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Doctor insights on: Can I Use Soft Contact Solution For Hard Contacts

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Is it safe to use soft contacts solution for hard contact lenses?

Is it safe to use soft contacts solution for hard contact lenses?

No: You should just use a system that is designed for the type of contact lenses you wear. ...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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Most effective solution for rgp/hard contact lenses?

Most effective solution for rgp/hard contact lenses?

I prefer: The traditional two bottle boston product. This has a good cleaning solution and separate insertion and storage solution. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Probably not: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How much do most hard contacts cost?

Depends on kind: There are a huge range of hard contact lenses for different purposes. Costs can range from $50 per lens to a few hundred. ...Read more

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How do soft contacts differ from hard contact lenses?

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

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What are some easy ways to take out hard contacts easily?

What are some easy ways to take out hard contacts easily?

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

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How long does it take to get used to wearing hard contacts?

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

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How much more comfortable--soft contacts lenses compared to hard contact lenses?

Hard vs Soft.: Hard contacts are cheaper to wear and provide better vision than soft contacts. They are more difficult to get used to. Most long-term wearers of hard contacts find the comfort to be acceptable. ...Read more

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What's the difference between soft contacts and hard contact lenses ingredients?

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

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Is it normal for hard contacts to cause halos?

Is it normal for hard contacts to cause halos?

Sometimes: Hard lenses have an optic zone. This is the part of the lens which contains the prescription. If your pupil is larger than the optic zone of if the optic zone is not centered in the pupil, halos can result. Have your eye doctor check the fit of the lenses. ...Read more

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I have keratoconus and I have been told by my specialist that I need hard contacts. What are hard contacts?

Hard Contacts: Although hard contact lenses may help you see better, it is not helping you treat keratoconus. I highly recommend you go and visit a corneal specialists in which he/she can give you treatment options like intacs and cxl. ...Read more

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Are keratoconus treatments not 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 more

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Do keratoconus treatments that are not hard contacts exist?

Do keratoconus treatments that are not hard contacts exist?

Yes: Hard contacts are a way to compensate for the visual distortion caused by the keratoconus. A corneal specialist can suggest other means of managing and improving the vision in this condtiion. ...Read more

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How do I keep my eyes from getting dry when wearing hard contacts?

How do I keep my eyes from getting dry when wearing hard contacts?

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

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Can I wear hard contacts after having cornea surgery?

Can I wear hard contacts after having cornea surgery?

Depends: Depends on the type of corneal surgery, the post-operative shape of the cornea, the surface stability, etc. In many cases of corneal transplantation, contacts can be used but must be fitted very well by an experienced contact lens fitting doctor. ...Read more