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Can contact lenses cause high eye pressure?

Can contact lenses cause high eye pressure?

No: Contacts can cause problems with the eye surface such as allergies to contact cleaning solutions, infections, poor oxygen supply to the cornea, but do not affect the intraocular structures. Eye pressure is determined by the rate at which the aqueous fluid is made within the eye and resorbed through a structure called the trabecular meshwork (also within the eye). ...Read more

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Help! can bad contact lens cleaning lead to high eye pressure?

Help! can bad contact lens cleaning lead to high eye pressure?

Contact lens care: Poor contact lens hygiene can lead to eye irritation and infection but will not directly cause your eye pressure to go up. If the infection is severe enough, then the pressure could go up as a secondary effect, but this will not happen merely because of not taking proper care of your lenses. ...Read more

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I was practicing in a class where we used sticks. My partner accidentally poked me in my eye with the butt end of his stick. I'm not sure if my eye was closed or not, but my contact lens popped out. My eye isn't red but there is pressure in the back.

I was practicing in a class where we used sticks. My partner accidentally poked me in my eye with the butt end of his stick. I'm not sure if my eye was closed or not, but my contact lens popped out. My eye isn't red but there is pressure in the back.

Probably OK: The stick probably grazed across the contact lens which removed it and it also protected your cornea from abrasion. If the vision is fine, the eye does not hurt and there is no redness - then you should be fine. Pressure is a common symptom and is probably unrelated. ...Read more

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Can contact lenses cause stye in my eyes again and again ?

Can contact lenses cause stye in my eyes again and again ?

Stye: Styes have not been associated with contact lens wear. Styes are related to blepharitis, so please see your eye doctor for consideration of treatment of your condition, if present. ...Read more

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I have been rubbing my eyes for months due to poorly fitted contact lenses. Could this have caused floaters?

I have been rubbing my eyes for months due to poorly fitted contact lenses. Could this have caused floaters?

Floaters: Possibly. It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Are contact lenses better than eye glasses if you have a high prescription?

Are contact lenses better than eye glasses if you have a high prescription?

More natural: The vision you obtain with contact lenses mimicks your natural vision. The difference between spectacle correction and contact lenses is greater the stronger the prescription is. ...Read more

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What contact lenses will not cause my eyes to be dry?

What contact lenses will not cause my eyes to be dry?

Contacts with dry l: Contacts that do best with dry eye are oasys and if unsuccessful despite treatment proclear lenses do very well.. ...Read more

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Could dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around?

No: Usually, it is the opposite. Contact lenses tend to be matted down and stuck on the eye surface in dry eyes. Ideally, contact lenses should have some movement. If there is a lot of movement, the fit might not be right. See you eye doctor to evaluate the fit. ...Read more