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Is it normal for my vision to be blurry when I wear contacts?

Is it normal for my vision to be blurry when I wear contacts?

No: Contact lenses are one method to correct the refractive error in your visual system (eyes) so that you can see more clearly. If your best corrected vision becomes more blurry with contacts then there is an issue. This is usually due to the wrong prescription, poor fit of the contacts, dry eyes, or intolerance to contacts. The best course of action is to have your eyes examined and vision tested. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Why does my vision get blurry when i wear contacts?

Why does my vision get blurry when i wear contacts?

Fit or astigmatism: I assume you vision is clear with glasses. If so this is due to a incorrect fit or residual astigmatism. You may need a toric contact lens that corrects astigmatism. ...Read more

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When you wear colored contacts, does it make your vision blurry at all?

When you wear colored contacts, does it make your vision blurry at all?

Shouldn't: If the prescription and fit is correct, colored contacts should not blur your vision. If your vision is blurry you should check with your local eye doctor at once. ...Read more

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When I wear my contacts and I look at a light, I often see double vision in the light. Is this normal?

No: Contact lens prescription may be incorrect. See if it's there also with glasses. Uncorrected astigmatism is a common cause of blurred edges to an image. ...Read more

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I have been wearing biofinity toric lenses for a month, i didn't wear them today and my vision is blurry. Is this normal?

I have been wearing biofinity toric lenses for a month, i didn't wear them today and my vision is blurry. Is this normal?

Lenses correct visio: Your vision will be blurred when you remove corrective lenses including the biofinity torics. That is the goal of these lenses - to correct vision. These lenses will not modify the eye to correct the underlying reason for wearing the lenses in the first place. ...Read more

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My contacts make my vision seem blurry and worse than normal, what should I do?

Change brands.: Try a different brand and go see an eye doctor to check for correct fitting of your contact lenses. ...Read more

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I had a scratched cornea. its been 2 weeks, still a little red & blurry vision but no pain, can i wear contacts?

I had a scratched cornea. its been 2 weeks, still a little red & blurry vision but no pain, can i wear contacts?

Get checked: If you are still having blurry vision at 2 weeks out that is unusual. Most corneal abrasions are healed within a day or two. I would have an ophthalmologist check your eyes before resuming contact use. ...Read more

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My eye will not stop watering, it hurts and there is now blurry vision, it is also very red. I do wear contacts but haven't since it started. Is this.?

My eye will not stop watering, it hurts and there is now blurry vision, it is also very red. I do wear contacts but haven't since it started. Is this.?

CTL related issue: Your description is non-specfic and could indicate a corneal infection related to your contact lenses. Other issues such as eye surface irritation for dry eye or contact lens overwear can cause similar symptoms but i would recommend seeing an eye doctor as soon as possible for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I've been wearing glasses since 2nd grade. Both of my parents wear glasses. Is it normal for my vision to get slightly worse each year?

I've been wearing glasses since 2nd grade. Both of my parents wear glasses. Is it normal for my vision to get slightly worse each year?

Vision changes: It is not unusual for vision to change over time. However, if you notice a change, it is a good reason to see your eye doctor. It may be normal, or you may have an underlying disorder which is causing the changes. The doctor can differentiate these two possibilities. ...Read more

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What to do if my far vision is getting blurrier than normal?

Get a check up: If you feel that distance blur is increasing than go to an ophthalmologist to get it checked out. ...Read more