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Cloudy Eye Lenses
Several possibilitie: If the vision is not changed and there is no pain or frank pus, then you might just have blepharitis - a dandruff like condition of the lids which can have the symptoms above. If the eye is red you might have conjunctivitis. See your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more
Possibly: I assume you mean intraocular lens implants. If the lenses have not been properly inserted, are multifocal, or if there is a residual refractive error, this may occur, although it is fairly uncommon. Another cause could be opacification of the membrane behind the implant, which can be cleared with the use of a laser. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There are procedures for farsighted eyes and for nearsighted eyes as well. See an ophthalmologist to discuss your options. ...Read more
Tear replacement: Most eye reddnening is from eye dryness which can be treated with over the counter lubricating or tear replacement drops. The drops that say 'gets the red out' are drying so avoid these unless you need an acute whitening for something like a picture. If you think your redness is chronic, see your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Dry Eye Syndrome: The vast majority of patients with this symptom have significant dry eye syndrome. You can try other otc drops like systane, optive, genteal, soothe etc, but likely you will find them inadequate as well. See an eye md for accurate diagnosis, and management, which may include the rx drop restasis, plugs in the draining tear ducts, oral supplements, increasing humidity in the environment etc. ...Read more
Mult reasons: Either: 1. They don't cover your eyes completely, or. 2. The refraction isn't completely around the edge (doubt). ...Read more
Color contacts: Do not buy color contacts without first having a contact lens fitting and a full dilated eye exam. All the rules that apply to contact lens wearers similarly apply to color contact lens wearers. Just because they are cosmetic for some people doesn't mean they should not be worn responsibly. Do not share color contacts with your friends. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly urgent: Decreased vision is always in need of evaluation. Though sometimes benign the association of seeing lines in your vision can indicate a posterior problem (vitreous and/or retina). One must be evaluated for a vitreous hemorrhage or retina tear/break/detachment. Please contact your provider as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Or worse...: Wearing contact lenses you got without a prescription puts you at risk for a very serious eye infection that could cause blindness. Contact lenses have to be fit to the eye based on the curvature of the cornea. The solution the contacts are bathed in also should be sterile, which may not be guaranteed in a non-prescription contact. ...Read more
Cosmesis: For most people, it is a matter of cosmetics. Some people do not like to wear glasses. For a few people, contacts provide better vision than glasses can. There are also some eye conditions where adequate vision can only be achieved with hard contacts. See your eye doctor for a more detailed discussion as it pertains to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Is the blur recent or gradually oncoming over a long time? Is it one eye or both? Are there any other symptoms: pain, nausea, light flashes, floaters? As you can notice there are many possiblities depending upon the answer to these questions, some can be improved with eyedrops. Check with your ophthalmologist to get the diagnosis. ...Read more
There was a stinging feeling when I put the contact lens in my eye, I removed them in about 45 min and my left eye vision got cloudy.
See your eye doctor: If you have eye drops (and you should if you are using contacts) then use the drops in your left eye to rinse out any mucous that may be there obstructing your vision. If your vision doesn't improve after rinsing your eye, then you should see a doctor as soon as possible to have your eye examined. ...Read more
My eye is red and has a white cloudy spot in the iris. contact lens out for 2 days but had to put them back in today. No pain just fuzzy spot looking ?
Is it safe to wear band aid contact lens when you are sleeping? My right eye (the scratched one) has a cloudy vision, is it normal?
Bandage contact: A bandage contact lens is used to help corneal abrasions heal and tp keep the patient more comfortable. If this has healed you no longer need the contact lens at night. Cloudy vision sometimes is caused by scarring or swelling of the. Corneal tissue, occasionally the contact lens clouds the vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends, but mostly: On factors such as cleanliness, duration and frequency of use. Infection and allergic conjunctivitis can occur and are more likely if the lenses aren't taken care of properly or are over worn. So, they can be bad for the eyes if an infection develops. Hard contact lenses can temporarily change the shape of the cornea. Best to see a good eye specialist. ...Read more
It doesn't: The eye color is determined by the pigmentation of the iris. The intraocular lens is placed behind the iris after removal of the cloudy lens (cataract). When you are looking at (or through) the lens, you are seeing the pupil of the eye, which appears dark. Some types of lens implants can cause some reflections or glistening appearance, but they do not change eye color. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dry Eye: It usually is not a good idea to self diagnosis. If you have dry eyes then that should be treated either with tears or punctual plugs or what your eye dr feels is best. He can measure the amount of dryness and treat accordingly. Contacts hard or soft are not really the problem and hard contacts can produce other issues. ...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
No: Ordinary contact lenses circulate over the cornea and do not reach the eyeball. However there are optometrists who can fit you with a custom lens (specially created) that can sometimes reach a larger circumference. These are extremely expensive and a contact lens that is very big (>18mm) may be very uncomfortable and may not cover the specific area all the time as all lenses must move. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer