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

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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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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

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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Are contact lens with high water content better for dry eyes than a lens with lower water content?

Are contact lens with high water content better for dry eyes than a lens with lower water content?

Usually: The higher water content will help the tear film quality thus making the eye more comfortable. However the fit is also very important and can only be assessed in exam. ...Read more

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Slept with contacts in and eye is red contagious?

Slept with contacts in and eye is red contagious?

Not likely: The eye is likely irritated not infected. Remove the contacts. If it does not resolve in a day, see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Left eye-lid twitching for 3 weeks. Eye doctor confirmed healthy eyes with power change. yet to buy glass. Twitching while rubbing and blinking fast?

Left eye-lid twitching for 3 weeks. Eye doctor confirmed healthy eyes with power change. yet to buy glass. Twitching while rubbing and blinking  fast?

Lid Myokymia: Twitching of the lid is usually associated with fatigue or dry eyes, but any irritation of the trigeminal nerve (CN 5) could cause a reflex contraction of the orbicularis oculi muscle (CN 7 - facial nerve) , resulting in a fasciculation of the lid. In most cases this is benign, and relieved with rest and artificial tears. See an ophthalmologist for an eye examination if persists with new glasses. ...Read more

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Do people with aspergers have eye contact problems? Or are the people with autism the ones with eye-contact problems?

Do people with aspergers have eye contact problems? Or are the people with autism the ones with eye-contact problems?

Both can: Since asperger's syndrome was a disorder on the autistic spectrum (no longer in the diagnostic manual), both disorders can have similar presentations. The difference lies in severity and impairment. ...Read more

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Can getting 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol in your eye cause the eye to go blind?

Can getting 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol in your eye cause the eye to go blind?

Not likely: Although you could definitely injure the eye. If this occurs, wash out the eye immediately with water. Then go to the nearest emergency department. ...Read more

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How often should an ?Optometrist check?Your eye ?Glasses and contacts?

How often should an ?Optometrist check?Your eye ?Glasses and contacts?

Optometrist: Optometrists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease, and are better qualified to refract and prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses. Most ophthalmologists have technicians who generate the rx for glasses. Good optometrists will refer you to ophthalmologists when you need surgery. See your optometrist once a year, unless you have a condition which requires more frequent visits. ...Read more

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How to apply eye contact lenses into small eyes?

How to apply eye contact lenses into small eyes?

Carefully: It can be difficult to insert contact lenses when the opening between the lids, or the eyeball itself, is smaller than average. Contact lenses do come in differing diameters, and a smaller one may be a bit easier. Usually your eye doctor will have an individual who is experienced at teaching the use of contacts in the office, and they can offer advice about technique of insertion and removal. ...Read more

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I'm going to try multifocal contact lenses. Should my quality of vision with these be the same as progressive glasses?

I'm going to try multifocal contact lenses. Should my quality of vision with these be the same as progressive glasses?

No: The vision with glasses is better. However many people successfully wear multi-focal contact lenses. Be patient and work with your eye doctor. Th multi-focals generally require more time to adapt and more adjustments than other types of contact lenses. ...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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Using travatan for glaucoma in 1 eye. Is it alright to treat other eye without glaucoma to avoid possibility of having 2 different eye colors?

Using travatan for glaucoma in 1 eye.  Is it alright to treat other eye without glaucoma to avoid possibility of having 2 different eye colors?

Sometimes: Travatan is in a class of eye drops that can occasionally darken the iris color. Many glaucoma with a genetic component are bilateral and asymmetric. So in those cases it is reasonable to treat both. But with your ophthalmologist's approval. If its a truly unilateral glaucoma, a different medicine can be considered. ...Read more

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Can a healthly person get pink eye by taking contact with his own sneeze? For example, sneeze in his hand and rub his eyes?

Can a healthly person get pink eye by taking contact with his own sneeze? For example, sneeze in his hand and rub his eyes?

Unlikely but: the bacteria normally present in the mouth may cause infection in the eyes from this type of transmission. However transient pink eyes are more likely caused by a viral infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to change the eye color using implantable contact lenses and correct my vision at the same time? I am a healthy male aged 27. I have moderate myopia which needs vision correction with eye glasses or contact lenses. Can implantable contact l

Is it possible to change the eye color using implantable contact lenses and correct my vision at the same time? I am a healthy male aged 27. I have moderate myopia which needs vision correction with eye glasses or contact lenses. Can implantable contact l

Colored Contact lens: There are colored contact lenses that have a power in them to correct the vision. These typically cost more and are not as comfortable as regular contact lenses. There is no implantable device to permanently change your eye color. ...Read more

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Please explain why is my vision blurry with contact lenses and fine with glasses?

Please explain why is my vision blurry with contact lenses and fine with glasses?

Blurred vision: With contact lenses but not with your glasses indicates that your eyes are ok. There is something going on with the contacts. Either the powers are incorrect or you aren't tolerating the type of contacts you are using. You should discuss this with your eye doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more


Dr. John Landi
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Eye Contact (Definition)

Babies love looking in their parents' eyes, and eye contact can help strengthen the parent-child bond. Just don't be too eager; respect babies wishes when they've had ...Read more