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Can Wearing Contacts Stop Your Eyes From Getting Watery When Chopping Onions
No: The cut onion releases an acidic chemical which dissolves in the tears and causes irritation. The concentration under any circumstances is not enough to cause any deep seated change. So chop away and try using one of the tricks to minimize the irritation (google eye irritation from onions). ...Read more
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
What to do with eye dryness from use of contact lenses even if its not worn? Using drops while wearing, still dries up & blurs minutes later.
Contact lens wearer with very dry eyes - how can I prevent dry eyes after getting back to wearing contacts full time?
Do whitening Japanese eye drops really work? The white of my eyes gets red easily when I'm outdoors or when I'm not wearing contact lenses/glasses.
Eye Whitening Drops: Eye drops that contain a vasoconstrictor will close blanch blood vessels and make the eyes look whiter if red but then can lead to rebound redness and worsening redness with chronic use. See "Eye Whitening" at: More info at firstname.lastname@example.org ...Read more
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 wear glasses (prescription) but only whn my eyes still constantly hurts in the sun watching tv etc vwey sensitive. Would you recommend contacts?
Wills Eye ER: You're in philadelphia so you can go there 24/7. ...Read more
When exposed to sun, my eyes get irritated, little pain, and it feels like my forehead veins are contracting..I wear spectacles as well as contact lens?
Dryness/ UV: Your eyes may be sensitive to the bright light and your reflexive squinting may be the cause of your forehead feeling this way. Also prolonged squinting can be fatiguing and uncomfortable. Your eyes may also be experiencing dryness from the exposure. My advice is to try sunglasses when outside, as well as contact friendly artificial tear drops. ...Read more
Not recommended: You should find out why your eyes are red first and take care of the problem whether it's an allergy, infection, or over use. If infection, for instance, the contact may worsen the infection. In any case, you may experience pain, burning, and tearing if the eyes are red. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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