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After 30 min of flying, I get dry, bloodshot eyes. Don't wear contact lenses on flight. I use refresh dry eye drops but the redness stays. Any ideas?

After 30 min of flying, I  get dry, bloodshot eyes. Don't wear contact lenses on flight. I use refresh dry  eye drops but the redness stays. Any ideas?

Dry air: Most airline cabins are pressurized to feel as if they're about 8000 feet in altitude. As such, the air is very, very dry. Keep using your drops, and consider closing your eyes (maybe using a sleep mask) and sleeping while you listen to some music. There is a moistening ointment, I believe, which might last longer than the drops while you're flying. ...Read more

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Aren't these eye drops safe for contact lenses?

Aren't these eye drops safe for contact lenses?

No: I do not know which eye drops you mean, but no eye drops should be used when contacts are in except for a non-preserved wetting drop. ...Read more

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Can you use contact lens disinfecting solution as eye drops?

Can you use contact lens disinfecting solution as eye drops?

No: Disinfectants are harsh chemicals that are hard on your eyes. Your eyes can tolerate a small amount of these when inserting your contacts. If your eyes are dry, use rewetting drops, preferably the ones that are designated for use with contact lenses. ...Read more

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What is the best contact lens solution and eye drops for dry eyes?

What is the best contact lens solution and eye drops for dry eyes?

Peroxide-based: Peroxide-based cleaners, such as clear care, are the best for this. For artificial tears, get the ones that state they are for use with contact lenses. ...Read more

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Can i put lubricating eye drops on my eyes while wearing contact lenses ? Thanks ;)

Can i put lubricating eye drops on my eyes while wearing contact lenses ? 

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Rewetting solution : Is better formulated and allow your contacts to potentially last longer. ...Read more

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It's okay to use alcons tears natural free (lubricant eye drops) on top of my contact lenses right?

It's okay to use alcons tears natural free (lubricant eye drops) on top of my contact lenses right?

Preservative free ok: If you use artificial tears with your soft contact lenses, it is best if they are preservative free so that the preservatives don't leech into the lenses. Alternatively there are many good contact lens friendly lubricating drops on the market. ...Read more

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If i need to use 2 classes of eye drops for glaucoma, how likely is it that i will be able to wear contact lenses?

If i need to use 2 classes of eye drops for glaucoma, how likely is it that i will be able to wear contact lenses?

Likely: As long as you can put the contacts in after you put the drops in or put the drops in after you take your contacts out there's no problem. ...Read more

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I have some eye drops that can be used with contact lenses. Is it okay to use them when i'm not wearing contacts? Or should I use regular eye drops?

I have some eye drops that can be used with contact lenses. Is it okay to use them when i'm not wearing contacts? Or should I use regular eye drops?

Not a problem: If the eyedrops you have used indicate that they can be used with contacts, that means they will not harm the lenses. And of course they are in contact with the eyes. Therefore they can be used whether or not you are wearing your contact lenses. ...Read more

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I blink & get a thin oily film. It blurs my vision badly. It sticks to my contact lens. I have dry eye. Drops dont help. Whats wrong, how to fix this?

Dry eye : You have dry eyes. The reason for dry eyes could be multiple factors. Your medication, birth control, hormonal, hydration, contact lens use and possibly allergy. You may want to wear daily contact lenses to avoid CL related allergy. Hydration and you Amy consider omega 3 essential FA. Use preservative free tears often. You may need medical treatment if still persist. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have worn contact lenses for a long time, would eye drops help?

What do you recommend if I have worn contact lenses for a long time, would eye drops help?

Contact overwear: The first thing you should do is remove your contacts to give your eyes a break. If they are disposable lenses and you've used them for longer than recommended, then throw them away. You can use artificial tears if your eyes are irritated. Don't start with a new pair of lenses until your eyes are back to normal. ...Read more

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Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use?

Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use?

Yes: Naphcon-a drops, an over the counter anti-allergic drop, can be used at the same time as you wear your contacts. ...Read more

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Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use at the same time?

Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use at the same time?

Not recommended: If you are having allergic symptoms, like itching, watering and redness. Take out your contacts, and then put in allergy drops. Btw, zaditor (ketotifen) is much better than naphcon-a. ...Read more

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What causes you to need to remove contact lenses before using allergy eye drops?

Hurts the eye: Actually, the benzalkonium chloride preservative can damage the cornea. This is not usually a concern because the bac gets washed out of the eye before it can cause any harm, but if you use the drops with contacts, the contact lenses hold the preservative onto the cornea for long enough to cause damage. ...Read more

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After completing a course of regular eye drops for conjunctivitis, when can I wear my contact lenses again?

After completing a course of regular eye drops for conjunctivitis, when can I wear my contact lenses again?

It depends: If you have just a simple bacterial conjunctivitis, i recommend patients use glasses for 1 week following therapy if completely recovered. Also, disposing of solutions and cases and starting with a new pair of disposable lenses may be helpful as well. If any irritation returns, be seen immediately. ...Read more

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I use contact lenses and sometimes my eyes get red.I'm also allergic.Shall I use eye drops, antiallergenics or take off the lenses?

I use contact lenses and sometimes my eyes get red.I'm also allergic.Shall I use eye drops, antiallergenics or take off the lenses?

Take out contacts: In order to put in anti-allergy eye drops, you need to take out your lenses anyway, so take them out for awhile, as soon as practically possible, when the eyes become red. Redness means inflammation. It's really hard to tell if there is one cause or several. The contact itself is a foreign body, and if you are allergic, you can even be allergic to drops, so have your eye doctor check you & advise. ...Read more

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I work in front of a computer all day, what can I do to protect my eyes? Hi, i work in front of a computer all day, my eyes often times become very dry. I have very bad vision, and I do prefer wearing contact lenses. I apply eye drops pretty often but th

I work in front of a computer all day, what can I do to protect my eyes? Hi, i work in front of a computer all day, my eyes often times become very dry. I have very bad vision, and I do prefer wearing contact lenses.

I apply eye drops pretty often but th

We've : We've done studies showing the normal blink rate is reduced when people are staring at the computer screen. In effect, they are staring their eyes dry you need to do all of the following: punctal plugs thicker preservative free tears rx for restasis drink more water and less caffeine and alcohol cool mist humidifier by your feet if all these things don't work, or if you find them too much of a pain, then you should just get rid of your contacts with an asa procedure, ie lasek or epilasek, as then your contacts won't keep drying out in your eyes this is probably the #1 reason my patients (about 1, 000 per year) get lasek--because of contact lens intolerance and dry eyes you should also see an eye md to check for mybomian gland disfunction, or mgd. Then you would need lid hygiene and perhaps doxycycline hope this helps!:). ...Read more

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Does it work to use contact lens solution as eye drops?

Not recommended: Most contact lens solutions contain harsh chemicals to kill germs. These are not good for your eyes. Instead use contact lens rewetting drops which are available over the counter. ...Read more