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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.

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How can I tell the difference between a pair of clear contact lens?

How can I tell the difference between a pair of clear contact lens?

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 more

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Is there a special contact lens that I can wear at night to correct my vision in the morning without contacts?

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 more

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Allergies (Tip)

Allergies

Coat nickel containing jewelry with clear lacquer to prevent contact dermatitis rash. ...See more

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How to remove bandage contact lens? Is it ok to wear it for a week?

How to remove bandage contact lens? Is it ok to wear it for a week?

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 more

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Treating Poison Ivy & Poison Oak

The rash is caused by a resin in the plant getting on your skin and causing a contact dermatitis. ...See more

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What is risk of wearing disposable contact lens a little longer than you should?

What is risk of wearing disposable contact lens a little longer than you should?

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 more

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What happens if I use a ripped contact lens?

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 more

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Talk with your partner with eye contact and always be honest. ...See more

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How long does a contact lens generally last?

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 more

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