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How can you tell if your soft contact lens is inside out?

How can you tell if your soft contact lens is inside out?

Look closely : Examine it closely on your fingertip and you can usually tell by the curvature. If it is inside out in the eye it will usually feel uncomfortable due to movement. ...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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Tell me a little bit more about contact lens risks?

Tell me a little bit more about contact lens risks?

Many types: There are gas permeable, scleral, soft daily disposable, soft extended wear, hybrid, so even a longer answer just begins to scratch the surface. The risks vary with the type of lens; all increase risk of eye infections, eye irritation and scratched corneas are the most common complications of contact lenses. Be careful not to wear cls if you have a red eye or feel a cold or flu beginning. ...Read more

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How can you tell when your contact lens will expire?

How can you tell when your contact lens will expire?

Contact lenses: Yes. The foil packet your contact lens came in is stamped with the expiration date for the lens. Now when you where them, you should keep track of the the start date and replace them according to the replacement schedule your contact specialist instructed you to do. Usually this is anywhere from daily to 3 months with most soft contact lenses. ...Read more

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How do you tell which side of the contact lens to put on?

How do you tell which side of the contact lens to put on?

Should be bowl shape: In general, the soft contact lens will have correct orientation when the unit is opened. Try to maintain that same direction without flipping. Otherwise, set the lens on the tip of the finger and look at it from the side/edge. The way that makes it look more like a bowl is correct. If it looks more flat at the edge like a saucer/plate it is inside-out. Also, a reversed lens is less comfortable. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me which is the top contact lens solution?

It depends: Chuck, the best contact lens solution depends on the kind of contacts you wear and whether you have ocular allergies. Your local ophthalmologist can help you find the best solution which could work for you. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between a pair of clear contact lens?

How can I tell the difference between a pair of clear contact lens?

Try wearing them: Unless there substantial difference between the curvature and power of the two lenses trying on the lenses and wearing them either way may help you decide which one is more comfortable on which eye. It is doubtful that wearing the rght lens on the left eye or vice versa will result in any injury and the user can generally tell which configuration is more comfortable and provides optimal vision. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could i find out the contact lens strength/power i need?

Contact lens fitting: The proper strength and other parameters can be determined through the process called a contact lens fitting. Your eye doctor can likely provide this service for you. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i still wear contact lens that is already over a month?

Contact lenses: Should be disposed of on a regular basis, if you are wearing the disposable brand of lenses. Disposable lenses are either the 2-week, 1-month, or 3-month variety. You should adhere to whatever schedule your eye doctor recommends for your lenses. If you are out of lenses and you need to buy some more, then you can probably safely wear your current pair until you get some more. ...Read more