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Doctor insights on: Contact Lenses Overuse

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Contact lens help! can't insert contact lens due to blinking!?

Contact lens help! can't insert contact lens due to blinking!?

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

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Can contact lenses correct astigmatism?

Can contact lenses correct astigmatism?

Mostly: Hard lenses can do this for most cases. Thee are a variety of soft toric lenses which also correct astigmatism. ...Read more

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Can wearing contact lens cause headaches?

Can wearing contact lens cause headaches?

Usually no: Eyes are rarely the cause of head aches. ...Read more

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Is wearing contact lens better or spectacles?

Is wearing contact lens better or spectacles?

Personal choice: There are a few refractive needs that contact lenses will correct better such as high myopia and keratoconus. But for most, the visual needs can be met with either device. So it is a personal choice about convenience and cosmetics for most. ...Read more

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Should wearing contact lenses make your eyes dry?

Should  wearing contact lenses make your eyes dry?

No: Contacts are supported on a tear film (they do not actually touch the eye) so if your tears are deficient, wearing the contacts may be uncomfortable but the contacts will not cause dryness. ...Read more

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How to get contact lens prescription without a contact lens fitting?

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

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Eye glasses & contact lenses. What's the difference?

Eye glasses & contact lenses. What's the difference?

Cosmesis: For most people, it is a matter of cosmetics. Some people do not like to wear glasses. For a few people, contacts provide better vision than glasses can. There are also some eye conditions where adequate vision can only be achieved with hard contacts. See your eye doctor for a more detailed discussion as it pertains to you. ...Read more

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Is wearing colored contact lenses bad for your eyes?

No: But you must be careful where you get them and the quality of the lenses. Most problems occur due to infection or expiration of the lenses. Also, some people's eyes may be more sensitive than others. If your eyes become red, take them out. ...Read more

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Yellow sclera when wearing contact lens?

Same: Th color of the sclera should not be affected by contact lens wear. If anything , the conjunctiva may be a little injected (red) with cl use.If you are only seeing a color change on the white of the eye next to the pigmented iris, you may be noticing a handling tint found on most contacts. ...Read more

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Could contact lenses cause ocular migraines?

Could contact lenses cause ocular migraines?

No: Ocular migraines are causing by changes in blood flow in the back of the brain. ...Read more

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Can a person with scleritis or uveitis wear contact lenses?

Possibly: Would depend on how well controlled, how frequently drops are needed, what the underlying cause is. I would not recommend contact lens wear when scleritis or uveitis is actively flaring. ...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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Disposable contact lenses good for anisometropia?

Disposable contact lenses good for anisometropia?

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