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Are Color Contacts Bad For Your Eyes
Not if used properly: Contact lenses are a medical device, just like a drug. If used properly, they are safe and effective. If used improperly, they can cause severe problems. See your eye doctor if you are interesting in contact lens wear. ...Read more
I was curious if Visine for contacts and visine tears is bad for your eyes, I have heard bad things about the regular formulas of Visine.
Not bad: These have been tested extensively and do not cause ill effects to the eyes. Avoid using any drops that say "gets the red out" as these can be drying and uncomfortable. There are many brands and very small variations in the composition so try out a few to get the one best for you. ...Read more
Keep on schedule: Contacts are designed to last for certain intervals of time which will be told to you by the ophthalmologist who fit them for you. This relates to the time to accumulate substances which will affect clarity, change comfort or culture organisms. There is some flexibiity beyond manufacturer recommendations related to environment and your tear cleaning ability. Best to keep on schedule. ...Read more
Is it bad to wear contacts every day even if they are top of the line? Should eyes be given a break and will this effect the health of eyes long term?
No: If cared for properly, contact lenses can be worn daily with no long term ill effects. I have many patients who have done so for years. ...Read more
I slept in colored contacts. My eyes burned & watered really bad. I couldn't open my eyes for awhile. Now my vision is horrible. Will my vision come b?
Probably keratitis: People who wear contacts are at higher risk of inflammatory and infectious keratitis. Your description sounds typical of patients I've seen with keratitis. I would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist asap. I would definitely stay out of your contacts until being seen. ...Read more
Possibly: Depending on the cause of the poor vision, you may benefit from a contact in that eye or corrective surgery to have its prescription equal that of your better eye. If you have had poor vision in the one eye since you were young and you are now an adult, changing the prescription with contacts or surgery may still not improve its ability to see. ...Read more
I have a corneal scar on one eye and lost almost all my vision at a young age in that eye. Now my other eyes vision is going bad. Can I get contacts?
See ophthalmologist: Your vision in the one eye apparently is either gone or is too weak to be useful. You need to protect the other eye. Depending upon the reason for lowered vision in that eye, contacts might be helpful but so can glasses which can be made to protect this one remaining eye. Discuss the options and risks with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I have bad eyes; -975, must wear my glasses for 10 days b4 cataract surgery instead of rgp contacts. Now I have headache & pain behind the eye.
No: Most soft contact lenses are bigger than the colored part of your eye. Most colored contacts are soft contact lenses. ...Read more
Be seen promptly: There are several possible causes for your symptoms. There can be corneal swelling, corneal abrasion, or most significantly of all, a corneal ulcer. Not all patient with this symptom have a serious problem, but some do, and you should be seen right away. Stop wearing the contacts immediately until a diagnosis is made. ...Read more
I accidentally use the clear contacts solution for my contacts and my eye stings really bad. Will it go away by itself?
My eye has been red for two days now, but not irritated or anything. It crusted over real bad the first night. Could this be due to my contacts?
Eye redness/crust: Follow up today witt doc. Could be irritation, I hope you are taking your contact out could also be just an infection- conjunctivitis- for which you need antibiotics follow up today. ...Read more
Corneal ulcer: You must get to an ophthalmologist as soon as possible for an exam! This can be anything from a bacterial to a parasitic infection. ...Read more
I have a macular scar in my right eye including several holes in my retinal. What procedures should I take? Is it a bad idea to wear contacts?
Retinal treatment: To answer this question, it's best to answer each part individually: 1. Retinal scars have no treatment in modern day technology. 2. Retinal holes should be treated by a specialist with a laser to prevent retinal detachments. 3. Contact lenses do not pose risk to retinal disease, but it is not suggested for use in your good eye. Monocular patients need glasses for protection of the good eye. ...Read more
Do contact lenses hurt the eye, does it worsen myopia? Bcz I can see way better with lenses than with glasses but I've been told that contacts are bad
Consider the source: Are the people telling you that contacts are "bad" in any way qualified to make that statement, really? As contacts allow for improved vision as you move your eyes around (as opposed to fixed glasses), many people feel that they "see better" when wearing them. Discuss your concerns with an optometrist or opthamologist for a qualified opinion. ...Read more
How old do you have to be to get lasik eye surgery? B/c I have bad vision and would some day love to not have to wear contacts/glasses!
I wear contacts and I have been forgetting to take them off once a week like the eye doctor said. I wore my last for a month straight. Is that bad?
You nailed it!: We did a major study of the cause of corneal ulcers, a type of sight threatening corneal infection and found that the number one cause is due to people sleeping or having poor hygiene of their contact lens ie washing in tab water. Most ophthalmologist prefer that you do not even sleep with your contact lens at all or even better get the daily type of contact lens. Please take precaution. ...Read more
Can be: If fit by a proper eye professional they should do no harm. If bought on the internet or at a costume shop, they might be of improper fit and may even be non-sterile which could cause some difficulty for the eyes. ...Read more
Not: I assume you are talking about voluntary convergence in which the eyes move centrally and the focus diminishes. This gets tiring but is not harmful. ...Read more
Not a problem: The intensity of light is not harmful from these devices and the focusing is easy with normal eyeglass correction if needed. Doing this in dark places may actually make it easier to view. ...Read more
No: Computer screens are like listening to fingernails on a chalkboard. It won't make you deaf but it is not fun to listen too. People don't blink as much when looking at a computer so their eyes dry out. This causes eye strain and fatigue. Raising your chair and tilting the screen back can help. Using artificial tears before computer use helps also. ...Read more
Not color, quality: It is not so much the color or shade of the sunglasses but the quality of the lens in protecting you from uva and uvb sunlight. Look for high quality or brand name sunglasses that states 100% uva and uvb protection. ...Read more
Brown or grey: To block the uv light most effectively, sunglasses of brown or grey are the best. These always have incorporated in them uv blockage. Other colors are mostly cosmetic and a few for special circumstances. None are bad for the eyes although some are not effective. ...Read more
Using your eyes in any visual activity will not hurt them.
Besides 3-d is cool! ...Read more