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How Can I Have A Normal Eyes Without Using Spectacles Or Contact Lens
How old should I be to get an eye surgery? I have astigmatism and i'm getting tired of using glasses and contact lenses
Vision surgery: There is no set age limit for when you can get laser corrective surgery (e.g., lasik, lasek, prk), but generally speaking it's best to have your eyeglass prescription stabilize (not change) for at least a year. That way your eyes will be less likely to outgrow this rather expensive surgery. You should also be screened by a refractive surgeon to determine if you are a good candidate for surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amblyopia & contacts: Assuming you > age 11(old enough for cl) you may be able to wear cl with amb. Cl will correct your vision as effectively as glasses but will not get rid of the amb. If your vision in 1 eye due to amb is < 20/40, i would not recommend cl. This is b/c glasses protect your eyes & you have only 1 eye that sees well enough to drive. Also contacts increase risk of vision loss due to infection...Risky. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Contact lenses are like glasses in that they correct any refractive error. If a cataract is causing a refractive error (i.e. Myopia) without decreasing the sharpness much due to cloudiness, then contact lenses will help. Otherwise if the cataract is too cloudy, then contact lenses may not make the vision any better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have some eye drops that can be used with contact lenses. Is it okay to use them when i'm not wearing contacts? Or should I use regular eye drops?
Not a problem: If the eyedrops you have used indicate that they can be used with contacts, that means they will not harm the lenses. And of course they are in contact with the eyes. Therefore they can be used whether or not you are wearing your contact lenses. ...Read more
Eye exam: Astigmatism can be checked for during a refraction. Also can be visualized with corneal topography (regular and irregular astigmatism). If the astigmatism was large and uncorrected making one eye weak while the other was strong during visual development, then a lazy eye can happen. Sometimes the lazy eye can drift if not staying focused. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncomfortable CL: The fit may be poor, or you may have more dryness or allergy in that eye. Try wetting drops first. If that doesn't help, return to your doctor to recheck the fit. Contact lenses have a power, but they also have a fit as a shoe needs to fit your foot. Also, inspect the contact lens itself. Sometimes a contact lens can have a tear, defect, or deposit. Make sure the CL is not inside out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i add visine for contacts onto my eyes while wearing the contacts or do they need to be removed first ?
Can a lensectomy help with both astigmatism and nearsightedness? I have astigmatism and I am very nearsighted; i've worn glasses for years. What kind of results could i expect from a lensectomy, and is it as safe as cataract surgery?
Pain and redness: Bacterial keratitis is a vison threatening infection. In the usa, contact lenses use is the number one risk factor. Loss of vision, permanently can occur in as few as 24 hours. Do not wait for the problem to get better, see your dr. In the last 5 years, some contact lens solutions made keratitis easy. They have been removed by fda http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1194028-overview. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am shortsighted and want refractive laser eye surgery to correct my vision. Does that mean the surface of my eye will be cut with a razor?
Hi, how can I get clear or white scleral contact lenses for my eyes? Do they look weird when worn? I'm researching opthalmologists now.
Lenses: I know how you feel. I broke 5 pair of glasses at age 6 and now at age 71 I am still wearing glasses without concern. I tried using contact lenses but gave up quickly. At your age you may do well with contact lenses for some time. Don't forget to take them off when you go to bed. Please keep me posted. ...Read more
Can a woman with poor eyesight -5 in both eyes join a swimming course? As she will not able to use spectacles or contact lens during swimming.
When exposed to sun, my eyes get irritated, little pain, and it feels like my forehead veins are contracting..I wear spectacles as well as contact lens?
Dryness/ UV: Your eyes may be sensitive to the bright light and your reflexive squinting may be the cause of your forehead feeling this way. Also prolonged squinting can be fatiguing and uncomfortable. Your eyes may also be experiencing dryness from the exposure. My advice is to try sunglasses when outside, as well as contact friendly artificial tear drops. ...Read more
I wear spectacles and want to switch to contact lenses for cosmetic reasons. Are contact lenses safe and healthy for eye health. Any risks?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It does make sense to be wearing glasses full time prior to changing to contact lenses. Even if you wear contact lenses, it is important to have a backup pair of glasses to use just in case you develop an infection , or allergic problem that requires a break in your contact lens wear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I choose between contact lenses and eye glasses for vision correction at my young age? I'm 22 and in college. Recently, my myopia has progressed significantly, so now i need vision correction. I am otherwise healthy. Having done a lot of research a
When i apply my coloured contact lens , my eye felt like its burning and its red . Its my first time, is this normal?
Not normal : First of all, discontinue using the contacts till you see your Eye doc. Your symptoms are not normal and may indicate that the contact lens is improperly sized, or you're sensitive to the type of plastic or solution that you're using. For your eye health its best to play it safe and have a reevaluation. ...Read more
Is it safe to wear band aid contact lens when you are sleeping? My right eye (the scratched one) has a cloudy vision, is it normal?
Bandage contact: A bandage contact lens is used to help corneal abrasions heal and tp keep the patient more comfortable. If this has healed you no longer need the contact lens at night. Cloudy vision sometimes is caused by scarring or swelling of the. Corneal tissue, occasionally the contact lens clouds the vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Large pupils: If someone has very large pupils, they may have symptoms from wearing contact lenses, but mostly at night when the pupil dilation is maximal. Soft contact lenses have very large optical zones, so it is hard to imagine that this would actually prevent you from being able to wear them. Rigid lenses, like gas permeable lenses, are much smaller can more problematic with large pupils. ...Read more
Contact lenses: It may not be "normal" but it sure is common. Contact lenses can irritate the eyes due to dryness, allergy or poor material or fit. Sometimes contact lens intolerance can develop. It is important to have the underlying condition treated(allergy etc.) and to be sure that the fit, material and handling are all optimized and to minimize use time if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to get burning itchy eyes after getting contact lenses for the first time I also keep getting white stuff come out how can I treat this?
Adaptation : Contact lens wear comfort takes adaptation. First of all, The lens should feel comfortable in the eye. Proper fitting is essential. Vision should b clear after lens settles. Starting out with low wear time (2hours) & slowly building helps. Excessive irritation/itchiness/mucous is a sign of improper fit, or sensitivity to the lens or contact solutions, or environ. allergies. Tell your Eye doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It happens: Irritation is not "normal", but can result from the eye being unused to having a foreign body (the contact lens) in it! dry eye can make irritation more likely as can overwear during the initial period of use. Redness is a "red flag"! don't continue to wear the lenses without first checking with your eye are provider! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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