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Can Contact Lenses Cause Bad Temper
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
Contacts: Probably yes but please contact your eye doctor for certainty. ...Read more
Umm: How would we know from that question? ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dmv eye test: Both eyes should have their required visual correction when taking the dmv test. ...Read more
Yes!: Leaving contacts in at night is like playing russian roulette. Don't do it please. ...Read more
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
Yes: It is not a good idea.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Sometimes contact lenses cause me to have gpc. What is it and how can it be treated? Is it considered an allergy?
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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