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Can I Sleep With My Contact Lenses On
Why can't i see at night with my contact lens? I have astigmatism and I've tried changing the lens
Contacts: Advice is to take contacts off every night for cleaning, if biweekly or monthly, and dispose of them if daily contacts type. ...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
I wear monthly disposable contact lenses and once i bathed with lenses on and little water went in my eyes, should I use the lenses or discard them?
You are okay: It is unlikely the bath water caused any problems with your eyes or contacts. I suggest taking them out and disinfecting them overnight. ...Read more
I slept with my contacts on and now my eyes are really sensitive to sunlight and can barely open them should I go to an optometrist? Please help!
No: You should go to an ophthalmologist for this. ...Read more
Clean the case: Contact lens cases are commonly neglected in those who otherwise care excellently for their contact lenses. The case should be cleaned thoroughly, using soap and water and allowed to dry completely at least once per week. Some recommend boiling the case or ethyl alcohol but this must be thoroughly removed before the case is used. Some replace each 3 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I stepped in my contact lenses , can I still wear it after cleaning it with the contact lenses solution?
Safety: I doubt that it is advisable. Get another pair and toss the ones you stepped on. ...Read more
Every time you wear: Refer to the youtube contact lens care video for proper handling and care for your contact lenses. Always use fresh contact lens solution every time you wear and clean/store your lenses. Never reuse your contact case solution once you've taken your contacts out to wear. Discard, and rinse your case and let air dry. When you are ready to take out your lenses, follow the video instruction. ...Read more
My eyes start to hurt after 3 hours of soft contacts ---is the problem with my eyes or with my contacts?
Could be both..: If the eyes hurts after three hours, it is likely that the contacts are becoming tight on the eye. This might improve with a different size lenses or different lens material. It may be that your eyes are dry and though the lenses fits fine initially, they become dry and start to cause discomfort. See your doctor... ...Read more
Emergency!: A red, painful eye after sleeping with contact lenses is very worrisome for the development of a corneal ulcer (a very serious eye infection). You need to see your ophthalmologist today! if a cornea ulcer is present, prompt treatment is essential to limit potentially vision threatening damage. ...Read more
Depends : On the cause. It could be related to the fit, the lens material, the solutions, protein buildup, or even dry eye or allergy. Best to see an ophthalmologist to help get to the bottom of it. This is the reason that many patients opt for refractive surgery (lasik) if it cannot be resolved satisfactorily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grab eyelashes: My method is to hold my eyelid open by grabbing a group of my eyelashes . It is probably not the best method but it works for me. ...Read more
Pray?: You just have to plug away at it! ...Read more
No: A special exam and prescription are needed. ...Read more
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