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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
Contact lense: U can wear all day, take them off at night to soke in cleaning solution. ...Read more
Eyes hurts due to tight contact lenses. Could you tell me how long does it take for the eye to heal?
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
I have recently tried to wear prescription multi-focal contact lenses. How long does it usually take for ones eyes to adjust.
1-2 weeks: I give most who try this about 1-2 weeks for trial. If they cannot adjust, I see them again for a recheck to make sure the power and fit are ok. About 50% of folks who try this, cannot adjust to it. They find the type of images produced by these lenses to be disturbing and not comfortable. Motivation is important also and previous contact lens wearers generally do better. ...Read more
I have red eyes and it always reoccur. I always use daily contact lenses to prevent infection. Am crew who hv to wear CL for long hours. Advice?
Dry working place: By crew do you mean aircraft? If so, these are very dry atmospheres. You should apply a syrupy drop like Systane or Refresh prior to entering the work place. You can use ointment at night for sleep. Some get a little extra relief from daily ingestion of 2 tablespoons of Flax Seed oil. Do not use drops that say "gets the red out" as these are drying. If these fail, then see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Longer: You can wear contact lenses in the un-operated eye, but not in the operated eye until allowed by the surgeon. I would avoid eyeliner and makeup that could come in contact with the tear layer until allowed by the surgeon also. You are probably using postoperative eye drops, and these would not go well with contact lenses. ...Read more
How long to wait to wear contact lenses after gonioscopy (or whatever the exam is called where ophtalmologist puts a glass lense on your numbed eye)?
Short time: The lens applied to your eye is on a gel which provides an optical link between the lens and the interior of your eye. The numbness usually disappears in 10 minutes at most and the normal tear flow will clean out the residual gel. So you can start to wear you contact lenses by the time the exam is completely over - probably 15 minutes after the gel aided exam. ...Read more
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
When trying to put my contact lens in today I think I damaged my eye it really hurts when I blink or close my eyes and eye drops aren't helping much?
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
How long can I have my contact lens in my eyes? They're aerated and presently I've been wearing mine for about 1month. I've never taken them off.
No: It is not bad, but it will make the eyes look a bit muddy. ...Read more
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