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Doctor insights on: Biofinity Contact Lenses

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Biofinity contact lenses - do they allow for extended wear?

Biofinity contact lenses - do they allow for extended wear?

No: Biofinity contact lenses are meant to be 2-4week replacement. 2 weeks if you wear them over night, 4 weeks if you take them out at night. Extended wear would make the eye red and irritated and put yours eyes at risk for serious complications. ...Read more

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I have been wearing biofinity toric lenses for a month, i didn't wear them today and my vision is blurry. Is this normal?

I have been wearing biofinity toric lenses for a month, i didn't wear them today and my vision is blurry. Is this normal?

Lenses correct visio: Your vision will be blurred when you remove corrective lenses including the biofinity torics. That is the goal of these lenses - to correct vision. These lenses will not modify the eye to correct the underlying reason for wearing the lenses in the first place. ...Read more

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I would like to try a new lense that is dia 14.0 instead of the 14.2 i currently wear (changing from air optix to biofinity). Will it be ok?

I would like to try a new lense that is dia 14.0 instead of the 14.2 i currently wear (changing from air optix to biofinity).  Will it be ok?

Discuss this: with your eye doctor. You need to use the correct size lens for your eye just like you use the correct size shoe for your feet. ...Read more

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How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime i put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime i put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

This : This could be a fit issue where debris is being trapped. It could also be the gpc as previously mentioned. I also see similar issues with severe lid inflammation and contact lens use - make sure you are cleaning your eyelids very well each day. I also feel patients that use make-up around the eyes need to be careful with contact lens use. It is amazing the amount of make-up that makes its way into the tear film. ...Read more

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How safe are contact lenses?

How safe are contact lenses?

Quite: Contact lenses have been tested over the years with millions of users. Trouble is almost always due to the user: overwear, ignoring red eyes or pain, extending the schedule of use beyond the recommendations of your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Are all contact lenses not shaped the same?

No: Their are 2 key parameters that can vary. The base curve (bc) which is how steep or flat the curvature of the lens is and the diameter (dia). ...Read more

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What sort of disease is needing contact lenses?

What sort of disease is needing contact lenses?

Refractive error: Contact lenses aid the eye in focusing light sharply onto the retina. This allows images to be projected onto the retina clearly, which allows us to see clearly. ...Read more

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What occurs if i slept with my contact lenses on?

What occurs if i slept with my contact lenses on?

Not a good idea: You are at 40 times greater risk of serious corneal ulcer. Patient can get corneal barasion, feels like sand in the eye. Corneal ulcer usually feels the same but with more pain. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way to put on contact lenses?

What is the easiest way to put on contact lenses?

Patience: The trick is to not blink to fast and this requires will power to overcome this normal reflex. The lens is properly wetted, put on the forefinger and either placed directly on the opened eye or slid under the upper lid. Then you have to hold the eye open for 1-2 seconds while the lens spontaneously centers itself. Ask for help from a friend who is expert on this already. ...Read more