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Can I Use Soft Contact Solution For Hard Contacts
No: You should just use a system that is designed for the type of contact lenses you wear. ...Read more
I prefer: The traditional two bottle boston product. This has a good cleaning solution and separate insertion and storage solution. ...Read more
I have run out of conditioning solution for my hard contact lenses. I have a cleaner. Can I soak my lenses in the resetting solution prior to wearing?
Rewetting: Solution or sterile cleaning contact solution.Get a more detailed answer ›
I get a red rash above my left eye and I've narrowed it to wearing contact lenses. I've switched cleaning solutions could my contacts be doing this?
Material: They differ in the materials they are made out of. Soft lenses are designed to conform to the surface of the cornea whereas hard lenses do not. This can have applications in certain eye conditions. ...Read more
Yes: There are but they are all very difficult to describe without demonstration. If you are having trouble, I would see an eye doctor for some instruction. ...Read more
About a week or two:
Generally after the first two weeks, most people have increased wearing time to be comfortable in the lens for most of the day. His often happens even after the first week.
After the first month the lenses become more comfortable but sometimes it can take a few months to be real comfortable with a hard contact. ...Read more
The material: Soft contact lenses are made of various materials that attract water, which is what makes them soft. The average contact lens is between 35-40% water and they are not only soft but very pliable. Hard contact lense, which these days are know as gas permeable lenses, have no water content and are not flexible. ...Read more
I have keratoconus and I have been told by my specialist that I need hard contacts. What are hard contacts?
Few: Hard contact lenses are the standard of care. A procedure called intacs (intracorneal ring segments) which is reversible and works well. An experimental procedure called collagen cross linking has shown promise too. I suggest going to a corneal specialist to see which one is best for you. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dryness: Firstly, see your doctor to make sure your contact is fitting well. An ill-fitting hard contact can cause dryness. Then you can try lubricating drops. If this alone is not sufficient, other dry eye treatments (punctal plugs and restasis) can be considered. ...Read more
Yes: A short period of irritation with lens insertion is common. ...Read more
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