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Doctor insights on: I Heard That Dream Lenses Pushes Your Eyes So That It Is Not So Curved Anymore Is This True

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I heard that dream lenses pushes your eyes so that it is not so curved anymore. Is this true?

I heard that dream lenses pushes your eyes so that it is not so curved anymore. Is this true?

True: Orthokeratology uses a series of contact lenses worn at night to flatten the cornea. It is a non-surgical method to treat low levels of nearsightedness. However, if you stop wearing the lenses for a length of time, the cornea reverts back to its original shape. There are some risks to infection associated with the overnight use of contact lenses and generally a series of lenses are required. ...Read more

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I heard about dream lenses. You wear it at night and it suppresses your eyes so that in the morning, you can see without contacts. Are these safe?

I heard about dream lenses. You wear it at night and it suppresses your eyes so that in the morning, you can see without contacts. Are these safe?

They can be....: What you have heard about is a type of lens called orthokeratology lenses. They can be used safely but can also cause corneal problems or infections. Currently there are two fda approved systems. Orthokeratology has a place for younger patients or those who can not or choose not to wear glasses or have refractive surgery. ...Read more

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When I put on dream lenses, my eyes start hurting for few minutes. Is this normal?

When I put on dream lenses, my eyes start hurting for few minutes. Is this normal?

Unfortunately, yes: Dream lenses or ortho-k lenses force the cornea to mold to the shape of the lenses. In order to do so, they squeeze the cornea against the inside of the contact lens. Depending on how tight the lens fits or how much squeezing is required, they can be uncomfortable. The benefits of ortho-k only last as long as you wear the contacts, and there are risks associated with long-term use. ...Read more

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Why do I find it difficult to open my eyes after a scary dream?

Why do I find it difficult to open my eyes after a scary dream?

Sometimes: We are afraid to pen our eyes after a scary dream because it was so scary we are concerned it might be real. Usually once you open your eyes and find all is well it helps. Write sown the dream and come back to it later as it has information that can be helpful to you. ...Read more

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Hi, as much as I try to. I can't imagine with my eyes closed. I can imagine while dreaming, though that's how far it goes. Is this normal?

Hi, as much as I try to. I can't imagine with my eyes closed. I can imagine while dreaming, though that's how far it goes. Is this normal?

Probably Normal: Closing your eyes should not have any effect on your ability to think or "imagine" things, unless you are more tired or fatigued at the time. If you remember your imagination while dreaming, then that's also a good sign. You are very likely normal but if any concerns persist you should get a check-up exam by your doctor. ...Read more

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What happens if you sleep with your eyes open, does it influence your dream?

What happens if you sleep with your eyes open, does it influence your dream?

No: If you sleep with your eyes open, your eyes could become dry. You may want to see an ophthalmologist for an examination to check your corneas. If they are drying out, then an artificial tear ointment OTC applied at bedtime may be helpful. ...Read more

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Why won't my eyes open after a scary dream? Any I don't even have eye crust!

Why won't my eyes open after a scary dream? Any I don't even have eye crust!

Paralysis: In rem sleep our eyelid muscles are paralyzed. If you wake up from a dream occurring during a rem cycle too quickly, your body muscles don't have time to become unparalyzed for a moment and you can't move or open your eyes. Can be frightening but not dangerous. ...Read more

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Nightmares evry night 4 mnths now. Also freqntly dream that I can barely open my eyes, v heavy eyelids but been told that my eyes r open in real life!

Nightmares evry night 4 mnths now. Also freqntly dream that I can barely open my eyes, v heavy eyelids but been told that my eyes r open in real life!

Polysomnogram.: The only accurate way to determine what is going on is to obtain a polysomnogram or a sleep study. Your physician can refer you to see a sleep specialist (usually a neurologist, ENT or pulmonologist) take care. ...Read more

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I have hypochondria. Lately I can't focus, my eyes have been playing tricks on me, and I feel like I'm in a dream. Anxiety or something serious?

I have hypochondria. Lately I can't focus, my eyes have been playing tricks on me, and I feel like I'm in a dream. Anxiety or something serious?

Extreme hypochondria: Presents with 33 possible anxiety symptoms, including the ones you just mentioned. The "dream" sx makes me think you are having an acute version, which feels more like panic, or you are having something akin to depersonalization. This is when your own thoughts seem unreal. In all cases, this requires a visit to a psychologist or psychiatrist for a thorough eval. ...Read more

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What part of the brain is responsable for interoir imagening? The imagination you can see when closing your eyes day dreaming.

What part of the brain is responsable for interoir imagening? The imagination you can see when closing your eyes day dreaming.

