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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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Contact lens power -3.75 is this bad?

Contact lens power -3.75 is this bad?

Moderate: This is a low to moderate near sighted rx. Nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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How bad is it to wear a torn contact lens?

How bad is it to wear a torn contact lens?

Uncomfortable: A torn lens will be irritating and it may not center well so the vision is less clear. It is simply not optimum but probably not harmful in and of itself, although such a lens will decenter and cause discomfort. ...Read more

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What are the bad consequences about wearing contact lens?

What are the bad consequences about wearing contact lens?

Infection: Contact lens wearer are at higher risk for bad corneal ulcer which could be bacterial, fungal, amoeba or viral. The most common cause of it is bacterial. Infection. It's extremely painful and disabling. The other consequences will be corneal scratch which may lead to ulcer. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use old contact lenses?

Is it bad to use old contact lenses?

Yes: Wearing contacts already leads to an increased risk for eye infections, some of which are very serious and potentially sight-threatening. It is not worth the risk of wearing old contacts. ...Read more

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Why might my contact lens cause double vision?

Why might my contact lens cause double vision?

Double vision.: The question to be addressed is, is this a new condition that has occurred with wearing of the contacts and do you also have it when you wear your glasses. The answer to these two questions is important for a proper explanation and assessment. I would suggest seeing an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My contact lenses are burning? What could cause this?

My contact lenses are burning? What could cause this?

Not good: If not already removed, put a few lubricating drops in to make sure the lenses are mobile and remove the contacts. This could be from lens overwear, tight lens syndrome, corneal ulcer, corneal abrasion, foreign body under the lens, torn lens, contaminant in the lens solution or upon inserting the lens. Don't wear until your eyes are checked, and don't re-wear these lenses. Get the eyes checked. ...Read more

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Is it bad for my healthto sleep with my contact lenses?

Is it bad for my healthto sleep with my contact lenses?

Can be: There are contacts that advertise that their contact lenses can be worn over night and for 30 days. Most over night contact lenses are to be replaced every two weeks. It only takes one bad infection to damage the eye. If wearing contact lenses over night replace them every two weeks to avoid any eye damage.". ...Read more

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Is it possible that blepharitis cause contact lens intolerance?

Yes: Blepharitis can increase ocular surface inflammation, lead to dryness and change the make-up of the tears. All of these factors can impact contact lens comfort. ...Read more

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Can contact lenses cause blindness?

Not really: Contact lenses are to correct the vision not to blind the person. If contact lens wearer develops a corneal ulcer then it may lead to problems. Corneal ulcer which is an infection could lead to scar, infection inside of the eye ball or corneal melt then it may effect the vision or blindness. ...Read more

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Is it bad for your eyes to use contact lenses?

Is it bad for your eyes to use contact lenses?

Contact lenses: Not at all so long as you are visually comfortable and you have no problem using and caring for the lenses. ...Read more

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Is it possible that contact lenses cause blindness?

Is it possible that contact lenses cause blindness?

Not likely: Contact lenses cannot cause blindness. Uncommonly an infection can be associated with contact lens use, and rarely, this could lead to loss of the eye. This almost never happens. ...Read more

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Are colored contact lenses bad for your eyes?

NO: They are not bad for your eyes as long as they are fit properly and cared for properly. ...Read more

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Is wearing colored contact lenses bad for your eyes?

No: But you must be careful where you get them and the quality of the lenses. Most problems occur due to infection or expiration of the lenses. Also, some people's eyes may be more sensitive than others. If your eyes become red, take them out. ...Read more

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What causes sudden but persistent contact lens intolerance?

GPC: Giant papillary conjunctivitis is the most common cause of sudden contact lens intolerance. It is treated with a period of contact lens discontinuation, topical steroid and anti-histamine/mast cell stabilizer, frequent artificial tears. Other issues such as dry eye or blepharitis could also be the cause of ctl intolerance. You should see your eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it bad to always wear contact lenses?

Is it bad to always wear contact lenses?

Depends: This depends on what you mean by always. If you mean everyday, then it is ok as long as you handle the lenses properly. This means you clean then as directed, use quality solution, and change them as recommended. If you mean you sleep in them everyday and never take them off then they are more likely to cause problems. People who sleep in lenses have higher risk of a sight threatening infection. ...Read more

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Can wearing contact lens cause headaches?

Usually no: Eyes are rarely the cause of head aches. ...Read more

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Only one of my contact lenses moves around when I blink. What could cause this?

Poorly fitting lens: If you have successfully worn this lens in the past, it may be a defective lens or turned inside out. If you are trying a new lens, it may be too flat for the curvature of your eye, and you may need a steeper fitting lens. ...Read more

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Could it be bad that I leave my contact lenses in for days without taking them out?

Yes, very bad: I know that the fda approves certain lenses for extended wear, but it is a terrible idea. Sleeping in your contacts just a single night will increase your chances of developing a sight or eye-threatening corneal ulcer by 17-fold. Don't do it. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for redness caused by contact lenses?

Take out the lens: Redness from contacts in the short run is due to mechanical manipulation of the lens. Sometimes also from contact lens overwear especially in rigid lenses. Longer term redness may be due to chemical allergy, oxygen deprivation, environmental issues, and even reaction to the lens itself. If your eye gets red, take out the lens until the eye whitens. See the ophthalmologist if it persists. ...Read more

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How can I tell how bad my vision is from my contact lens prescription?

Look for the power: The prescription includes power, base curve, diameter. The higher the power, the stronger the prescription in either myopia (-) or hyperopia (+). ...Read more

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Sometimes contact lenses cause me to have gpc. What is it and how can it be treated? Is it considered an allergy?

Sometimes contact lenses cause me to have gpc. What is it and how can it be treated? Is it considered an allergy?

Eye Issue: It could be an allergy. But it could also be irritant conjunctivitis, vernal conjunctivitis, or something else. An ophthalmologist is best trained for eye treatment. Ni disrespect to optometrists' but I would seek help 1st from an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Are contact lenses bad for eyes?

Depends, but mostly: On factors such as cleanliness, duration and frequency of use. Infection and allergic conjunctivitis can occur and are more likely if the lenses aren't taken care of properly or are over worn. So, they can be bad for the eyes if an infection develops. Hard contact lenses can temporarily change the shape of the cornea. Best to see a good eye specialist. ...Read more

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Could contact lenses cause ocular migraines?

Could contact lenses cause ocular migraines?

No: Ocular migraines are causing by changes in blood flow in the back of the brain. ...Read more