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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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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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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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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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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