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How can you tell which contact lens goes in which eye?

How can you tell which contact lens goes in which eye?

Systematic method: The contact prescription will label the correct eye. Contact lens cases also label the correct eye, so you need to follow a systematic method in order to distinguish r and l. ...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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Please tell me, are contact lenses good for your eyes?

Please tell me, are contact lenses good for your eyes?

Contact lenses: Are a great way to correct your vision and are well tolerated most of the time. They can cause problems in some people, especially if they are sensitive to the contact lens material or if they don't take proper care of their lenses (i.e. Regular cleaning and disposal). ...Read more

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Can you tell me if contact lenses have any dangers on the eyes?

Overuse and abuse: Contact lenses, properly fit, can be harmless and helpful. But instructions must be followed on wear schedule, replacement schedule, and cleaning schedule. If these are violated, then the chance for infection and irritation are increased. If the eye gets red always remove the lens and also if the vision drops or the eye feels bad. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if I wear two different colour opaque contact lenses, will any harm come to my eyes?

Could you tell me if I wear two different colour opaque contact lenses, will any harm come to my eyes?

No harm: As long as you have been fitted for a given brand and curvature of contact lens, any color is ok, so mix and match at will. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if contact lenses damage your eyes?

No damage: Contact lenses, if used properly and under the care of an experienced eye doctor, will rarely cause problems that can lead to damage. Improper use can and does cause damage. ...Read more

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Please tell me can dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around? What can help?

Please tell me can dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around? What can help?

No: Dry eyes typically cause the contact lens to be stuck on the surface of the eye. If your contacts are moving around too much, it could be an improper fit. See your eye doctor to be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me which is the top brand of eye contact lenses?

No best brand: There is no best brand of contact lenses. There are many different kinds of contact lenses with many features. A discussion with your eye doctor can help you determine which contact lenses are the best ones for you to achieve your vision and lifestyle goals. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could wear contact lenses while I have pink eye?

Can you tell me if I could wear contact lenses while I have pink eye?

Not a good idea: The eye needs unobstructed flow of tears to combat infections like pink eye. Wearing a contact can inhibit this and possibly encourage other types of infection to occur. Hang in there without the lens until the condition clears. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my contact lenses are causing an eye infection?

How can I tell if my contact lenses are causing an eye infection?

Pain and redness: Bacterial keratitis is a vison threatening infection. In the usa, contact lenses use is the number one risk factor. Loss of vision, permanently can occur in as few as 24 hours. Do not wait for the problem to get better, see your dr.

In the last 5 years, some contact lens solutions made keratitis easy. They have been removed by fda

http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1194028-overview. ...Read more

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Eyes hurts due to tight contact lenses. Could you tell me how long does it take for the eye to heal?

Eyes hurts due to tight contact lenses. Could you tell me how long does it take for the eye to heal?

Not tight?: Tight contacts rarely cause pain; it's the loose ones that are uncomfortable. Most contact lens irritations resolve without treatment in a day. If this has lasted longer than that, you need to see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a contact lens to go around back of eyeball?

No: No path for displaced contact lens to get behind the eyeball, but common for it to get trapped and folded underneath the upper eyelid. An ophthalmologist can apply a mild stain drop called flourescein and easily see the cl and remove it. Often the patient thinks the lens is still in the eye when it has already fallen out. ...Read more

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Are contact lens good for your eyes?

Yes and no: Contact lenses certainly help you see better without having to wear glasses. But you must take care to clean your lenses regularly. And remember, the eye was not meant to have anything touching it. Over time, your eyes may become dry, irritated and develop allergies to the contacts. There is also a risk for severe eye infection if proper hygiene is not practiced. ...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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How to find out my contact lens eye power?

How to find out my contact lens eye power?

By examinarion: An eye exam, including a refraction, is the process by which a prescription for vision correction is rendered. A contact lens power is calculated from the refraction and vertex distance. An eye care professional is qualified to perform these measurements. ...Read more

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What is the best contact lens for dry eyes?

What is the best contact lens for dry eyes?

There isn't one: Don't think there is one. Some may be worse than others but acuvue oasys and coopervision biofinity are pretty good. A good fit is crucial though and depends on the curvature of the lens. These vary from lens to lens. I suppose the best one would technically be a scleral lens which is a hard lens. They also have the dual purpose of lubricatong the eye. Most people aren't that dry though. ...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 wearing contact lens inside out hurt eye sight?

Can wearing contact lens inside out hurt eye sight?

No: Wearing a soft contact lens won't damage your eye but it certainly will be blurry and the lens will be uncomfortable and move around a lot with each blink. ...Read more

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What to do if my contact lens is stuck behind my eye?

Impossible: Contact lenses cannot get behind eyes. They can get stuck under the upper lid. Try flushing your eyes with a stream of water or eye wash. If this fails to dislodge the contact lens, then see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have a contact lens stuck in my eye?

See yout doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Contact lens have trouble seeing with one eye, what to do?

Contact lens have trouble seeing with one eye, what to do?

Return to eye doc: If you are having trouble with your vision, visit your eye doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you buy non-prescribed contact lens online without an eye test?

Possibly: It would not be safe for your eyes though! You need to ensure proper fit, so they do not damage your eyes or lead to infections. ...Read more

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Could certain contact lens brand effect your eye or make them worse?

Could certain contact lens brand effect your eye or make them worse?

Contact lens: Like other items (clothes, shoes, etc) fitting on the eye may vary from one manufacturer to another. Which may cause discomfort, or if really bad, increase the risk for severe conditions like corneal ulcer. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove a contact lens that u lost in your eye?

What is the best way to remove a contact lens that u lost in your eye?

Patience: The most common thing is for the lens to fold over itself, and get stuck in the upper, outer recess. Try with your thumb to lift up the outer upper lid while you look down and in - and hold this for 15 seconds. If you have tried hard in general to remove it, and fail, it might be already out and your feeling of the lens is due to eye irritation. Have a friend look in strong light at that point. ...Read more

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Can I use contact lens solution instead of those costly drops for dry eyes?

Not recommended: Contact lens solution is not formulated for this purpose. If you want to decrease costs, buy the generic lubricant eye drops. ...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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Is it possible for a certain contact lens brand to effect your eye or make them worse?

Contact lenses: Usually are very comfortable and provide excellent vision. If you are having problems, it may be related to the brand of contacts or possibly if the powers are incorrect. Your eye doctor can try different options to see if this will help your eyes do better. ...Read more