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Doctor insights on: Contact Lenses For Older Adults

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How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime i put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime i put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

This : This could be a fit issue where debris is being trapped. It could also be the gpc as previously mentioned. I also see similar issues with severe lid inflammation and contact lens use - make sure you are cleaning your eyelids very well each day. I also feel patients that use make-up around the eyes need to be careful with contact lens use. It is amazing the amount of make-up that makes its way into the tear film. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use old contact lenses?

Is it bad to use old contact lenses?

Yes: Wearing contacts already leads to an increased risk for eye infections, some of which are very serious and potentially sight-threatening. It is not worth the risk of wearing old contacts. ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear a 1.5 year old contact lens?

Is it ok to wear a 1.5 year old contact lens?

Depends: If it is in the original packaging and is unexpired, it is okay. Otherwise throw it away. Why would you risk your eye? ...Read more

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How old does a child need to be to wear contact lenses?

How old does a child need to be to wear contact lenses?

It all depends...: There is no defined age at which a child is allowed to start wearing contact lenses. Several factors come into play: is there a medical need, say in a young child who had cataract surgery; a child with a very high prescription in one eye that cannot handle glasses; or a mature individual who can strictly follow contact lens wear and care guidelines? If you feel he/she is ready, they probably are. ...Read more

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Is it possible to use old unused and unopened contact lenses?

Is it possible to use old unused and unopened contact lenses?

Contact lenses: I would not recommend using old unused contact lenses. They could be outdated & possible no longer the proper lens power for your eyes. ...Read more

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What is the best operation to correct sight? I am 26 years old, contact lens -9.0 power right and left.

What is the best operation to correct sight? I am 26 years old, contact lens -9.0 power right and left.

Depends: The answer depends on various other physical attributes of your eyes as well as your medical history. You need to consult with a refractive surgery specialist to determine which procedure is best for you. There are several good options available. ...Read more

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Can I use old contact lens? I mean ones that have past their expiration date?

Expired contacts: Do not use contact lenses that have expired. They sit in a solution that has a shelf life. Doing so puts you at risk for problems including infection that can lead to severe vision loss (blindness) or even loss of eye. ...Read more

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Is it good for a 14 year old to wear contact lenses?

Depends: Contact lens wear requires regular discipline. If the 14 year old is mature enough to handle the care entirely by him or herself, then go for it. It is not dangerous with the correct care. ...Read more

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