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Is It Normal For My Eyes To Be Bloodshot When Wearing Contact Lenses
After 30 min of flying, I get dry, bloodshot eyes. Don't wear contact lenses on flight. I use refresh dry eye drops but the redness stays. Any ideas?
Dry air: Most airline cabins are pressurized to feel as if they're about 8000 feet in altitude. As such, the air is very, very dry. Keep using your drops, and consider closing your eyes (maybe using a sleep mask) and sleeping while you listen to some music. There is a moistening ointment, I believe, which might last longer than the drops while you're flying. ...Read more
My right eye has been red and bloodshot for 2 days. There is no pus and my other eye is fine. It may have been caused by a contact lens?
Large pupils: If someone has very large pupils, they may have symptoms from wearing contact lenses, but mostly at night when the pupil dilation is maximal. Soft contact lenses have very large optical zones, so it is hard to imagine that this would actually prevent you from being able to wear them. Rigid lenses, like gas permeable lenses, are much smaller can more problematic with large pupils. ...Read more
Contact lenses: It may not be "normal" but it sure is common. Contact lenses can irritate the eyes due to dryness, allergy or poor material or fit. Sometimes contact lens intolerance can develop. It is important to have the underlying condition treated(allergy etc.) and to be sure that the fit, material and handling are all optimized and to minimize use time if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to get burning itchy eyes after getting contact lenses for the first time I also keep getting white stuff come out how can I treat this?
Adaptation : Contact lens wear comfort takes adaptation. First of all, The lens should feel comfortable in the eye. Proper fitting is essential. Vision should b clear after lens settles. Starting out with low wear time (2hours) & slowly building helps. Excessive irritation/itchiness/mucous is a sign of improper fit, or sensitivity to the lens or contact solutions, or environ. allergies. Tell your Eye doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It happens: Irritation is not "normal", but can result from the eye being unused to having a foreign body (the contact lens) in it! dry eye can make irritation more likely as can overwear during the initial period of use. Redness is a "red flag"! don't continue to wear the lenses without first checking with your eye are provider! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best solution/drops to get rid of itching eyes so I can wear my contact lenses normally again?
See prev answer.: See your doctor first, and don't wear contacts yet. ...Read more
What should I do if only one my pupils is dialated? I was wearing non perscription contact lenses and when i took them off my right eyes was dialated and my left eye was operating normally
I tend to open my eyes wide when wearing contact lenses, which causes some eye fatigue. Is this normal? Should I consciously close up my eyelids a bit as if I am wearing glasses?
It is common: to open your eyes wider while wearing contact lenses, especially while getting use to them. If your eyes are becoming fatigued while wearing contact lens, you should decrease the amount of time that you are wearing them, in order to allow your eyes to adapt. Try wearing the contacts for only 4 hours/day for a few days, if your eyes do not feel fatigued, gradually increase the number of hours/day ...Read more
When i apply my coloured contact lens , my eye felt like its burning and its red . Its my first time, is this normal?
Not normal : First of all, discontinue using the contacts till you see your Eye doc. Your symptoms are not normal and may indicate that the contact lens is improperly sized, or you're sensitive to the type of plastic or solution that you're using. For your eye health its best to play it safe and have a reevaluation. ...Read more
Single vision contact lenses for distance ? The vision in one eye is clearee than other eye, but together the vision is clear. Is this normal?
The pupil of the right eye of my girlfriend (18, contact lenses)is bigger than her left one.Can pupil sizes be different normally or is it a pathology?
Yes, & maybe: Some people are born with different sized pupils & it doesn't mean anything. If she's only recently developed them, it could be a sign of neurological problems, though. I recommend looking at old pictures- if they were different when she was little, like they are now, there's nothing to worry about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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