Top
20
Doctor insights on: How Often Do I Need To Change My Contact Lens Case

Share
1

1
How often do I need to change my contact lens case?

How often do I need to change my contact lens case?

It depends: That depends on a number of things but changing your contact lens case every three months is a good rule to follow. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Tim Conrad
356 doctors shared insights

Contact Lens Use (Definition)

A contact lens is a thin plastic or glass lens that is fitted over the colored part of the eye. It may be used for corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic purposes. ...Read more


2

2
How often can I have to change my contact lens solution?

How often can I have to change my contact lens solution?

Every time you wear: Refer to the youtube contact lens care video for proper handling and care for your contact lenses. Always use fresh contact lens solution every time you wear and clean/store your lenses. Never reuse your contact case solution once you've taken your contacts out to wear. Discard, and rinse your case and let air dry. When you are ready to take out your lenses, follow the video instruction. ...Read more

3

3
Is is bad to change what type of contact lens you use?

Not usually: I frequently operate under the rule <<"if it aint broke, dont fix it">> so if a patient is happy with their current lenses, change the prescription as needed and use the same one. But there are changes in this field every month, new and sometimes safer designs, and unfortunately the all to often buy out of one line by another firm, simply to get rid of a competitior. You then have no choice. ...Read more

4

4
When should I change the cleaning solution in the contact lens case?

When should I change the cleaning solution in the contact lens case?

Daily: For chemical disinfection - the solution should be changed daily and the case allowed to dry. For hydrogen peroxide systems, the lenses can sit safely unopened in the case for about a week. Longer than that repeat the sterilization cycle. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Why does my contact lens prescription change so much?

Depends: Prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses can change quite quickly, especially in younger individuals, and in those individuals performing lots of near-vision tasks like reading, computer use, or video games. It is also possible for diabetes and blood sugar changes to affect the prescription, and rarely certain medications can cause this too. Be checked by your eye md if your rx is changing. ...Read more

7

7
How often do contact lens prescriptions change?

How often do contact lens prescriptions change?

Contact lenses: It is impossible to predict whether the prescription will change or remain the same. Factors that may influence a change in prescription include age, growth of the eye, how much reading/studying one does, medical conditions such as diabetes, growth/progression of cataracts, etc. ...Read more

9

9
My contact lens prescription has changed twice in 9 mos. Because my close up reading vision has improved. Is this unusual for someone who is 59?

My contact lens prescription has changed twice in 9 mos. Because my close up reading vision has improved.  Is this unusual for someone who is 59?

No: Your eyes may be changing as a result of nuclear sclerosis, which is hardening of your lens of your eye creating more nearsightedness. Your prescription would be changing as a consequence. Furthermore, the elasticity of the eye does change very gradually over time. Your eye doctor can help you with this and adjust as necessary. Btw, glaucoma treatments sometimes accelerate cataract formation too. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Is there such thing as a colored contact lens that helps you see and changes your eye color?

Is there such thing as a colored contact lens that helps you see and changes your eye color?

Yes: They are available from many eye doctors who fit contact lenses. There are even unusual ones, like all-white, all-red, cat-eye, alien eyes, NFL football team logos and so on. ...Read more

11

11
Why does my contact lens prescription change so much every time I go to the doctor?

Not everyone stable: In some people, the glasses and contact lens powers seem to change annually. These are usually younger patients and occasionally older patients with cataract formation. Usually, most people stabilize by their mid 20's. Drastic changes in refraction may mean problems such as keratoconous or cataract. Best to have a dilated exam. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
12

12
My right eye is -3.50 & my left eye is -3.25. When i order contact lens online will the prescription change at all?

My right eye is -3.50 & my left eye is -3.25. When i order contact lens online will the prescription change at all?

Good if current: This should work if the prescription is current. The brand and base curve of the lens matter as well, so check with the prescribing eye doctor before orderin gon line. ...Read more

13

13
How long until i need to change contact lenses when starting with a new pair?

How long until i need to change contact lenses when starting with a new pair?

Depends: Various contact lenses are designed for various lengths of time before they are changed. Your eye doctor will have the answer for you. ...Read more

14

14
Other than contact lenses, how could you change your eye color?

Other than contact lenses, how could you change your eye color?

No other way: There are no surgeries or medications to change your eye color. Colored contacts work well for this, however. ...Read more

15

15
How to change eye color permanently with out using contact lenses?

How to change eye color permanently with out using contact lenses?

Prostaglandin: Prostaglandin eye drops will permanently darken some eyes. These drops are used to treat glaucoma and are available by presciption only. ...Read more

16

16
I just bought contact lenses and i noticed a dramatic change in my vision from my eyeglasses. I see way clearer. I feel and see shapes and size, why ?

I just bought contact lenses and i noticed a dramatic change in my vision from my eyeglasses. I see way clearer. I feel and see shapes and size, why ?

You probably: have a major component of astigmatism which is more "completely" corrected by contacts up against your lens! Many people find contacts far superior to eyeglasses especially with very nearsighted folks and/or folks with astigmatism! Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more

18

18
Does pregnancy change your eyesight? I wear disposable contact lenses and I need to get some new on

Does pregnancy change your eyesight?  I wear disposable contact lenses and I need to get some new on

Yes: Hormonal fluctuations can affect the shape of the cornea.. If you buy contacts(disposable), buy only enough to get you through gestation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Wearing contact lenses over 20 yrs. Suddenly right eye started blurring and lost focus last week. Changed to new lenses but same. Should I see a doc?

Wearing contact lenses over 20 yrs. Suddenly right eye started blurring and lost focus last week. Changed to new lenses but same. Should I see a doc?

Ophthalmology : See Ophthalmology immediately if you had blurry vision or ocular pain. If it is persistent I would choose the ER for any loss of focus. Possibly not contact lens related and important to have full history and exam and dilated eye exam in this situation. Contacts out glasses in until then. Stay calm and see Ophthalmology. ...Read more

20

20
Is it possible to change the eye color using implantable contact lenses and correct my vision at the same time? I am a healthy male aged 27. I have moderate myopia which needs vision correction with eye glasses or contact lenses. Can implantable contact l

Is it possible to change the eye color using implantable contact lenses and correct my vision at the same time? I am a healthy male aged 27. I have moderate myopia which needs vision correction with eye glasses or contact lenses. Can implantable contact l

Colored Contact lens: There are colored contact lenses that have a power in them to correct the vision. These typically cost more and are not as comfortable as regular contact lenses. There is no implantable device to permanently change your eye color. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer