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Contact Lenses Problems Focusing
Age related: You may be starting to enter the focusing of middle age termed presbyopia in which things intermediate and near start to become less clear. It is possible the contacts you are wearing are overcorrected which will accelerate this issue. Have your lens power checked and you can also discuss with the ophthalmologist a thing called monovision which can help. ...Read more
Visual Disturbance: Talk to your specialist about this. Further testing may be necessary. ...Read more
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
Do contact lenses and glasses work the same way? Do they both work to focus the light onto the retinabesides the prescription do they do the same job?
Yes: The essential purpose of refraction is to produce a clear, focused image on the retinal surface so that your vision sees things clearly. Glasses, contact lenses, lasik are a variety of treatment options that can be used to correct the refractive error of an eye. They all achieve excellent visual results, albeit, they differ in their methodology. ...Read more
Wearing contact lenses over 20 yrs. Suddenly right eye started blurring and lost focus last week. Changed to new lenses but same. Should I see a doc?
Ophthalmology: See Ophthalmology immediately if you had blurry vision or ocular pain. If it is persistent I would choose the ER for any loss of focus. Possibly not contact lens related and important to have full history and exam and dilated eye exam in this situation. Contacts out glasses in until then. Stay calm and see Ophthalmology. ...Read more
Contacts: Probably yes but please contact your eye doctor for certainty. ...Read more
Solution?: If your problem is with the solution, then one must suspect the preservative used in it as the likely culprit. Single-use eye drops usually do not contain preservative and thus may be an option for you ...Read more
Cantact: Contact a few allergists in your area to see if they can help you find out. A component of the solution can cuase allergies. ...Read more
Yes & no - see below: Pupil constriction and dilation in response to different levels of lightis unaffected by contact lenses. However, if pupils being pharmacologically altered for eye exam or prior to eye surgery, then conact lenses should always be removed prior to instillation of of eye medications. ...Read more
Very few: When used correctly, contact lenses are a great way to correct your vision, with little risk of a problem. When not used correctly, they can lead to infection or inflammation. Your eye doctor will supervise your use of contact lenses. Follow his/her directions closely and you will do well with them. ...Read more
Contact lens insert: Contact lens insertion and removal takes some practice. I found a very useful youtube clip that I approve that illustrates the proper technique. Good luck. Http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=7gsltorsfcu&sns=em. ...Read more
Stop wearing: Them and schedule an appointment with your eye doctor. ...Read more
I suffer with stress and anxiety problems and I also wear contact lenses if that could make a difference?
Not really: Contact does not effect your mood, but it helps you to see and correct your vision. However, if you take medication for anxiety or depression then some of these medications may make the eyes dryer. Contact lens can cause dry eyes and if you add additional drying agent ie mood meds the dry eye may get worse. ...Read more
Will there be any problem if I put my contact lenses in the lens case without the solution? Is it okay to clean the lens case with boil water?
Yes & yes: A contact lens is made of materials that require water to remain useable/wearable. Check out http://www. Eyehealthweb. Com/what-contact-lenses-are-made-of/. Regarding your case, sterile solution or just plain hot tap water should be fine (depending upon reference). Let air dry. Check out more info at http://www. Webmd. Com/eye-health/caring-contact-lens & http://goo. Gl/awrXoB (via Huffington Post). ...Read more
Rubbing, troubles: Inserting. Wearing contact too long. Do what tap your eye care doctor instructed you to do and you will be fine. ...Read more
Most: Of the problems involve getting used to inserting and removing the lenses. These go away with practice. ...Read more
I switched my contact lens solution from bio true to opti free and now my eyes are really red. Have I created a problem? I will switch back.
Nope: You answered your own question. Very common to have allergic reactions to new contact lens products. Go back to the old solution or else switch to a daily disposable lens that requires no solutions, which is kind of nice. ...Read more
I am having problems wearing my contact lenses due to giant papillary conjunctivitis. What are ways to alleviate this condition?
Drops, change lenses:
1. In the acute phase, taking a break from the lenses and using drops to relieve the inflammation can be very helpful. Some otc drops work, but we can get quicker improvement with prescription drops.
2. If the problem keeps happening, then I find changing to a more modern contact lens is very effective at preventing the problem.
- joseph fishkin, md - your local, northern nj, ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Contact lenses: Could be the type of contact lens and fit. Wearing schedule is also a factor, the longer worn the more dry they become. You need to get a thorough exam to accurately diagnosis the problem. ...Read more
Yes but why?: I assume you are talking about cosmetic lenses to change the eye color or appearance. These do come in plano which has no correction. But it depends upon your eye problem. If you are being actively treated for an eye problem, best to consult with your treating ophthalmologist to see if wearing any type of contact could be safe. ...Read more
Could wearing colored contact lenses every day for about 8 hours a day cause eye health problems as years go by? Or is it safe? Thank you.
Generally safe: If more modern lenses and if not fit too tight 8 hours should be ok, but yearly exam needed to. Make sure you don't develop neovascular vessels which would indicate a problem. ...Read more
My 9 year is 20/300 in right eye and 20/20 in left. Will contact lenses help with reading problems? My 9 year is 20/300 in right eye and 20/20 in left. About 3 years age is when I first found out that he was almost blind in his right eye the optic said th
Got shampoo in my eye and took the contact lens out. Put it in solution and back in my eye. Two days later, my eye is red and feels bruised. Problem?
C.L.O.W.S.: Contact lens over-wear syndrome is the generic term for a number of conditions, including sterile limbal infiltrates, limbus neovascularization and even upper lid problems such as giant papillary conjunctivitis. Take out your contacts, wear glasses instead, and see your eye doctor for an urgent care evaluation. Decrease your wearing time and/or switch to rigid gas permeable lenses. ...Read more
Quite: Contact lenses have been tested over the years with millions of users. Trouble is almost always due to the user: overwear, ignoring red eyes or pain, extending the schedule of use beyond the recommendations of your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Patience: The trick is to not blink to fast and this requires will power to overcome this normal reflex. The lens is properly wetted, put on the forefinger and either placed directly on the opened eye or slid under the upper lid. Then you have to hold the eye open for 1-2 seconds while the lens spontaneously centers itself. Ask for help from a friend who is expert on this already. ...Read more
A few: Contact lens wear is very low risk if the basic rules of wearing them are followed. The risks are infection, irritation, and allergy to the eye surface from cleaning chemicals. Always follow the instructions given by your ophthalmologist and you should have little to fear. ...Read more
Both: Main risk with contact lens wear is an eye infection / cornea ulcer, however it can also cause irritation, dryness, allergic reactions, etc. Advantages of contacts = cosmetic, avoiding glasses problems or distortions at high powers, and depending on astigmatism, vision with contacts may even be better than what can be corrected with glasses. ...Read more
Huh?: Explain why you would possibly want to put lenses in your eyes when you don't need them. ...Read more
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