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could having a cold affect your vision?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Not much: You might get a little blurriness if your eyes are runny.

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Can switching contacts make your vision cloudy? Should it happen?

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Yes.: If you switch contact lenses from one company to another, even if they are the same power, there can be some difference in vision due to the lens make up. Generally, the difference should be very small. If the difference is great, the powers need to be checked for correctness. If you switch contact lenses between eyes, your vision will definitely be cloudy unless both eyes have the same power.
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Can a cold affect one's vision?

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Yes it can: Cold and sinus congestion can affect vision but it only lastsas long as the congestion lasts.

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