Unknown.: I don't think anyone knows the answer to that question. It probably involves the visual cortex and the parietal association cortices, as well as some frontal input. Short answer? All of it. ...Read more

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First night on lexapro, (escitalopram) I don't know if it's my anxiety or what but I feel weird. I keep feel like I'm tripping out, weird dreams when I shut my eyes?

First night on lexapro, (escitalopram) I don't know if it's my anxiety or what but I feel weird. I keep feel like I'm tripping out, weird dreams when I shut my eyes?

Relaxing skills...: Lexapro (escitalopram) and ssri type medications can have start up side effects. With anxiety is can be uncomfortable with any physical changes in the body. Learning relaxation skills, and ways to monitor and guide one's thoughts is critical to effectively overcoming anxiety issues. If day one experiences are truly intolerable, then reach out to the prescribing clinician. Otherwise, attempt to use relaxation. ...Read more

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When I close my eyes and so tired (trying to sleep) suddenly random thoughts come to my mind like a very fast dream. Should I worry?

When I close my eyes and so tired (trying to sleep) suddenly random thoughts come to my mind like a very fast dream. Should I worry?

Tired & thoughts: When we are drifting into and out of sleep the filters for our thoughts are less strong and random and strange thoughts can float through our mind. This MAY be what is happening to you. Check w/your doctor, especially if the thoughts are negative or dangerous. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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On 25mg atenolol for elevated heart rate. I feel super spacey during the day, can't focus. Feel like I'm in a dream. Eyes feel weird.?

On 25mg atenolol for elevated heart rate. I feel super spacey during the day, can't focus. Feel like I'm in a dream. Eyes feel weird.?

Reduce the dose: The symptoms you are reporting could mean that your atenolol dose is higher than what you can tolerate. Discuss with your doctor to see if you can reduce it to 12.5mg. If your symptoms persist you may need a change of beta blocker to try something else ...Read more

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Lots of face and head pressure. Feels like I'm in a dream. Trouble breathing. Pressure under eyes and forehead?

Lots of face and head pressure. Feels like I'm in a dream. Trouble breathing. Pressure under eyes and forehead?

Blood pressure: Get your doctor to check your Blood pressure and do a complete physical. These are signs of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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I switched my contact lens solution from bio true to opti free and now my eyes are really red. Have I created a problem? I will switch back.

I switched my contact lens solution from bio true to opti free and now my eyes are really red. Have I created a problem? I will switch back.

Nope: You answered your own question. Very common to have allergic reactions to new contact lens products. Go back to the old solution or else switch to a daily disposable lens that requires no solutions, which is kind of nice. ...Read more

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Can sunglasses be bad for my eyes? Is it better to have darker-colored lenses or higher uv protection (or both)? I heard that darker sunglasses cause the pupil to dilate more, which makes your eyes more vulnerable to uv rays. Is this true? Should I get li

Can sunglasses be bad for my eyes? Is it better to have darker-colored lenses or higher uv protection (or both)? I heard that darker sunglasses cause the pupil to dilate more, which makes your eyes more vulnerable to uv rays. Is this true? Should I get li

Ultraviolet: Ultraviolet (uv) light is harmful to the eyes, especially large amounts over long periods of time. In the United States, all sunglasses are required to block a very large percentage of the uv rays. The darkness of the sunglasses does not affect the uv filtering ability, since uv light is invisible and the uv blockers are clear. It is true that darker the sunglasses will open the pupil more and thus let in more uv light, but since almost all of it is being filtered by the sunglasses, this is not something to worry about. The exception would be specific eye diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, in which extra high uv protection is a good idea. ...Read more

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Is it true that gas permeable contact lenses preferrable to soft lenses for dry eyes?

Is it true that gas permeable contact lenses preferrable to soft lenses for dry eyes?

Sometimes: Sometimes. Although gas permeable lenses may be optimal for patient with a decreased tear film (ie dry eye), most patients can safely wear soft contact lenses if their dry eye is treated appropriately. ...Read more

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How can the curved cornea and lens of the human eye affect the light entering the eye?

How can the curved cornea and lens of the human eye affect the light entering the eye?

Focusing: The cornea and the lens are actually both types of lenses that focus the light coming into the eye. The cornea has about 40 diopters of focusing power and the lens 20 diopters. ...Read more

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I have an lazy eye with +6 farsightness. My dr. Suggested me wearing contact lens because she said glasses will create inbalance for me. Is it true?

I have an lazy eye with +6 farsightness. My dr. Suggested me wearing contact lens because she said glasses will create inbalance for me. Is it true?

Depends: A "lazy" eye has lowered vision because the brain has learned to ignore its image. One cause of this is an eye significantly hyperopic compared to the other which usually causes it to drift. The brain then learns to ignore the central image from that eye to prevent doubling. The contact lens will help IF the vision is good in the lazy eye. In most cases it will not matter. ...Read more

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I would like to know if our eyes did not have lens, would we see things upside down?

