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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

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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What can you do if you can't get the contact lens in at all?

What can you do if you can't get the contact lens in at all?

Practice: Use a mirror and practice. You could always go back to glasses or consider refractive surgery like lasik. ...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

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Can a contact lens get stuck behind your eye?

Can a contact lens get stuck behind your eye?

No: The membrane that covered the white part of the eye extends up under the eyelid and then returns down as the inner lining of the eyelid. As such it creates a pocket up under the lid that will prevent a contact lens from going behind your eye. A contact lens can get stuck up in this fornix but it can be removed. ...Read more

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Can a contact lens get lost in an eye, it was so dry when eye was rubbed it got lost inside eye, what should I do?

Yes: Contact lenses can get lost in the conjunctival fornix and can be found by careful examination and removed with little effort. ...Read more

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I have a tiny white dot on my pupil after wearing an old contact lens accidentally. My eyes are less red now but what can I do to treat it myself?

Corneal ulcer: This is a serious bacterial infection that needs to be treated with strong antibiotic drops. See an ophthalmologist right away. Save the contact lens so it can be cultured if necessary. ...Read more

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My eyes get tired when I wear glasses, but not when I wear contact lens?

Maybe not used to it: If you are not used to glasses, it might be hard to wear them at first, but it should get easier with time. Contact lenses are also good, but they can be lost. It is good to be able to use both. ...Read more

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Can someone get an eye injury due to contact lens?

Can someone get an eye injury due to contact lens?

Definitely: If overused (like sleeping in them) and not correctly cleaned, you are at risk for a corneal infection which can lead to scarring. ...Read more

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Why do contact lens wearers get more eye infections?

Why do contact lens wearers get more eye infections?

Contacts: When a contact lens is worn, the eye is not getting as much ocygen. This low oxygen state is a perfect incubator for certain bacteria, such as pseudomonas. The bacteria grow close to the eye and are much more likely to penetrate the eye and hence, cause infection. Do not sleep in your contact lenses, since this makes infection even more likely. ...Read more

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What do I do if a contact lens get stuck in the back of my eye?

Can't happen: Contact lenses can get trapped under the upper lid, but it is impossible for them to get behind the eye. ...Read more

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Just started wearing contact lens. How soon do I get over feeling something in my eye?

Depends: If you have dry eyes or if it doesn't fit, never. If you are able to wear contact lenses with adequate tears and assuming its soft contact lenses that fit well, it should feel comfortable at least in 15 min, at most 30 min. If its not comfortable beyond that, i'd get it checked again. ...Read more

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How long does it take after taking a contact lens eye exam to get your contacts made and ready?

Contacts: This would depend on the type of contact lens. Hard contact lenses have to be specially made and fitted. Soft contact lenses are stocked in vials are readily available to all parameters usually. ...Read more

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Can I get free contact lens fitting with eye exam?

Can I get free contact lens fitting with eye exam?

Rarely: Most eye doctor charge for the contact lens fitting as it takes up more time. ...Read more

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Is there any possibility to get implantable contact lens done if there is no iris n natural lens in the eye. If yes then how much safe it is?

Is there any possibility to get implantable contact lens done if there is no iris n natural lens in the eye. If yes then how much safe it is?

No: If there is no lens and no iris there is an intraocular len with iris that may be able to be used. The surgery would need to be done be an approved investigator in the us. ...Read more

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I blink & get a thin oily film. It blurs my vision badly. It sticks to my contact lens. I have dry eye. Drops don't help. What's wrong, how to fix this?

Dry eye: You have dry eyes. The reason for dry eyes could be multiple factors. Your medication, birth control, hormonal, hydration, contact lens use and possibly allergy. You may want to wear daily contact lenses to avoid CL related allergy. Hydration and you Amy consider omega 3 essential FA. Use preservative free tears often. You may need medical treatment if still persist. ...Read more

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I lost soft contact lens in my eyes, fornix, they have folded and ruptured, and small particles of this lens were falling in my eye, im seeing floaters.

Floaters: There is no association between your contact lens tearing and the development of floaters. If your eye is still irritated from possible contact fragments on your eye surface then you should be evaluated by your eye doctor to have these fragments removed. In addition, your eye doctor will evaluate your floaters (which are inside your eye) to rule out any internal eye problems. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Should I get daily or weekly disposable contact lenses?

Depends: If eyes are uncomfotable with the current contact lenses while you wear them weekly the daily contact lenses would be the best for you. I have seen too many patients wearing them overnight that have severe problems. Daily contact lenses avoid this problem. ...Read more

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Can I get contact lenses from the walmart vision center?

Yes: You need a prescription which the eye care professional there can do for you. ...Read more

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Please help, how much is it to get contact lenses for the first time?

Varies: Call an eye practitioner and get a quote. The price varies from place to place and with what type of contacts you need. If you are already seeing an eye doctor for glasses, this would be a good place to call. ...Read more