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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...Read more


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Is it okay to wear contacts if I take drops for eye pressure?

Is it okay to wear contacts if I take drops for eye pressure?

Yes: Best to remove the contacts and wait for a few minutes after instilling the drops before putting the contacts back in. Otherwise, the contacts can soak up the medication. ...Read more

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Can wearing contacts age your eyes?

Can wearing contacts age your eyes?

No: Wearing contacts does not cause any aging to occur. In fact, they make you look younger. ...Read more

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Sometimes my eyes are blurry while wearing contacts, why is that?

Sometimes my eyes are blurry while wearing contacts, why is that?

Something in eye!!: Because you have something in your eye. Seriously this is the answer. It it also the same answer as to why contacts cause dry eyes, red eyes, discomfort, pain, eye infections such as keratitis, on and on. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use eye drops while wearing contacts?

Is it safe to use eye drops while wearing contacts?

Almost always: Unless you are being treated for active corneal disease, in which case you should not be wearing your contacts, most eye drops for treatment such as glaucoma and eyedryness will not interfere with contact wear and there shouldn't be a problem if you are following the rules of wearing the contacts. ...Read more

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Eye trauma while wearing contacts. Is that a problem?

Eye trauma while wearing contacts. Is that a problem?

Yes: Regardless of contact lens wear, eye trauma is a problem that can have significant impact on the vision. Additionally if the eye sustained a penetrating injury, contact lenses could introduce certain pathogens that may be more difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Does wearing contacts usually make your eye bloodshot?

No: If your eyes are red with contact lens wear there is a problem. Stop contact lens wear and switch to your glasses and see your eye doctor for help. Cheers! ...Read more

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What is the best way to resolve red eyes while wearing contacts?

Remove Lenses: Contact lenses cause your eyes to turn red and can be painful. Basically the lenses are preventing proper oxygen delivery to the surface of the cornea. After a while, the corneas get irritated and the eye often turns red. What's concerning (and you can't tell) is that the corneal cells may get sick or die without oxygen. You might develop an infection, such as a corneal ulcer...And can blind. ...Read more

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What would be steps to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts?

What would be steps to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts?

First, take out CLs: Irritation can come from your cl cleaning solutions, the type of cls your wear, and whether your eyes dry out with them, and also from ocular surface disorders. An eye md can sort out the various causes and get you on a regimen so that you can be sucessful again with cls. You may need to stay out of cls for a few weeks while being treated, especially if you have allergies or dry eye. ...Read more

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What should I do about wearing contacts while suffering from eye allergies?

What should I do about wearing contacts while suffering from eye allergies?

Limit Wear: Eye allergies also known as allergic conjunctivitis is best treated with topicalantihistamines or oral antihistamines such as claritin, (loratadine) Allegra or zyrtec. The cornea is very irritated, so wearing contact lenses will be uncomfortable. Best choice is to limit your contact lens wear to only the time that you have to. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are drops to cure red eyes while wearing contacts?

Can you tell me if there are drops to cure red eyes while wearing contacts?

Red eyes ; contacts: If you have significant eye redness while wearing contact lenses, there may be several possible causes. These include overwear of the lenses (eg if you don't throw them away regularly enough or if you sleep with them) and intolerance to the contact material. Drops merely cover up the redness but won't take care of the problem. Let your eye doctor know if you have problems with this. ...Read more

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What would be the step to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts?

What would be the step to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts?

Take them out!: Irritation in contact lens wearers can be a sign of impending infection. Remove the contact lenses and see an eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Will restasis work for someone who has dry eyes from wearing contacts for too long?

Will restasis work for someone who has dry eyes from wearing contacts for too long?

No: Restasis works on decreasing immune reaction. It works best in patients with tear dysfunction and auto immune disorders, ie rheumatoid arthritis. It is not really effective in common dry eye or in contact lens over use. ...Read more

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What would be the step to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts all day?

What would be the step to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts all day?

Eyes: Have this conversation with your eye doctor. You may be building up more protein onto your contacts and suggest a different cleaning agent. You may also need to change hour contacts more frequently or change to a brand that may be more permeable. ...Read more

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Contact lens wearer with very dry eyes - how can I prevent dry eyes after getting back to wearing contacts full time?

Contact lens wearer with very dry eyes - how can I prevent dry eyes after getting back to wearing contacts full time?

Need evaluation: A medical eye exam should be able to determine the type of dry eye you suffer from and customize a treatment that will allow you to wear contact lenses. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of bloodshot eyes that may be caused by wearing contacts. Also, how long do contacts generally last?

How do you get rid of bloodshot eyes that may be caused by wearing contacts. Also, how long do contacts generally last?

See an eye doctor: If your eyes are bloodshot, then something is wrong. You may be wearing your contact lenses too much or the contacts may not be the right fit for you. Get cheked to make sure there is nothing more serious going on. ...Read more

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My eyes are completely bloodshot and a little sore. Is it normal for my eyes to be like this the first time wearing contacts?

My eyes are completely bloodshot and a little sore. Is it normal for my eyes to be like this the first time wearing contacts?

NO: The problem may be you wore them too long for the first time, they are not fitting correctly or you have a dry eye condition that became aggravated by the lenses. Suggest you follow up with the doctor who prescribed the lenses to find the cause of your problem. The lenses should be evaluated while in your eyes to determine the correct fit. ...Read more

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How to stop eyes from being watery when wearing contacts?

Problem with contact: If your eyes are watering, there is either a problem with the contacts or with your eyes. If the watering only happens with the contacts on, the problem likely lies with the contacts. See your eye doctor to determine exactly what the problem is. ...Read more

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What happens if u open your eyes under water wearing contacts?

What happens if u open your eyes under water wearing contacts?

They float away: If you open your eyes underwater with contact lenses, there is a very good chance you will lose them in the water. Wear swim goggles over your contacts or don't swim in them. ...Read more