With those of your Graves eye disease- have any of you been able to wear your contact lenses? I have not been able to wear my contacts for two LONG years (I was diagnosed with Graves almost a year ago, but started having dry eye and irritation prior to diagnosis). I do not have bulging eyes or double vision (thank goodness!) but I have dry eyes a stare in my right eye an lid lag in my right eye. I had been wearing contacts all day, every day prior to Graves for nearly 20 years (since I was 10) without ever having a problem. I've been trying to keep things in perspective and not get too upset about it, but I have HORRIBLE eyesight, so it is not just vanity (although that is a huge part with thick glasses), but the fact that I can't see well with my glasses- it is to the point that I have to have someone drive me at night if I have to drive somewhere I haven't driven before. For those of you with glasses and know your prescription, but is -14.00 to give you an idea of how think my glasses are! I realize that I will probably never be able to wear the contacts like I used to, but I'd at least like to wear them part of the day a few days a week. I have very few contact lens options with my prescription, but I have tried the disposable contacts (even though they don't completely correct my vision) both daily and weekly that are supposed to be for dry eyes without any luck. I can tolerate them for about an hour or two. I have tried every dry eye drop out there including prescription Restasis. My opthamologist has suggested punctual plugs (basically plugs your tear ducts to keep more moisture in your eyes). So, other then venting (thanks!) Has anyone had success wearing their contacts with Graves eye disease?
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