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If I use Clear Eyes redness relief eye drops, can I put my contacts back in after putting the drops in?

If I use Clear Eyes redness relief eye drops, can I put my contacts back in after putting the drops in?

Not a good idea: The drops that are entitled "gets the red out" are drying. Your best bet is to abandon these and use lubricating or tear replacement drops. These will enhance the tear pool which is a good support for your contact lenses. Use gets the red out drops only for those infrequent times when you might do something like having a picture taken. ...Read more

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After I use tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic eye drops, can I put my contacts back in?

After I use tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic eye drops, can I put my contacts back in?

Depends: If you have been placed on these eye medications, it is possible that there is a surface problem on your eye for which wearing contact lenses might be harmful or dangerous. Clear this with your treating ophthalmologist (you are seeing a real doctor - an eye md or ophthalmologist/ rather than an optometrist for these type of drugs)? ...Read more

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Why is it that my eyes look green when I put in my contacts or eye-drops, but usually look quite hazel?

Why is it that my eyes look green when I put in my contacts or eye-drops, but usually look quite hazel?

Iris pigmentation: Apparent eye color is the sum of many individual tiny colored areas on the iris. There is the background color (dark brown, light brown, blue or gray) and then pigmented areas within the iris. Because there is more than one color present, your color will seem different in some situations, such as wearing green clothes versus brown or gray. ...Read more

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After I take off my contacts, my left eye tends to be painful. I put in eye drops, but it still hurts. It stops hurting once I put contacts in again.

After I take off my contacts, my left eye tends to be painful. I put in eye drops, but it still hurts. It stops hurting once I put contacts in again.

Ill fitting lens: This sounds like either a lense fitting poorly or a dry eye. You probably should contact the supplier of the lens (an ophthalmologist I hope) who can sort this out and eventually you might damage the front of your eye. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to leave and. Sleep with my contacts in my eye for weeks? But I still put eye drops in my eye with contacts still in

Is it safe for me to leave and. Sleep with my contacts in my eye for weeks? But I still put eye drops in my eye with contacts still in

Take Out Contacts: It is important for your eyes to get oxygen. Some contacts allow for air to pass through them to your eye while other do not. It is often suggested to remove your contacts at night regardless. Proteins & other substances can build up on your contacts & irritate your eyes or lead to infection. It is good to remove them to let them soak in cleaning solution. Most drops need to go on eyes to work. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait to put on contacts after using visine "red eye" eye drops? Do you wait at all?

No.: For the most part, I do not recommend visine "red eye" drops. If one abuses these drops by using them too frequently, they actually get the "red in" instead of getting the "red out." however, for this particular drop there is no need to wait. If you want to be safe, as a matter of course you can use 10 minutes as a safe guide to how long you should wait after placing any sort of drop in your eye. ...Read more

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I keep blinking when I put eye drops in?

I keep blinking when I put eye drops in?

Normal: Your eye has built in reflexes to blink when something. Is coming at it. Try rolling your eyes to the back of your head, pulling the lower lid down, placing the drop on your lower lid. Let me know if this works. Never had this fail. ...Read more

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Do you know which eye drops for contacts is best?

Do you know which eye drops for contacts is best?

Contacts: FreshKote made by Focus Lbs has proven to be the best so far with Contact lenses. Contains no preservatives. ...Read more

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Can I use eye drops to store my contacts over night?

Can I use eye drops to store my contacts over night?

Yes: Eyedrops are compatable with contact lenses. The manufacturers know this and do not make drops that would have an adverse effect. It is a rather expensive source of contact lens storage solution. ...Read more

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Please explain what exactly happens when we put eye drops?

Please explain what exactly happens when we put eye drops?

The eye drop: Will coat the surface of your eye and some of the medication will penetrate into the tissues of the eye. The left over parts of the drop will drain into tiny passages in your inner eyelids, into your nose, and into your throat. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy if I use eye drops after removing the contacts?

Could it be healthy if I use eye drops after removing the contacts?

Maybe: Depends on the eye drops. Plain artificial tears should be OK. Avoid any drops promising to get the red out. They have unhealthy vasoconstrictors. ...Read more

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How many times is it recommended to put in artificial tear eye drops?

How many times is it recommended to put in artificial tear eye drops?

