Ophthalmology & Optometry/Contact lenses

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I recently switched from glasses to contacts. My vision is kind of "fuzzy" and at times out of focus.  My Rx on the box says -1.0, 8.8.  I currently use the Acuvue Oasys with hydraclear plus. I can also really feel the lenses.  I am using my re-wetting drops a lot just so they feel comfortable.  Do I need to try a different brand of contacts or is my Rx incorrect and should be stronger?

Answer
Usually it takes 1-2 weeks to adapt to
New lenses  but Acuvue Oasys with Hydroclear should be comfortable within days , if not you need to be refit with a different
Brand design  especially if you have marginally dry eyes.  Ask your eye doctor about your options.  Good luck.  Dr Berger  

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DR. KENNETH BERGER

Expertise

Any and all questions with regard to ocular ailments, eye diseases as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, etc , eye and visual sympomatology, eyeglasses, contact lenses, low or subnormal vision, pediatric vision conditions,and special and unique ailments will be discussed.

Experience

36 years of clinical experience in opticianry and therapeutic optometry. Still in private practice with special interests in vision conditions, diagnosing and treating ocular ailments, prescibing treatment plans which include medicine, eyeglasses, and contact lenses primarily. Although surgery is not within the realm of my area of expertise, I co-manage many pre and post -op surgical cases which include Lasik and PRK procedures.

Organizations
New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians American Optometric Association

Education/Credentials
B.A.,1968, Hunter College of the City University of New York B.S.,1970, Pennsylvania College of Optometry O.D.,1973, Pennsylvania College of Optometry Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Administration Certification, New Jersey 1992

Awards and Honors
Clinical Efficiency Award, 1973, Pennsylvaania College of Optometry

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