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How Do I Safely Take Out 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: 24 hours for hard lenses 4 hours for soft lenses. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 email@example.com ...Read more
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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