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Contact Lens Protein Build Up
For the solution renu for sensitive eyes , do we need a seperate enzymatic cleaner to remove protein from contact lenses? Or does is it included in it
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Are store brand contact lens solution harmful compared to the well known brands such as bausch and lomb.
Store brand: Store brand contact lens solutions are just not as good at removing debris and protein from the contact lenses. I have seen more people develope red eyes and contact lenses intolerance while using store brand solution. These solutions will not permanently damage you eyes but are just not as good as bran name solutions. I prefer a solution called revitalens. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Needs evaluation: Bandage lenses are inserted to minimize pain of ocular surface disease and help to promote healing. Generally they are checked in 1-3 days by the ophthalmologist who inserted the lens (you are seeing a real doctor, not an optometrist for eye disease?). You should not have this left in for a week. Return for a recheck. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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