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  • #16
    Originally posted by diydry View Post
    No, I haven't looked into hybrids. Is that like Dallies? I've heard some folks with dry eye use that, but I would think it would just make my eye dryer if my cornea is not bathed in fluid. I'm not clear who it is indicated for. I will ask my optometrist though, thanks.
    Hybrids are soft contacts on the sclera, but the vaulted part over the cornea is gas permeable. I just thought it may be more comfortable to have a soft material on the scleral...but I never see anyone wear them.

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    • #17
      So I don't know how to feel about this trip...I guess because I'm so new to this dry eye problem...was this a success? Was it a failure? I guess I should list the good and the bad.

      The good followed by the bad.....I got to see an old friend. We laughed and had a pretty good time. I also cried, which wasn't bad, he just wanted to help. Everyone that loves me wants to help and they feel hopeless because they can't. I was sad a lot on the trip though which I'll explain.

      I got a vacation. It was nice to get away. It was also hard to be away from my wife and daughter.

      I got to go out and have a few good meals. However, I was sad that I had a couple times I just couldn't handle the wind. That was mentally tough.

      If if I were to do it over again, I'd do it again. It wasn't perfect....matter of fact, it really showed me how limited I am now. The statement, life isn't fair, has never cut so close to the bone.

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      • #18
        Sorry I hijacked your thread. Sometimes I look at the last post without seeing the original topic which happens a lot on my mobile device. I just wanted to chime in and say it sounds like a good trip. Definitely positivity in your post. Your attitude towards disability is healthy I think, to have no excuses (except where there are actual, I-just-canít-do-it physical limitations, which happens sometimes). My therapist says the same thing. All easier said than done of course, sometimes the mind game of having dry eye is overwhelming even when physically we are seeing real improvements. Was there anything on the trip you might have done differently if you had no dry eye? It sounds like you really did it all or 90% of it. Edit: I know the wind was super tough but did that hold you much from doing the things you wanted out of curiosity?

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        • #19
          I actually wear ski goggles around town sometimes with a big panama hat. And you know what. Ive found people have better things to do than care about how silly i look. They arent that much bigger than my grandmas huge wrap around sunglasses. I need to walk the dog and i want perfect wind and air resistance. I think its best to really find good moisture chamber solutions.

          Either speedo swim mask. Which are bigger than goggles. Or 7eye or WileyX and pull thrm super tight - but ghey fog on me. So ski mask and speedo swim mask goggles are both antifog

          https://www.amazon.com/Speedo-Charge...ef=mp_s_a_1_12

          here is the speedo swim mask goggles. They are bigger and rest on the top of the cheeks.

          Its easy to find cheap anti fog ski goggles. In dark lenses or i even have yellow lenses.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by diydry View Post
            Sorry I hijacked your thread. Sometimes I look at the last post without seeing the original topic which happens a lot on my mobile device. I just wanted to chime in and say it sounds like a good trip. Definitely positivity in your post. Your attitude towards disability is healthy I think, to have no excuses (except where there are actual, I-just-canít-do-it physical limitations, which happens sometimes). My therapist says the same thing. All easier said than done of course, sometimes the mind game of having dry eye is overwhelming even when physically we are seeing real improvements. Was there anything on the trip you might have done differently if you had no dry eye? It sounds like you really did it all or 90% of it. Edit: I know the wind was super tough but did that hold you much from doing the things you wanted out of curiosity?
            Yeah, in all honesty, I did about 60% of what I wanted to do. I couldn't walk the strip. I couldn't stay at the aria because they don't have microwaves. I didn't go out to eat as much as I'd like. Most buildings, the smoke and/or the wind destroyed my eyes. I will need sclerals to do stuff like that. In the room, in the car, going from place to place, no issue. The plane didn't dry me at all, which I found odd.

            I am positive about it, but I am limited quite a bit and it sucks. I just need to find a way around the problem. I'm going to see a specialist in Chicago the 25th, he does prose there. If he recommends them, I'll go to Boston and look at all my options..get fitted by someone who does this a lot.

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