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A 31-year-old member asked:

how effective are this contact lens?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Probably OK: Contact lenses are released after careful design and clinical trials. They should be comfortable, stable and give good vision. Most succeed in this and can be considered in this case to be effective. If you have discomfort or poor vision, then you need a refit.
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
For what?: Contact lenses are often used to help people see better. They are also used as a bandage over the eye to promote comfort and healing. They usually work well in both instances. To give you more information, we would need to know more details.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

How can you tell if your soft contact lens is inside out?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Discomfort: When a contact lens is inside out the vision will be blurred and the lens may be uncomfortable or move around a lot.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to wear contact lens to the beach?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Maybe: It's ok to wear contact lenses to the beach as long as you're not swimming. If your eyes have contact with seawater, consider goggles or use of daily disposable lenses.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the disadvantages of putting on contact lens?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Very few: With practice, putting on contact lenses is a breeze. Perhaps the only complications may be infection if your hands are dirty and with many years of use sometimes the eyelid skin stretches leading to the premature development of droopy or baggy lids. Just be careful not to scratch your cornea.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is risk of wearing disposable contact lens a little longer than you should?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Eye problems!: Wearing contact lenses longer can contribute to eye irritation and papillary conjunctivitis from small defects on the lens surface from wear and protein buildup. Also, the risk of infection increases. Best to replace your lenses on the prescribed schedule for good health.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

How can I sterilize my contact lens case?

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Dr. William Becker
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Boil it: Either boil it for 5 minutes, put it through the dishwasher or best yet-get a new one with each bottle of solution. Many solutions have these included.

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