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Eye glasses & contact lenses. What's the difference?

Eye glasses & contact lenses. What's the difference?

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

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Dr. Andrea Kossler
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Hordeolum (Definition)

This is an inflammation of a gland in the lid, analogous to a pimple, in which stagnated secretion becomes infected and sets up a focal inflammation. It is a fancy term for what most ...Read more


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How to apply eye contact lenses into small eyes?

How to apply eye contact lenses into small eyes?

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

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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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Do eye drops for contacts reduce eye redness from bloodshot eyes?

Do eye drops for contacts reduce eye redness from bloodshot eyes?

No: Redness in the eye could be contact lens intolerance, allergy, inflammation, and many other things that no doctor can diagnose without a proper eye exam. Don't let this linger and get an ophthalmologist to examine you. ...Read more

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Can pataday eye drops cure pink eye?

Can pataday eye drops cure pink eye?

No: Pataday is an eyedrop to treat allergic conjunctivitis. Pink eye and allergic conjunctivitis can look the same, the main difference is that the allergic version typically itches. If you have "true pink eye" it is a viral infection, and Pataday will not cure that. ...Read more

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Contact lens help! can't insert contact lens due to blinking!?

Contact lens help! can't insert contact lens due to blinking!?

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

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Can contact lenses help with an amblyopic eye?

Can contact lenses help with an amblyopic eye?

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

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Can contact lenses correct astigmatism?

Can contact lenses correct astigmatism?

Mostly: Hard lenses can do this for most cases. Thee are a variety of soft toric lenses which also correct astigmatism. ...Read more

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Best contact lens for small eyelids?

Best contact lens for small eyelids?

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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Astigmatism but wants contact lenses?

Astigmatism but wants contact lenses?

Readily available: Most manufacturers of contact lenses now have ones available to correct astigmatism. Be mindful that you are entering the presbyopic era (age related difficulty with near vision). See your ophthalmologist for evaluation and lens fitting. ...Read more

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Aren't these eye drops safe for contact lenses?

Aren't these eye drops safe for contact lenses?

No: I do not know which eye drops you mean, but no eye drops should be used when contacts are in except for a non-preserved wetting drop. ...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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Dry eyes, contacts, and "refresh dry eye therapy"?

Dry eyes, contacts, and "refresh dry eye therapy"?

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 more

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Regarding contact lenses, halos and bluryness on one eye?

Regarding contact lenses, halos and bluryness on one eye?

Contact overwear: Probably related to overwear. Stop your contacts, use tears ; see your eye doctor to assess any changes. ...Read more

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Can contact lenses cause stye in my eyes again and again ?

Can contact lenses cause stye in my eyes again and again ?

Stye: Styes have not been associated with contact lens wear. Styes are related to blepharitis, so please see your eye doctor for consideration of treatment of your condition, if present. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

Flax Seed Oil: Styes are the result of poor lid conditions. When you shower, make sure you wash your face and with the shampoo also gently wash your eyes (closed). Take flax seed oil 3-4000 mg daily and do warm compresses twice daily for 10 minutes at a time. ...Read more

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Help please! could contact lenses affect a stye?

Help please! could contact lenses affect a stye?

Contacts and styes: If a stye is present in your eyelid, it may make wearing your contact lens uncomfortable in that eye. The contact will not typically make it worse, but don't wear the lens if it doesn't feel good to have it in. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to wear contact lenses with a stye?

Yes: As long as the eye itself is not affected by a stye, then it's ok to wear a contact lens. However, the stye may cause the contact to be uncomfortable. In that case, it's better to wear your backup glasses until the eyelid infection is gone. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to wear my contact lenses with a stye?

Yes: The stye is in the lid and unless very large or causing changes on the surface of the eye, you can successfully continue to wear your contacts. Meanwhile use frequent heat applications to get the stye under control. See your ophthalmologist if the stye is persistent. ...Read more

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If i clean contact lens after I have a stye can I reuse?

No: For goodness sakes, throw it away and use a new one. The contaminated one has pathogenic bacteria on it. Also throw away the case and the bottle of contact lens cleaning solution. ...Read more

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When can you safely wear a contact lens after having a stye?

When its gone: When there is no swelling, redness or discomfort, you can resume contact lens wear. Be sure to start with a new contact, case and bottle of cleaning solution. ...Read more

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How long after a stye bursts can you wear contact lenses?

Soon: You can resume your contact lens 1-2 days after depends on the irritation and condition. Please continue heat pack and baby shampoo eye lash wash. ...Read more

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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

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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?

Maybe: If you are wearing standard disposable lenses, they are fairly inexpensive. Throw out the lens and put in a new pair. If you want to re-use, clean, soak overnight, clean again and soak again, then use. ...Read more

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How long does a stye stays on your eye? Can you wear contacts while having a stye?

How long does a stye stays on your eye? Can you wear contacts while having a stye?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: But if you need to use it 4 or more times a day, you'd be better off with an eye drop without preservative since it may cause corneal edema in some people. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sty (Hordeolum) (Definition)

A red painful lump near the edge of the eyelid that may look like a boil or pimple. ...Read more