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Any homemade contact lens solutions? Or is that just a horrible idea

Any homemade contact lens solutions? Or is that just a horrible idea

Horrible idea: Not recommended at all. Solution is not sterile and can cause multiple types of infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Contact Lens Use (Definition)

A contact lens is a thin plastic or glass lens that is fitted over the colored part of the eye. It may be used for corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic purposes. ...Read more


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What do you suggest if my left eye contact lens feels uncomfortable, but my right one doesn't. any ideas on why this would be?

What do you suggest if my left eye contact lens feels uncomfortable, but my right one doesn't. any ideas on why this would be?

Contact lens: An uncomfortable contact lens can be due to: old CL, dry eye, foreign body, early contact lens overwear, superficial punctate keratitis, infection (bacterial or viral), ulcer. Take out, try not to use for a day: if pain persists with it out, see eyeMD asap. Can try a new CL in that eye using lid hygiene (see eyedoc2020.blogspot.com) and nonpreserved tears: if pain returns see eyeMD asap. ...Read more

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It a bad idea to wear contact lenses if allergic to makeup?

It a bad idea to wear contact lenses if allergic to makeup?

Skin and contacts: There should be absolutely no issue between allergy to make-up and contacts. ...Read more

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Would it be a good idea to wear both contact lenses for amblyopia?

Would it be a good idea to wear both contact lenses for amblyopia?

Depends: You will have to try wearing and not wearing a contact in the amblyopic eye to determine if it helps you. ...Read more

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Contact lenses blurry at long distances. My optometrists aren't sure what is wrong. Any ideas?

Contact lenses blurry at long distances. My optometrists aren't sure what is wrong. Any ideas?

See ophthalmologist: Optometrists have limited training and although usually can fit contacts successfully, sometimes there are other issues beyond their level of training. If you have made repeated trips to an optometrist and still cannot avoid blur, it is time to see an ophthalmologist and have a chance at the best diagnosis. ...Read more

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Any ideas why my eyes get a little veiny as soon as i put my contact lenses?

Any ideas why my eyes get a little veiny as soon as i put my contact lenses?

Eye blood vessels: Often get dilated when any type of stimulus is applied to your eyes. If you aren't experiencing any other symptoms, then there is nothing to worry about. Try to avoid using "get the red out" drops to help this. ...Read more

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I got this idea of wearing glasses and contact lenses at the same time so i could interchange them during the day. Is it possible?

I got this idea of wearing glasses and contact lenses at the same time so i could interchange them during the day. Is it possible?

One or the other: If you wear both your contact lenses and your glasses at the same time, you will be looking through your prescription twice and your vision will be blurred.You can olny use one at a time. ...Read more

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After 30 min of flying, I get dry, bloodshot eyes. Don't wear contact lenses on flight. I use refresh dry eye drops but the redness stays. Any ideas?

After 30 min of flying, I  get dry, bloodshot eyes. Don't wear contact lenses on flight. I use refresh dry  eye drops but the redness stays. Any ideas?

Dry air: Most airline cabins are pressurized to feel as if they're about 8000 feet in altitude. As such, the air is very, very dry. Keep using your drops, and consider closing your eyes (maybe using a sleep mask) and sleeping while you listen to some music. There is a moistening ointment, I believe, which might last longer than the drops while you're flying. ...Read more