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how do I prevent protein buildup on my contact lenses

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Gillespie
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Multipurpose SCL sol: Multipurpose solutions for soft contacts has ability to remove protein especially if mechanical rubbing front and back surfaces of contact prior to pl ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
In general, no: In specific cases of strabismus (accommodative), correcting the prescription with glasses or contacts can reduce or eliminate the turn.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry eye: #1 issue is dry eye which leads to poor wet ability. 2nd is possible gpc allergy which needs assessment. 3rd..Old worn out rgp..May also look at newer ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Dry eye: Artificial tears, restasis, punctal plugs, change contact lens material or go to daily contacts, warm compresses daily, fish oil supplements, ointment ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This is why it is imperative to wash hands well before handling contacts.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry working place: By crew do you mean aircraft? If so, these are very dry atmospheres. You should apply a syrupy drop like Systane or Refresh prior to entering the wor ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: If you have a cold, you have a cold. Wearing contact lenses won't make a difference.
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Dr. Matthew Rauen
14 years experience Ophthalmology
This : This could be a fit issue where debris is being trapped. It could also be the gpc as previously mentioned. I also see similar issues with severe lid ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Contacts: Probably yes but please contact your eye doctor for certainty.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Quinoa, tofu, beans: Eating plant based foods rich in protein such as tofu, beans, lentils, and nuts like almonds will give you the protein you need if eaten in sufficient ... Read More

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