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Doctor insights on: Contact Lenses Problems Focusing

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Contact lenses trouble focusing on computer screen, what to do?

Contact lenses trouble focusing on computer screen, what to do?

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

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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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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?

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

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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?

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

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Does anyone else have problems with contact lens and double vision?

Does anyone else have problems with contact lens and double vision?

Yes: Binocular eye alignment issues are not corrected with contacts, also with underlying convergence insufficiency, contacts can make it harder to converge. Uncorrected astigmatism can lead to "double vision". ...Read more

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What to do if I have problem with contact lenses/allergic to solution?

What to do if I have problem with contact lenses/allergic to solution?

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

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Who should I see if I have a problem with contact lenses/allergic to solution?

Who should I see if I have a problem with contact lenses/allergic to solution?

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

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Can you dilate or shrink your pupils without any problems even while wearing contact lens?

Can you dilate or shrink your pupils without any problems even while wearing contact lens?

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

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I was wondering what are some potential problems of wearing monthly contact lenses longer than 1 mo?

Increased risk: Of infections and inflammatory conditions such as keratitis and giant-papillary conjunctivitis. Patients who over-wear and get these often very sorry they had to suffer these problems. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the problems that arise from wearing contact lens?

I was wondering what are the problems that arise from wearing contact lens?

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

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First time with contact lenses -- having problems putting them in?

First time with contact lenses -- having problems putting them in?

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

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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

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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?

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

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Common problems for a first-time contact lens wearer?

Common problems for a first-time contact lens wearer?

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

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What are some potential problems for a first-time contact lens wearer?

Most: Of the problems involve getting used to inserting and removing the lenses. These go away with practice. ...Read more

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Are contact lenses or glasses better for correcting vision problems?

Are contact lenses or glasses better for correcting vision problems?

Refraction: Either contact lenses or eyeglasses can correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism. If there is another eye problem such as dry eyes, ocular inflammation, or infection, glasses may be the better choice. ...Read more

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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

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Could contact lens give you eye problem?

Yes: There are a large number of problems that can be caused by contact lenses. This is why their use must be monitored by a professional. ...Read more

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I am having problems wearing my contact lenses due to giant papillary conjunctivitis. What are ways to alleviate this condition?

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

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My right eye become reddish often when I wore contact lens. How to overcome this problem? ?

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

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Is it safe for someone with an eye problem to wear nonprescription contact lenses?

Is it safe for someone with an eye problem to wear nonprescription contact lenses?

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

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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

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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

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How safe are contact lenses?

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

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Are all contact lenses not shaped the same?

No: Their are 2 key parameters that can vary. The base curve (bc) which is how steep or flat the curvature of the lens is and the diameter (dia). ...Read more

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What sort of disease is needing contact lenses?

What sort of disease is needing contact lenses?

Refractive error: Contact lenses aid the eye in focusing light sharply onto the retina. This allows images to be projected onto the retina clearly, which allows us to see clearly. ...Read more

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What occurs if I slept with my contact lenses on?

What occurs if I slept with my contact lenses on?

Not a good idea: You are at 40 times greater risk of serious corneal ulcer. Patient can get corneal barasion, feels like sand in the eye. Corneal ulcer usually feels the same but with more pain. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way to put on contact lenses?

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

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What is the easiest way to remove contact lenses?

You need a lesson: When people first get contact lenses they should be instructed on their proper use, which includes how to put them in and take them out. Make sure you get this instruction. ...Read more

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What risks are associated wearing contact lenses?

What risks are associated wearing contact lenses?

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

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My contact lenses are -6.00, what is my vision 20/?

My contact lenses are -6.00, what is my vision 20/?

Unknown: There is not a direct correlation between prescription and uncorrected vision but it is probably around 20/400. We almost always use corrected vision which in your case may be 20/20. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of using contact lenses?

What are the pros and cons of using contact lenses?

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

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What happens if I get contact lenses if I don't need them?

Huh?: Explain why you would possibly want to put lenses in your eyes when you don't need them. ...Read more