Dry eye drops: The use is limited to the beneficial effect and therefore should be used as often as the symptoms appear. Sometimes the tear duct can be temporarily or permanently obstructed to keep more tears or wetting drops on the eye for longer periods. The same can be done with the punctum, the eye lid opening into the tear drainage system. ...Read more

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How many different times is it recommended to put artificial tear eye drops?

How many different times is it recommended to put artificial tear eye drops?

Artificial tears: Since artificial tears are lubricants, not medicine, you can use them as much as you want. Many people use them 2 to 4 times per day. ...Read more

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What if some one was to put eye drops into someones food; anything bad could happen?

What if some one was to put eye drops into someones food; anything bad could happen?

Generally not.: If it is even a good amount of drops, it would, for the most part be of no consequence. Therapeutic eye drops are formulated to be absorbed by a structure in the eye. Eye drops placed in food and then ingested would be impacted by the digestive enzymes in the stomach and they would likely be destroyed, not absorbed into the blood stream, and their therapeutic or side effects would not be a fear. ...Read more

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How many times is it recommended to put artificial tear eye drops? How much is the maximum amount?

How many times is it recommended to put artificial tear eye drops? How much is the maximum amount?

Depends: The non-preseved form of aftificial tears can be used as often as needed.

The preserved form (the type that comes in bottles) should only be used 4 times a day or less. ...Read more

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Which eye drops could I use with my contacts?

Which eye drops could I use with my contacts?

Most: There are a few medicated eyedrops which can bind to contacts, but most are not readily available. Virtually all of the currently available, over the counter, eyedrops can be placed on the eye wearing a contact with no problem. If the eyes are red, hurting, light sensitive or the vision is dropping, then remove the contact and see your ophthalmologist if the symptom persists. ...Read more

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How do you put eye drops in a 3 year old's eyes?

How do you put eye drops in a 3 year old's eyes?

Depends on kid: If they will hold still, put your thumb on the cheek below the eye and pull the skin down creating a shelf with the lower lid. Put the drops on the shelf. If they fight it, use a 2nd person to steady the head while you use the same maneuver. ...Read more

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When I put eye drops, my eyes become even more red! Is this normal?

When I put eye drops, my eyes become even more red! Is this normal?

Depends: Eye drops can be used to control redness, but depending on the type of drop, they can initially cause redness. If you are treating red eyes with a vasoconstrictor (visine (r)), it can eventually cause more redness. Some medicated drops for glaucoma or infections can irritate the eyes. Please see an eye doctor to evaluate the drop you are using as well as the condition you are trying to treat. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm worried to put in renu eye drops. What could happen?

Renu is safe: Renu is generally a safe contact lens rewetting solution. The multipurpose solution can also be used for lens disinfection and insertion. Only if you have an allergy to some component of the eye drop or preservative would there be a problem. Some otc artificial tears such as systane, optive, refresh, visine tears may feel better going into the eye and still be safe with contacts. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to put gentamycin eye drops in my baby's eyes?

Is it possible for me to put gentamycin eye drops in my baby's eyes?

Yes: Does your baby have an eye infection? If not then you do not need to use them. Gentimycin in the past has been used as the first line antibiotic drop used by pediatrician s. It is a safe drop, but there are better ones now. ...Read more

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Can contacts be worn comfortably when being treated for glaucoma with eye drops.

Yes: Many patients have no problem with contact lens wear and using drops to treat glaucoma. It is important that the drops not be used while wearing the cl. Drops should be administered at least 5 minutes before inserting the cl. ...Read more

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Why do contacts make my eyes dry n irritated. I soak them overnight. Eye drops momentarily work?

Why do contacts make my eyes dry n irritated. I soak them overnight. Eye drops momentarily work?

Contact irritation: Causes could include: dirty lenses that need to be replaced with new ones; a sensitivity to contact solution; environmental allergies; poorly fitting lenses; lenses with wrong water content for your eyes; dry eye. Dry eye may be due to hormones, medications (eg antihistamines, retin a) or environment. It is probably best if you see your eye doctor asap to help trouble shoot this problem. ...Read more

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Why do lubricant eye drops need to be put into the conjuctival sac and is there any other way they can be administered?

Why do lubricant eye drops need to be put into the conjuctival sac and is there any other way they can be administered?

Yes: It really doesn't matter where you put them, as long as they get in your eye. Most people find putting them in the conjunctival sac easier because you don't "see it coming" and the conjunctiva is less sensitive than the cornea. But you can drop them directly on your eyeball as well. Just be careful not to poke yourself in the eye with the dropper bottle. ...Read more

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I want to kno if their is anything I can put on my eyes because they always red and I put created eye drops but don't do much?

