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Cactus Jack 28 Feb 2018, 23:22


Regrettably, I don't have any CL brand suggestion. Because of Dry Eye issues, I had to quit wearing the CLs of any brand for any reason.

Perhaps some of our other members can suggest some different brands to try.

Soft CLs are normally pretty forgiving. Often a Brand will only make one or two different Base Curves. One of the reasons for getting a professional fitting of your first CLs is to take advantage of the ECPs experience in fitting CLs to your eyes.

They are very hard to find, but there are some ECPs (particularly younger ones) who understand GOC and are willing to help you get a good combo. that you can wear comfortably.


Soyuz 28 Feb 2018, 21:58

Thank you very much for quick answer.

Whatvother trademark of CL could you suggest at that range of prescription?

This sliding happned only on one eye but there a few times. Right after placing the CL slides out on the eye in an invisible place. The CL is only in one size diameter available as far as I remember.

Cactus Jack 28 Feb 2018, 21:41


I suspect the contacts sliding out of position may be related to an incorrect base curve. The itchy feeling could be related to the CLs not fitting right. Also, while you need good tearing action for your CLs to work right, there might be excessive solution trapped between the CL and your Cornea which would allow it to float out of position.

Were your BC and Diameter professionally prescribed?

I tried Proclear several years ago for GOC, primarily because of the cost and also found them uncomfortable after a while. I think they did not have really good moisture or oxygen transmission. You might try a different brand.

Another trick you might try if you think there is too much solution trapped between the CL and your Cornea. After you insert them press very gently on the CL with your solution wetted finger to help them get into position, before you blink.

Please let me know if any of this makes sense.


Soyuz 27 Feb 2018, 23:26

Hi Everyone.

I started particularly GOC approx a year ago as I have ordered first prescription glasses from Zenni. Contact lenses are Proclear +15 both side, glasses both with some astigmatism approx -18 both. My eyes are good enough not to wear glasses in everyday life but I felt obsessed with them. I have started with Zenni then I have ordered an other one from Firmoo with same parameters.

Zenni: this is not a myodisc, thick lenses, easy wear, comfortable and adorable. Frame broke after half a year but maybe it was my fault to travel with in case and bag many times.

Firmoo: I recieved a myodisc with a little bit visible bowl in them (more visible on that side where I have more astigmatism, that side is a little bit thicker as well). Frame quality is good, weight is much less, but smaller frame means less roundview, but viewquality with myodisc seems sharper.

Contacts: sometimes I put them in and in one eye it slides somewhere up on side that I dont know where it is hidden. I have tonwait half day or the night that it slides back again and I can take it out. What is the problem?

Monthly contacts and they are sometimes itchy after 2-3 hours.

I do it occasionally and secretly, I like the feeling wearing them in public, shopping malls. Mainly stairs are problematic. Not many people starred me on:(

I have a glasses with -20, maybe I will order +17 lenses to be able to wear them. I know for GOC it is more adviseable to start with smaller desciption but the feeling is fantastic. Thanks for some advises from this forum and wish u all to have some similar experience.

Cactus Jack 16 Feb 2018, 09:08

GOC guy,

If you are doing it right, it should only take a few times inserting and removing the lenses correctly to discover that it is not difficult or painful.

You might check out some online videos.

A few questions:

1. What is your complete actual prescription?

2. What are your GOC combo prescriptions?

3. What type CLs are you using? (for example: One day disposables, Weekly, etc.)

4. What type solution are you using?

5. Where do you live? (country)

6. Have you had any formal instruction in Insertion and Removal of CLs?


GOC guy 16 Feb 2018, 06:02

Hey, i was from another thread asking about GOC. my trial lenses came through and maybe im just stupid but how long does it take to get used to simply putting them in. seems i have too much resistance wanting to push my eyelids in deforming the lens before it gets to my eye.

Any tips?

Billy A 14 Feb 2018, 11:02


This was my first idea, but in my location there's nobody fitting color contacts. And every contact lens is different. The same bc and dia is not the same...

astigmaphile 14 Feb 2018, 10:54

Tell the eye doctor that you want contacts to change the color of your eyes. That should work.

