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Can You Wear Contact Lenses Even When Your Eyes Are Tired
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
Not a good idea: Redness is a sign of a problem. As a general rule, anytime your eye is red, the first that you need to do is to take the contact lens out. There is strong likelihood that the redness is due to the contacts and keeping it in will only aggravate the situation (although your eye may feel better wearing the contacts). See your eye md for an evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: Some people squint all the time to see clearly taking advantage of the pinhole effect this offers. Chronic squinting can cause permanent furrowing and creasing of the thin lid skin resulting in wrinkles and a look of fatigue. It's very easy to get clear glasses designed for the task at hand - see your ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: If the contact lens drops out when you are putting it in, you can usually rinse it off and continue. If you are not sure about what it lands on, you can always disinfect the lens overnight. If the lens dries up and is found the next day, go to a new lens. Rigid lenses (gas permeable) can be used if the dry out, however. ...Read more
Depends: I am guessing that you want to wear them for cosmetic reasons only - i.e. Those halloween type lenses that make the eyes look weird or that you want to change your eye color. If lenses of these types are properly fitted and taken care of with the usual careful handling, changing and cleaning, then they pose no more risk than lenses worn for optical purposes. ...Read more
Blepharitis: Patients with blepharitis are just more intolerant to contact lenses. Lid scrubs and warm compresses can improve the blepharitis and allow you to be more tolerant to contact lenses. Recommend daily disposable lenses. Make-up makes the condition worse and daily use is not recommended but it doesn't mean that you cant. However, this all depends on the severity of your symptoms and condition. ...Read more
Yes: You should use the ones that are labelled "for use with contact lenses.". ...Read more
Need fitting: Like for halloween perhaps? It is generally safe to use contact lenses but even if you only use them for one day you should have an eye exam and fitting for lenses. This is so an appropriate curvature can be selected, and to be sure you know how to insert and remove the lens. I have seen people develop a corneal ulcer with less than one day of use, so there is always some risk. ...Read more
I do not: Think such lenses are necessary.Get a more detailed answer ›
I heard about dream lenses. You wear it at night and it suppresses your eyes so that in the morning, you can see without contacts. Are these safe?
They can be....: What you have heard about is a type of lens called orthokeratology lenses. They can be used safely but can also cause corneal problems or infections. Currently there are two fda approved systems. Orthokeratology has a place for younger patients or those who can not or choose not to wear glasses or have refractive surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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