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Are contact lens good for your eyes?

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 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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Are colored contact lenses bad for your eyes?

Are colored contact lenses bad for your eyes?

NO: They are not bad for your eyes as long as they are fit properly and cared for properly. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are contact lenses good for your eyes?

Please tell me, are contact lenses good for your eyes?

Contact lenses: Are a great way to correct your vision and are well tolerated most of the time. They can cause problems in some people, especially if they are sensitive to the contact lens material or if they don't take proper care of their lenses (i.e. Regular cleaning and disposal). ...Read more

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I wear spectacles and want to switch to contact lenses for cosmetic reasons. Are contact lenses safe and healthy for eye health. Any risks?

I wear spectacles and want to switch to contact lenses for cosmetic reasons. Are contact lenses safe and healthy for eye health. Any risks?

Yes: Topical irritation, allergy, infection, trauma (when placing/removing) are most common. Talk to your ophthalmologist who prescribes you glasses. Best! ...Read more

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What color sunglasses lenses are good or bad for your eyes?

What color sunglasses lenses are good or bad for your eyes?

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

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Is wearing colored contact lenses bad for your eyes?

Is wearing colored contact lenses bad for your eyes?

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

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What are the best contacts lenses for nearsighted?

Depends: There are many different types of contact lenses. The best depends on your particular eyes and how you plan to wear them. Your eye doctor can give you the best recommendation. ...Read more

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What are good red eye drops that work with soft contact lens?

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 more

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What are the best contacts brands for dry eyes?

What are the best contacts brands for dry eyes?

Contacts for dry eye: I like acuvue oasys or proclear contacts for dry eye patients. Daily lenses can also be beneficial. ...Read more

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What are really good red eye drops for irritated eyes, that work with soft contact lens?

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 more

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What are the ways that eyeglasses or contact lenses work to correct your vision?

What are the ways that eyeglasses or contact lenses work to correct your vision?

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

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Are colored costume lenses bad for your eyes?

Are colored costume lenses bad for your eyes?

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

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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 more

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What is the best contact lens for dry eyes?

What is the best contact lens for dry eyes?

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 more

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What's the best contact lenses for dry eyes?

What's the best contact lenses for dry eyes?

Dry eye: Acuvue oasys or proclear lenses do well in dry eye patients. ...Read more

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Can an eye doctor know your contact lens prescription just by looking at your glasses?

Can an eye doctor know your contact lens prescription just by looking at your glasses?

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 more

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What are the pros of eye glasses over contact lenses?

What are the pros of eye glasses over contact lenses?

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 more

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Aren't these eye drops safe for contact lenses?

Aren't these eye drops safe for contact lenses?

No: I do not know which eye drops you mean, but no eye drops should be used when contacts are in except for a non-preserved wetting drop. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages and advantages for glasses and contact lenses?

What are the disadvantages and advantages for glasses and contact lenses?

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