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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