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A 50-year-old member asked:

I have eye irritation after inserting contact lens?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Normal: A mild amount of irritation with contact lens insertion is normal. It typically lasts less than a minute. Irritation that is severe or lasts should cause you to remove the contact lens and seek professional help.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Contace lenses and eye irritation, what to do?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Leave out lens: If an eye gets irritated, red or the vision changes, then remove the lens until it improves. If the conditions persist see your ophthalmologist but keep the lens out until then.
Last updated Jan 23, 2014

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