30th September 2004, 07:29 PM
Hi all……need advises….I wear spectacles….and wish to switch over to contact lens but I’m not very sure wearing contact lens will cause any inconvenience for photographers, especially those who always on assignment jobs? Or is it advisable for photographers to wear contact lens??? What are the pros and cons???
Thanks in advance.
30th September 2004, 07:48 PM
There are no known comparative advantages and disadvantages between photog wearing specs or not for shooting.
Of course you may have a better feel of the camera eyepiece.
I have lasik done instead of wearing contact lens. Since you have many assignment, would you consider the convenience of a perfect sight?
Last edited by Ben Loke; 30th September 2004 at 07:51 PM.
30th September 2004, 08:54 PM
I wear contact lens for 20 years, 1 big advantage is I dont get the foggy effect when I move in/out air-con room. And contact lens is nearer to the eye ball than the framed glass, I feel the image appear bigger on the viewfinder, so easier to focus. (referring to the manual focus days.....)
30th September 2004, 09:30 PM
Get an eye cup that fits snugly, it'll help as well, I wear 'em only when I'm on assignments, else just wear spectacles will do, the eyecup helps to cut off excessive light (ie, extra flashes).
13th December 2004, 11:09 PM
had tried out a pair of contact lens, acuvue monthly disposable type. feels very good when on photo-shooting. one thing i encounter is that whenever i'm in air-con room, espeacially those very cold type, my eyes started to feels very very dry but the optician say is normal. those who are wearing contact lens can give some infor or tips regarding this? or should i tried out some other brand as well if they behaves the same??
13th December 2004, 11:14 PM
14th December 2004, 12:18 AM
get yourself some eye drops. do note that you can't use the normal eye drops with contact lens. got to buy special "lens drops". just read the box carefully when you buy. they are available everywhere nowadays.
Originally Posted by jesser
14th December 2004, 01:07 AM
prefer contact lenses, much more comfortable for shooting, eye is nearer to viewfinder, and don't have glasses pressing against my face. only thing is my eyes get tired more easily...
14th December 2004, 03:40 PM
Wore contact 15 years. The lens tecnology has improved a lot. To feel less tired, the following may be helpful:
Originally Posted by pai
a. Use correctly prescribed lens ***
b. Keep lens very clean - clean, disinfect after use and rinse before wearing.***
c. Lubricate when dry.
d. Do not wear for more than 10 hours if possible.
e. Use disposable type and change to new ones when the time is up. ***
14th December 2004, 03:56 PM
During my days in school, because we had to rush our film shoots and sometimes these shoots can run into the night, I had to wear my contacts up to 48 hours straight in a row without removing them.
For sometime, my eyes suffered from excessive dryness and my optician told me that if I don't stop this crazy lifestyle of mine, he may have to stop prescribing contact lenses for me because it can result to blindness.
He prescribed this eye gel for me, which is easily available in pharmacies. I apply it before I sleep every night and I don't experience the dryness feeling at cold places that much.
In case if anybody is interested in the eye gel, here's the description -
Substitute for lacrimal fluid in dry eye.
sterile ophthalmic gel
14th December 2004, 03:58 PM
Originally Posted by mich_2103
Do we need a prescription for it or can just get it off the counter??
14th December 2004, 04:03 PM
I used to wear Focus Day and Night contacts. Wore it even when I'm sleeping. With the exception of having dry eyes in the morning (of cos, with all ur eye bloogers around, it can get a little painful), no problem for me.
Of cos, I switched back to glasses after using it for 1yr. Contacts are pretty ex for me.
14th December 2004, 04:18 PM
The last time I bought it was at Guardian. It was put beside all the eye drops, salines and contact lenses chemistry. So yeah, it should be available to everybody.
Originally Posted by calisc
14th December 2004, 06:22 PM
Originally Posted by mich_2103
I respect you for confessing such a crazy act in public. Our eyes and sight are precious. I rather drop two L lens into the deep blue sea than to go blind.
Our eyes need to breath and stay healthy. No matter what the advert says, I do not sleep with my lens on. One luckless day, it may lead to an infection in our weakened eye with prolonged use of contact lens. In fact, I find it wonderful to let the eye rest from contact lens once a week. Let it oxygenate/breath better and be more moist. I feel that this has done my eyes a lot of good.
Take care of our 8mm L lens - it has the most advance USM, AF & CCD system that in the world. Irreplaceable.
14th December 2004, 09:43 PM