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Doctor insights on: Contacts Cause Decrease Eye Strength

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Dr. Richard Carlin Dr. Carlin
Ophthalmology
46 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Contacts are different strengths in each eye; how can I tell if I switched them?

Contacts are different strengths in each eye; how can I tell if I switched them?

Try them in each eye: When they are in the right eyes, both eyes should see well. If not, one or both eyes will be blurry. ...Read more

Dr. Yale Kanter Dr. Kanter
Ophthalmology
57 years in practice
Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Alan Jackson Dr. Jackson
Addiction Medicine
26 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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My contacts don't cause my eyes to hurt but they still turn red. Why is this happening?

My contacts don't cause my eyes to hurt but they still turn red. Why is this happening?

Dry eye: Contact do cause the tear film to not lubricate the eye as well as usual. There are contacts that can help with dryness. Use artificial tear drops. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Bradley Dr. Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
14 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Can changing from glasses to contacts cause bags or dark circles to form under the eyes?

Can changing from glasses to contacts cause bags or dark circles to form under the eyes?

Contacts: If the contacts are causing irritation in the eyes, it may induce some swelling in the eyelids which may look like bags or dark circles under the eyes. You may be noticing the bags and dark circles that are blocked by your glasses frames previously as well. Try cool compresses, artificial tears, allergy meds, and makeup concealers. Something dermal filler and/or laser skin treatments can help. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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How come contacts cause eye dryness?

Not actually: Contacts float on a layer of tears. If the tear layer is deficient the contacts may bother the eye because the layer is too thin. So contacts can be a warning of low tear flow but do not actually cause the drop in tear flow. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Brant Dr. Brant
Family Medicine
22 years in practice
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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Can wearing contacts when you don't need them cause eye damage?

Can wearing contacts when you don't need them cause eye damage?

Depends: I am guessing that you want to wear them for cosmetic reasons only - i.e. Those halloween type lenses that make the eyes look weird or that you want to change your eye color. If lenses of these types are properly fitted and taken care of with the usual careful handling, changing and cleaning, then they pose no more risk than lenses worn for optical purposes. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman Dr. Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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Does excess masturbating cause eye illnesses and decrease weight?

Does excess masturbating cause eye illnesses and decrease weight?

No but: You may using masturbation to help your anxiety or mood problem. I would see someone about that and it may help to decrease the frequency if its a problem. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Bradley Dr. Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
14 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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When taking out eye contacts, what could cause someone to black out?

When taking out eye contacts, what could cause someone to black out?

Vagal reaction: The most common cause of this is due to a vagal reaction related to manipulation of the eye. Vagal reactions cause the heart rate and blood pressure to drop and can cause people to blackout. To be sure if anything else is going on, you should go see your regular doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Idan Sharon Dr. Sharon
Neurology
24 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
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Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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What could cause my eyes to turn red after only 2 hours of wearing contacts?

What could cause my eyes to turn red after only 2 hours of wearing contacts?

Many possible reason: There are many reasons. Some are contacts not fitting your eyes properly, allergic reaction, reaction to environmental irritants, giant papillary conjunctivitis. Your eye doctor can help you with this. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Chang Dr. Chang
Ophthalmology
years in practice
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Eyes get red around the perimeter of pupils when contacts are worn? What causes this and how treated

Eyes get red around the perimeter of pupils when contacts are worn? What causes this and how treated

See eye care doc: If the white part around the eye gets red with contact lens wear, this may be a problem such as poor fitting, extended wear with too low an oxygen contact, contact lens solution allergies, early infection or inflammation in the eye, seasonal allergies, dry eye, etc. Recommend an eye exam with your eye care provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Sibley Dr. Sibley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
41 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Contacts bugged eyes earlier, caused red ring around iris, took contacts out now eyes feel fuzzy for past hours. No headache or pain just fuzzy.

Contacts bugged eyes earlier, caused red ring around iris, took contacts out now eyes feel fuzzy for past hours. No headache or pain just fuzzy.

1)give it time: Your symptoms should have resolved by now. If you have more poor vision or pain, then call your contact lens doctor. Your symptoms are often from poor fitting contact lenses and removing them is the #1 treatment.. And another exam is needed.Keep us posted. Dr.Sibley ...Read more

Dr. Alan Jackson Dr. Jackson
Addiction Medicine
26 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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Periodically my right eye is blurry even with contacts. I can't see close or far away? Possible suggestion on how to resolve this or what the cause is

Periodically my right eye is blurry even with contacts. I can't see close or far away? Possible suggestion on how to resolve this or what the cause is

Clarity of vision: With contact lenses depend on how long you wear then , then cleaning and storage solution used and type of contact lenses. Sounds as if your eyes are dry. Start with optive lubricating eye drops when blurry. If no improvement you need to have an eye care physician look at your eyes and contacts. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Do contacts cause dry eye syndrome?

Probably not: Contacts float on a thin layer of tears coating the front of the eye. Because of this, contact wearers are very sensitive to dryness of the eyes as the lens will become uncomfortable, if the eye is a little dry. The contact does not cause the dryness, but is a sensitive early warning. If you are starting to have some symptoms see your ophthalmologist who can recommend more advanced lenses. ...Read more

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Im on hrt, and everytime wear my contacts my eyes get very red. What causes this?

Contacts: You need either a new cleaning solution or a new brand of contacts, you may have developed a sensitivity to some of the chemicals in them, it is pretty common and is not related to hrt. Talk to your optometrist. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Juchau Dr. Juchau
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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I have inflamed eyes caused by sleeping with my contacts in, how long will these eyedrops take to work?

I have inflamed eyes caused by sleeping with my contacts in, how long will these eyedrops take to work?

Contacts: There are some serious conditions that can be caused by sleeping with or having prolonged use of daily wear contacts. I think it is prudent to not use eye drops for this without being seen by an ophthalmologist. Do not under any circumstances put your contacts in when you have red eyes. You must have a pair of glasses as back up. If you want to avoid this get contacts you can sleep in. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham Dr. Cunningham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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When i take my HRT pill..I can't wear my contacts it causes my eyes to get red. What causes this reaction?

When i take my HRT pill..I can't wear my contacts it causes my eyes to get red. What causes this reaction?

Hard to say: Hormones can cause some water retention edema. This could cause some eye strain and therefore redness. You could have a virus and it is coincidence that it turns red when on the hrt. See your opthamologist for a thorough exam for a more definitive answer. ...Read more