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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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How safe are contact lenses?

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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Where can I get contact lenses?

Where can I get contact lenses?

See an eye doctor!: Contact lenses must be fitted properly! they need to be prescribed by an eye doctor, trialled for proper fit, then prescribed/dispensed. Contact lenses can be very dangerous otherwise, leading to infections and loss of sight or even the eye. See an eye doctor for proper fitting! ...Read more

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How much will contact lenses cost?

Depends : It depends on the type of contact lenses, your prescription, and your source. Contacts tend to cost more if there ard special requirements, such as astigmatism or bifocal correction or if there are medical conditions making the contact lens fitting challenging such as keratoconus. Ask your eye doctor for a better idea based on your specific needs. ...Read more

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If bbq heat can melt contact lens?

I suppose: But getting close enough to the grill and for long enough to melt your contacts is going to do bad things to your corneas even if your contacts are not on. ...Read more

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How can I take off contact lenses ?

How can I take off contact lenses ?

Ask your eye doctor: You should be very comfortable putting contacts into your eyes and taking them out. If you are not, then get some more lessons from your eye care practitioner. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use old contact lenses?

Yes: Wearing contacts already leads to an increased risk for eye infections, some of which are very serious and potentially sight-threatening. It is not worth the risk of wearing old contacts. ...Read more

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Best method to put on contact lenses?

Best method to put on contact lenses?

No best method: There are several variations, but you need to get the contact upright on your finger, get your eyelids out of the way, and gently place the entire contact to your cornea. Then gently release each lid and slowly blink. Practice is the key to success in getting contacts in and out. ...Read more

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How to make contact lenses comfortable?

Contact lens issue: The most common cause of contact lens intolerance is dry eye. See an eye doctor to evaluate the cause. If dry eye is present, you can try artificial tears, fish oil supplements, and warm eyelid compresses. If no improvement, punctal plugs, Restasis and/or low dose topical steroid may ge considered. ...Read more

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Do i need to get contact lenses fitted?

Yes: Contacts need both a magnification and a measurement so that it fits on your eyeball. ...Read more

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How do I safely put in my contact lenses

How do I safely put in my contact lenses

Lens hygiene: As in removing the lens, always make sure your hands and fingernails are thoroughly cleaned and avoid introducing the nail into the corneal surface. Place the lens on the fingerpad of your forefinger in the correct orientation (lens edge up and curvature smooth) and with your fourth finger, lower your lower eyelid. Then gently place the lens onto the corneal surface. Do this in front of a mirror first if inexperienced. Close eyelids and roll eyes so lens hugs surface snugly. ...Read more

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Is it bad to always wear contact lenses?

Is it bad to always wear contact lenses?

Depends: This depends on what you mean by always. If you mean everyday, then it is ok as long as you handle the lenses properly. This means you clean then as directed, use quality solution, and change them as recommended. If you mean you sleep in them everyday and never take them off then they are more likely to cause problems. People who sleep in lenses have higher risk of a sight threatening infection. ...Read more

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Can wearing contact lens cause headaches?

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

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Contact lens diameter importance for you?

Contact lens diameter importance for you?

Contact lense fittin: Teh daimeter is very imprtant for the lenses ot fit well over the cornea, if not proper they will slip all over. ...Read more

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What does a contact lens diameter measure?

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Diameter: The distance from one edge of the lens to the other. Soft lenses are larger in diameter than hard lenses. ...Read more

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Contact lens stinging feeling, what to do?

Contact lens stinging feeling, what to do?

Take them out!: If you get pain or redness with your contacts, do not wear them. Try again in 24 hours. If you still have symptoms, see your eye doctor. ...Read more