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Contact Use And Eye Health
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
Is it bad to wear contacts every day even if they are top of the line? Should eyes be given a break and will this effect the health of eyes long term?
No: If cared for properly, contact lenses can be worn daily with no long term ill effects. I have many patients who have done so for years. ...Read more
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
For months my eye has been irritated when I put on contacts went to eye doc he gave me allergy eye drops & igave my eyes a 2wk break from contacts.
What is your : Question. It sounds as if you were over wearing your contact lenses. ...Read more
No: Extended contact lens wear does carry higher rate of infection ; you should discuss this issue with your eyecare doctor. ...Read more
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
One time depending on the amount will probably not be a problem.
Wash out the eye as you would any irritant. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Take them out: And if the irritation is not better in a day, see your eye doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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