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Is it normal for my eyes to be bloodshot when wearing contact lenses?

Is it normal for my eyes to be bloodshot when wearing contact lenses?

No: Bloodshot eyes are a sign of irritation. You may be experiencing dry eyes, allergies to the contact lenses, contact lens intolerance or even infection. Stop wearing the lenses immediately, and see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My contact lenses make my right eye bloodshot but not the left?

My contact lenses make my right eye bloodshot but not the left?

Contact: Get a cornea topography test. If contact lense is not in full contact with cornea then contact moves around causing irritation and red eye. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Possible bleed: if there is no pain and no change in vision it may just be a subconjunctival hemmorhage which usually gets better on its own. If not, you should see an eye doctor and have it examined ...Read more

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Is it normal that i cannot wear contact lenses because the optic zone is too small for my eyes?

Is it normal that i cannot wear contact lenses because the optic zone is too small for my eyes?

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

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Is this normal that my eyes turn red when I wear my contact lenses for too long?

Is this normal that my eyes turn red when I wear my contact lenses for too long?

Maybe: It could be your eyes telling you they need a break, more common after extended wear or with underlying dryness. It could also be a reaction to solutions or protein buildup on the lenses. You need a thorough exam to diagnose. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get red and itchy eyes when wearing contact lenses for more than 8 hours?

Is it normal to get red and itchy eyes when wearing contact lenses for more than 8 hours?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Is it normal to have irritated eyes the first time you put in contact lenses?

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 more

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Is it normal to have red/irritated eyes the first time you put on the contact lenses?

Is it normal to have red/irritated eyes the first time you put on the contact lenses?

Sometimes: Red eyes sometimes happens the first few times you wear your lens due to rough handling of the lens with beginners. This will get better. Ask your eye doctor for assistance if you need and good luck! ...Read more

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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

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

You : You must be seen by an eye care professional. A dilated pupil in one eye could range from benign conditions to life-threatening. You must see an ophthalmologist, preferably a neuro-ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Contact lens eye exam over just a normal eye exam. Is there such a difference?

Yes: Since everyone does not wear contact lenses, evaluation of a contact lens wearer involves more information to be assessed; lens power adjustment, fit, cleanliness, corneal health , etc. ...Read more

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When i apply my coloured contact lens , my eye felt like its burning and its red . Its my first time, is this normal?

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

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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?

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?

Could be: Not unusual for vision with contacts to be better in one eye than the other. But see your eyedoc to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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