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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

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. ...Read more

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Can you wear contact lenses with muro 128 if you wait 15 minutes after using. How many minutes should you wait to put in glaucoma drop after muro drop?

Can you wear contact lenses with muro 128 if you wait 15 minutes after using. How many minutes should you wait to put in glaucoma drop after muro drop?

Yes: My advice with any ocular prescribed medication is to wait a minute of 5' between drop instillation. As far as contact lens wear, as long as your treating MD (ie the doctor who is recommending Muro 128 for decreasing corneal edema) has indicated to you that wearing contacts is reasonably safe, then similarly wait 5'+. Don't use the Muro ointment with contacts though. You may use it at bedtime. ...Read more

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How many hours each day should you wear contact lenses?

How many hours each day should you wear contact lenses?

Ask your doctor: This is not a question that can be answered generically. Depends on the type of contact and the health of your eye. Ask the doctor that prescribed the contacts. ...Read more

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Can I wear contact lenses with a cataracts or not?

Can I wear contact lenses with a cataracts or not?

Yes: Contact lenses are like glasses in that they correct any refractive error. If a cataract is causing a refractive error (i.e. Myopia) without decreasing the sharpness much due to cloudiness, then contact lenses will help. Otherwise if the cataract is too cloudy, then contact lenses may not make the vision any better. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear contact lenses with pinguecula?

Depends: Yes, its safe to wear contact lens with it. But, it depends on how large and close to the cornea. If its an elevated large bump then the contcat lens may rub and irrtate the pinguecula. ...Read more

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How long after a stye bursts can you wear contact lenses?

Soon: You can resume your contact lens 1-2 days after depends on the irritation and condition. Please continue heat pack and baby shampoo eye lash wash. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to wear contact lenses with a stye?

Is it possible for you to wear contact lenses with a stye?

Yes: As long as the eye itself is not affected by a stye, then it's ok to wear a contact lens. However, the stye may cause the contact to be uncomfortable. In that case, it's better to wear your backup glasses until the eyelid infection is gone. ...Read more

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Can you wear contact lenses even when your eyes are tired?

Sparingly: You can wear contacts when your eyes are tired but you should give them a break and time to "breathe" by using your glasses, instead. Your eyes need exposure to oxygen, too, and regularly removing your contacts and cleaning them well will help keep your eyes healthy. ...Read more

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Can I wear contact lenses with a chalazion under my eyelid?

Yes: In theory, yes. But chalazions may compress on the eye surface, so if the contact lens does not feel right, take it out. Also, if the chalazion becomes infected, you should remove the contact lens. ...Read more

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Is it bad to always wear contact lenses?

Is it bad to always wear contact lenses?

Depends: This depends on what you mean by always. If you mean everyday, then it is ok as long as you handle the lenses properly. This means you clean then as directed, use quality solution, and change them as recommended. If you mean you sleep in them everyday and never take them off then they are more likely to cause problems. People who sleep in lenses have higher risk of a sight threatening infection. ...Read more

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I have uveitis, can I wear contact lenses?

I have uveitis, can I wear contact lenses?

Uveitis & contacts: Better not to wear contact lenses when you have an eye infection. It can be uncomfortable and possibly painful. The contact lens can become a reservoir for infection. Check with your eye specialist, and follow their advice do your eyes can heal faster and prevent complications. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear contact lenses in sauna?

Should Be Safe: It should be safe to wear contact lenses in a sauna. This is a temporary and usually humid environment, so it would be compatible with the ocular and contact lens surface. Swimming in pools and using hot tubs are riskier because of the chemicals, contaminants, and possible bacteria involved. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear contact lens to the beach?

Is it safe to wear contact lens to the beach?

Contacts at beach: Yes. Be careful not to get sand in your eyes or they will hurt a lot! ...Read more

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Is it good for a 14 year old to wear contact lenses?

Depends: Contact lens wear requires regular discipline. If the 14 year old is mature enough to handle the care entirely by him or herself, then go for it. It is not dangerous with the correct care. ...Read more

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Are contact lenses unsafe for kids and teens to wear?

Not necessarily: Contact lenses can be worn safely in children as long as they are handled appropriately, are cleaned regularly, and are removed as directed by an eye doctor. You should weigh the ability of your child (and you) to properly care for the lenses and the potential risk of infection against their discomfort and social stigma from wearing glasses when deciding whether to allow them to use contacts. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could blind people wear contact lenses?

Yes: But they cannot see out of them. Rarely cosmetic contact lenses are used by blind people who have unsightly eyes. Although wearing sunglasses is used more frequently for this purpose. ...Read more

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When can you safely wear a contact lens after having a stye?

When its gone: When there is no swelling, redness or discomfort, you can resume contact lens wear. Be sure to start with a new contact, case and bottle of cleaning solution. ...Read more

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Can you still wear contact lenses comfortably if you have glaucoma?

Can you still wear contact lenses comfortably if you have glaucoma?

Mostly: Depends on type of glaucoma and whether you had glaucoma surgery. Asking your eye doctor who knows you would be best to answer your questions. ...Read more

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What kinds of contact lenses could I wear if irregular astigmatism?

Gas perms: Irregular astigmatism can be caused by topographic irregularities of the cornea and rigid gas permeable lenses can help. These can be worn while awake only and for a maximum period of 20 years. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of getting keratitis due to contact lens wear?

What is the likelihood of getting keratitis due to contact lens wear?

Not common: Keratitis, or inflammation of the cornea, is an uncommon condition that is sometimes associated with contact lens wear. It occurs more frequently in patients who sleep in their contacts lenses. ...Read more

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What to do if I have astigmatism, can I wear spherical contact lenses?

Maybe: Generally if you have 1.0 diopter or less of astigmatism, you can see well with spherical contact lenses. If you have 1.25 or more, then contacts that correct the astigmatism may be better. As part of the fitting process, your practitioner can try both types on you to see which works best. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to wear colored contact lenses if I have perfect vision?

Is it okay for me to wear colored contact lenses if I have perfect vision?

No problem: You probably wonder if such lenses will alter your color vision. The pigments in colored lenses are of very low density and will not alter color perception. The lenses otherwise are fit, and wear just like any other lenses and the risks are the same. ...Read more

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Which types of contact lenses could I wear if I have irregular astigmatism?

Rigid lens: Soft lenses now provide good correction for most regular astigmatism, but will not work well for irregular astigmatism. Gas permeable lenses are better for this problem. Discuss this with the ophthalmologist who diagnosed that your astigmatism is irregular. ...Read more