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Can't Find Contact Lens In Eye
Patience, Spread em': Make sure your hands are clean and dry. Use your thumb and forefinger on your opposite hand to hold your eye lids open. Place the lens on the end of your forefinger, like a cup, with a drop of wetting solution. Spreading your eyelids with the one hand, in one move bring the cupped lens to your eye and just barely tap /touch the lens to your eye. Drop sinside should grab the eye and connect. ...Read more
Focus light: If the only problem with your vision is an uncorrected need for classes, then your eye has a focal point off the retina (the film at the back of the eye). The ;job of glasses and contacts is to readjust that focal point with its peak on the light receptive elements of the retina so there is a clear image. This compensates for your eyes inability to do this. ...Read more
Carefully: It can be difficult to insert contact lenses when the opening between the lids, or the eyeball itself, is smaller than average. Contact lenses do come in differing diameters, and a smaller one may be a bit easier. Usually your eye doctor will have an individual who is experienced at teaching the use of contacts in the office, and they can offer advice about technique of insertion and removal. ...Read more
Contacts these days!: Most people use the newer ones that are easier for the cornea to breath and have less chances for corneal damage. ...Read more
Uncomfortable CL: The fit may be poor, or you may have more dryness or allergy in that eye. Try wetting drops first. If that doesn't help, return to your doctor to recheck the fit. Contact lenses have a power, but they also have a fit as a shoe needs to fit your foot. Also, inspect the contact lens itself. Sometimes a contact lens can have a tear, defect, or deposit. Make sure the CL is not inside out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on how dry: It depends on how dry your eyes are. Some people get dry eyes with any contact lenses, while some people never experience dry eyes with their lenses. There is no lens that can be guaranteed not to cause dry eyes. An ophthalmologist will check to see what type of dry eyes you have, and how dry your eyes are, and then recommend the appropriate lens for your unique situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check it out: Refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism) can naturally be different between eyes. However, there are many eye conditions, such as cataracts which can cause the refractive error of one eye to become significantly different than the other eye. See your ophthalmologist for a complete examination to look into the issue further. ...Read more
Not really: There is technology that allows a glasses lens to change focusing power, either through a manual slider on the glasses or by tilting the head or touching the side of the glasses ("empower" lenses). I am not aware of any that actually detect attempted focusing by the eye (accommodation) and then change focusing themselves. This technology is in its infancy, however, and much more is to come. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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