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Doctor insights on: Do Wearing Contacts Contribute To Eye Pressure

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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Help! can bad contact lens cleaning lead to high eye pressure?

Contact lens care: Poor contact lens hygiene can lead to eye irritation and infection but will not directly cause your eye pressure to go up. If the infection is severe enough, then the pressure could go up as a secondary effect, but this will not happen merely because of not taking proper care of your lenses. ...Read more

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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

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Can wearing glasses prevent your eyes getting worse?

Can wearing glasses prevent your eyes getting worse?

No: Wearing glasses allows you to see better. It does not change the eyes in any way. ...Read more

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If I wear other peoples eye glasses can it mess my eye vision up.?

If I wear other peoples eye glasses can it mess my eye vision up.?

No: If it's too different from your correct prescription, it will probably be too blurry or cause eye strain. ...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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I wear monovision contacts and lose some depth perception when driving. Is it possible to wear glasses over the contacts to improve this when driving?

I wear monovision contacts and lose some depth perception when driving. Is it possible to wear glasses over the contacts to improve this when driving?

Yes: Glasses can be made with window glass over the distance eye and a correction for the near eye which renders it clear at distance. This is commonly done and helpful when driving at night or in the rain. ...Read more

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Could not wearing your prescribed glasses weaken eyesight?

Could not wearing your prescribed glasses weaken eyesight?

No: The eyes will do the best with whatever you hang on your nose. Wearing the proper glasses will give you clear vision but not affect the future of the eye and will not weaken the eyesight. ...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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Can you wear contacts when your eyes are red?

Can you wear contacts when your eyes are red?

Not recommended: You should find out why your eyes are red first and take care of the problem whether it's an allergy, infection, or over use. If infection, for instance, the contact may worsen the infection. In any case, you may experience pain, burning, and tearing if the eyes are red. ...Read more

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Will wearing contact lenses when I have nearsightedness cause me to have astigmatism?

Will wearing contact lenses when I have nearsightedness cause me to have astigmatism?

Little effect: Contacts fit properly and maintained properly will not cause astigmatism. Lenses that are too tight or over wearing of lenses can cause problems how ever. ...Read more

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Can you wear contact lens when your eyes are red?

Can you wear contact lens when your eyes are red?

Not a good idea: Redness is a sign of a problem. As a general rule, anytime your eye is red, the first that you need to do is to take the contact lens out. There is strong likelihood that the redness is due to the contacts and keeping it in will only aggravate the situation (although your eye may feel better wearing the contacts). See your eye md for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can not wearing your eyeglasses cause headaches?

Can not wearing your eyeglasses cause headaches?

Possibly: make sure you are up to date with your eye exams. If the symptoms worsen, please contact your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Can wearing an eye mask to sleep cause under-eye redness?

Can wearing an eye mask to sleep cause under-eye redness?

No: If the mask fits well and is comfortable, your lids will be closed underneath and eye redness will not be caused by the mask. If you find redness to be common, check with your ophthalmologist for the cause. ...Read more

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Can contact lenses cause high eye pressure?

Can contact lenses cause high eye pressure?

No: Contacts can cause problems with the eye surface such as allergies to contact cleaning solutions, infections, poor oxygen supply to the cornea, but do not affect the intraocular structures. Eye pressure is determined by the rate at which the aqueous fluid is made within the eye and resorbed through a structure called the trabecular meshwork (also within the eye). ...Read more

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Can wearing glasses make your vision worse?

Can wearing glasses make your vision worse?

No: This is a common misconception. Wearing glasses to correct refractive error does not make your vision worse or increase your refractive error over time. Refractive error is an imbalance between the length of your eye and it's optical power. Glasses simply compensate for that imbalance. ...Read more

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Can wearing eyeglasses cause my eyelids to look puffy?

Can wearing eyeglasses cause my eyelids to look puffy?

Maybe: Certain prescriptions of glasses, often for large amounts of far-sightedness, can magnify the appearance of the eyes and structures around the eyes, like the eyelids. I do not recall a patient ever specifically saying that their glasses made their eyelids look "puffy", though. ...Read more