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Doctor insights on: Contact Lenses Stinging Eyes

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I put in my contact lenses and my eyes reacted almost immediately and started stinging and streaming. After flushing and applying cold compress to my?

I put in my contact lenses and my eyes reacted almost immediately and started stinging and streaming. After flushing and applying cold compress to my?

Contaminated lens: It sounds as if there is some contaminant in the solutions into which your contact lens was placed after removing them previously. Take the lenses out - consider discarding them - and clean the case thoroughly with soap and water, a rinse with rubbing alcohol, another water rinse and let the cases dry before using them. ...Read more

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There was a stinging feeling when I put the contact lens in my eye, I removed them in about 45 min and my left eye vision got cloudy.

There was a stinging feeling when I put the contact lens in my eye, I removed them in about 45 min and my left eye vision got cloudy.

See your eye doctor: If you have eye drops (and you should if you are using contacts) then use the drops in your left eye to rinse out any mucous that may be there obstructing your vision. If your vision doesn't improve after rinsing your eye, then you should see a doctor as soon as possible to have your eye examined. ...Read more

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Why did my left eye start to sting when I inserted my soft contact lens?

Why did my left eye start to sting when I inserted my soft contact lens?

Contact lens: Intolerance may be caused by an issue with your eye, the solutions you use, or the contact lens itself. If your eye doesn't bother you when the lens isn't in place, then it's probably due to the lens or the solution. Try a new contact lens to see if this helps. If not, then you should see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Are contact lenses bad for eyes?

Are contact lenses bad for eyes?

Depends, but mostly: On factors such as cleanliness, duration and frequency of use. Infection and allergic conjunctivitis can occur and are more likely if the lenses aren't taken care of properly or are over worn. So, they can be bad for the eyes if an infection develops. Hard contact lenses can temporarily change the shape of the cornea. Best to see a good eye specialist. ...Read more

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Contact lenses moves in my eyes, why is this?

Contact lenses moves in my eyes, why is this?

2 possibilities: Some movement of contact lenses is normal and desirable. Too much movement causes blurred vision and discomfort. Your eye doctor can evaluate whether the amount of movement is okay or if you need a different contact lens. ...Read more

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What is the best contact lens for dry eyes?

What is the best contact lens for dry eyes?

There isn't one: Don't think there is one. Some may be worse than others but acuvue oasys and coopervision biofinity are pretty good. A good fit is crucial though and depends on the curvature of the lens. These vary from lens to lens. I suppose the best one would technically be a scleral lens which is a hard lens. They also have the dual purpose of lubricatong the eye. Most people aren't that dry though. ...Read more

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Are colored contact lenses bad for your eyes?

Are colored contact lenses bad for your eyes?

NO: They are not bad for your eyes as long as they are fit properly and cared for properly. ...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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Can you wear contact lenses even when your eyes are tired?

Sparingly: You can wear contacts when your eyes are tired but you should give them a break and time to "breathe" by using your glasses, instead. Your eyes need exposure to oxygen, too, and regularly removing your contacts and cleaning them well will help keep your eyes healthy. ...Read more

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Contact lenses: if I wear them for too long will they damage my eyes?

Yes: Yes overuse can lead to contact lens overwear (irritation, redness, etc), as well as increased risk for corneal infections (which can permanently cause vision loss), decreased oxygenation (corneal pannus), and the lenses can tear after used beyond what they are supposed to be used. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my eyes to be bloodshot when wearing contact lenses?

Is it normal for my eyes to be bloodshot when wearing contact lenses?

No: Bloodshot eyes are a sign of irritation. You may be experiencing dry eyes, allergies to the contact lenses, contact lens intolerance or even infection. Stop wearing the lenses immediately, and see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Does using contact lenses instead of glasses they can be bad for my eyes?

Contact lenses: Are almost always very safe and effective in correcting your refractive error. Rarely, especially if you overuse your contacts, they can cause eye irritation or infection. However, the vast majority of patients do very well with contact lenses. ...Read more

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Should I be worried that my eyes gets red after taking out contact lenses?

Should I be worried that my eyes gets red after taking out contact lenses?

Maybe: This can be a sign that the contact lens is too tight or not allowing enough oxygen through. See your eye doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the signs that my eyes are irritated from wearing contact lenses?

What are the signs that my eyes are irritated from wearing contact lenses?

Redness/ pain: Contacts commonly cause eye irritation, especially if worn for too long or if you sleep in them. Redness, blurred vision, pain, and overall irritation are common symptoms. The longer you wear your contacts, the worse it will get. It should feel better the longer your contacts are out. If your symptoms do not go away with the contacts out see your eye md as this may be a more serious problem. ...Read more

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Can I use contact lens solution instead of those costly drops for dry eyes?

Not recommended: Contact lens solution is not formulated for this purpose. If you want to decrease costs, buy the generic lubricant eye drops. ...Read more

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Any ideas why my eyes get a little veiny as soon as I put my contact lenses?

Any ideas why my eyes get a little veiny as soon as I put my contact lenses?

Eye blood vessels: Often get dilated when any type of stimulus is applied to your eyes. If you aren't experiencing any other symptoms, then there is nothing to worry about. Try to avoid using "get the red out" drops to help this. ...Read more

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My eyes are getting smaller. What is the reason? I am wearing contact lenses.

My eyes are getting smaller. What is the reason? I am wearing contact lenses.

Contact lenses: Your eyes just appear smaller because the eyelids are less open. Try using frequent artificial tears and giving yourself a short break from contact lens wear. ...Read more

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Does wearing contact lenses make your eyes weaker as in comparison to glasses?

Does wearing contact lenses make your eyes weaker as in comparison to glasses?

No: No but your contact lens powers will often be different from your glasses prescription just due to the optics of the lens being closer to your eye. ...Read more

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How do contact lenses affect eyes? Is there any disadvantage in the long run?

How do contact lenses affect eyes? Is there any disadvantage in the long run?

Mostly not: Worn correctly with sensible precautions, contact lens can be very safe aside from the obvious convenience and potential to correct vision. People who get into trouble are those who fail to follow the instructions and do things like overwear, leaving them in when the eye gets painful or red and not renewing them properly. ...Read more

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When wearing contact lenses, does it feel uncomfortable and do they make your eyes dry?

For some people, yes: Contact lenses for most people are very comfortable, but for some they are not. They will not cause dry eye, but if you have dry eye, you may find contacts to be uncomfortable and irritating. ...Read more

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Can wearing colored contact lenses bad for your eyes if you only wear them for one day?

Need fitting: Like for halloween perhaps? It is generally safe to use contact lenses but even if you only use them for one day you should have an eye exam and fitting for lenses. This is so an appropriate curvature can be selected, and to be sure you know how to insert and remove the lens. I have seen people develop a corneal ulcer with less than one day of use, so there is always some risk. ...Read more

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What if I wear two different colour opaque contact lenses, will any harm come to my eyes?

What if I wear two different colour opaque contact lenses, will any harm come to my eyes?

Not necessarily: Herpes will not be cured with antibiotic given for uti, gonorrhea may be cured if given Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for example, but certain strain of gonorrhea are becoming resistant to cipro, (ciprofloxacin) it also can help with chancroid. ...Read more