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Eye Contact Lens
What do you advise if I'm using eye glass from two year. But now I want to try eye contact lens. But I don't know is contact lens is good?
Ask eye doc: Your eye doctor can advise you on this. You will need to see him/her to be fit in contact lenses. There are many types of contact lenses available. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my left eye contact lens feels uncomfortable, but my right one doesn't. any ideas on why this would be?
Contact lens: An uncomfortable contact lens can be due to: old CL, dry eye, foreign body, early contact lens overwear, superficial punctate keratitis, infection (bacterial or viral), ulcer. Take out, try not to use for a day: if pain persists with it out, see eyeMD asap. Can try a new CL in that eye using lid hygiene (see eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com) and nonpreserved tears: if pain returns see eyeMD asap. ...Read more
Carefully: It can be difficult to insert contact lenses when the opening between the lids, or the eyeball itself, is smaller than average. Contact lenses do come in differing diameters, and a smaller one may be a bit easier. Usually your eye doctor will have an individual who is experienced at teaching the use of contacts in the office, and they can offer advice about technique of insertion and removal. ...Read more
When mature: Except in special cases when a contact lenses is needed for visual reasons in the very young, the basic rule for time to wear contacts is maturity. The child must be old enough to totally take care of the lense, insertion, removal, cleaning, keeping to schedule without the need for parental involvement. Typically this is about age 12 for girls and 14 for boys. ...Read more
Yes: But make sure your good eye is really good. Get regular check ups and follow ups. ...Read more
Cosmesis: For most people, it is a matter of cosmetics. Some people do not like to wear glasses. For a few people, contacts provide better vision than glasses can. There are also some eye conditions where adequate vision can only be achieved with hard contacts. See your eye doctor for a more detailed discussion as it pertains to you. ...Read more
Why can't I see out of my left eye with my contact lens? (even got a new one). I can see perfectly fine with my glasses.
Wrong Rx: The prescription is not equivalent to your glass rx. If this was a refill of your present cl rx, they made a mistake. Have your eye physician take a look to figure out the problem. ...Read more
Burned my eye yest using contact lens solution that is only for a vertical case. Flushed out. Eye still red & bd irritated. How long til it is better?
Short term: The manufacturers of these products know that frequently users will use the solution in a way that it directly enters the eye (even though the directions oppose this). So they make these solutions weak enough that they will not damage the eyes and in a day or so, your eye should feel normal. ...Read more
Some do contacts. .: Some don't. Most general ophthalmology practices routinely do contact lens fitting, but it is important to call and confirm prior to scheduling. There are optometrists who do contact lens examination. ...Read more
Possible contagion: Depending where the wart is at will be a problem for putting your contacts lens in your eye. As long as it is not where uyou place the contact lens for application it should be difficult to transfer your wart to any where around your eye. Please see your pcp for treatment of your wart. ...Read more
Yes.: These are available, cost of these is more than the regular toric contact lenses. ...Read more
Glasses vs contacts: First of all, glasses are cheaper and there are no side effects to glasses. They're very easy to use and can offer protection to your eyes. Contact lenses, only offer cosmetic advantages, except in very rare eye conditions, which are solely treated with contacts, but those are rare. Contact lenses need to be cared for & fit properly, are more expensive, & can have side effects or even intolerance. ...Read more
Is it possible to change the eye color using implantable contact lenses and correct my vision at the same time? I am a healthy male aged 27. I have moderate myopia which needs vision correction with eye glasses or contact lenses. Can implantable contact l
What to do if I found out today at the eye doctor that I have an inflamed cornea and irritated eye. I wear contact lenses?
Inflamed: Stop wearing the contacts, let the eyes recover (treat if indicated). Re evaluate your contacts fit, type, and how you maintain them. You need to work with your eye specialist to take care of the immediate problem as well as problems that may come in the future from long term contact use. ...Read more
Eye exam: By contact lens exam, I would assume you mean a refractive check up. It will help determine whether you need contacts. However, a complete proper eye exam needs to be conducted by an ophthalmologist (an md) who can dilate your eyes and look at the actual lens and the back of the eye (retina). This should be an annual exam just like your annual physical. ...Read more
Contacts: This would depend on the type of contact lens. Hard contact lenses have to be specially made and fitted. Soft contact lenses are stocked in vials are readily available to all parameters usually. ...Read more
Visual Disturbance: Talk to your specialist about this. Further testing may be necessary. ...Read more
Yes: Since everyone does not wear contact lenses, evaluation of a contact lens wearer involves more information to be assessed; lens power adjustment, fit, cleanliness, corneal health, etc. ...Read more
Yes: Refresh optive is one of the best lubricating eyedrops available. ...Read more
Normal: A mild amount of irritation with contact lens insertion is normal. It typically lasts less than a minute. Irritation that is severe or lasts should cause you to remove the contact lens and seek professional help. ...Read more
Clean or overused?: You should probably rest your eyes from wearing the lenses for a week and try them again. You may have a scratch there. Make sure you are cleaning them and using a protein remover wash? Also don't over use them if they are disposable. You may have to change to a different style or brand. ...Read more
Yes: Naphcon-a drops, an over the counter anti-allergic drop, can be used at the same time as you wear your contacts. ...Read more
Got shampoo in my eye and took the contact lens out. Put it in solution and back in my eye. Two days later, my eye is red and feels bruised. Problem?
C.L.O.W.S.: Contact lens over-wear syndrome is the generic term for a number of conditions, including sterile limbal infiltrates, limbus neovascularization and even upper lid problems such as giant papillary conjunctivitis. Take out your contacts, wear glasses instead, and see your eye doctor for an urgent care evaluation. Decrease your wearing time and/or switch to rigid gas permeable lenses. ...Read more