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Dr. Ilan Cohen Dr. Cohen
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Blurry vision while wearing contacts. Take them out?

Blurry vision while wearing contacts. Take them out?

YES: If you have pain, blurry vision, redness or discharge as a contact lens wearer you should remove the contacts immediately and see your eye doctor. This could potentially be a sign of a problem that could threaten your vision.

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Been wearing contacts for 10 yrs. Recently blurriness in right eye with contact. Can't focus. Have tried new contact and still blurry vision in right?

Been wearing contacts for 10 yrs. Recently blurriness in right eye with contact. Can't focus. Have tried new contact and still blurry vision in right?

See ophthalmologist: This could just be that the contact is now the wrong power - that is to say your refraction needs have chanced. But the contact might be cause some surface disturbance to the cornea and that needs to be looked at.

Dr. Beth Friedland Dr. Friedland
Ophthalmology
38 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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What would be steps to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts?

What would be steps to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts?

First, take out CLs: Irritation can come from your cl cleaning solutions, the type of cls your wear, and whether your eyes dry out with them, and also from ocular surface disorders. An eye md can sort out the various causes and get you on a regimen so that you can be sucessful again with cls. You may need to stay out of cls for a few weeks while being treated, especially if you have allergies or dry eye.

Dr. Andrew Shatz Dr. Shatz
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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What would be the step to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts?

What would be the step to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts?

Take them out!: Irritation in contact lens wearers can be a sign of impending infection. Remove the contact lenses and see an eye doctor immediately.

Dr. John Cheng Dr. Cheng
Family Medicine
22 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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What would be the step to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts all day?

What would be the step to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts all day?

Eyes: Have this conversation with your eye doctor. You may be building up more protein onto your contacts and suggest a different cleaning agent. You may also need to change hour contacts more frequently or change to a brand that may be more permeable.

Dr. James Croley III Dr. Croley III
Ophthalmology
years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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What could cause blurry vision after removing contacts?

Dry eyes: You may have dry eye syndrome which can blur your vision. Other causes could be corneal edema from wearing contact lenses. You should see your eye doctor concerning this problem.

Dr. Emil Chynn Dr. Chynn
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
25 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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My color contacts are giving me blurry vision. Why is this happening?

My color contacts are giving me blurry vision. Why is this happening?

Blurry contacts: You're over wearing your contacts. Reduce wear time to under 12 hrs per day. Take out when get home. Don't wear weekend days. This will help. Get lasek you'll see better it's safer and healthier and you'll save $ in the long run! ;).

Dr. Phillip Goebel Dr. Goebel
Emergency Medicine
12 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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I had a scratched cornea. Its been 2 weeks, still a little red & blurry vision but no pain, can I wear contacts?

I had a scratched cornea. Its been 2 weeks, still a little red & blurry vision but no pain, can I wear contacts?

Get checked: If you are still having blurry vision at 2 weeks out that is unusual. Most corneal abrasions are healed within a day or two. I would have an ophthalmologist check your eyes before resuming contact use.

Dr. Jay Bradley Dr. Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
14 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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My eye will not stop watering, it hurts and there is now blurry vision, it is also very red. I do wear contacts but haven't since it started. Is this.?

My eye will not stop watering, it hurts and there is now blurry vision, it is also very red. I do wear contacts but haven't since it started. Is this.?

CTL related issue: Your description is non-specfic and could indicate a corneal infection related to your contact lenses. Other issues such as eye surface irritation for dry eye or contact lens overwear can cause similar symptoms but I would recommend seeing an eye doctor as soon as possible for further evaluation.

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Dr. Yuri Mckee Dr. Mckee
Ophthalmology
17 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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Why do I have cloudy vision after wearing contacts?

Why do I have cloudy vision after wearing contacts?

Edema: Most likely you have some mild swelling or edema of the cornea due to lack of oxygen from contact use. The cornea gets its oxygen from the air around it. Contacts can block this especially if they are worn to long or if you sleep in them. Stay out of your contacts for a while, see your eye doctor to possibly change contact lens brands, never sleep in your contacts, and finally, consider lasik.

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What can cause blurry vision?

Many causes: Vision becomes blurry with uncorrected need for glasses, internal pathology like cataracts and retinal disease, external problems like corneal disease and from nerve conditions like optic nerve dysfunction and brain damage. This should be evaluated by an opththalmologist for diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. John Gillespie Dr. Gillespie
Ophthalmology
37 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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What can be done for blurry vision?

What can be done for blurry vision?

Eye exams are needed: Blurry vision eval starts with an eye exam and dilation. Glasses, contacts, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal conditions, etc can be diagnosed and or treated. Get checked

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Dr. Richard Hector Dr. Hector
Ophthalmology
5 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil Dr. Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
46 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What could cause sudden blurry vision?

What could cause sudden blurry vision?

That's an emergency!: Any abrupt onset of change of vision needs immediate attention. There are multiple causes. Some include: detached retina, acute glaucoma, a stroke that can occur in various part of the brain or cranial nerves, a condition called temporal arteritis (blood vessels become infllammed), migraine... Whatever the cause, have it checked.....Today!

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Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Dr. Andrew Malinchak Dr. Malinchak
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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Can reading too much lead to blurry vision?

No: A complete fable. However, if you have tired eyes from eye strain, your vision may become blurry until you give them so rest.

Dr. Johnstone Kim Dr. Kim
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
10 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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Can being on my ipod too much cause blurry vision?

No: However, if you are 46 years old, you may have some element of presbyopia which with prolonged use of your eyes can lead to eye strain and blurred vision. However, it does not damage your eyes.

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Dr. Andrew Shatz Dr. Shatz
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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My wife thinks I should see someone for my blurry vision. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my blurry vision. Should i?

Yes: Blurred vision is not a normal condition. It may be related simply to the need for glasses, or artificial tears (if the vision blurs in and out every few minutes). It may also be caused by diabetes and other sight and life threatening diseases. The only way to figure out the cause (and treatment) of the blurred vison would be to have a complete dilated eye examination.

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Dr. Theodore Wu Dr. Wu
Ophthalmology
18 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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Can diabetes cause blurry vision?

Can diabetes cause blurry vision?

Diabetes: Diabetes causes blurry vision in a number of ways, including a myopic shift from excess glucose in the lens, macular edema, retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, diabetic cataract. Call your local ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam.

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