hamstershaver said:what your dr told you was true, colored contacts have a smaller field of vision because the only part where there is actual correction is right over the pupil, if your pupils are too big and the color overlaps them, then that part of your vision will be blurry, which is the case for most people, there is no pupil measurements that take place when fitting contacts, only keratometer measurements to find the base curve that best fits your eyes, most people fit in the 8.3 range although they do go up to a 9.1, as far as i know there is only one size pupil hole for colored contacts and i assume it is somewhere around 4 mm which is the average size pupil
so the base curve is just a comfort/how well the contact lays on the eye thing? eye doc told me i needed base curve 8.3 but he was also pushing the Acuvue 2 very hard. i ordered B&L monthlies a buttload cheaper online with base curve 8.4. i havn't had any problems vision wise or with putting in/taking out the lenses. i actually thought the B&L felt better than the Acuvue2.