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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

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How to tell if my eyes are too dry for contacts?

While wearing: Contact lenses, your eyes can become irritated, scratchy, and even become red. Dryness will also cause you to have cloudy vision that comes and goes. Use plenty of artificial tears and shorten the period you wear contacts. If the dryness is too severe, then contacts are probably not your friend. Sometimes, switching to another brand is worth a try. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Why do freshlook colorblend contacts dry my eyes?

They don't: As you age, your eyes become more dry. This reduces contact lens tolerance. There are a number of effective ways to treat dry eyes and increase contact lens comfort. See your ophthalmologist for a discussion of your options. ...Read more

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What are some good blue contacts for greenish eyes?

What are some good blue contacts for greenish eyes?

Not sure what: You are asking? Contacts come clear, and there are also those that are tinted. Are you asking how to turn your green eyes blue? ...Read more

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Is it okay to get contacts if eyes have coning issues?

Is it okay to get contacts if eyes have coning issues?

Yes : Keratoconus rquires contact to correct the vision. The eyes may not be able to tolerate contacts however or may grow intolerant with time and other measures might be necessary. Corneal cross-linking may be beneficial in some cases. ...Read more

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Help me please! I have really small eyes. Help with contacts?

Help me please! I have really small eyes. Help with contacts?

Small eyes: People with small-appearing eyes actually have eyes that are normal sized but the eyelids don't open as much as in other people. Contact lenses won't do anything for this. ...Read more

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What are my contacts doing to my eyes? Why do they let me see?

Like glasses: Contact lenses correct your refractive error(near or far-sighted or astigmatic), just as glasses do, only the contact are worn directly on the cornea of the eye. ...Read more

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Could glow in the dark contacts be causingdamage to your eyes?

Could glow in the dark contacts be causingdamage to your eyes?

Contact lenses: Are a great alternative way to correct your vision if you have a need for glasses. Unfortunately, cosmetic contacts like the ones you describe are often poor quality and can cause significant damage to your eyes when worn. I do not recommend patients use these types of contacts because of this. ...Read more

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What happens if you open your eyes underwater with contacts in?

What happens if you open your eyes underwater with contacts in?

Case of Missing Lens: Consider wearing swim goggles so that you don't find yourself starring in the "case of the missing lens" [a nancy drew mystery?]. I know people who swear that they've never lost a lens when swimming in a pool. But usually goggles are cheaper than replacing contact lens. If it doesn't float off your eye, it could pop out when you're wiping your face. ...Read more

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Where do they sell color contacts? Are these safe for your eyes?

Where do they sell color contacts? Are these safe for your eyes?

On line, eye doctor: Colored contact lenses are a standard product of the contact lens industry. They can be purchased after proper fitting from your ophthalmologist. They are made to standard tolerances and worn properly can be safe. Some are available from contact lens suppliers on line with a proper prescription. Do not buy them from on line advertisers without this protection. ...Read more