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A 18-year-old male asked:

why do my contact lens keep ripping?

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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Soft contacts?: If you are rubbing them to clean them you can stop this practice. The contact lens solution do help clean the contacts. Handling properly you should not have a problem with tearing them.
Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Contact lenses: There are several possible reasons why your contacts often tear. The first may be how you're handling them when you remove them. Also, if your eyes tend to be dry, it may help to instill a rewetting drop in your eyes before removing the lenses. In addition, there are certain brands of contacts which tend to tear more easily. Try a different brand of lenses. Talk to your eye doctor about this.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How can you tell when your contact lens will expire?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Look at the box: Most disposable contact lenses have an expiration date printed on the end of the box. They are like drugs and should be used by this time. Be sure to replace your soft lenses regularly to prevent problems.
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.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What does a contact lens diameter measure?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Edge to edge: This is the edge to edge size of a contact lens and varies between soft and gas permeable lenses and help in fit of lenses.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What happens if I use annual contact lens longer than a year?

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Dr. William Becker
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Could be trouble.: I know it is cheaper to keep them, but do not put your eyes at increased risk of infection. The safest soft lens is the daily disposable, then 2 week wear, then extended wear, and least safe is the yearly one. They carry deposits and bacteria for a long time and increase your chance of getting a corneal infection.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you re-wet and re-use contact lens when they've been out in the open for over 9 hours?

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Dried up lenses: I would not use them if they have been in the open for 9 jhours! even if you rewet them, ther ewill be bacteria on them that you cannot rid off even with= washing.

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