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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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Can you damage your corneas from having those watery eyes while chopping onions?

Can you damage your corneas from having those watery eyes while 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

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Can you go blind from having watery eyes while chopping onions for a salad?

Can you go blind from having watery eyes while chopping onions for a salad?

Just tearing: The aroma of onion is irritating to your eyes and causes you to tear - but there is no danger of injury to your eye or damage to your vision. ...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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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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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.

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.

Need appropriate tx: Dry eye syndrome as you describe is a complex problem of the surface of the eye. It has several components with differing treatments. Please seek an exam with your eye doctor for the correct management of your problem. Good luck... ...Read more

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Contact lens wearer with very dry eyes - how can I prevent dry eyes after getting back to wearing contacts full time?

Contact lens wearer with very dry eyes - how can I prevent dry eyes after getting back to wearing contacts full time?

Need evaluation: A medical eye exam should be able to determine the type of dry eye you suffer from and customize a treatment that will allow you to wear contact lenses. ...Read more

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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.

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 cremersmd@blogspot.com ...Read more

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New to contacts, second day wearing them. eyes are bloodshot and irritated?

New to contacts, second day wearing them. eyes are bloodshot and irritated?

See Eye Doctor: See your eye specialist. He/She will be able to advise you. Do not wait, as things could get worse. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What can I take to stop sneezing and ichy eyes after empting the vaccumn cleaner?

What can I take to stop sneezing and ichy eyes after empting the vaccumn cleaner?

OTC meds: You are likely allergic to dust...You can try allegra, claritin, or zyrtec. Try and take one of them 30 min to an hour before vacuuming. Your doctor can also prescribe a nasal anti-histamine spray or a nasal steroid spray to use before vacuuming. ...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 wear contact lenses and often suffer from itching and red eye..What is going on?

I wear contact lenses and often suffer from itching and red eye..What is going on?

Probably allergy: Sounds like you could be allergic. It could be due to solutions, the lenses (giant papillary conjunctivitis) or even unrelated to both. I would check with your eye doctor on this. ...Read more

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Can wearing the wrong glasses hurt your eyes when watching tv or driving a car?

Can wearing the wrong glasses hurt your eyes when watching tv or driving a car?

Nah: It won't hurt your eyes, per se. However, it would be wise to be wearing an updated precription when driving so you don't harm the rest of you or other people! ...Read more

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How can I stop my eyes from watering around onions?

How can I stop my eyes from watering around onions?

Block the gas: Unstable chemicals are released and irritate the eye, causing reflexive tearing, thus do things to minimize this. Wear goggles, use a fan, cool them, presoak them, cut them sharply, etc. ...Read more

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I wear glasses (prescription) but only whn my eyes still constantly hurts in the sun watching tv etc vwey sensitive. Would you recommend contacts?

I wear glasses (prescription) but only whn my eyes still constantly hurts in the sun watching tv etc vwey sensitive. Would you recommend contacts?

Dry eye treatment: Artificial tears, ointment at night, low dose topical steroids, restasis, punctal plugs, and others are treatments for dry eye. Your symptoms sound consistent with dry eye. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can you wear contacts when your eyes are red?

Can you wear contacts when your eyes are red?

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 more

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