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Extended Wear Contact Lenses
Have moderate epiretinal membrane & mild glaucoma. is it safe to use extended wear 30-day contact lenses?
Probably : I'm not a strong proponent of extended wear contact lenses, but with careful use and diligence, they can be worn safely. With your glaucoma, the associated antiglaucoma medications may result in some ocular surface irritation, that may interfere with comfort & visual acuity. Furthermore, I don't recommend the medications to be instilled while wearing the contact lenses: better==daily wear contacts ...Read more
How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime i put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over
This : This could be a fit issue where debris is being trapped. It could also be the gpc as previously mentioned. I also see similar issues with severe lid inflammation and contact lens use - make sure you are cleaning your eyelids very well each day. I also feel patients that use make-up around the eyes need to be careful with contact lens use. It is amazing the amount of make-up that makes its way into the tear film. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a special contact lens that I can wear at night to correct my vision in the morning without contacts?
Contact lenses: There is a special contact lens that re-shape the eye to a certain extent while you sleep. However, there are certain risks, such as a substantial risk of infection. Also, the results may vary quite a bit from person to person. Alternatives to contact lenses include glasses and refractive surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Needs evaluation: Bandage lenses are inserted to minimize pain of ocular surface disease and help to promote healing. Generally they are checked in 1-3 days by the ophthalmologist who inserted the lens (you are seeing a real doctor, not an optometrist for eye disease?). You should not have this left in for a week. Return for a recheck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got 3 pairs of contact lens to be used monthly, now should I use each pair for 10 days? Or can I extend the use of each pair?
Contact Lens Wear: There are many brands of disposable soft contact lenses. Some are meant to be worn for two weeks and others for a month. Based on what you asked, it sounds like the lenses you have are the monthly type. Be careful about sleeping with your lenses, since this increases your risk of having eye infections in some cases. ...Read more
I place my contact lens for quite a few weeks in the case without wearing them, can I still wear them?
Yes: In this case, you should change the solution and wait at least six hours before using the contacts. If you wear them this infrequently, change to daily contacts. ...Read more
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