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Can You Wear Contact Lenses With A Retinal Tear
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You can get cataracts just like anyone else. However, there is no relation between the use of contacts and cataracts. The only issue is that contacts, especial hard gas permeable lenses, can change the shape of the cornea (the front part of the eye), and that can affect the planning of cataract surgery. The surgeon just needs to be aware of the contact lens use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stye on eyelid: Yes but..... If the stye is small, and does not push on the cornea, it is ok to wear contacts. If the stye grows bigger and impinges on the cornea, it may be uncomfortable to wear contacts. Try hot compresses three times a day for 5 minutes. If the stye persists, contact your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more
It's risky: You could but the stye is a sign your mascara reservoir could be harboring infectious bacteria. I would suggest you use hot packs consisting of a warm wash cloth or put a small potato in the microwave for one minute and then place that inside a wet wash cloth and put this on the stye for 10 minutes per day until the stye disappears. Alternatively, see an ophthalmogist for a prescription drop. ...Read more
No: It does make sense to be wearing glasses full time prior to changing to contact lenses. Even if you wear contact lenses, it is important to have a backup pair of glasses to use just in case you develop an infection , or allergic problem that requires a break in your contact lens wear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When mature: Except in special cases when a contact lenses is needed for visual reasons in the very young, the basic rule for time to wear contacts is maturity. The child must be old enough to totally take care of the lense, insertion, removal, cleaning, keeping to schedule without the need for parental involvement. Typically this is about age 12 for girls and 14 for boys. ...Read more
Yes: There is no problem with doing this. ...Read more
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