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A 18-year-old female asked:

Do the contact lenses harmful the eye ?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kimanswered
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
It can be!: Contact lenses often provide better vision than the glasses but if not used properly, it can be very harmful to the eye. It should be removed every day and never sleep with them. Over use can lead to an infection of the cornea and can lead to blindness. In which case, you will need a corneal transplant surgery.
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Dr. John Destafeno
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Can be harmful: Contact lenses are great but they require care and can be harmful if not used appropriately. You should have your eye doctor provide complete education on the safe use of lenses.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can over wearing contact lenses cause floaters in the eye?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: New floaters need to be a evaluated by an ophthalmologist. They can be a sign of a serious eye problem.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Contact lenses have dried on my eye, what to do?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Rewetting drops: Use contact lens rewetting drops to moisten the contacts and then remove them.
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