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How often should I give my eyes a break from contacts?

How often should I give my eyes a break from contacts?

Depends: Should take them out every night and clean them properly
for extended wear ctl, should remove at least once a week
but duration depends on eye dryness and how long the eye can tolerate them. ...Read more

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How often to give eyes a break from contact lenses?

How often to give eyes a break from contact lenses?

Not necessary: It is not necessary to give your eyes a break from contact lenses. However, some people like to do this. When they do, I suggest taking a day or two off every 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can wearing your contacts too long give you a lazy eye?

Hello docs. I was wondering can wearing your contacts too long give you a lazy eye?

No: Extended contact lens wear does carry higher rate of infection ; you should discuss this issue with your eyecare doctor. ...Read more

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Do you know when you go and get an eye exam does the optician usually try to give you 20/20 vision regardless of glasses/contacts?

Do you know when you go and get an eye exam does the optician usually try to give you 20/20 vision regardless of glasses/contacts?

?? Question: The ophthalmologist will determine what correction is needed to provide you with 20/20 vision, if your eyes have that potential. They may provide that correction depending on your visual needs and/or comp;aints. It is important for the ophthalmologist to determine your best corrected vision. ...Read more

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What to do when testosterone squirted in wife s eyes while giving me a shot?

What to do when testosterone squirted in wife s eyes while giving me a shot?

Nothing: One time depending on the amount will probably not be a problem.
Wash out the eye as you would any irritant. ...Read more

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Will contacts hurt my eyes?

Will contacts hurt my eyes?

No if they're fitted: Properly and you don't have dry eyes. See your eye doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Could contacts rip in your eyes?

Yes: It is uncommon for a contact lens to tear in the eye. This can occur if there is a small tear at the edge of the contact when it was put in the eye. The other time this occurs is if someone wears the contact longer than they are supposed to. ...Read more

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Will contacts enhance small eyes?

Will contacts enhance small eyes?

No: This would not affect the appearance of your eyes, unless of course you want the style of glasses to alter your appearance for cosmetic reasons. Seek out your optician for further help. ...Read more

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Could all contacts make eyes itch?

Could all contacts make eyes itch?

Contact lenses: Are generally very well tolerated. Unfortunately, some patients have adverse reactions (including itching) to multiple different brands of lenses. This typically means that you should not be wearing contact lenses. ...Read more

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How can you give yourself pink eyes?

How can you give yourself pink eyes?

Contact: Pink eye is usually an adenovirus that is contagious on contact. You touch an object that has the virus on it; then touch your eyes. Avoid touching unwashed hands to eyes. Adenovirus is known to last a long time even in dry state. Handling clearance items at your favorite store, wash your hands after shopping. If it is accompanied by an upper respiratory infection: avoid cough exposure. ...Read more

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Why are my eyes and contacts so dry?

Why are my eyes and contacts so dry?

Many reasons: You could have dry eye syndrome due to age, use of medications or associated with other disorders such as arthritis. See an ophthalmologist for management. ...Read more

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How do I put contacts in my small eyes?

How do I put contacts in my small eyes?

With practice: Work with your eye doctor if you are having trouble with getting contact lenses in your eyes. In most cases, all you need is a little instruction and more practice. ...Read more

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Eyes feel gritty after taking contacts out?

Eyes feel gritty after taking contacts out?

Dry eye: The gritty feeling is likely due to dry eye-related ocular surface irritation. Try using frequent artificial tears. ...Read more

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How to get contacts out if your eyes hurts?

How to get contacts out if your eyes hurts?

Contacts: Float the contact with some contact lens solution. Remove the contact at the mirror. ...Read more

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Can wearing expired contacts damage my eyes?

Can wearing expired contacts damage my eyes?

Yes: The expiredcontacts may be fine but they may cause problems if they are damaged or if the storage fluid is contaminated. ...Read more

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Can you use eyes relief drops with contacts?

Can you use eyes relief drops with contacts?

Yes: If the drops are for eye dryness, then you can wear contacts at the same time as you administer the eyedrops. ...Read more

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Do my eyes go crossed eyed because of contacts?

Do my eyes go crossed eyed because of contacts?

No: Crossed eyes and contacts are not related. There are several reasons why eyes might cross; poor vision, lazy eye (amblyopia), strabismus, etc.

Many times the situation can be corrected by a pediatric ophthalmologist... They specialize in crossed eyes. ...Read more