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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read 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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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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How can I improve my contact lens comfort?

Depends : On the cause. It could be related to the fit, the lens material, the solutions, protein buildup, or even dry eye or allergy. Best to see an ophthalmologist to help get to the bottom of it. This is the reason that many patients opt for refractive surgery (lasik) if it cannot be resolved satisfactorily. ...Read more

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Are store brand contact lens solution harmful compared to the well known brands such as bausch and lomb.

No: Many store brand solutions are made in the same factory as the name brands and are re-labelled with the store name. I have many patients using these products. Just be sure it is an all-in-one solution; that is, it cleans, disinfects and stores the contacts. ...Read more

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Eye irritation after inserting contact lens. Stop or keep wearing?

Eye irritation after inserting contact lens. Stop or keep wearing?

Clean or overused?: You should probably rest your eyes from wearing the lenses for a week and try them again. You may have a scratch there. Make sure you are cleaning them and using a protein remover wash? Also don't over use them if they are disposable. You may have to change to a different style or brand. ...Read more

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What is the reason for my eye redness when I wear my contact lens too late at night?

What is the reason for my eye redness when I wear my contact lens too late at night?

Many possibilities: Poor fit, dryness, irritation from preservatives in your cleaning solution, buildup of protein deposits on the lens itself are all common possibilities. Although some contacts are approved for long-term/overnight wear, i believe the healthiest options are to never wear overnight, and consider daily disposable lenses (so that you are always putting in a clean, fresh, preserve.-free lens each day). ...Read more

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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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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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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, ...Read more


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