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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
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.
Go see your doctor.:
retained contact lens pieces can damage your eyes. You should schedule an appointment immediately with your current eye care provider. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
No: Practices do charge for this, but no you do not need this every visit. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Needs eval: See the doctor who prescribed the lens for evaluation. It sounds like it is not fit properly. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Will implanting a contact lens correct my vision? I have a condition that my cornea is getting thin and long. If I get the icl done will this correct my vision and will it eventually come out and my vision will be good again or is this something that I w
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
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
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
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
I noticed there is a small hole in the middle of my right contact lens. Is it safe to still use or will it damage my eye?
No do not use it.:
please do not use that contact lens. It could damage your eye. ...Read more
Rarely: Most eye doctor charge for the contact lens fitting as it takes up more time. ...Read more
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?
Does wearing contact lens help in aiding "one big one small eyes"? Because my left eye is slightly smaller than my right eye?
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
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
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
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
Yes: You need a prescription which the eye care professional there can do for you. ...Read more
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