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Doctor insights on: How Can I Sterilize My Contact Lens Case

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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 power -3.75 is this bad?

Moderate: This is a low to moderate near sighted rx. Nothing to be concerned about.

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Contact lens won't stay in one place?

Contact lens won't stay in one place?

Refit: If you contact lens shifts in position or out of position and this is a regular issue, then recheck with the fitting ophthalmologist to get what we would term a tighter lens that will stay better positioned.

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Which is the best contact lens brand?

The one that fits: There is not one best brand--the one that fits you best, gives you the best vision and is well tolerated is the way to go.

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Which is the best contact lens brand!?

Which is the best contact lens brand!?

Can't say: There are many, many different brands and all of them have their good qualities. The best lens depends on the individual wearing them.

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How bad is it to wear a torn contact lens?

Uncomfortable: A torn lens will be irritating and it may not center well so the vision is less clear. It is simply not optimum but probably not harmful in and of itself, although such a lens will decenter and cause discomfort.

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Might I use contact lens bottle to keep lens?

No: It will not keep the lens clean and you will contaminate the cap and the rest of the fluid in the bottle.

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Urgent: how to properly clean contact lens case?

Soap water RINSE: If it's just a plastic case, used mild soap and water. Try a toothbrush if needed. Make sure you rinse thoroughly. Then be sure your overnight storage solution has a disinfectant. How did your case get dirty. You should remove and handle your lenses with clean hands and conditions. Doing otherwise raises risk for serious infection.

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Can I have a suggestion on wearing a contact lens?

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.

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What's the best way for me to care for contact lens?

Follow instructions: The ophthalmologist who supplied the lens can instruct you in the proper care for the type of lens that you have. This may include a wearing schedule, regular cleaning or soaking and changing when scheduled. Also be sure to remove the lens whenever the eye gets red for any reason.

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Which of the daily disposables contact lens are better?

All equal: All of these lenses have been thoroughly tested and the lens manufacturers constantly look over each others shoulders to optimize their own product. The daily, daily wear lenses are basically equivalent.

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What are the bad consequences about wearing contact lens?

What are the bad consequences about wearing contact lens?

Infection: Contact lens wearer are at higher risk for bad corneal ulcer which could be bacterial, fungal, amoeba or viral. The most common cause of it is bacterial. Infection. It's extremely painful and disabling. The other consequences will be corneal scratch which may lead to ulcer.

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Could you tell me what happens at a first contact lens exam?

Alot of things: First lens exam includes a thorough evaluation of your eyes and a very detailed measurement of your prescription, it includes measuring the shape of your cornea then your doctor may have you try different types of lenses for fit. Then they will want you to come back to see if you can tolerate the lens well.

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If bbq heat can melt contact lens?

I suppose: But getting close enough to the grill and for long enough to melt your contacts is going to do bad things to your corneas even if your contacts are not on.

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Can wearing contact lens cause headaches?

Usually no: Eyes are rarely the cause of head aches.

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Contact lens diameter importance for you?

Contact lens diameter importance for you?

Contact lense fittin: Teh daimeter is very imprtant for the lenses ot fit well over the cornea, if not proper they will slip all over.

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What does a contact lens diameter measure?

Diameter: The distance from one edge of the lens to the other. Soft lenses are larger in diameter than hard lenses.

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Contact lens stinging feeling, what to do?

Contact lens stinging feeling, what to do?

Take them out!: If you get pain or redness with your contacts, do not wear them. Try again in 24 hours. If you still have symptoms, see your eye doctor.

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Is it ok to wear a 1.5 year old contact lens?

Is it ok to wear a 1.5 year old contact lens?

Depends: If it is in the original packaging and is unexpired, it is okay. Otherwise throw it away. Why would you risk your eye?

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