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How can I safely get a tiny hair out of my contact lens?

How can I safely get a tiny hair out of my contact lens?

Rinse: Remove you lens and carefully rinse it with rewetting solution or sterile saline. Gently rub if necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Contact Lens Use (Definition)

A contact lens is a thin plastic or glass lens that is fitted over the colored part of the eye. It may be used for corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic purposes. ...Read more


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Contact lens: are my eyes too small or do I have to get used to not blinking when I put them on? Something's not working.

Contact lens: are my eyes too small or do I have to get used to not blinking when I put them on?  Something's not working.

Maybe not used to it: If you are not used to contact lenses it might be hard to wear them at first, but it should get easier with time. Glasses are also good, but they can also take time to get used to. It is good to be able to use both. If the problems persist, see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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A piece of my contact lens is stuck behind my eye..What do you suggest to get it out?

A piece of my contact lens is stuck behind my eye..What do you suggest to get it out?

Go see your doctor.: Cecille, retained contact lens pieces can damage your eyes. You should schedule an appointment immediately with your current eye care provider. ...Read more

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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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How can I get rid of stuck contact lens?

How can I get rid of stuck contact lens?

Try this:: Most lenses when missing are stuck in the upper, outer quadrant which is the recess with the most space. A very effective thing to try is to hold the upper lid with your thumb up and out while you look hard down and in. Hold this for 10-15 seconds and almost always the lens will slide down to the eye center where it can be retrieved. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get contact lens prescription, even though i don't need contacts?

Is there a way to get contact lens prescription, even though i don't need contacts?

Yes but why: A contact lens with no prescription is called plano which means zero correction. Many colored contact lenses are in this prescription. There is no reason to wear a non-corrective contact lens unless you want a color changer. ...Read more

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Should i get contact lens solutions with thimerasol?

Should i get contact lens solutions with thimerasol?

Not necessarily: Thimerasol is preservative used in some contact lens solutions. It can actually cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. There are also many other effective solutions available without thimerasol. Really any commercially available solution should be effective. The best advice is proper eye and contact lens care. Clean and replace contacts as directed. ...Read more

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What are some tips for getting contact lens into small eyes?

What are some tips for getting contact lens into small eyes?

See below: To get the contact lens into your eye, you must pull hard on your eyelids to make a big opening. And do not release the lids until the contact is on your eye. Then slowly release the lower then upper lid, then blink. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I get a free contact lens prescription without purchase?

Many places: Most eye doctors will give you a contact lens prescription to be used anywhere you would like and in fact have to do this by law in most cases. You will have to pay for the examination and measurements. It is after all a service that you would not expect to be given for free. ...Read more

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My contact lens every time i put them it hurt my eyes..Am i never going to get used to this?

My contact lens every time i put them it hurt my eyes..Am i never going to get used to this?

Probably not these: If contact ;lenses remain uncomfortable after 5-8 days of trying, you nee to be refit with a more comfortable lens. There are certain people who cannot wear contact lenses. ...Read more

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I have Lattice degeneration with small holes in it Will wearing contact lens make it worse? I am driving all day, will vibrations affect my condition?

No: Wearing contact lenses does not affect lattice degeneration in any way. You need to see you eye MD to determine whether the holes are of any concern. ...Read more

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How to get contact lens prescription without a contact lens fitting?

Not recommended: I would not recommend this. Your eyes are so precious, why would you want to take a chance on them? Make sure you get the right kind for your eyes. Make sure there is nothing wrong with them too. Save up a little more and get them fitted the right way. Your eyes are worth it! ...Read more

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How long does it take to get used to putting on and off the contact lens?

Learned skill: This is a learned art and most will conquer the technique in less than a week. It will occur faster with the help of a friend who already is comfortable with contact lens insertion and removal and who can assist you at your side. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my left contact lens get blurry after 2 days of use?

Contact lenses: Can cause blurring due to a couple of possible reasons. The contact power may be incorrect, you may not be tolerating the type of lens you are using (although you would expect the other eye to bother you), or you may not be cleaning your lenses properly. If you are wearing disposable lenses, try a new one to see if this helps. Otherwise, discuss with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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How come my right contact lens get blurry and slip within a few days of being worn?

Needs eval: See the doctor who prescribed the lens for evaluation. It sounds like it is not fit properly. ...Read more

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My right contact lens has a small hole in the middle! is it bad if i still put it on?

My right contact lens has a small hole in the middle! is it bad if i still put it on?

No. Discard it!: Not only is it defective, but also it will not perform as intended--correcting your refractive error. The biggie here is that the small tear will cause ocular surface irritation, eventually to the point when your cornea may develope an abrasion, inflammation, and likely infection or ulceration. So, discard it right away and use a new one, if you have disposable soft contact lenses, or wear glasses. ...Read more

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Why does my right contact lens get blurry and slip around while the left one is fine?

Why does my right contact lens get blurry and slip around while the left one is fine?

Needs better fit: Go back to the doctor who prescribed the lenses and describe the problem. You need a better fitting lens on the right side/ ...Read more

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Why do my eyes get red when I use my contact lens?

Why do my eyes get red when I use my contact lens?

Dry, allergy, tight: Contact lens make dry eye worse, allergy to solution or contact and tight contacts can make your eye red. Its best to wear for a shorter time period and use dialy contact lenses. Please make sure you have the right fit. ...Read more