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Will the eye doctor give me a contact lens prescription if it's my first time wearing a corrective lense?
Common: Athletes rarely use glasses but some like them and use a protective eye shield. Contacts are common and function well. When they do this they always have a spare or two on the sidelines to replace any that might have been knocked out. These days it is common for them to have lasik surgery which avoids the whole issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Astigmatism might require corrective lenses or glasses. At what level of astigmatism would I need help?
When blurred: Astigmatism is very common -- almost everyone has a little bit. It simply means that the cornea is not perfectly round, but rather has one steeper and one flatter curvature (like the side of a football rather than a basketball). People with more than 0.75diopters of astigmatism usually notice that images are blurred without glasses or contacts. ...Read more
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