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Doctor insights on: Extended Wear Contact Lenses

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Biofinity contact lenses - do they allow for extended wear?

Biofinity contact lenses - do they allow for extended wear?

No: Biofinity contact lenses are meant to be 2-4week replacement. 2 weeks if you wear them over night, 4 weeks if you take them out at night. Extended wear would make the eye red and irritated and put yours eyes at risk for serious complications. ...Read more

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Is wearing contact lens better or spectacles?

Is wearing contact lens better or spectacles?

Personal choice: There are a few refractive needs that contact lenses will correct better such as high myopia and keratoconus. But for most, the visual needs can be met with either device. So it is a personal choice about convenience and cosmetics for most. ...Read more

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Are acuve contact lenses prescription and colour comfortable to wear?

Are acuve contact lenses prescription and colour comfortable to wear?

They can be: What is comfortable for one patient may not be for another ---all you can do is try them out and see if you like the fit and comfort. ...Read more

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Should wearing contact lenses make your eyes dry?

Should  wearing contact lenses make your eyes dry?

No: Contacts are supported on a tear film (they do not actually touch the eye) so if your tears are deficient, wearing the contacts may be uncomfortable but the contacts will not cause dryness. ...Read more

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Can you still wear contact lenses after keratitis?

Can you still wear contact lenses after keratitis?

You can usually : After the keratitis has resolved you can usually resume contact lens wear. Some patients develop dry eye, scars or irregular corneas that make contact wear difficult or impossible. ...Read more

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When playing outfield wear glasses or contacts?

Glasses or contacts: Some people see better with glasses, while others see better with contact lenses. An outfielder needs excellent vision, so he or she should wear whichever is better for them. ...Read more

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Yellow sclera when wearing contact lens?

Same: Th color of the sclera should not be affected by contact lens wear. If anything , the conjunctiva may be a little injected (red) with cl use.If you are only seeing a color change on the white of the eye next to the pigmented iris, you may be noticing a handling tint found on most contacts. ...Read more

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Is wearing colored contact lenses bad for your eyes?

No: But you must be careful where you get them and the quality of the lenses. Most problems occur due to infection or expiration of the lenses. Also, some people's eyes may be more sensitive than others. If your eyes become red, take them out. ...Read more

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Can people with myopia wear toric lenses?

Can people with myopia wear toric lenses?

Yes: Toric lenses are used to correct astigmatism so if you have myopia and astigmatism you can wear toric lenses. If you only have myopia you will not need them. ...Read more

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Disposable contact lenses good for anisometropia?

Disposable contact lenses good for anisometropia?

Yes: Actually any contact lens is good for anisometropia. This term means that there is a significant difference in the prescription of the eyes which can make it difficult for the brain to fuse the images from the two eyes into one. The contact lenses allow the eyes to see images which are more alike in size which makes it easier to fuse the images. ...Read more

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Eye blurry when wear contact?

Eye blurry when wear contact?

Need eye exam: Make an appointment. Could be anything from an incorrect prescription to too tight a fit, and many other possibilities that require a evaluation by an eye md. If you are having pain, discontinue wearing the contacts and seek immediate help. ...Read more

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Are spherical contact lenses recommended for astigmatisms?

Are spherical contact lenses recommended for astigmatisms?

Depends: On how much astigmatism is present. People with small amounts of astigmatism (usually 1 diopter or less) see well with spherical contact lenses. ...Read more

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How to get contact lens prescription without a contact lens fitting?

Not recommended: I would not recommend this. Your eyes are so precious, why would you want to take a chance on them? Make sure you get the right kind for your eyes. Make sure there is nothing wrong with them too. Save up a little more and get them fitted the right way. Your eyes are worth it! ...Read more