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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 do colored contact lenses work?

How do colored contact lenses work?

OK: Colored contact lenses are either tinted or have the color applied to the outer surface of the lens so that the lens is opaque. The color of the contact lens masks or covers the true color of the eye. ...Read more

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Is axis in contact lenses imporant?

Is axis in contact lenses imporant?

Depends: If you have astigmatism (a difference in corneal curvature from one part of the cornea to another) axis is important. The importance of correct axis is related to the amount of astigmatism--that is, the higher the astigmatic correction, the more important it is that the axis be accurate. ...Read more

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Night glare with crt contact lenses?

Night glare with crt contact lenses?

Ortho-keratology: Crt or ortho-k contact lenses act as all contact lenses do, gently shaping the cornea so that it focuses distant objects better. Unlike regular contacts, the effects of ortho-k can last up to a day or so after removing them. They are worn at night while sleeping and taken off during the day. As with all contact lenses, crt lenses can cause glare at night, so be careful driving. ...Read more

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Best contact lens for small eyelids?

Placing Contact lens: The problem would be getting the contact lenses on the eye. It can be a challenge with narrow eyes or small eye lids. The smaller the contact lens may make this easier. Soft contacts all have a big diameter, rigid gas perm contacts are smaller and may be easier to put in. Check with the doctor that prescribes contacts for you. ...Read more

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Astigmatism but wants contact lenses?

Astigmatism but wants contact lenses?

Readily available: Most manufacturers of contact lenses now have ones available to correct astigmatism. Be mindful that you are entering the presbyopic era (age related difficulty with near vision). See your ophthalmologist for evaluation and lens fitting. ...Read more

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Can contact lenses correct astigmatism?

Can contact lenses correct astigmatism?

Mostly: Hard lenses can do this for most cases. Thee are a variety of soft toric lenses which also correct astigmatism. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of stuck contact lens?

How can I get rid of stuck contact lens?

Try this:: Most lenses when missing are stuck in the upper, outer quadrant which is the recess with the most space. A very effective thing to try is to hold the upper lid with your thumb up and out while you look hard down and in. Hold this for 10-15 seconds and almost always the lens will slide down to the eye center where it can be retrieved. ...Read more

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I have uveitis, can I wear contact lenses?

I have uveitis, can I wear contact lenses?

Uveitis & contacts: Better not to wear contact lenses when you have an eye infection. It can be uncomfortable and possibly painful. The contact lens can become a reservoir for infection. Check with your eye specialist, and follow their advice do your eyes can heal faster and prevent complications. ...Read more

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What to do if burning with contact lenses?

Take them out: Burning sensation with contact lenses is a common problem. It is most often caused by dryness, allergies, or both. If wetting drops applied to the contact lenses do not make the burning go away, you will need to remove the contact lenses and go see your eye MD. ...Read more

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Contact lenses and bpa, how safe are they?

Contact lenses and bpa, how safe are they?

Probably not, but...: There is not enough scientific evidence to make a conclusion regarding the safe limits of bpa ingestion during pregnancy. Several nations around the world have placed bpa on lists of toxins that we should avoid and the U.S. Is now catching up! In general, if you don't have to use bpa products, don't. Also, I don't recommend heating foods in plastic or foam containers. ...Read more

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What is better contact lens or spectacles?

What is better contact lens or spectacles?

Both: Both spectacles and contact lenses are excellent solutions to correct vision. Current soft contact technology allows for a high degree comfort and excellent visual acuities. Naturally, there is more care required for wearing and taking care of contacts. Spectacles are still the standard solution for correcting vision. The latter is safer and also allows for numerous designer frames/lenses. ...Read more

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Can you rinse your contact lenses in water?

Only in emergencies: There have been cases of serious eye infections from contact lenses that have been stored in water or homemade saline solutions. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear contact lenses in sauna?

Should Be Safe: It should be safe to wear contact lenses in a sauna. This is a temporary and usually humid environment, so it would be compatible with the ocular and contact lens surface. Swimming in pools and using hot tubs are riskier because of the chemicals, contaminants, and possible bacteria involved. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of contact lenses?

Depends: If the fit is correct and good hygiene is practiced, then problems should be minimal. Side effects include potential scarring, warpage, allergic reaction to solutions, infection or even loss of eye. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear contact lens to the beach?

Contacts at beach: Yes. Be careful not to get sand in your eyes or they will hurt a lot! ...Read more

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