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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?

Dry eye: Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ountment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I overcome dry eyes wearing contacts?

How can I overcome dry eyes wearing contacts?

Dry eye: Dry eye with contact lenses can be treated with artificial tears, ointment at night, warm compresses once daily, and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation. If persistent aymptoms, bilateral lower lid plugs may be considered. See your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes get tired from wearing contacts?

Why do my eyes get tired from wearing contacts?

Dry eye usually: Patients who wear contact lenses are at increased risk for developing dry eye, which can lead to contact lens intolerance. Patients will often report that their eyes feel irritated or dry as an early sign of dry eye.. Additional signs can include blurred vision. Therapy with dry eye treatments and even punctal plugs can make a major impact in this condition. Please see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What do bloodshot eyes after wearing contacts mean?

What do bloodshot eyes after wearing contacts mean?

Irritation: Redness is a response to inflamation. Possibly due to many things. Over wear, infection, dryness, irritation from solution or drops, etc. ...Read more

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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

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Do you need to wear glasses first before wearing contacts so your eyes can get used to it?

Do you need to wear glasses first before wearing contacts so your eyes can get used to it?

No but you should: You can be fit just with contacts. "back up" eye glasses are a good idea in case you have a problem with your contacts. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old and i've been wearing contacts all my life. Will I have dry eyes when i'm older?

I'm 20 years old and i've been wearing contacts all my life. Will I have dry eyes when i'm older?

Maybe: Contact lens wear can cause eye surface irritation and dry eye symptoms. Dry eye is very common. I would try artificial tears frequently during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses 1-2 times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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My eyes get very red from wearing contacts, what can I do to prevent this so I can still wear them?

My eyes get very red from wearing contacts, what can I do to prevent this so I can still wear them?

Red eye: Contacts deprive the eye of oxygen. Things you can do to prevent red eye include limiting the number of hours per day you wear contacts, trying another type of contact with greater oxygen content, avoiding sleeping in contacts, using artificial tears such as theratears to keep the eyes moist, taking one day off per week to wear glasses only, don't rub your eyes. ...Read more

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