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How long does it take for eyes to adjust to contact lenses

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Bustos
17 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: That really depends because not only do most people have to adjust to the way their vision seems to them in contact lenses (versus glasses), but many ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Wu
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Contact Lenses: The biggest learning curve besides contact lens comfort is learning how to care for the contact lenses. It is a big step to put something in the eye ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
A day or two: You should be comfortable and see well in a day or two.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
1-2 weeks: I give most who try this about 1-2 weeks for trial . If they cannot adjust, i see them again for a recheck to make sure the power and fit are ok. A ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Contacts: Probably yes but please contact your eye doctor for certainty.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No longer than: One day. If the irritation persists beyond this, see your eye doctor.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Not tight?: Tight contacts rarely cause pain; it's the loose ones that are uncomfortable. Most contact lens irritations resolve without treatment in a day. If t ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Contacts: This would depend on the type of contact lens. Hard contact lenses have to be specially made and fitted. Soft contact lenses are stocked in vials ar ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Stark
46 years experience Ophthalmology
Varies by lens type: Contact lenses come in many sizes and materials.Adjustment is a relative term . The other factor is based on eye health and especially the tear film. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Barakeh
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Contacts use water: Modern soft contact lenses soak up much of the water in your tear film when they are on your eye. When you remove them, that water goes with them, lea ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: All powers except extreme can be fit with contact lenses from pre-made lenses and that includes farsightedness.

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