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Can wearing contacts stop your eyes from getting watery when chopping onions?

Can wearing contacts stop your eyes from getting watery when chopping onions?

Yes: The lenses can block the vapors from contacting your corneas. I have heard from patients after lasik that they noticed a big change when chopping onions since they are no longer wearing contacts. ...Read more

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How to stop eyes from being watery when wearing contacts?

How to stop eyes from being watery when wearing contacts?

Problem with contact: If your eyes are watering, there is either a problem with the contacts or with your eyes. If the watering only happens with the contacts on, the problem likely lies with the contacts. See your eye doctor to determine exactly what the problem is. ...Read more

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I've been wearing contacts for 3 years, and since i can remember my eyes always get red when i wear them. what can i do to stop the redness?

I've been wearing contacts for 3 years, and since i can remember my eyes always get red when i wear them. what can i do to stop the redness?

Change brands: Different brands work better for dry/sensitive eyes. Check back in with your optometrist and see which brands you find most comfortable. Switch to Dailies instead of extended wear lenses. Use artificial tears while wearing the lenses, don't use OTC redness relievers. Shorten wear duration, don't sleep, shower, or swim in them. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my eyes from getting red when wearing contacts?

What can I do to stop my eyes from getting red when wearing contacts?

How irritating!: Red eyes in this case mean one thing - your eyes are irritated. Now the trick is to find out why. It could be your lens solution, the wrong type of contact (you may need the more "breathable ones", the wrong fit, leaving them in to long, a crappy environment (to dry, smoky, etc..). I would talk to my ophthalmologist to make sure fit and style are right for you, then try gradually changing things. ...Read more

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What would be steps to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts?

What would be steps to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts?

First, take out CLs: Irritation can come from your cl cleaning solutions, the type of cls your wear, and whether your eyes dry out with them, and also from ocular surface disorders. An eye md can sort out the various causes and get you on a regimen so that you can be sucessful again with cls. You may need to stay out of cls for a few weeks while being treated, especially if you have allergies or dry eye. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes get tired from wearing contacts?

Why do my eyes get tired from wearing contacts?

Dry eye usually: Patients who wear contact lenses are at increased risk for developing dry eye, which can lead to contact lens intolerance. Patients will often report that their eyes feel irritated or dry as an early sign of dry eye.. Additional signs can include blurred vision. Therapy with dry eye treatments and even punctal plugs can make a major impact in this condition. Please see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Do you need to wear glasses first before wearing contacts so your eyes can get used to it?

Do you need to wear glasses first before wearing contacts so your eyes can get used to it?

No but you should: You can be fit just with contacts. "back up" eye glasses are a good idea in case you have a problem with your contacts. ...Read more

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My eyes get very red from wearing contacts, what can I do to prevent this so I can still wear them?

My eyes get very red from wearing contacts, what can I do to prevent this so I can still wear them?

Red eye: Contacts deprive the eye of oxygen. Things you can do to prevent red eye include limiting the number of hours per day you wear contacts, trying another type of contact with greater oxygen content, avoiding sleeping in contacts, using artificial tears such as theratears to keep the eyes moist, taking one day off per week to wear glasses only, don't rub your eyes. ...Read more

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I've been wearing contacts for over a year now. But recently, my eyes get red whenever I wear them (red ring around both iris) please help! ?

I've been wearing contacts for over a year now.  But recently, my eyes get red whenever I wear them (red ring around both iris) please help! ?

Keep them out,: use artificial tears a few times a day in both eyes; put cool compresses on the eyes; keep the contacts out of your eyes for about two weeks; are the contacts clean, are they one day use, or long-term use type? if the problem persists, see the eye specialist that prescribed the contacts for you. ...Read more

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What would be the step to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts?

What would be the step to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts?

Take them out!: Irritation in contact lens wearers can be a sign of impending infection. Remove the contact lenses and see an eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What would be the step to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts all day?

What would be the step to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts all day?

Eyes: Have this conversation with your eye doctor. You may be building up more protein onto your contacts and suggest a different cleaning agent. You may also need to change hour contacts more frequently or change to a brand that may be more permeable. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of bloodshot eyes that may be caused by wearing contacts. Also, how long do contacts generally last?

How do you get rid of bloodshot eyes that may be caused by wearing contacts. Also, how long do contacts generally last?

See an eye doctor: If your eyes are bloodshot, then something is wrong. You may be wearing your contact lenses too much or the contacts may not be the right fit for you. Get cheked to make sure there is nothing more serious going on. ...Read more

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I seem to have blepharitis & my eyes get very red, painful, and sensitive to light after wearing contacts. Any suggestions? Would daily contacts help?

I seem to have blepharitis & my eyes get very red, painful, and sensitive to light after wearing contacts. Any suggestions? Would daily contacts help?

Blepharitis & Contac: t lens wear do not go together! This is a recipe for disaster, as the bacteria involved with causing blepharitis will end up under your contact lens, and create a vicious cycle. Best to wear glasses, and get the blepharitis completely under control. Throw those contaminated lens away. See your eye doctor. Have your blepharitis/ dry eyes evaluated & treated properly.Cut down your computer time too. ...Read more

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My left eye have being tearing for 3weeks. I stop wearing contacts lenses but is still the same. What should I do?

My left eye have being tearing for 3weeks. I stop wearing contacts lenses but is still the same. What should I do?

See doc: You may have conjunctival irritation (pink eye) or a more serious issue. Possible trauma from the contact lens. I would not delay a visit to see a doc because it may be more than the eye can meet by your description. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a lazy eye when you start wearing contacts?

Is it possible to get a lazy eye when you start wearing contacts?

No...: ... But it is possible for someone with a corrected "lazy eye" to lose control of it if the contact lens prescription is too weak or too strong. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of eye irritation due to doing allnighter wearing contacts?

How do I get rid of eye irritation due to doing allnighter wearing contacts?

Take them off: Shouldn't wear them that long if they irritate you use daily lenses, lubricate your eyes. ...Read more

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Why would i get a red/bloodshot spot on my inner eye? No pain, no allergi es, not wearing contacts. Showed up in the middle.Of the day.

Why would i get a red/bloodshot spot on my inner eye? No pain, no allergi es, not wearing contacts. Showed up in the middle.Of the day.

Likely OK: The description sounds most lie a subconjunctival hemorrhage, a small blood spot on the white of the eye. In by far most cases they are of no consequence and do not signal underlying disease. ...Read more

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How long should I stop wearing contacts before a laser eye surgery?

How long should I stop wearing contacts before a laser eye surgery?

It depends: It depends. If you are wearing soft contact lenses, generally 2 weeks is adequate. For toric contacts or gas permeable contacts, 3 or more weeks may be required. If you wore the old pmma contacts for decades, it could take longer. The best rule of thumb is to have the shape of the eye tested (topography) and have that repeated when out of contacts to prove that the shape is stable and not shifting. ...Read more

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