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Are Contact Lens Good For Your Eyes
Yes and no: Contact lenses certainly help you see better without having to wear glasses. But you must take care to clean your lenses regularly. And remember, the eye was not meant to have anything touching it. Over time, your eyes may become dry, irritated and develop allergies to the contacts. There is also a risk for severe eye infection if proper hygiene is not practiced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wear spectacles and want to switch to contact lenses for cosmetic reasons. Are contact lenses safe and healthy for eye health. Any risks?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: But you must be careful where you get them and the quality of the lenses. Most problems occur due to infection or expiration of the lenses. Also, some people's eyes may be more sensitive than others. If your eyes become red, take them out. ...Read more
Depends: If the issue is only dryness causing eye redness, any over the counter lubricating drop would help (do not use the ones that say 'gets the red out'). These are all compatible with contact lenses. Be sure the redness is not due to allergy, infection or internal eye inflammation. Your ophthalmologist can help if the redness is persistent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it your contact?: You need to be careful what drops you use when wearing soft contacts, generally only preservative free tears or moisture drops specifically formulated for contacts. If your eyes are frequently red in your contacts, though, i wonder if you are having irritation from your solution or your contacts. Are eyes still red when you take a weeklong holiday from your contacts? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Focus light: If the only problem with your vision is an uncorrected need for classes, then your eye has a focal point off the retina (the film at the back of the eye). The ;job of glasses and contacts is to readjust that focal point with its peak on the light receptive elements of the retina so there is a clear image. This compensates for your eyes inability to do this. ...Read more
Are optometrists able to tell what my contact lens prescription are by just looking at your glasses?
No: Fitting of contact lenses involves more than just the power of your corrective lenses. The corneal curvature, size of your cornea and general health of the anterior surface of your eye are taken into consideration. How your eye tolerates a specific contact lens is determined during the followup phase of your fitting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There isn't one: Don't think there is one. Some may be worse than others but acuvue oasys and coopervision biofinity are pretty good. A good fit is crucial though and depends on the curvature of the lens. These vary from lens to lens. I suppose the best one would technically be a scleral lens which is a hard lens. They also have the dual purpose of lubricatong the eye. Most people aren't that dry though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To some degree: If your glasses prescription is known, your contact prescription should be as well. If the eye doctor just looks at the glasses with his/her naked eye, he/she may get a rough idea of your prescription. If they look at the glasses with a lens meter, he/she will know the glasses' exact prescription, and have a good idea of the contact prescription based on that. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Glasses vs contacts: First of all, glasses are cheaper and there are no side effects to glasses. They're very easy to use and can offer protection to your eyes. Contact lenses, only offer cosmetic advantages, except in very rare eye conditions, which are solely treated with contacts, but those are rare. Contact lenses need to be cared for & fit properly, are more expensive, & can have side effects or even intolerance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glasses win: Glasses have almost no downside except for people doing water based activities. A more precise prescription can be put in glasses because there are limitations to what powers soft contact lenses come in. However, in cases of very high prescriptions, contacts may give better peripheral vision and quality of vision. Glasses can offer protection, and contacts carry the risk of infection. I use both. ...Read more
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