Billy A 14 Feb 2018, 10:36

I have one question - how you got your contacts fitted /with right bc, diameter../ if you have 20/20 vision??? In my case, I told thruth. Yes, I want plus contacts to wear with minus glasses. But... It wasn't easy to find "the right optician". A lot of them told me I'm crazy, weird, etc... I'm asking because there's a lot of people who have ordered contacts from internet just by diopters and never got eyes tested.

Have you any ideas how to get contacts from professional, if you have perfect vision? I'm very interested about your experience :)

Billy A 09 Feb 2018, 00:51

As I posted - share pics of face/body/property etc is very stupid and dangerous. I have very bad experience about sharing more..

Be sure, that my posts (and me) are 100% real :)

High Myopic 08 Feb 2018, 17:13

Billy A. Do you have pics of the -40 myodisc glasses?

Billy A 08 Feb 2018, 16:17

I have one "friend with benefits".. She wears -3.5 glasses. One night, before "the act" she asked me, why I want to continue with the glasses on. So I told her about my glasses fetish and about GOC... She said just "ok"... A few weeks later, she told me, that she has something very special, just for my pleasure.. -40 myodiscs in beautifull frames!!! Holly ****... :) She told me that she is not glasses fetishist, but she wants to satisfie me as well as she can do..

Such a big luck? Maybe, but I think this is just because I was open to talking about my GOC and glasses :)

 08 Feb 2018, 06:57


She seems very accepting, I think she prefers me wearing strong glasses, or so she has said!

I've been considering getting a milder GOC combo that I can wear more often and I've also been tempted by these "overnight" lenses that can be worn for prolonged periods as I think it would give a much more realistic experience but I also balance that with the risk.

Brooklynboy 07 Feb 2018, 17:30


I find it very cool that your partner and you have a relationship where you can goc without any problems. I wish i had the same, when i tried to explain the whole goc idea i received a look like i was crazy. So decided to not continue. I dnt really know whats the situation here but for now i normally do goc in places where i know people doesnt know me. Im sure some of the people here might relate to.

I will probably order a “lighter goc combo” and see what happens.

Thank you for your input

tsk 06 Feb 2018, 06:19

Brooklyn Boy -

Having previously done minus glasses with GOC I thought I'd try plus (my partner prefers the look of plus glasses).

My normal prescription is around +0.75, I went for some +7 glasses. First few times wearing were odd but I got used to them around the house and was able to wear them for a trip out with a lot of success. Around 12 hours a day in total and only really stopped because the glasses were hurting my ears!

BrooklynBoy 31 Jan 2018, 14:04


You are right, high plus glasses are very tricky. I found my self not being able to wear them for more than 10 or 15 minutes. Walking around is terrible and I find myself trying to look out of the lenses so i can get a better idea to wear to step. But it is very cool, my eyes are very big and my vision is good, specially close up. I do get somewhat of double vision when looking at distance.

Anyways, I will keep trying.

JC 31 Jan 2018, 12:05

Guest --

The -4 glasses will have an effective power of maybe -3.75 or -3.8 depending on how far they sit from your eyes. The bigger effect is that wearing the glasses you might have just slightly too much minus power, which depending on your age you probably easily adapt to using a little accommodation -- basically holding a slight focusing tension all the time. It is probably such a small amount that I doubt you'd notice it.

Guest 31 Jan 2018, 10:38

I do full time GOC, I use +2.00 contacts and find that with my own -1.50 prescription I see perfectly well with my -4.00 specs. Does this mean that the +2.00 contacts are effectively more like a +2.50 with them sitting directly on the eye?

Nev 30 Jan 2018, 09:52


Please drop me a line to chat about GOC plus

JC 30 Jan 2018, 08:02

BrooklynBoy --

I am naturally around -4 and often do GOC to around -10. A few moths ago I started trying GOC to about +5.5. The adaptation to plus lenses definitely takes longer, especially for you and I who have worn minus lenses for so long. The relative motion of the image you see when you move your head is more then you expect. This caused a little motion sickness but within a few hours I was adapted and see everything mostly normal now. The larger image size can be nice when trying to see something detailed.

