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Does color eye contacts expire?

Does color eye contacts expire?

Color contacts: Do not buy color contacts without first having a contact lens fitting and a full dilated eye exam. All the rules that apply to contact lens wearers similarly apply to color contact lens wearers. Just because they are cosmetic for some people doesn't mean they should not be worn responsibly. Do not share color contacts with your friends. ...Read more

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Can wearing expired contacts damage my eyes?

Yes: The expiredcontacts may be fine but they may cause problems if they are damaged or if the storage fluid is contaminated. ...Read more

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Will contacts hurt my eyes?

Will contacts hurt my eyes?

No if they're fitted: Properly and you don't have dry eyes. See your eye doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Could all contacts make eyes itch?

Could all contacts make eyes itch?

Contact lenses: Are generally very well tolerated. Unfortunately, some patients have adverse reactions (including itching) to multiple different brands of lenses. This typically means that you should not be wearing contact lenses. ...Read more

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Eyes feel gritty after taking contacts out?

Eyes feel gritty after taking contacts out?

Dry eye: The gritty feeling is likely due to dry eye-related ocular surface irritation. Try using frequent artificial tears. ...Read more

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Do my eyes go crossed eyed because of contacts?

Do my eyes go crossed eyed because of contacts?

No: Crossed eyes and contacts are not related. There are several reasons why eyes might cross; poor vision, lazy eye (amblyopia), strabismus, etc. Many times the situation can be corrected by a pediatric ophthalmologist...They specialize in crossed eyes. ...Read more

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How to tell if my eyes are too dry for contacts?

How to tell if my eyes are too dry for contacts?

While wearing: contact lenses, your eyes can become irritated, scratchy, and even become red. Dryness will also cause you to have cloudy vision that comes and goes. Use plenty of artificial tears and shorten the period you wear contacts. If the dryness is too severe, then contacts are probably not your friend. Sometimes, switching to another brand is worth a try. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Why do freshlook colorblend contacts dry my eyes?

Why do freshlook colorblend contacts dry my eyes?

They don't: As you age, your eyes become more dry. This reduces contact lens tolerance. There are a number of effective ways to treat dry eyes and increase contact lens comfort. See your ophthalmologist for a discussion of your options. ...Read more

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Could glow in the dark contacts be causingdamage to your eyes?

Could glow in the dark contacts be causingdamage to your eyes?

Contact lenses: Are a great alternative way to correct your vision if you have a need for glasses. Unfortunately, cosmetic contacts like the ones you describe are often poor quality and can cause significant damage to your eyes when worn. I do not recommend patients use these types of contacts because of this. ...Read more

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What happens if you open your eyes underwater with contacts in?

What happens if you open your eyes underwater with contacts in?

Case of Missing Lens: Consider wearing swim goggles so that you don't find yourself starring in the "case of the missing lens" [a nancy drew mystery?]. I know people who swear that they've never lost a lens when swimming in a pool. But usually goggles are cheaper than replacing contact lens. If it doesn't float off your eye, it could pop out when you're wiping your face. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my eyes feel so heavy when wearing my contacts?

Dry/ allergy: Get an eye exam. You may just have dry eyes, and contact friendly artificial tears may help lessen this feeling. Also lessening your wear time too may help. More importantly, you may have a contact lens associated allergy (gpc), that requires treatment. An eye md would help you with this. ...Read more

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Would blue colored contacts obscure my eyes?

Would blue colored contacts obscure my eyes?

No it will be blue: No and your eyes will look blue. ...Read more

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How horrible my eyes are if I wear my contacts?

If you wear them: according to directions and don't suffer from any significant complications then it will probably be fine. ...Read more

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What to do if my eyes desensitized from contacts?

What to do if my eyes desensitized from contacts?

Maybe not needed: If your eyes are desensitized from contact wear, that may help in the comfort of the lenses. Are you having difficulty with the lenses due to the lack of sensation such as more infections? If you want to restore the sensitivity, then stop wearing the lenses for a few days and the normal sensation should be restored. ...Read more

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What could make my coloured contacts hurt my eyes?

What could make my coloured contacts hurt my eyes?

Poor fit?: There could be dryness, infection or inflammation causing your discomfort. Remove the lenses immediately and see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What do dry eyes vs contacts feel like?

Variable: Dry eyes can be severe and uncomfortable despite treatments whereas contacts typically may be uncomfortable at first, but with a normal eye and a proper fitting, usually a lens with the correct shape and oxygen diffusion can eventually work and not cause discomfort. ...Read more

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Can special contacts help a crossed eye?

Can special contacts help a crossed eye?

Crossed eye: Only your Ophthalmologist or Optometrist can answer that for you. Please set up an appointment. If needed, contacts are good. ...Read more