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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more

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What is risk of wearing disposable contact lens a little longer than you should?

What is risk of wearing disposable contact lens a little longer than you should?

Contacts: You risk an infection such as a corneal ulcer. This may damage your vision permanently and cause you to go blind, or perhaps require a corneal transplant. Do not sleep in your contact lenses. ...Read more

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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Check kidney/renal function
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Monitor creatinine levels since high protein increases them
Weekly
Know this diet is best when practiced short term
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Balance diet with lots of greens, vegetables, & hydrate adequately
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How long does a contact lens generally last?

Depends: Each lens is designed to last a different amount of time. Some lenses are replaced daily, some two weeks, and some one month. A few lenses are replaced quarterly but these need to be enzyme cleaned weekly. The difference in lenses is how well they repel protein and other deposits. ...Read more

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How can I improve my contact lens comfort?

Depends : On the cause. It could be related to the fit, the lens material, the solutions, protein buildup, or even dry eye or allergy. Best to see an ophthalmologist to help get to the bottom of it. This is the reason that many patients opt for refractive surgery (lasik) if it cannot be resolved satisfactorily. ...Read more

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Are store brand contact lens solution harmful compared to the well known brands such as bausch and lomb.

No: Many store brand solutions are made in the same factory as the name brands and are re-labelled with the store name. I have many patients using these products. Just be sure it is an all-in-one solution; that is, it cleans, disinfects and stores the contacts. ...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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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Choose only very lean meats when shopping
Weekly
Count grams of protein consumed
Daily
Eat half of your protein from plant sources
Daily
Eat three egg whites
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What is the reason for my eye redness when I wear my contact lens too late at night?

What is the reason for my eye redness when I wear my contact lens too late at night?

Many possibilities: Poor fit, dryness, irritation from preservatives in your cleaning solution, buildup of protein deposits on the lens itself are all common possibilities. Although some contacts are approved for long-term/overnight wear, i believe the healthiest options are to never wear overnight, and consider daily disposable lenses (so that you are always putting in a clean, fresh, preserve.-free lens each day). ...Read more

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Contact Lens (Definition)

A contact lens is a thin plastic or glass lens that is fitted over the colored part of the eye. It may be used for corrective, ...Read more

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