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How Long Can You Wear Contact Lens Without Hurting Your Eyes
What kind of lens?: Although there are extended wear contact lenses, i recommended daily removal before sleeping. Tears provide anti-infective compounds and enzymes which are in short supply during sleep when tear production drops. This puts the eye at greater risk for potentially sight threatening infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes overuse can lead to contact lens overwear (irritation, redness, etc), as well as increased risk for corneal infections (which can permanently cause vision loss), decreased oxygenation (corneal pannus), and the lenses can tear after used beyond what they are supposed to be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eyes hurts due to tight contact lenses. Could you tell me how long does it take for the eye to heal?
Not a good idea: Redness is a sign of a problem. As a general rule, anytime your eye is red, the first that you need to do is to take the contact lens out. There is strong likelihood that the redness is due to the contacts and keeping it in will only aggravate the situation (although your eye may feel better wearing the contacts). See your eye md for an evaluation. ...Read more
You can't yet: No procedure exists to permanently and safely change your iris color. A procedure in panama - new color iris - is extremely dangerous. See my published papers on the complications. ...Read more
Can you wear contacts lenses after cataract surgery? I have always worn contact lenses instead of glasses. After my cataract surgery, will i be able to wear contact lenses? If so, how long do I need to wait after my surgery to begin wearing them again?
Easy answer-yes: I would hope that your cataract surgery corrected your distance vision, or both distance and near vision with the intraocular implant placed in your eye durung surgery.. There would be no need for contacts post operatively. If you needed an additional correction after cataract surgery, contact lenses could be used about 6 to 8 weeks post op. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Variable time: Styes last a variable time depending upon your body's resistance, what treatment you administer and issues such as your age and environment. Recommended is the use of frequent very warm (not hot) soaks up to 5 times per day. Antibiotics are not helpful in most cases. If a stye persists after this treatment for more than a week, then see your ophthalmologist. You can wear contacts during this. ...Read more
Practicemakesperfect: I think most will agree that the thought of putting something on your eyeball is a little strange and hard to wrap your head around initially. With proper instruction and practice though you'll get the hang of it in no time. Be sure your optometrist shows you the right way to put them in and take them out. ...Read more
Depends: I am guessing that you want to wear them for cosmetic reasons only - i.e. Those halloween type lenses that make the eyes look weird or that you want to change your eye color. If lenses of these types are properly fitted and taken care of with the usual careful handling, changing and cleaning, then they pose no more risk than lenses worn for optical purposes. ...Read more
Not recommended: You should find out why your eyes are red first and take care of the problem whether it's an allergy, infection, or over use. If infection, for instance, the contact may worsen the infection. In any case, you may experience pain, burning, and tearing if the eyes are red. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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