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Doctor insights on: How To Extend The Life Of Contact Lenses For Good Care

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How to extend the life of contact lenses for good care?

How to extend the life of contact lenses for good care?

Blindness risk: Wearing contact lenses increases the risk of keratitis, therefore blindness. Using them improperly is asking for trouble. For these reasons, I do not advice my patients to wear contacts. Lasik is a safer alternative but should be considered with extreme caution because it is an elective surgery. I am an eye surgeon, i wear glasses, like most eye surgeons. The fda website is informative. ...Read more

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How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime i put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime i put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

This : This could be a fit issue where debris is being trapped. It could also be the gpc as previously mentioned. I also see similar issues with severe lid inflammation and contact lens use - make sure you are cleaning your eyelids very well each day. I also feel patients that use make-up around the eyes need to be careful with contact lens use. It is amazing the amount of make-up that makes its way into the tear film. ...Read more

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Costco or walmart contact lenses as good as others?

Costco or walmart contact lenses as good as others?

Yes: Contact lenses are made by national companies in central fabrication plants. Warehouse stores sell these brands and the quality is that of the national brand sold everywhere. ...Read more

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Why is it contact lenses are only good for a finite amount of time?

Why is it contact lenses are only good for a finite amount of time?

All contact: Lenses have been designed for a specific length of usage. There are many parameters that determine what this is. You would be very foolish not to follow the manufacturer's recommendations regarding this. You only have 2 eyes - take excellent care of them! ...Read more

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What would be a good way for me to clean disposable contact lenses?

What would be a good way for me to clean disposable contact lenses?

Need to?: If you are wearing daily disposable lenses, there is no need to clean them. When you take them out they should go straight into the garbage and a new pair gets used next time. With planned replacement lenses you should use a multipurpose solution. ...Read more

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What is a good way to determine when a child should get contact lenses?

What is a good way to determine when a child should get contact lenses?

When they are mature: If your child shows responsibility handling his/her glasses, he/she understands the potential risks of contact lens abuse, and you feel that he/she will use them properly, it may be time. Your next step would be to meet with an eye doctor who can also gauge your child's ability to follow proper contact lens guidelines. ...Read more

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Are contact lens good for kids - shes 7 yo but careful about everything?

Are contact lens good for kids - shes 7 yo but careful about everything?

Depends: Some kids need contact lenses after surgery or because of keratoconus. Otherwise it is best to discuss with your eyeMD or OD: depends on maturity of child, Rx, eye health. ...Read more

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What is a good way to determine when a child is mature enough to get contact lenses?

Cleanliness: As long as you can trust the child to treat the contact lens with the proper respect in terms of handling and cleaning, they can be taught to use contact lenses. ...Read more

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Hi, can you suggest good and affordable brands for daily disposable contact lenses? Can you simultaneously comment on the brand Dailies?

Hi, can you suggest good and affordable brands for daily disposable contact lenses? Can you simultaneously comment on the brand Dailies?

Difficult..: Difficult to know the brands and price of different contact lenses available in India. A stylish pair of glasses are more economic and safe in long run. ...Read more

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Disposable contact lenses good for anisometropia?

Disposable contact lenses good for anisometropia?

Yes: Actually any contact lens is good for anisometropia. This term means that there is a significant difference in the prescription of the eyes which can make it difficult for the brain to fuse the images from the two eyes into one. The contact lenses allow the eyes to see images which are more alike in size which makes it easier to fuse the images. ...Read more

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Are contact lens good for your eyes?

Yes and no: Contact lenses certainly help you see better without having to wear glasses. But you must take care to clean your lenses regularly. And remember, the eye was not meant to have anything touching it. Over time, your eyes may become dry, irritated and develop allergies to the contacts. There is also a risk for severe eye infection if proper hygiene is not practiced. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are contact lenses good for your eyes?

Please tell me, are contact lenses good for your eyes?

Contact lenses: Are a great way to correct your vision and are well tolerated most of the time. They can cause problems in some people, especially if they are sensitive to the contact lens material or if they don't take proper care of their lenses (i.e. Regular cleaning and disposal). ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips for getting a good contact lens fit?

Really: This question for contact lens fitters. Basically you match the keratometry or corneal topography measurements to the available base curves of the lens, usually using the flatter reading for the overall base curve. Then place the proposed lens on the eye and check for movement and centering. For low movement, flatten the base curve. For high, do the opposite. ...Read more

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I got 3 pairs of contact lens to be used monthly, now should I use each pair for 10 days? Or can I extend the use of each pair?

Contact Lens Wear: There are many brands of disposable soft contact lenses. Some are meant to be worn for two weeks and others for a month. Based on what you asked, it sounds like the lenses you have are the monthly type. Be careful about sleeping with your lenses, since this increases your risk of having eye infections in some cases. ...Read more

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Is it good for a 14 year old to wear contact lenses?

Depends: Contact lens wear requires regular discipline. If the 14 year old is mature enough to handle the care entirely by him or herself, then go for it. It is not dangerous with the correct care. ...Read more

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Biofinity contact lenses - do they allow for extended wear?

Biofinity contact lenses - do they allow for extended wear?

No: Biofinity contact lenses are meant to be 2-4week replacement. 2 weeks if you wear them over night, 4 weeks if you take them out at night. Extended wear would make the eye red and irritated and put yours eyes at risk for serious complications. ...Read more

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I wear 1day acuvue moist contact lenses.Any1 know good eyedrops that wont suction cup them to my eyesballs?I love these, i just need eyedrops that work

Artificial tears: 1 day disposable contact lenses are becoming increasingly popular because they are comfortable and are thrown away daily rather than needing to be cleaned and stored every night. Any brand of preservative-free artificial tear can be used safely with soft contact lenses (e.g. Systane, optive, etc). I'm not sure why any eyedrops would suction cup the contacts to your eyes though. ...Read more

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