In the end I decided I just like minus glasses and myopia better. I'm 37 so should be on the way towards lower accommodation, but even still wearing the contacts that make me a hyperope at least in bright light I see most things just fine. I feel much more inhibited even without GOC with my natural myopia. Even in lower light when as a hyperope everything is real blurred I like howb as a myope I can always get closer to something to see it whereas as a hyperope if I can't accommodate enough to see it then I just can't see it. I also prefer the look of minus lenses.

Be careful on steps or stepping on or off a curb while wearing the plus lenses! The step is not as big as it looks to you.

BrooklynBoy 30 Jan 2018, 06:10

Hi everyone, I want to share a recent experiment that I had with GOC. I have done GOC for quite sometime now, my current RX is -5 and I have done GOC up to -15. I recently decided that I would like to try to wear a + glasses. So after a quick look on the GOC table, I decided to get +8 glasses. Yesterday after my glasses came in, I was able to first experience and enjoy my + combo.

I found that the magnification was too much to take. I can see things quite clear. I believe that the Combo I ordered is good. But I can't function properly while wearing it. Everything is much closer than what they actually are.

Even though, it was quite an experiment. Anyone here ever tried + GOC? I'm wondering if this is something that my brain has to get used to it.

Just though I would share this new experience.

By the way, thank you to whoever created the GOC table.

Cactus Jack 20 Jan 2018, 07:48


Sounds like the combo works pretty well. One of the things you have to get used to with high prescription glasses is how important it is to look thru the Optical Center (Centre) (OC)of the lenses. Another is the Barrel Distortion and possible Chromatic Aberration that occurs.

If you wear the combination a lot, your brain will learn to keep your eyes looking thru the OC and ignore other optical distortions and phenomena.

Please let us know your experiences.


Minusglassesguy 20 Jan 2018, 05:27

My glasses arrived and wow...they are so thick. My eyes look so tiny through the lenses. I can see perfectly through the centre of lenses but looking just off centre everything is a little distorted.

sparky2k 17 Jan 2018, 07:00

I too have sent multiple queries to O4L, and received no response.

Trent 16 Jan 2018, 19:31


I am still on their mailing list and received and email from them a short time ago. I hope things work out for you.

kelsey 16 Jan 2018, 17:35

Has anyone had problems getting O4L to respond to a GOC request? Are they still in business? I've tried a number of times over several months and they never reply.

gerry 16 Jan 2018, 08:21

Cokebottlejane@AOl .comDon,t deride yourself, wearing glasses is a need but it does not alter your as a person or personality, anyone who judges you on your glasses is not worth knowing. Have fun take good care Gerry xx

gerry 16 Jan 2018, 08:17

Tatinha your so beautiful, without your glasses, yet with your lovely frames they seem to add to your beauty. I think you choose your frames well, its wonderful you allow us the to view your lovely photos. I think also you have a wonderful warm personality, you seen a kind understanding lady. your partner is very lucky to share a loving relationship with you, many of us would love to meet a lady like you, I don,t know why but i find you wearing glasses rather sexy in the nicest sense of the word.

Take good care Gerry xx

High Myopic 13 Jan 2018, 17:08

@Glass lenses. I could not send mil to your mail address. I got this message.

Address not found

Your message wasn't delivered to because the address couldn't be found, or is unable to receive mail.

Glass lenses 13 Jan 2018, 16:42

High Myopic

Contact me at

Billy A. 13 Jan 2018, 06:40


Hi, I'm wearing +8 contacts too, under my -12 glasses. Without glasses havin' the same feeling :)

Minusglassesguy 13 Jan 2018, 04:42


I tried the +8 contacts today. What an awesome blur it is. To see my phone screen i have to hold it about an inch from eyes. Feels so good to experience the blur.

High Myopic 08 Jan 2018, 06:12

Glass lens Whats your email? I want to see pics of your glasses.

Glass lenses 08 Jan 2018, 02:50

High Myopic

I collect any minus glasses, preferably with glass lenses.

