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Doctor insights on: Can Saline Solutions For Contact Lenses Help Soothe Dry And Tired Eyes

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Saline (Definition)

Saline water is a general term for water that contains a significant concentration of dissolved salts (nacl). In medicine we use saline solution for IV hydration. Normal saline (ns) is the commonly-used phrase for a solution of 0.90% w/v of nacl, about 300 mosm/l or ...Read more


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How come I (my eyes) get tired when I wear contact lenses?

How come I (my eyes) get tired when I wear contact lenses?

Contact lenses: There are many factors that come into consideration, including the current state of the contact lenses, the adequate prescription in the lenses, lens hygiene, adequate tear production, and current health problems, to mention only a few factors. ...Read more

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Can you wear contact lenses even when your eyes are tired?

Can you wear contact lenses even when your eyes are tired?

Sparingly: You can wear contacts when your eyes are tired but you should give them a break and time to "breathe" by using your glasses, instead. Your eyes need exposure to oxygen, too, and regularly removing your contacts and cleaning them well will help keep your eyes healthy. ...Read more

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My eyes get tired when I wear glasses, but not when I wear contact lens?

My eyes get tired when I wear glasses, but not when I wear contact lens?

Maybe not used to it: If you are not used to glasses, it might be hard to wear them at first, but it should get easier with time. Contact lenses are also good, but they can be lost. It is good to be able to use both. ...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 tend to open my eyes wide when wearing contact lenses, which causes some eye fatigue. Is this normal? Should I consciously close up my eyelids a bit as if I am wearing glasses?

I tend to open my eyes wide when wearing contact lenses, which causes some eye fatigue. Is this normal? Should I consciously close up my eyelids a bit as if I am wearing glasses?

It is common: to open your eyes wider while wearing contact lenses, especially while getting use to them. If your eyes are becoming fatigued while wearing contact lens, you should decrease the amount of time that you are wearing them, in order to allow your eyes to adapt. Try wearing the contacts for only 4 hours/day for a few days, if your eyes do not feel fatigued, gradually increase the number of hours/day ...Read more

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How old should I be to get an eye surgery? I have astigmatism and i'm getting tired of using glasses and contact lenses

How old should I be to get an eye surgery? I have astigmatism and i'm getting tired of using glasses and contact lenses

Vision surgery: There is no set age limit for when you can get laser corrective surgery (e.g., lasik, lasek, prk), but generally speaking it's best to have your eyeglass prescription stabilize (not change) for at least a year. That way your eyes will be less likely to outgrow this rather expensive surgery. You should also be screened by a refractive surgeon to determine if you are a good candidate for surgery. ...Read more

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After removing my contact lenses, i fell my eyes dry, any solution please. Thanks?

Artificial tears: There are drops for this, namely optive that i like and use. Also there are contact lenses specifically for eye that get dry, ie acuvue oasys or air optics. The contact lens solution is also important, do not use generic brands, they just do not work as well as mane brands. ...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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What is the best contact lens solution and eye drops for dry eyes?

What is the best contact lens solution and eye drops for dry eyes?

Peroxide-based: Peroxide-based cleaners, such as clear care, are the best for this. For artificial tears, get the ones that state they are for use with contact lenses. ...Read more

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Why are my eyes dry after I take off my contact lenses?

Why are my eyes dry after I take off my contact lenses?

Contacts use water: Modern soft contact lenses soak up much of the water in your tear film when they are on your eye. When you remove them, that water goes with them, leaving a smaller amount of water remaining than if no contact lenses had been there. This can be very inconvenient if you already have dry eyes, a condition more common in folks over 50. ...Read more

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What can be done for eyes that get so dry from wearing contact lenses?

Contact: Try rewetting drops w contacts on, tears when contacts out. Give eyes a break w glasses. Punctal plugs, restasis, lid hygiene can help in different scenario. Sometimes changing contact lens material can help. ...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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What is the best contact lens for dry eyes?

There isn't one: Don't think there is one. Some may be worse than others but acuvue oasys and coopervision biofinity are pretty good. A good fit is crucial though and depends on the curvature of the lens. These vary from lens to lens. I suppose the best one would technically be a scleral lens which is a hard lens. They also have the dual purpose of lubricatong the eye. Most people aren't that dry though. ...Read more

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What is the best contact lenses if dry eyes?

Contacts for dry eye: I like either oasys or proclear lenses for dry eye patients. ...Read more

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What's the best contact lenses for dry eyes?

Dry eye: Acuvue oasys or proclear lenses do well in dry eye patients. ...Read more

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Could dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around?

No: Usually, it is the opposite. Contact lenses tend to be matted down and stuck on the eye surface in dry eyes. Ideally, contact lenses should have some movement. If there is a lot of movement, the fit might not be right. See you eye doctor to evaluate the fit. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use multipurpose contact lens solution to moisturize my eyes?

Not exactly: While there are certainly worse things to put in your eyes, the multipurpose contact lens solution is not chemically designed to use as a lubricant for the eyes. The pH and overall chemical composition was designed for the disinfecting of contact lenses; while in very small quantities, it won't harm the eyes, to use them regularly and in larger quantities will irritate the eyes significantly. ...Read more

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Please tell me can dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around? What can help?

Please tell me can dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around? What can help?

No: Dry eyes typically cause the contact lens to be stuck on the surface of the eye. If your contacts are moving around too much, it could be an improper fit. See your eye doctor to be re-evaluated. ...Read more