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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

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What is the best contact lens solution to buy?

What is the best contact lens solution to buy?

Focused cleaner: Most contact solutions are multi-purpose with both a cleaner and a moisturizer built in. This was done for convenience and not necessarily best for the eye. I would recommend using a hydrogen peroxide based cleaner (ie, clear care) to clean the contacts and then a saline solution to rinse them off. This will give the maximum cleaning for both bacteria and enzymes. ...Read more

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Should I get contact lens solutions with thimerasol?

Not necessarily: Thimerasol is preservative used in some contact lens solutions. It can actually cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. There are also many other effective solutions available without thimerasol. Really any commercially available solution should be effective. The best advice is proper eye and contact lens care. Clean and replace contacts as directed. ...Read more

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What is the top/most moisturizing contact lens solution?

The best solution: For contacts is to use a peroxide based cleaning system such as clear care and to rinse the contacts with saline solution (such as sensitive eyes) with insertion. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a dried up contact lens after putting it back in the contact lens solution?

Is it safe to use a dried up contact lens after putting it back in the contact lens solution?

No: You should dispose of a dessicated soft lens and use a new one. The often do not rehydrate well and cause blurred vision and discomfort. Plus, the lens may be contaminated. ...Read more

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Are store brand contact lens solution harmful compared to the well known brands such as bausch and lomb.

Store brand: Store brand contact lens solutions are just not as good at removing debris and protein from the contact lenses. I have seen more people develope red eyes and contact lenses intolerance while using store brand solution. These solutions will not permanently damage you eyes but are just not as good as bran name solutions. I prefer a solution called revitalens. ...Read more

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My contact lens case fell in water is it still safe to use? I was told to only clean the case with solution.

My contact lens case fell in water is it still safe to use? I was told to only clean the case with solution.

See below :: If it's that hard plastic case, it can be sterilized by boiling it in water for a few minutes. Stay nearby in order to not forget it on the stove. ...Read more

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Products needed for new contact lens user? I'm going to be getting "clear care cleaning & disinfection solution", I have the cases, what else do I need?

Products needed for new contact lens user? I'm going to be getting "clear care cleaning & disinfection solution", I have the cases, what else do I need?

All Set: Clearcare contains a daily cleaner in the peroxide solution, and it comes with the special case for storing the lenses which neutralizes the peroxide overnight. Just read the directions carefully. You may also wish to get saline solution to rinse off the lenses after disinfection before you insert them, but this is not required. Do not rinse lenses directly with clearcare before insertion! ...Read more

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Is contact lens solution a type of disinfectant? Please advise!

Is contact lens solution a type of disinfectant? Please advise!

Some are: disinfectants. The label will usually indicate this. Hydrogen peroxide and multipurpose (clean, disinfect and store) contact lens solutions are all disinfectants. Saline solution does not kill germs; so you should use a separate disinfectant with this. ...Read more