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Can You Use Contact Lens Disinfecting Solution As Eye Drops
No: Disinfectants are harsh chemicals that are hard on your eyes. Your eyes can tolerate a small amount of these when inserting your contacts. If your eyes are dry, use rewetting drops, preferably the ones that are designated for use with contact lenses. ...Read more
Not recommended: Most contact lens solutions contain harsh chemicals to kill germs. These are not good for your eyes. Instead use contact lens rewetting drops which are available over the counter. ...Read more
Can I use eye drops as contact solution? I ran out of my contact solution. My eye drops can be used for contact lens wearers.
Not the same: Replenish your contact solution, as this contains all the necessay ingredients to clean, disinfect & store your contacts. In a pinch (because you have run out of your solution) you can place your contacts in the case with the contact lens friendly drops to keep them moist. Go & purchase solution then rinse, clean & store to disinfect. Wear glasses in the mean time. Put the contacts in the next day. ...Read more
Is it safe to use "tears naturale ii" eye drops to soak my contact lenses in if I don't have regular solution?
Emergency only: Only in a situation where you have no appropriate solution. The ingredient in the tears is different that saline, or disinfecting solution. Make sure you soak your lenses in an appropriate solution before reinserting them. ...Read more
I blink & get a thin oily film. It blurs my vision badly. It sticks to my contact lens. I have dry eye. Drops don't help. What's wrong, how to fix this?
Dry eye: You have dry eyes. The reason for dry eyes could be multiple factors. Your medication, birth control, hormonal, hydration, contact lens use and possibly allergy. You may want to wear daily contact lenses to avoid CL related allergy. Hydration and you Amy consider omega 3 essential FA. Use preservative free tears often. You may need medical treatment if still persist. ...Read more
Yes: Refresh optive is one of the best lubricating eyedrops available. ...Read more
When trying to put my contact lens in today I think I damaged my eye it really hurts when I blink or close my eyes and eye drops aren't helping much?
Yes: Naphcon-a drops, an over the counter anti-allergic drop, can be used at the same time as you wear your contacts. ...Read more
Not really: You can rewet a hard lens and reuse it after cleaning. A soft lens, when dry, has a collapse of the matrix of the plastic and is completely useless after it dries out. So drops cannot rehabilitate such a lens. ...Read more
Depends: If the issue is only dryness causing eye redness, any over the counter lubricating drop would help (do not use the ones that say 'gets the red out'). These are all compatible with contact lenses. Be sure the redness is not due to allergy, infection or internal eye inflammation. Your ophthalmologist can help if the redness is persistent. ...Read more
What's the side effects for using "redness relief" eye drops? I wear colored contact lens everyday and my eyes becomes very red and there are many red blood silk...I bought a "redness relief" eye drops. When I use it, the red blood silk disappear for a wh
First: First you need your eye doctor to see why you are getting red--is it the lens fit, allergies, or dryness? Treating the correct issue will solve the problem rather than hiding it with get the red out drops which simply cause rebound redness a few hours after use. ...Read more
Does optive lubricant eye drops safe to use as an eye drops while wearing contact lens again after had been healed from a corneal ulcer.
Is it your contact?: You need to be careful what drops you use when wearing soft contacts, generally only preservative free tears or moisture drops specifically formulated for contacts. If your eyes are frequently red in your contacts, though, I wonder if you are having irritation from your solution or your contacts. Are eyes still red when you take a weeklong holiday from your contacts? ...Read more
No: Not a good idea in my opinion. ...Read more
Rewetting solution: Is better formulated and allow your contacts to potentially last longer. ...Read more
It's okay to use alcons tears natural free (lubricant eye drops) on top of my contact lenses right?
If I need to use 2 classes of eye drops for glaucoma, how likely is it that I will be able to wear contact lenses?
Likely: As long as you can put the contacts in after you put the drops in or put the drops in after you take your contacts out there's no problem. ...Read more
I have some eye drops that can be used with contact lenses. Is it okay to use them when I'm not wearing contacts? Or should I use regular eye drops?
Not a problem: If the eyedrops you have used indicate that they can be used with contacts, that means they will not harm the lenses. And of course they are in contact with the eyes. Therefore they can be used whether or not you are wearing your contact lenses. ...Read more
Hurts the eye: Actually, the benzalkonium chloride preservative can damage the cornea. This is not usually a concern because the bac gets washed out of the eye before it can cause any harm, but if you use the drops with contacts, the contact lenses hold the preservative onto the cornea for long enough to cause damage. ...Read more
Contact overwear: The first thing you should do is remove your contacts to give your eyes a break. If they are disposable lenses and you've used them for longer than recommended, then throw them away. You can use artificial tears if your eyes are irritated. Don't start with a new pair of lenses until your eyes are back to normal. ...Read more
After completing a course of regular eye drops for conjunctivitis, when can I wear my contact lenses again?
It depends: If you have just a simple bacterial conjunctivitis, I recommend patients use glasses for 1 week following therapy if completely recovered. Also, disposing of solutions and cases and starting with a new pair of disposable lenses may be helpful as well. If any irritation returns, be seen immediately. ...Read more
I use contact lenses and sometimes my eyes get red. I'm also allergic. Shall I use eye drops, antiallergenics or take off the lenses?
Take out contacts: In order to put in anti-allergy eye drops, you need to take out your lenses anyway, so take them out for awhile, as soon as practically possible, when the eyes become red. Redness means inflammation. It's really hard to tell if there is one cause or several. The contact itself is a foreign body, and if you are allergic, you can even be allergic to drops, so have your eye doctor check you & advise. ...Read more
I work in front of a computer all day, what can I do to protect my eyes? Hi, I work in front of a computer all day, my eyes often times become very dry. I have very bad vision, and I do prefer wearing contact lenses. I apply eye drops pretty often but th
We've done studies showing the normal blink rate is reduced when people are staring at the computer screen. In effect, they are staring their eyes dry
you need to do all of the following:
thicker preservative free tears
rx for restasis
drink more water and less caffeine and alcohol
cool mist humidifier by your feet
if all these things don't work, or if you find them too much of a pain, then you should just get rid of your contacts with an asa procedure, ie lasek or epilasek, as then your contacts won't keep drying out in your eyes
this is probably the #1 reason my patients (about 1, 000 per year) get lasek--because of contact lens intolerance and dry eyes
you should also see an eye md to check for mybomian gland disfunction, or mgd. Then you would need lid hygiene and perhaps doxycycline
hope this helps! :). ...Read more
No: The medication is absorbe by the contact lens and may reach levels toxic to the corneal surface. ...Read more
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.
After 30 min of flying, I get dry, bloodshot eyes. Don't wear contact lenses on flight. I use refresh dry eye drops but the redness stays. Any ideas?
Dry air: Most airline cabins are pressurized to feel as if they're about 8000 feet in altitude. As such, the air is very, very dry. Keep using your drops, and consider closing your eyes (maybe using a sleep mask) and sleeping while you listen to some music. There is a moistening ointment, I believe, which might last longer than the drops while you're flying. ...Read more
I can't use contact lenses my contact is bothering my right eye about 1 year. I've visited 4 or 5 doctors and they gave me some eyedrops and solution like alergan, genteal, fluocort and chromolyn sodiom and two of them told me to wash my eyelashes with bab
Contact lens: Although your eyes may be dry, hence the drops given you. If you wear your contacts for longer than prescribed there can be protein build up on them causing redness and inability to wear. Contact lenses. Treatment is to not wear contacts for days, change contact lens solution and make of contact lenses. Prescription eye drops, a mild steroid may also help. ...Read more
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