Have 52 pair now, most are women's frames.

Also have 3 phoropters,and 6 trial lense sets.

High Myopic 07 Jan 2018, 16:56

Does Minusglassesguy live in the UK? Does he know anyone else that has any very strong glasses or collects them?

Minusglassesguy 07 Jan 2018, 11:05

Hi William / JP

I would be happy to chat also, drop me an email if you like.

William 07 Jan 2018, 10:56

JP what is your email address?


JP 07 Jan 2018, 10:32

Hi Nick,

I'm another one in the UK and happy to chat sometime, although I haven't posted much lately. eyescene[at]

Minusglassesguy 07 Jan 2018, 07:47

My contacts got delivered yesterday, can't wait for the glasses to arrive. They are going to be so thick and powerful.

William 07 Jan 2018, 07:32


Drop me a line and we can chat about it.

Billy A. 07 Jan 2018, 05:05

Hi all, today i got new -12 superlenti for goc. I wear goc and really enjoy it, with -12 its really me. Without glasses I feel like someone else, not really me... It's fantastic feeling to wear strong glasses, I want to become fulltime goc wearer, but cannot imagine wear it fulltime. Whats the best for this? Contacts for continual wearing? Thanks :)


Minusglassesguy 04 Jan 2018, 17:20

Hi Maxim

Thanks for sharing your experiences and the positive encouragement.

Maxim 04 Jan 2018, 16:20

Yes, daysoft lenses from Ireland are super, and quite inexpensive. There maximum plus lenses are indeed +8.00. You are looking forward, it's a superb feeling - I have used the + 8.00 lenses with adequate glasses, when I had a 'real' prescription of R +4.00/-1.75 A 90 degrees // L + 3.25/-1.50 A 110 degrees, this used to be a substantial minus then. In the moment I'm practicing with unchanged glasses, but CLs of +5.25 only, as I had a cataract OP 18 months ago. Still CLs from daysoft.

Best wishes, from Europe across the British Channel (I had travelled to the UK twice in December!).

Minusglassesguy 04 Jan 2018, 09:05

Thanks for getting back to me.

I'm so excited to get the glasses.

Soundmanpt 04 Jan 2018, 08:47


I am in the US and I have placed numerous glasses from Zenni over the past 14 years and they rarely ever take over 14 days. The only exception is when an order gets stuck in customs which is very rare. That has only twice to me in that time and in each case Zenni became aware they were being held so they replaced both orders at no cost to me. I ended up with a double order as a result. Several years ago at my suggestion someone in the UK placed an order with Zenni and her glasses arrived in that same 14 day window. I think your glasses will arrive much sooner than 28 days.

Minusglassesguy 04 Jan 2018, 08:28

I've ordered the glasses from Zenni. They estimate delivery at 28 days, just wondering if anybody else who used them could advise if they usually arrive quicker? (I'm in Uk)

I decided to try daysoft contacts as they are really inexpensive. I think they will arrive sooner than the glasses.

Minusglassesguy 01 Jan 2018, 13:10

Thank you cactus jack. I will update you when the goods arrive.

Thanks again, and happy New Year all.

Cactus Jack 01 Jan 2018, 11:47


I suggest trying this GOC combo

Contacts: +8.00 both eyes.


OD -12.75, -0.50 x 90

OS -11.50, -1.25 x 97

VD is assumed to be 12 mm

The above numbers offer a small amount of - over correction.

OD -0.30

OS -0.41

Your Ciliary Muscle and Crystalline Lenses should be able to compensate for this.

I suggest getting low cost CLs and glasses to try this combo.

Remember, GOC IS NOT an exact science. There are no guarantees. I think you should try a +4.00 CL combo, for a while. but +8.00 should not be too difficult to get used to wearing.

Please share your experiences with this GOC combination.


Minusglassesguy 01 Jan 2018, 07:42

Hi Cactus Jack

Finally located my prescription. Actual numbers are as follows.

RE -2.50 -0.50 axis 90

LE -1.50 -1.25 axis 97

I would be greatful if you could advise on what glasses I should order if using +8 contacts.

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