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A 48-year-old male asked:

which is a better product for routine contact lens moisturizing? blink contacts or visine for contacts?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Contacts: You must see an eye specialist regarding your vision! PS: At the age of six I went through 5 glasses in 1 year. At age 71 I have worked to get contact lenses and ultimately only glasses. Don't argue with your eye specialist if he or she strongly wants you to wear glasses, not contacts. All should go well!

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How high or low is the refractive error in a contact lens?

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