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Please help, how much is it to get contact lenses for the first time?

Please help, how much is it to get contact lenses for the first time?

Varies: Call an eye practitioner and get a quote. The price varies from place to place and with what type of contacts you need. If you are already seeing an eye doctor for glasses, this would be a good place to call. ...Read more

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Can you contact my doctor DR. ,TX to tell them to send will kno

Again, not complete.: The sentence is incomplete again, and so we don't know what you are asking. There is a 150 character limit for questions and we usually can't track different questions by the same person. Try asking again in one completed sentence. ...Read more

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How can you go about switching from glasses to contact lenses?

How can you go about switching from glasses to contact lenses?

It is best: To see a specialist who can evaluate the proper fit of the lens and educate you in safety and appropriate wear and lens care. Taking this lightly can lead to serious consequences and even permanent vision loss. ...Read more

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How to read my contact lens prescription?

How to read my contact lens prescription?

It is : A set of parameters that determines the type, power and fit of the contact lens. It is not written in an easy to understand manner. Ask your eye doctor's staff for an explanation. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my eye doctor told me to wash my gas permeable rigid contact lenses with tap water. Is that safe?

Could use your help docs! my eye doctor told me to wash my gas permeable rigid contact lenses with tap water. Is that safe?

Gas perm contacts: Need more cleaning than just tap water. There are several brands of lens cleaners available on the market. Every evening after you remove them, you should use a daily cleaner to remove any debris and deposits from the lenses. You can rinse the cleaner off with tap water then you should soak the lenses overnight in a lens conditioning solution. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should you clean your contact case?

Doctors can you tell me how often should you clean your contact case?

No absolute rules: Contact solutions are a good culture media and the lens and fingers can transfer infectious agents into the case. However, it is hopefully only your case, so any organisms are likely to be ones less likely to self-infect. The frequency in part depend upon your hygiene and also on how frequently you use the case for your lenses. If dirty, then clean with a brush and use alcohol sterilization. ...Read more

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Urgent: how to properly clean contact lens case?

Urgent: how to properly clean contact lens case?

Soap water RINSE: If it's just a plastic case, used mild soap and water. Try a toothbrush if needed. Make sure you rinse thoroughly. Then be sure your overnight storage solution has a disinfectant. How did your case get dirty. You should remove and handle your lenses with clean hands and conditions. Doing otherwise raises risk for serious infection. ...Read more

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How old does a child need to be to wear contact lenses?

It all depends...: There is no defined age at which a child is allowed to start wearing contact lenses. Several factors come into play: is there a medical need, say in a young child who had cataract surgery; a child with a very high prescription in one eye that cannot handle glasses; or a mature individual who can strictly follow contact lens wear and care guidelines? If you feel he/she is ready, they probably are. ...Read more

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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

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How would i get jalapeno juice off contact lenses?

How brave?: Safest option is to replace them. If you can not afford that, rinse with your cleaning solution then soak. Repeat for three days before you try to put it in your eye. It shouldn't harm your eye based on experience, but it may be uncomfortable. I once had a patient who routinely treated his eyes with powdered hot peppers. His presenting complaint? Eye redness and burning. ...Read more

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Schizophrenic ex-boyfriend. How to talk and deal with him if he reaches out to me via text, email?

Schizophrenic ex-boyfriend. How to talk and deal with him if he reaches out to me via text, email?

Gently re-direct: If his messages suggest that he's decompensating, you might be able to gently remind him that he needs to take care of himself by working with his therapist and by taking his medication. Reminders that you know him and care that he does well and how much it depends on his following treatment carefully are all you can do. If it's really scary, say you'll protect yourself (and him) by reporting it. ...Read more

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Can u give me some eye care tips instead of saying to go meet a doctor...Like how to wash eyes and hw much tv i cn watch?

Can u give me some eye care tips instead of saying to go meet a doctor...Like how to wash eyes and hw much tv i cn watch?

No eye wash watch tv: The eyes are able to maintain good health without the need for eye washes. Healthy eyes with frequent blinking are able to lubricate and cleanse without need for intervention. If there is eye discomfort that promotes the sensation of needing to wash the eyes, then an eye examination is recommended. Television viewing does not cause eye disease. ...Read more

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Doc wants me to drink Gavilyte-G (4oz) everyday for constipation. The instructions say to discard after 48 hours. How long can I store each dose?

Doc wants me to drink Gavilyte-G (4oz) everyday for constipation. The instructions say to discard after 48 hours. How long can I store each dose?

48 hours but: ...you can divide up the powder into smaller quantities and add only the amount of water needed to hydrate the quantity desired to be consumed each day or so. ...Read more

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How to clean my contact lens?

How to clean my contact lens?

Easy: Place the contact in the palm of your hand. Cover it with contact lens solution. Rub with your finger for 15 seconds. Flip it over and repeat. Place it in your contact lens case with new solution. ...Read more

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My opthamalogist told me to wash my gas permeable rigid contact lenses with tap water. Is that safe and ok/?

My opthamalogist told me to wash my gas permeable rigid contact lenses with tap water. Is that safe and ok/?

Gas perm contacts: Need more cleaning than just tap water. There are several brands of lens cleaners available on the market. Every evening after you remove them, you should use a daily cleaner to remove any debris and deposits from the lenses. You can rinse the cleaner off with tap water then you should soak the lenses overnight in a lens conditioning solution. ...Read more

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How long does it take for eyes to adjust to contact lenses?

How long does it take for eyes to adjust to contact lenses?

Contact Lenses: The biggest learning curve besides contact lens comfort is learning how to care for the contact lenses. It is a big step to put something in the eye and to take it out, and requires lots of practice. It is also a big responsibility to take out the lenses and clean them each night. Each person has a different learning curve for becoming a proficient contact lens wearer. ...Read more

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Hey.eating 12 glass water per day will help treatment Diabetes ??plzz tell me more to treat it.thank you

Hey.eating 12 glass water per day will help treatment Diabetes ??plzz tell me more to treat it.thank you

Diet and insulin: The treatment of diabetes depends largely on the type of diabetes. In type 1, the body fails to make adequate insulin, which is needed to move sugars from the blood stream into the cell. Insulin shots and monitor diet carbs are the main Rx. For type 2 diabetes, a person's insulin is ineffective, so oral medications, weight loss if obese, and limiting carbs in the diet, are main Rx. See doctor ...Read more

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Is it possible to buy non-prescription glasses online and go to my optometrist to get it prescribed?

Is it possible to buy non-prescription glasses online and go to my optometrist to get it prescribed?

Unclear: You will need a proper prescription (best from an ophthalmologist), to order glasses on line. An optometrist is unlikely to to check them after you obtain them although ophthalmologists are more generous in this respect since they are not threatened by online prescriptive glasses. ...Read more