I want to kno if their is anything I can put on my eyes because they always red and I put created eye drops but don't do much?

Redness eyes: Some eyes have very superficial conjunctival blood vessels and the eye appears red specially when exposed to smoke heat or dust etc. You may have allergies specially since you mention you have cough. Other possibilities are dry eyes, conjunctivitis from any cause.
You may use Lubricants and anti allergy drops
For relief. Some of them are. OTC. And you can see your Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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The right-eye lens I used got stuck to my eye and I couldn't remove it except using some eye drops. I'm afraid. Can I use contacts again?

The right-eye lens I used got stuck to my eye and I couldn't remove it except using some eye drops. I'm afraid. Can I use contacts again?

Yes: Yes you can, but before you resume the use of lenses, you should have your contact lens fit re-evaluated to ensure the fit is not too tight. Your eye doctor can also look for dry eyes, which can also make the contact lens fit too tight. If dry eye is present, there are several treatment options which might improve your contact lens tolerance. ...Read more

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My contacts almost always feel dry and my vision is blurry. I use OTC eye drops constantly but they only help for a little while. What can I do?

My contacts almost always feel dry and my vision is blurry. I use OTC eye drops constantly but they only help for a little while. What can I do?

Go back to your doc: Either your lubrication regimen is not adequate, you don't have adequate tears to support the type of contacts, or the fit or type of contact is wrong for you. ...Read more

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I scratched my eye trying to wipe it but pressed to hard it was red so I put eye drops in and it got worse there is a jelly look to the white part did?

I scratched my eye trying to wipe it but pressed to hard it was red so I put eye drops in and it got worse there is a jelly look to the white part did?

Swelling or edema: Will cause the conjunctiva to look like jelly. Rinse your eye with room temperature artificial tears or tap water, and then apply a cold compress. Superficial scrathches usually heal in 24 hours, so if not remarkably better, it needs to be evaluated by your doctor or eye doctor. ...Read more

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Why does it burn when I put eye drops in?

Why does it burn when I put eye drops in?

PH difference: If the drop is not exactly the same pH (acid-base level) as your eye it will burn. Also, when eyes dry out the concentration of solids in tears (osmolarity) is different than the drops and that difference causes burning. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use eye drops while wearing contacts?

Is it safe to use eye drops while wearing contacts?

Almost always: Unless you are being treated for active corneal disease, in which case you should not be wearing your contacts, most eye drops for treatment such as glaucoma and eyedryness will not interfere with contact wear and there shouldn't be a problem if you are following the rules of wearing the contacts. ...Read more

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Why did my eyes burn when I put eye drops in my eyes?

Any eye drops: Can cause irritation, especially with certain "get the red out" drops. Some patients are particularly sensitive to the preservatives in eye drops. You might want to try preservative-free lubricanat drops to see if that helps. ...Read more

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Could I use "tears naturale ii" eye drops to soak my contacts?

No: These are lubricating drops, they are not designed to clean or condition a contact lens. Use contact lens solution only to clean and store your lenses otherwise to increase the risk of a sight threatening infection. ...Read more

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Can I safely use Claritin (loratadine) eye drops for contacts?

Can I safely use Claritin (loratadine) eye drops for contacts?

No but: In general, it is not a good idea to apply any medicated or preservative-containing on the lens. You can however put the drops in and wait about 30 minutes before wearing the contact lens. On the other hand, the worst scenario is that the drop may shorten the life of your lens somewhat if you do use the drops. ...Read more

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Do doctors know of eye drops for redness that are safe for use with contacts?

Do doctors know of eye drops for redness that are safe for use with contacts?

No: "get the red out" eye drops for occasional use, but not with contacts in. Instead use rewetting drops designed for use with contact lenses. They are available in most pharmacies. ...Read more

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My eye only get red at church, should I put eye drops on before I go to church, during, or after?

My eye only get red at church, should I put eye drops on before I go to church, during, or after?

There may be a lot: Of dust particles or something irritating your eyes. You didn't indicate what kind of drops you are putting in. Do not put VIsine-like (decongestants) eye drops in your eyes, and it can make it worse, or will not keep the red out. Better to use just saline lubricating drops without preservatives, if your eyes are sensitive to preservatives. (Visine-like drops always produces rebound redness!) ...Read more