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I have a stye in my left eye. Will I be able to wear my contact lenses and wear makeup? Is there a eye drop I can buy to quickly get rid of this?
Yes, probably: The best initial treatment for a stye is warm compresses applied several times a day. Contacts are OK, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before/after. Avoid eye make-up, as you can contaminate it, making infection more likely when you use the make-up again. If you experience pain, vision changes, sensitivity to light, a sandy/gritty sensation or discharge from your eye, seek immediate care ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm wearing hard lenses and my eyes tend burn sometimes and runny.. I also have allergies.. Is time for me to change lenses I had them for a year now?
When I take off my everyday glasses, I can see that I'm usually wearing glasses: I have kind of 'puffy' eyes. I see this with others too. How come?
Can gas from a lighter be bad to the eyes if near them for few minutes? I'm really worried because i had a lighter very close to my eyes.
Not an issue: We are exposed to organic chemical fumes in many aspects of our lives. For instance when refueling your automobile. Most lights use butane gas which is highly volatile and quickly disperses. A few use a heavier version such as ronson lighter fluid. These in the atmosphere around a lighter will not harm the eyes; they are much more likely over time to cause lung problems. ...Read more
I'm scared and worried, how if i wear coloured contact lenses even i don't need them and just for style.., is it safe?And what will happen to my eyes?
I use acuvue 2 for about 2 months and i started to rinse the contacts with optee free before and after use. Now, i don't know if is because the season or because of the solution to desinfect, my eyes started itchy and red a lot. I called a doctor and she
I was just given systane ultra for dry eyes. After I put them in do I need to close eyes? Or should I be blinking a lot to get it all around
Normal blinking: You will always blink a few extra times with the first application of any drop. This will spread it over the entire eye. You do not need to close the eyes unless it simply makes them feel better. Rely on your normal blinking to keep the eyes moist with the additional moisture of the applied Systane which is a terrific tear supplement. ...Read more
I get a lot of eyelashes in my eye, I can get them out easily with drops or just blink them out but I live in constant fear they will scratch my corne?
Hair in eye: Hello Norma, no you should have no fear about that and you doing the right thing to irrigate the eye to get the eye-lash out. You can buy Tears Naturale (artificial tears) at the pharmacy and use this to irrigate the eye. If a hair was caught under a contact lens for a long time that could scratch the cornea but that would so irritating you would get it out pronto ! thanks ...Read more
My eyes get very red from wearing contacts, what can I do to prevent this so I can still wear them?
Red eye: Contacts deprive the eye of oxygen. Things you can do to prevent red eye include limiting the number of hours per day you wear contacts, trying another type of contact with greater oxygen content, avoiding sleeping in contacts, using artificial tears such as theratears to keep the eyes moist, taking one day off per week to wear glasses only, don't rub your eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clean the case: Contact lens cases are commonly neglected in those who otherwise care excellently for their contact lenses. The case should be cleaned thoroughly, using soap and water and allowed to dry completely at least once per week. Some recommend boiling the case or ethyl alcohol but this must be thoroughly removed before the case is used. Some replace each 3 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i don't wear my glasses for a long time i get itchy eyes. Should I use eye drops, and which kind?
I have inflamed eyes caused by sleeping with my contacts in, how long will these eyedrops take to work?
Contacts: There are some serious conditions that can be caused by sleeping with or having prolonged use of daily wear contacts. I think it is prudent to not use eye drops for this without being seen by an ophthalmologist. Do not under any circumstances put your contacts in when you have red eyes. You must have a pair of glasses as back up. If you want to avoid this get contacts you can sleep in. ...Read more
I just got contact lenses today and got a huge headache a few hours after taking them off. Does this have anything to do with the contact lenses?
Need time to adjust: When first getting contacts, what you see is different than what you are used to. It may take a few days to adjust to the vision in the contacts. It's unusual, but this can cause headaches. If it's purely that you need to adjust, it will take a week or two at most. If your headaches persist beyond that, go back to your eye doctor and discuss. If your headaches worsen, consult your primary doctor. ...Read more
I have a tiny white dot on my pupil after wearing an old contact lens accidentally. My eyes are less red now but what can I do to treat it myself?
I wear glasses to help me read. But when I'm not wearing them I feel like there's a type of film over my eyes. My glasses were made from my eye doctor?
Visual acuity: Those of us in middle-age who develop need for glasses to assist in reading may have presbyopia, while hyperopia (far-sightedness) typically develops at earlier age (and also requires glasses for reading). Regardless, if you notice a film over your eyes w/o using glasses, it's time to return to your Optometrist or Ophthalmologist for further evaluation. Perhaps you're myopic (near-sighted) too? ...Read more
What's the best way to get your eye to open in the morning when you have pink eye? I just got over pink eye, and every morning i had to peel my eyelashes apart. It was horrible and i lost a lot of lashes. If i ever get pink eye again, i'd like to know if
If i wear eye glasses and for the left eye a "prisme" glass thats my physician prescriped should I always wear it and for always or my eye will heal ?
Depends on cause: Prisms are prescribed to alleviate doubling of vision and to provide relief for temporary paralysis of a muscle. If the muscle is expected to recover, then the prisms can be abandoned eventually (usually in 6 months). If the doubling is permanent, then the prisms might be needed long term. Surgery might also be considered for this situation. ...Read more
I'm 61 my eyes cross involuntarily and cause me to get dizzy and I have to close my eyes for a few seconds. What can this be?itbeen more frequently
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