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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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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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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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Why do my contacts hurt?

Why do my contacts hurt?

Wrong fit: Contacts can hurt for different reasons. The most common include dry eyes, old or dry contacts, poorly fit contacts or a torn lens. Any of these can lead to corneal irritation, scratches and ultimately infection. Your best bet is to discard them and try a new pair. If they are still uncomfortable, you should see an eye doctor to evaluate your corneas and re-fit your lenses. ...Read more

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How healthy are contacts?

How healthy are contacts?

Pretty healthy: Contact lens are thin pieces of plastic that cover the cornea, or the surface, of your eye. If you follow your optometrist's directions regarding regular cleaning, replacing, and care of your contacts, they should not pose much of a risk. There is a risk of infection and scratching of the cornea (and, rarely, possible vision loss) if you don't take good care of your contact lens or your eyes. ...Read more

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How dangerous are contacts?

Very Safe: When properly fitted by a professional and used according to the recommendations -- extremely safe. I have been wearing "hard" lenses (gas permeable) for 46 years without a problem. Rest of family similar experience, many patients -- same result. They can greatly improve the convenience factor of vision. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can you wear contacts with EKC?

Can you wear contacts with EKC?

No: I never advise wearing contacts during any ocular infection, be it viral (EKC), bacterial, fungal, protozoan. However, if you have fully recovered based on examination findings and the advice of your eye MD, you're likely able to return back to contacts. ...Read more

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How long can I wear contacts for?

How long can I wear contacts for?

Depends: Most contacts are designed by worn during the day only. A few are designed to be worn for longer periods. Discuss this issue with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Could contacts worsen my eyesight?

Could contacts worsen my eyesight?

No: If fit properly and comfortably, there will be no effect on the basic eye health. You hopefully will be able to see better. ...Read more