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Can you wear contacts when your eyes are red?

Can you wear contacts when your eyes are red?

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 more

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I've been wearing contacts for 3 years, and since i can remember my eyes always get red when i wear them. what can i do to stop the redness?

I've been wearing contacts for 3 years, and since i can remember my eyes always get red when i wear them. what can i do to stop the redness?

Change brands: Different brands work better for dry/sensitive eyes. Check back in with your optometrist and see which brands you find most comfortable. Switch to Dailies instead of extended wear lenses. Use artificial tears while wearing the lenses, don't use OTC redness relievers. Shorten wear duration, don't sleep, shower, or swim in them. Good luck. ...Read more

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Small white dot on the brown part of my eye, I wear contacts, tearing, feeling of something there, no alergeries, redness, nonsmoker, no history, help?

Small white dot on the brown part of my eye, I wear contacts, tearing, feeling of something there, no alergeries, redness, nonsmoker, no history, help?

Corneal ulcer: The spot is probably on the cornea, the crystal over the brown iris. As you wear contacts and feel something, it most likely is an ulcer. If it is near the edge it is probably not serious but does require treatment to prevent it from getting serious. If it is near the center, it is serious and could affect your vision. Leave your contact out and see an ophthalmologist ASAP. ...Read more

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I wear contacts and no matter what I do, my eyes still turn out red?

I wear contacts and no matter what I do, my eyes still turn out red?

Contacts: Possibly do to intolerance to contacts, of possibly just dry eyes. May also be due to fit of contacts. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my eyes become extremely red and tired when i wear contacts?

Why might it be that my eyes become extremely red and tired when i wear contacts?

Many possible causes: This needs to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. Don't wear your contacts until you have had this taken care of. ...Read more

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My eyes get very red from wearing contacts, what can I do to prevent this so I can still wear them?

My eyes get very red from wearing contacts, what can I do to prevent this so I can still wear them?

Red eye: Contacts deprive the eye of oxygen. Things you can do to prevent red eye include limiting the number of hours per day you wear contacts, trying another type of contact with greater oxygen content, avoiding sleeping in contacts, using artificial tears such as theratears to keep the eyes moist, taking one day off per week to wear glasses only, don't rub your eyes. ...Read more

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I've been wearing contacts for over a year now. But recently, my eyes get red whenever I wear them (red ring around both iris) please help! ?

I've been wearing contacts for over a year now.  But recently, my eyes get red whenever I wear them (red ring around both iris) please help! ?

Keep them out,: use artificial tears a few times a day in both eyes; put cool compresses on the eyes; keep the contacts out of your eyes for about two weeks; are the contacts clean, are they one day use, or long-term use type? if the problem persists, see the eye specialist that prescribed the contacts for you. ...Read more

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Im on hrt, and everytime wear my contacts my eyes get very red. What causes this?

Im on hrt, and everytime wear my contacts my eyes get very red. What causes this?

Contacts: You need either a new cleaning solution or a new brand of contacts, you may have developed a sensitivity to some of the chemicals in them, it is pretty common and is not related to hrt. Talk to your optometrist. ...Read more

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When i take my HRT pill..I can't wear my contacts it causes my eyes to get red. What causes this reaction?

When i take my HRT pill..I can't wear my contacts it causes my eyes to get red. What causes this reaction?

Hard to say: Hormones can cause some water retention edema. This could cause some eye strain and therefore redness. You could have a virus and it is coincidence that it turns red when on the hrt. See your opthamologist for a thorough exam for a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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Im on HRT and i wear contacts....I never had a problem with contacts until i started taking hrt. My eyes get bloodshot red everytime i wear them.

Im on HRT and i wear contacts....I never had a problem with contacts until i started taking hrt. My eyes get bloodshot red everytime i wear them.

Dry eye: The tear glands of the eye are modulated by androgens, i.e. Male hormones. Hormone replacement therapy (estrogen) suppresses the natural estrogen production and the small amount converted to androgens. Then the eyes get drier. Artificial tears are recommended. Discontinuation of the hrt or contact lenses may be needed. Glasses will reduce evaporative dryness too. ...Read more