I would like to know if our eyes did not have lens, would we see things upside down?

No: If your eye did not have a lens your vision would be very blurry. The lens helps to refract (focus) light onto the retina. It does not invert images. Some people live without a lens in thier eye (aphakia) and use strong glasses or contact lenses to improve vision. ...Read more

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Are contact lens good for your eyes?

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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What color sunglasses lenses are good or bad for your eyes?

What color sunglasses lenses are good or bad for your eyes?

Brown or grey: To block the uv light most effectively, sunglasses of brown or grey are the best. These always have incorporated in them uv blockage. Other colors are mostly cosmetic and a few for special circumstances. None are bad for the eyes although some are not effective. ...Read more

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Are contact lenses bad for eyes?

Depends, but mostly: On factors such as cleanliness, duration and frequency of use. Infection and allergic conjunctivitis can occur and are more likely if the lenses aren't taken care of properly or are over worn. So, they can be bad for the eyes if an infection develops. Hard contact lenses can temporarily change the shape of the cornea. Best to see a good eye specialist. ...Read more

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Contact lenses moves in my eyes, why is this?

Contact lenses moves in my eyes, why is this?

2 possibilities: Some movement of contact lenses is normal and desirable. Too much movement causes blurred vision and discomfort. Your eye doctor can evaluate whether the amount of movement is okay or if you need a different contact lens. ...Read more

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Contact lenses moves in my eyes, what to do?

Return to: The doctor who fit the contact lenses. A small amount of movement, typically a millimeter or less, is desirable. More movement than this will cause lens dislocation or discomfort. Generally contacts that move too much must fit with a smaller (ie. Tighter) base curve. ...Read more

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Can switching to hard lens help with dry eyes?

Can switching to hard lens help with dry eyes?

Dry Eye: It usually is not a good idea to self diagnosis. If you have dry eyes then that should be treated either with tears or punctual plugs or what your eye dr feels is best. He can measure the amount of dryness and treat accordingly. Contacts hard or soft are not really the problem and hard contacts can produce other issues. ...Read more

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Is it bad for your eyes to use contact lenses?

Is it bad for your eyes to use contact lenses?

Contact lenses: Not at all so long as you are visually comfortable and you have no problem using and caring for the lenses. ...Read more

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Are crizal lenses recommended for myopic eyes?

Maybe: Crizal is an anti-reflective and anti-scratch coating that will allow more light through your glasses and make them last longer. It is a reasonable investment. ...Read more

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Can you wear contact lens when your eyes are red?

Can you wear contact lens when your eyes are red?

Not a good idea: Redness is a sign of a problem. As a general rule, anytime your eye is red, the first that you need to do is to take the contact lens out. There is strong likelihood that the redness is due to the contacts and keeping it in will only aggravate the situation (although your eye may feel better wearing the contacts). See your eye md for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Should wearing contact lenses make your eyes dry?

Should wearing contact lenses make your eyes dry?

No: Contacts are supported on a tear film (they do not actually touch the eye) so if your tears are deficient, wearing the contacts may be uncomfortable but the contacts will not cause dryness. ...Read more

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Is it ok to swim with contact lenses in your eyes?

Is it ok to swim with contact lenses in your eyes?

Swimming with lens: Do not swim with contact lenses in your eyes. Doing so puts you at risk for infection that can be severe with resulting vision loss. For example, acanthamoeba is found even in chlorinated pools and can cause a severe keratitis (corneal infection). ...Read more

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Why do my eyes get red when I use my contact lens?

Why do my eyes get red when I use my contact lens?

Dry, allergy, tight: Contact lens make dry eye worse, allergy to solution or contact and tight contacts can make your eye red. Its best to wear for a shorter time period and use dialy contact lenses. Please make sure you have the right fit. ...Read more

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How often to give eyes a break from contact lenses?

How often to give eyes a break from contact lenses?

Not necessary: It is not necessary to give your eyes a break from contact lenses. However some people like to do this. When they do, I suggest taking a day or two off every 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if contact lenses damage your eyes?

No damage: Contact lenses, if used properly and under the care of an experienced eye doctor, will rarely cause problems that can lead to damage. Improper use can and does cause damage. ...Read more

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Can I wear colored contact lens for dark brown eyes?

Yes: Just get them dispensed by an eye doctor. Optometrist or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Will I need to get contact lenses fitted to my eyes?

Will I need to get contact lenses fitted to my eyes?

You will need: To see an eye care practitioner who fits contact lenses. Generally you will need a recent refraction (test for glasses prescription), eye health examination, measurement of your corneal curvature, a discussion of your options, and lessons on insertion, removal and care. ...Read more