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Contact Lens (Definition)
A contact lens is a thin plastic or glass lens that is fitted over the colored part of the eye. It may be used for corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic purposes.
Try wearing them: Unless there substantial difference between the curvature and power of the two lenses trying on the lenses and wearing them either way may help you decide which one is more comfortable on which eye. It is doubtful that wearing the rght lens on the left eye or vice versa will result in any injury and the user can generally tell which configuration is more comfortable and provides optimal vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a special contact lens that I can wear at night to correct my vision in the morning without contacts?
Contact lenses: There is a special contact lens that re-shape the eye to a certain extent while you sleep. However, there are certain risks, such as a substantial risk of infection. Also, the results may vary quite a bit from person to person. Alternatives to contact lenses include glasses and refractive surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do not remove: Only your ophthalmologist should remove the bandage contact lens. It may be worn for a week if he/she instructs you to wear it that long, and you follow instructions regarding eye drops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contacts: You risk an infection such as a corneal ulcer. This may damage your vision permanently and cause you to go blind, or perhaps require a corneal transplant. Do not sleep in your contact lenses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You risk infection: Torn contacts have sharp edges that can scratch the eye. This can in turn allow bacteria from the contact or eye surface to get under the skin and cause a serious eye infection. Do not use a torn contact lens! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Each lens is designed to last a different amount of time. Some lenses are replaced daily, some two weeks, and some one month. A few lenses are replaced quarterly but these need to be enzyme cleaned weekly. The difference in lenses is how well they repel protein and other deposits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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