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Contact Lens Solution Hand Luggage
Patience, Spread em': Make sure your hands are clean and dry. Use your thumb and forefinger on your opposite hand to hold your eye lids open. Place the lens on the end of your forefinger, like a cup, with a drop of wetting solution. Spreading your eyelids with the one hand, in one move bring the cupped lens to your eye and just barely tap /touch the lens to your eye. Drop sinside should grab the eye and connect. ...Read more
Is it safe to soak my contact lens using a contact lens lubricant instead of a contact lens solution?
Hand sanitizer: Yes, you can use hand saitizer before putting in contact lenses ...Read more
My eye doctor told me to wash my gas permeable rigid contact lenses with tap water. Is that sanitary?
Carefully: It can be difficult to insert contact lenses when the opening between the lids, or the eyeball itself, is smaller than average. Contact lenses do come in differing diameters, and a smaller one may be a bit easier. Usually your eye doctor will have an individual who is experienced at teaching the use of contacts in the office, and they can offer advice about technique of insertion and removal. ...Read more
Not recommended: I would not recommend this. Your eyes are so precious, why would you want to take a chance on them? Make sure you get the right kind for your eyes. Make sure there is nothing wrong with them too. Save up a little more and get them fitted the right way. Your eyes are worth it! ...Read more
Possible: Can scratch, cause warpage, infection. But very uncommon. ...Read more
Not easily: Scratches in polycarbonate lenses involve the removal of plastic in the scratch. To smooth it out you would need to grind this away which would alter the power of the lense and might induce some distortion. Check with an optical shop to see if some correction is possible or replacement is needed. ...Read more
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
Yes: Yes, it is possible but you should not need them. It is rare to need rgp after lasik. If you are having vision problems needing a rgp, you should see a cornea specialist for a complete evaluation and to consider treatment to stabilize and/or fix the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Actually any contact lens is good for anisometropia. This term means that there is a significant difference in the prescription of the eyes which can make it difficult for the brain to fuse the images from the two eyes into one. The contact lenses allow the eyes to see images which are more alike in size which makes it easier to fuse the images. ...Read more
Can be either: Try changing both.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not necessarily: Thimerasol is preservative used in some contact lens solutions. It can actually cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. There are also many other effective solutions available without thimerasol. Really any commercially available solution should be effective. The best advice is proper eye and contact lens care. Clean and replace contacts as directed. ...Read more
Placing Contact lens: The problem would be getting the contact lenses on the eye. It can be a challenge with narrow eyes or small eye lids. The smaller the contact lens may make this easier. Soft contacts all have a big diameter, rigid gas perm contacts are smaller and may be easier to put in. Check with the doctor that prescribes contacts for you. ...Read more
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