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Can You Use Visine With Contact Lenses
Which is a better product for routine contact lens moisturizing? Blink Contacts or Visine for Contacts?
Contacts: You must see an eye specialist regarding your vision! PS: At the age of six I went through 5 glasses in 1 year. At age 71 I have worked to get contact lenses and ultimately only glasses. Don't argue with your eye specialist if he or she strongly wants you to wear glasses, not contacts. All should go well!
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How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime I put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over
This: This could be a fit issue where debris is being trapped. It could also be the gpc as previously mentioned. I also see similar issues with severe lid inflammation and contact lens use - make sure you are cleaning your eyelids very well each day. I also feel patients that use make-up around the eyes need to be careful with contact lens use. It is amazing the amount of make-up that makes its way into the tear film.See 2 more doctor answers
Contacts: Probably yes but please contact your eye doctor for certainty.
Not a good idea: Visine contains drugs which constrict the blood vessels on the surface of the eye. This "gets the red out". However, when used on a continual basis, these drugs can actually cause long lasting redness. It is best to use artificial tears specifically designed for use with contacts. These are available over the counter.
If I take out my contacts, put them in solution, put on regular visine, wait 10 minutes, can I put my contacts back in? Or will it be irritable?
Should be ok: If you wait 10 minutes after putting in any eye drop you should be fine with putting your contacts back on. If your eyes are irritated while wearing the contacts you may need to see your eye doctor to determine why you have that discomfort. Visine may not be the best option in treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
If I take out my contacts, put them in solution, put on some original visine, wait 10 minutes, can I put my contacts back in? Or will it be irritable?
Wear glasses: If there is a problem with the eyes, such as eye allergies, viral pink-eye infection, bacterial pink-eye infection, dry eyes, etc..., one should stop using the contacts and wear glasses to allow the eyes to get good oxygenation and good tear film protection, and to recover from whatever is cause.
Yes: The types of visine that say lubrication or tear replacement are satisfactory even though a contact lense is in place. I do not recommend drops that say 'gets the red out' as these tend to be drying.
Can I add visine for contacts onto my eyes while wearing the contacts or do they need to be removed first?
Either way: This is a lubricant and tear supplement which can help the eye feel better and help the lenses float better. It does not interact with the lens so you can apply it with the lens in or out.
I was curious if Visine for contacts and visine tears is bad for your eyes, I have heard bad things about the regular formulas of Visine.
Not bad: These have been tested extensively and do not cause ill effects to the eyes. Avoid using any drops that say "gets the red out" as these can be drying and uncomfortable. There are many brands and very small variations in the composition so try out a few to get the one best for you.
Visiting my mom in the desert and forgot contact solution, no stores nearby, better to use Visine "For Contacts" as solution, or sleep in my contacts?
Don't sleep in them: Better to use the solution you have than sleep with them. Don't use tap water.
Tear replacement: Visine (blue label) can be used to supplement tear deficiency to allow contacts to be more comfortable. Do not use visine "gets the red out" as these can be more drying. There are many other possible tear replacement drops but discuss with your ophthalmologists if the lenses fit well and if that is the cause of your symptoms.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Both may be used for soft contact lenses. Of course they have different functions. Opti-free is used to clean, disinfect, & store soft contact lenses. Visine rewetting drops are used to re lubricant contact lenses after they are removed, and then replaced back on the eye's cornea. This is done to help relieve dry eyes.
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