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Doctor insights on: How Long Can You Wear Non Prescription Colored Contacts

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How long can you wear colored contacts daily (non prescription)?

How long can you wear colored contacts daily (non prescription)?

Shortest possible : Colored no prescription contacts are often used for costumes or just to change eye color. They should be prescribed by an eye specialists and properly fitted to minimize risk of eye injury or infection. Wearing any contact for extended periods of time significantly increases risk of injury. Never buy colored contacts on line without a prescription, you may be risking your eyesight if you do. ...Read more

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I have recently tried to wear prescription multi-focal contact lenses. How long does it usually take for ones eyes to adjust.

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

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If i wear prescription glasses and contacts, can I also get colored lenses?

If i wear prescription glasses and contacts, can I also get colored lenses?

Probably yes: Colored contact lenses are able to be fit on most patients. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How long can you wear contact lens without hurting your eyes?

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 more

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How long can you wear your contact lens?

How long can you wear your contact lens?

Depends: On the contact. Most are daily wear meaning they can be worn all waking hours but should be removed for sleep. There are few that are designed for continuous wear. ...Read more

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Contact lenses: if I wear them for too long will they damage my eyes?

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 more

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Can wearing colored contact lenses bad for your eyes if you only wear them for one day?

Need fitting: Like for halloween perhaps? It is generally safe to use contact lenses but even if you only use them for one day you should have an eye exam and fitting for lenses. This is so an appropriate curvature can be selected, and to be sure you know how to insert and remove the lens. I have seen people develop a corneal ulcer with less than one day of use, so there is always some risk. ...Read more

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Can i wear colored contacts or like theatrical contacts that have designs in them if i wear glasses?My glasses are for seeing far away.

Can i wear colored contacts or like theatrical contacts that have designs in them if i wear glasses?My glasses are for seeing far away.

Yes: Yes. Make sure you get the lenses through an eye doctor though. Some of these lenses can put you at risk for a corneal infection. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of bloodshot eyes that may be caused by wearing contacts. Also, how long do contacts generally last?

How do you get rid of bloodshot eyes that may be caused by wearing contacts. Also, how long do contacts generally last?

See an eye doctor: If your eyes are bloodshot, then something is wrong. You may be wearing your contact lenses too much or the contacts may not be the right fit for you. Get cheked to make sure there is nothing more serious going on. ...Read more

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What can you do to wear contact lenses after clear care solution?

Follow directions: The directions for clear care can be found with the packaging and online. It is very important to use clear care correctly because not doing so may result in your putting peroxide directly into your eye. That hurts! ...Read more

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How long can I wear contacts for?

Depends: Most contacts are designed by worn during the day only. A few are designed to be worn for longer periods. Discuss this issue with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can you still wear contact lenses after keratitis?

You can usually : After the keratitis has resolved you can usually resume contact lens wear. Some patients develop dry eye, scars or irregular corneas that make contact wear difficult or impossible. ...Read more

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How long after a stye bursts can you wear contact lenses?

Soon: You can resume your contact lens 1-2 days after depends on the irritation and condition. Please continue heat pack and baby shampoo eye lash wash. ...Read more

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How long does it normally take to get used to wearing contact lenses?

Depends : On the contacts and what the contacts are being used for. In nearly all cases, adaptation will occur in a week or less. ...Read more

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

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