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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Patience, Spread em': Make sure your hands are clean and dry. Use your thumb and forefinger on your opposite hand to hold your eye lids open. Place the lens on the end of your forefinger, like a cup, with a drop of wetting solution. Spreading your eyelids with the one hand, in one move bring the cupped lens to your eye and just barely tap /touch the lens to your eye. Drop sinside should grab the eye and connect. ...Read more
Rx May help: Ambliopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic. ...Read more
Placing Contact lens: The problem would be getting the contact lenses on the eye. It can be a challenge with narrow eyes or small eye lids. The smaller the contact lens may make this easier. Soft contacts all have a big diameter, rigid gas perm contacts are smaller and may be easier to put in. Check with the doctor that prescribes contacts for you. ...Read more
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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
Dry eye: Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If persistent contact lens intolerance persists, i will typically place bilateral lower lid plus and/or start restasis. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But why would you want to do so? ...Read more
I sent an earlier question. A resolving stye. My eyes are currently dry and I am wondering if I can use my Blink contact lens rewetting drops?
We can't cross-: reference your previous question. However, an eye doctor or general medical provider may read your question and be able to answer. We are volunteers and so we log on and off as we have time. Probably most providers are working right now - so it might take a while to get an answer. Hang in there. ...Read more
I have a stye in my left eye. Will I be able to wear my contact lenses and wear makeup? Is there a eye drop I can buy to quickly get rid of this?
Yes, probably: The best initial treatment for a stye is warm compresses applied several times a day. Contacts are OK, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before/after. Avoid eye make-up, as you can contaminate it, making infection more likely when you use the make-up again. If you experience pain, vision changes, sensitivity to light, a sandy/gritty sensation or discharge from your eye, seek immediate care ...Read more
I have a sty in my eye help me to get rid of it please it occours again and agin in 15 days. Ican contact lenses cause sty?
I have a stye which has burst and is fading away. Can I wear the monthly contact lenses I wore before the stye? What will happen if I do?
No problem: The stye, on the lid, is well isolated from the surface of the eye unless actively discharging pus. Yours is fading away and that indicates your body and immune system has got the upper hand. You can wear your contact lenses as long as the eye itself is not getting red or painful. ...Read more
Can you wear contacts with a chazalion ? It use to be just a stye now I guess it's a chazalion it's been on my eye for months now !
Do I have to throw out my contacts if a small stye pops while wearing them? Will it re-infect my eye, even after storing the contact in solution?
Variable time: Styes last a variable time depending upon your body's resistance, what treatment you administer and issues such as your age and environment. Recommended is the use of frequent very warm (not hot) soaks up to 5 times per day. Antibiotics are not helpful in most cases. If a stye persists after this treatment for more than a week, then see your ophthalmologist. You can wear contacts during this. ...Read more
My stye is pretty much resolved. The only problem is that my eye is dry. Can I use Blink for contacts that I normally use for dry eye?
I have a stye inside of my eye on the waterline and it looks like it may pop. my contact does move around because of the swelling. What if it pops?
A atye: Can you see it?. A stye develops when an oil gland at the edge of an eyelid becomes infected. Resembling a pimple on the eyelid, a stye can grow on the inside or outside of the lid. The first signs are pain, redness, swelling and tenderness. After symptoms appear, a small pimple will develop in the affected area. Usually this is accompanied with a swollen eye. Wash the face and hands, do not squiz ...Read more
Have had a stye for 3 months, greatly improved but still very noticeable, doesn't hurt but is very ugly, y can't I wear contacts? it doesn't hurt my eye when I eat contacts but I'm wondering if it makes my eye worse.
Chalazion: Your stye has probably transposed into a chalazion- a cystic nodule in the lid where the stye once was. This can be removed in an office procedure by your ophthalmologist. In the meantime, there is no reason why you cannot wear contact lenses as they will not aggravate or cause a stye ...Read more
Can i wear contacts if the swelling from a stye is gone, but the outer edge of my eye is still sort of tender?
Told yesterday I have corneal ulcer from contacts. Tiny white spot not on iris. Treating with drops. Now have stye on same eye on bottom lid. Worry?
Ulcer is serious: A corneal ulcer can be a potentially sight-threatening problem and should be considered as a serious eye infection. Stop the contact lenses and follow your Eye M.D.'s treatment recommendations exactly. The stye is pretty much self-limited, and will be effectively treated with the antibiotic drops you are most likely using for the corneal ulcer. Also do hot compresses to the lids four times a day. ...Read more
Blocked glands: You likely have a skin condition which is leading to blockages of the glands in the eyelids (blepharitis). These blockages lead to the styes that you see. An ophthalmologist would be able to tell you if your eyelids have any tendency toward getting these styes, and offer you specific suggestions. Some people benefit from chronic lid hygeine or even oral medicines to prevent chronic styes. ...Read more
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