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How do I safely take out my contact lenses?

How do I safely take out my contact lenses?

Contacts: 1) wash hands, 2) dry hands, 3) stand in front of mirror, 4) hold lower lid open, 5) grasp lens with thumb and index finger, 6) pinch gently, taking care not to scratch your cornea, 7) remove lens, 8) clean lens, 9) store lens in case. ...Read more

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How do I safely put in my contact lenses

How do I safely put in my contact lenses

Lens hygiene: As in removing the lens, always make sure your hands and fingernails are thoroughly cleaned and avoid introducing the nail into the corneal surface. Place the lens on the fingerpad of your forefinger in the correct orientation (lens edge up and curvature smooth) and with your fourth finger, lower your lower eyelid. Then gently place the lens onto the corneal surface. Do this in front of a mirror first if inexperienced. Close eyelids and roll eyes so lens hugs surface snugly. ...Read more

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How can I take off contact lenses ?

How can I take off contact lenses ?

Ask your eye doctor: You should be very comfortable putting contacts into your eyes and taking them out. If you are not, then get some more lessons from your eye care practitioner. ...Read more

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How do I get my contact out from my eye safely? It's stuck!

How do I get my contact out from my eye safely? It's stuck!

Wet surface of eye: As a contact lens wearer having had this happen, it is frustrating. Remain calm. Find some wetting solution or viscous artificial tear solution and rins.E the eye. Usually contacts get stuck when the eye is very dry, so this works. For rgp lenses, sometimes the tiny suction cup can be used. Try irrigation first. ...Read more

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How do I choose contact lenses and where can I get them?

How do I choose contact lenses and where can I get them?

Must be fitted!: Contact lenses can be extremely dangerous and cause serious infections and total loss of the eye! you must get fitted properly by an eye doctor, trialled in the contact, then prescribed. Your doctor will guide you in the proper choice. Contact lenses can only be sold legally with a prescription. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get contact lenses and how do I get them without prescription?

Contacts: U will need to see an optometrist or opthalmologist for eye exam & to order the contacts that fit. May take a week or so. ...Read more

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How do I get blood safely out of my eye?

How do I get blood safely out of my eye?

Ummm: Seriously, don't do that. If you have blood in your eye see a doctor. If it is a benign subconjunctival hemorrhage on the white of the eye it will go away in a week or so. ...Read more

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I wear glasses and have power around -7. I want to remove my spex . Can u please help how can I remove my spex?

I wear glasses  and have power around -7. I want to remove my spex . Can u please help  how can I remove my spex?

LASIK: If your only problem is a refraction of -7.00 or thereabouts, and you do not want to wear contact lenses, then lasik offers an alternative. Most lasik surgeons would ask you to wait until you are about 23 to allow the power of the eye to stabilize. Try contact lenses in the meanwhile. ...Read more

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How long before going to the eye doc should I take my contacts off?

How long before going to the eye doc should I take my contacts off?

Not needed: Many people wear them to the eye doctor's office and take them off in the office. You can do the same. ...Read more

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I'm scared and worried, how if i wear coloured contact lenses even i don't need them and just for style.., is it safe?And what will happen to my eyes?

Can be safe: These contacts can be safe if fitted properly and taken care of. Most likely nothing will happen to your eyes, except for a little dryness maybe. ...Read more

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What optomitrist can I take my own frames to?

Any: It depends on the office policy due to liability. You can take it any where. Most of the places do take your own frame. They may not take a responsibility for the frame. ...Read more

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How do I keep my sclera contact lenses comfortable?

How do I keep my sclera contact lenses comfortable?

Check the fit: Make sure your fit is satisfactory with your eye doctor. Keep your lenses clean and use preservative free artificial tears for increased confort. Please don't sllep in your contact lenses. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr I have eye conjunctivits and i want to wear contact lenses . What should I do for my eye's health?

Treat conjunctivitis: You should not wear contact lenses if you have an active eye infection. If you get the infection into your cornea, the clear crystal over the colored part of your eye, you can permanently damage your vision. So, get rid of the infection before wearing contact lenses. ...Read more

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Freshlook colorblends contacts how long do I wait to throw them away & how often should I replace the solution?

Freshlook colorblends contacts how long do I wait to throw them away & how often should I replace the solution?

Monthly: The contacts should be changed monthly. Those lenses should not be slept in-ever. The solution in the cases should be thrown out daily after putting the lenses in, the cases should then be rinsed with water and left open to dry. Changing the case monthly as well cuts down on the risk of infection. ...Read more

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I lost my eye contacts.. How can I find them? What should I do?

I lost my eye contacts.. How can I find them? What should I do?

Lost CL: If they have a tint, gently search around the area where you lost them. Often caught in hair or clothes. Be sure to request CLs with tint for this reason. Otherwise, my favorite prayer for lost items is to Saint Anthony: "Tony, Tony, look around, something is lost and can't be found." Great true story of lost contact lens on eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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How long can I wear hard contact lenses before I switch them out?

6 to 9 months: Generally, if you're removing them every night, cleaning and disinfecting them they can last up to 9 months or 1 yr depending on how you take care of them and how your eye reacts to the lens itself. Scratches or chips in the lens, or eye irritation from the lens is a sign to replace the lens. ...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