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How Can I Improve My Contact Lens Comfort
Depends : On the cause. It could be related to the fit, the lens material, the solutions, protein buildup, or even dry eye or allergy. Best to see an ophthalmologist to help get to the bottom of it. This is the reason that many patients opt for refractive surgery (lasik) if it cannot be resolved satisfactorily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My contact lens prescription has changed twice in 9 mos. Because my close up reading vision has improved. Is this unusual for someone who is 59?
No: Your eyes may be changing as a result of nuclear sclerosis, which is hardening of your lens of your eye creating more nearsightedness. Your prescription would be changing as a consequence. Furthermore, the elasticity of the eye does change very gradually over time. Your eye doctor can help you with this and adjust as necessary. Btw, glaucoma treatments sometimes accelerate cataract formation too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Iols are implanted, corrective lenses to compensate in most cases for the remove of the natural lens when it developed a cataract. Some are exploring this surgery as a way to correct overall power in those without cataracts. Contacts can fully correct most vision needs, and an iol can only equal this correction. If your hope was to get better vision than contacts can give, that wont be done. ...Read more
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
Get fitted : You need to see an eye doctor for right contact lens fit. The eye doc will measure your correction and eye shape before fitting you with the right contact lens. The doctor also train you to make sure you can put and take off contact lens safely. Please make sure do not sleep with it, or overextend the wear. Daily contact lenses are the best fit to avoid infection and allergy to it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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