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Can I use contact lenses instead of my very thick spectacles?

Can I use contact lenses instead of my very thick spectacles?

Maybe: If your eyes are healthy and your cornea is not irregular, then you can probably wear contact lenses. See your local eye doctor for a contact lens evaluation and fitting. ...Read more

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Does using contact lenses instead of glasses they can be bad for my eyes?

Does using contact lenses instead of glasses they can be bad for my eyes?

Contact lenses: Are almost always very safe and effective in correcting your refractive error. Rarely, especially if you overuse your contacts, they can cause eye irritation or infection. However, the vast majority of patients do very well with contact lenses. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I use contact lenses and sometimes my eyes get red.I'm also allergic.Shall I use eye drops, antiallergenics or take off the lenses?

I use contact lenses and sometimes my eyes get red.I'm also allergic.Shall I use eye drops, antiallergenics or take off the lenses?

Take out contacts: In order to put in anti-allergy eye drops, you need to take out your lenses anyway, so take them out for awhile, as soon as practically possible, when the eyes become red. Redness means inflammation. It's really hard to tell if there is one cause or several. The contact itself is a foreign body, and if you are allergic, you can even be allergic to drops, so have your eye doctor check you & advise. ...Read more

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Help! i cannot wear contact lenses because the optic zone is too small for my eyes. What are my options?

Help! i cannot wear contact lenses because the optic zone is too small for my eyes. What are my options?

Many: This is a rare complaint. You can try glasses. LASIK or PRK may help, but they have limits to their optical zone as well. Clear lens replacement with an intraocular lens and ICL are potential options. First you need a visit with a good ophthalmologist to verify your problem and discuss solutions in person. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Will wearing a diameter 14.6 instead of a diameter 14.5 make alot of difference when wearing coloured contacts? I cannot find any in my prescription

Will wearing a diameter 14.6 instead of a diameter 14.5 make alot of difference when wearing coloured contacts? I cannot find any in my prescription

Physiologically no!: The light comes into your eye thru the pupil in the center of the iris, not the periphery. So the central hole will be more than covered by either size contact lens. ...Read more

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Can i use eye drops as contact solution? I ran out of my contact solution. My eye drops can be used for contact lens wearers.

Can i use eye drops as contact solution? I ran out of my contact solution. My eye drops can be used for contact lens wearers.

Not the same: Replenish your contact solution, as this contains all the necessay ingredients to clean, disinfect & store your contacts. In a pinch(because you have run out of your solution) you can place your contacts in the case with the contact lens friendly drops to keep them moist. Go & purchase solution then rinse, clean & store to disinfect. Wear glasses in the mean time. Put the contacts in the next day. ...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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I tried to wear contact lenses but my eyes are too dry.No dropshelp.What can I use?

I tried to wear contact lenses but my eyes are too dry.No dropshelp.What can I use?

Help is possible: Consult your ophthalmologist. Dryness of the eyes is common and there are a variety of topical and mechanical aids to assist with this. There are also designs of contact lenses which are tolerant of eye dryness. You need more information and help. ...Read more

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Can I use contact lens solution instead of those costly drops for dry eyes?

Can I use contact lens solution instead of those costly drops for dry eyes?

Not recommended: Contact lens solution is not formulated for this purpose. If you want to decrease costs, buy the generic lubricant eye drops. ...Read more

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I'm always squinting even in the abscence of light which makes my eyes tired,ihave brown eyes i have myopia and wear contact lenses how to stop it?

I'm always squinting even in the abscence of light which makes my eyes tired,ihave brown eyes i have myopia and wear contact lenses how to stop it?

Eye doctor: Have you have a recent eye examination if you did my advise make sure you see am ophthalmologist might be able to help more good luck ...Read more

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I have myopia and astigmatism and now iam wearing prescription glasses can i use this glasses when reading books or in computer. Thank u?

I have myopia and astigmatism and now iam wearing prescription glasses can i use this glasses when reading books or in computer. Thank u?

Absolutely : Correction of your refractive error improves your visual clarity and generally lessens visual strain and therefore improves comfort. Enjoy. ...Read more

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I wear glasses to help me read. But when I'm not wearing them I feel like there's a type of film over my eyes. My glasses were made from my eye doctor?

I wear glasses to help me read. But when I'm not wearing them I feel like there's a type of film over my eyes. My glasses were made from my eye doctor?

Visual acuity: Those of us in middle-age who develop need for glasses to assist in reading may have presbyopia, while hyperopia (far-sightedness) typically develops at earlier age (and also requires glasses for reading). Regardless, if you notice a film over your eyes w/o using glasses, it's time to return to your Optometrist or Ophthalmologist for further evaluation. Perhaps you're myopic (near-sighted) too? ...Read more

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How often should I replace solution in my contacts case for my hard gas permeable contact lenses?

Daily.: The solution should be replaced every day. By not doing so places you at greater risk at possibly developing a corneal infection that could result in a corneal ulcer. It is better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I am a contact lens wearer with very dry eyes - getting back to full time contacts wear, what tips do you have for me?

No contacts : Contact lens use will make your eyes more dry. If you already have very dry eyes at your young age, you may have serious dry eye symptoms later on in life. Consider not wearing contacts, or seek medical treatment now for your dry eyes. ...Read more

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I use cylindrical glasses with -1.25 power. Will it remain same for my contact lenses?

At this power: Yes the contact lenses would be the same. But you need to have them fit with the appropriate base curve, this requires an eye care doctor to determine the fit. ...Read more

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