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How to stop eyes from being watery when wearing contacts?

How to stop eyes from being watery when wearing contacts?

Problem with contact: If your eyes are watering, there is either a problem with the contacts or with your eyes. If the watering only happens with the contacts on, the problem likely lies with the contacts. See your eye doctor to determine exactly what the problem is. ...Read more

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Can wearing contacts stop your eyes from getting watery when chopping onions?

Can wearing contacts stop your eyes from getting watery when chopping onions?

Yes: The lenses can block the vapors from contacting your corneas. I have heard from patients after lasik that they noticed a big change when chopping onions since they are no longer wearing contacts. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my eyes from getting red when wearing contacts?

What can I do to stop my eyes from getting red when wearing contacts?

How irritating!: Red eyes in this case mean one thing - your eyes are irritated. Now the trick is to find out why. It could be your lens solution, the wrong type of contact (you may need the more "breathable ones", the wrong fit, leaving them in to long, a crappy environment (to dry, smoky, etc..). I would talk to my ophthalmologist to make sure fit and style are right for you, then try gradually changing things. ...Read more

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I've been wearing contacts for 3 years, and since i can remember my eyes always get red when i wear them. what can i do to stop the redness?

I've been wearing contacts for 3 years, and since i can remember my eyes always get red when i wear them. what can i do to stop the redness?

Change brands: Different brands work better for dry/sensitive eyes. Check back in with your optometrist and see which brands you find most comfortable. Switch to Dailies instead of extended wear lenses. Use artificial tears while wearing the lenses, don't use OTC redness relievers. Shorten wear duration, don't sleep, shower, or swim in them. Good luck. ...Read more

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My left eye have being tearing for 3weeks. I stop wearing contacts lenses but is still the same. What should I do?

My left eye have being tearing for 3weeks. I stop wearing contacts lenses but is still the same. What should I do?

See doc: You may have conjunctival irritation (pink eye) or a more serious issue. Possible trauma from the contact lens. I would not delay a visit to see a doc because it may be more than the eye can meet by your description. ...Read more

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How long should I stop wearing contacts before a laser eye surgery?

How long should I stop wearing contacts before a laser eye surgery?

It depends: It depends. If you are wearing soft contact lenses, generally 2 weeks is adequate. For toric contacts or gas permeable contacts, 3 or more weeks may be required. If you wore the old pmma contacts for decades, it could take longer. The best rule of thumb is to have the shape of the eye tested (topography) and have that repeated when out of contacts to prove that the shape is stable and not shifting. ...Read more

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Can wearing contacts age your eyes?

Can wearing contacts age your eyes?

No: Wearing contacts does not cause any aging to occur. In fact, they make you look younger. ...Read more

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What happens if u open your eyes under water wearing contacts?

They float away: If you open your eyes underwater with contact lenses, there is a very good chance you will lose them in the water. Wear swim goggles over your contacts or don't swim in them. ...Read more