auto refraction and not charging a single cent for the service. so some people who view other optom/opticians who charges for consultation as ripping them off. optoms/opticians who value their own time will not do eye testing for free.

Many parents are not willing to pay for their kids eyes to be check properly by an optom and bring their kids to some opticians who may just do a quick one using an autorefractor.

If a dentist at polyclinics can check your teeth for less than 5min and charges you $15 to $20, i don't see why optometrists can't do the same.
In fact in western countries, eye checks with optometrists can cost up to $80 usd depending on type and duration of consult. Even contact lens fitting can cost up to $200usd for complicated cases. Think about it.

Singapore is nowhere near in terms of primary eye care.

I think you can only blame those who give "free eye checks" and also the OOB and SOA is partly to blame for not promoting the optometric profession enough.
 

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i'm interested to go for an eye check at either NP/SP with my current CL. anyone can provide the link? quite strange to just call them up and ask....
 

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Those getting your contact lenses from JB, can share the pricing and at which shopping centre and shop you people got it from? :s11:
 

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Those getting your contact lenses from JB, can share the pricing and at which shopping centre and shop you people got it from? :s11:

I would advice you not to unless you have a valid prescription from a local optometrist. At least you got the prescription to protect you legally should anything happen to your eyes. And prescription I mean contact lens prescription and not glasses prescription.
 

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I would advice you not to unless you have a valid prescription from a local optometrist. At least you got the prescription to protect you legally should anything happen to your eyes. And prescription I mean contact lens prescription and not glasses prescription.

True.

I do have my contact lens prescription and the eye health check thingy. SP one not say chiobus leh. :(
 

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True.

I do have my contact lens prescription and the eye health check thingy. SP one not say chiobus leh. :(

I usually tell people. Wan save money. Don't wear contact lenses. It's also up to u to go for aftercare visits to ensure nothing goes wrong if not you're not protected also.
 

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I usually tell people. Wan save money. Don't wear contact lenses. It's also up to u to go for aftercare visits to ensure nothing goes wrong if not you're not protected also.

Yeah I appreciate the concern bro. :)
 

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are daily disposable contact lenses cheaper in JB or Bangkok?
 

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are daily disposable contact lenses cheaper in JB or Bangkok?

I believe they are cheaper in JB. even prescription drugs like viagra is cheaper across the causeway...........and you don't even need a prescription to buy it :eek:
 

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anyone knows how to book an appointment for eye check at SP?
went to their website but it doesnt seem to work.
thanks,
 

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Hi, anyone know the cost for cross liniking treatment at singapore national eye centre ? ?
 

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Consultation>check degree>check corneal curvature/topography>check corneal health>fit lenses>check lens fit on eye through a bio microscope/slitlamp>reccommend type of lenses >you choose one of the reccommended>lenses prescribed to you>come back for aftercare (nextday to 1 week)


Thanks to this thread i get to know how important it is to have lens fitting before i intend to get the acuvue define just for photoshoot purpose.

I just went to check and asked the optometrist whether he does lens fitting, so he did. Firstly, i sat down and had my eyes checked with a sort of torch/beam into my right eye and then followed by my left eye carefully. Needing me to look up and down..

Second, i had to sit on another chair, looking into the scope where i can see a picture on a long road with a tower(?) right in front on each eye for awhile. Did twice to double confirm from what the opto mentioned and he wrote them on a paper.

Thirdly, he got me to put on a pair of lens and test my eyesight, adding a layer, with and without and a series of test going on. Lastly, he taught me how to put onto a lens.. The thing is, he didn't charge me nor did he even gave me any prescription?

I asked whether my eyes were fit and suitable for acuvue define and he said it is fine? After going back, i thought whether i actually need to have a prescription physical paper? Can I request a prescription?

Any idea the procedure I went through were the lens fitting process?

Thanks!!!:s8::s13:
 
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Recently when I'm wearing my contact lens idk why my left eye keep feeling quite irritated. The pair of lenses is very new (open it for 3 days only) and its already giving me such problem. When I remove the lens my eye will be very red and slightly pain...

I'm wondering is there anything that I can do to the pair of lens? :(
 

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does anybody know where to get lenses with base curve of 9.4?

i got tested by my opto with BC of 9.4 but almost all stores only carry max. 9.0
to add salt to my wound, i got astig + myopia.
in the end i sucked it up with 5 pair of trial lenses of myopia only, with BC 9.0...
my astig 100deg+ so my vision will be compromised by 10%.


but based on the freq i wear contacts (once/twice a week), yearly isn't a good choice for me.
anybody with BC 9.4 or know where to get lenses of BC9.4, do tell me!

thanks :D

edit: i prefer daily lenses. and my trial pair fyi are daily lenses too.
 
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does anybody know where to get lenses with base curve of 9.4?

i got tested by my opto with BC of 9.4 but almost all stores only carry max. 9.0
to add salt to my wound, i got astig + myopia.
in the end i sucked it up with 5 pair of trial lenses of myopia only, with BC 9.0...
my astig 100deg+ so my vision will be compromised by 10%.


but based on the freq i wear contacts (once/twice a week), yearly isn't a good choice for me.
anybody with BC 9.4 or know where to get lenses of BC9.4, do tell me!

thanks :D

edit: i prefer daily lenses. and my trial pair fyi are daily lenses too.

Hard lens. Or conventional lenses.
 
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