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Is It Ok To Wear Only One Contact Lens
De[ends: If you are older and out of the amblyogenic (amblyopia susceptible) age range then wearing a contact lens in the better seeing eye poses no problem to the vision. Sometimes children are treated for amblyopia and a contact lens is placed in the weaker eye and needs to be worn all the time to improve vision permanently. ...Read more
Toss that lens: Most patients forget that contact lens wear comes with a small but real risk of infection. Bad habits increase risk of corneal infection which can be severe and lead to ulceration, scarring, vision loss, and even loss of eye. To lower the risk of infection, wash hands, use sterile solutions, avoid sleeping in lenses, reusing solution, toss when their time is due, and have a regular examination. ...Read more
Dmv eye test: Both eyes should have their required visual correction when taking the dmv test. ...Read more
Contact lense: U can wear all day, take them off at night to soke in cleaning solution. ...Read more
Visible clear film in outer corner of one eye that can barely be felt and no stinging. Looks like there is a contact lens in there but don't wear them?
Eye: You must see an ophthalmologistGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes: But make sure your good eye is really good. Get regular check ups and follow ups. ...Read more
Is it safe to wear band aid contact lens when you are sleeping? My right eye (the scratched one) has a cloudy vision, is it normal?
Bandage contact: A bandage contact lens is used to help corneal abrasions heal and tp keep the patient more comfortable. If this has healed you no longer need the contact lens at night. Cloudy vision sometimes is caused by scarring or swelling of the. Corneal tissue, occasionally the contact lens clouds the vision. ...Read more
Is it safe to wear one contact lens in my right eye for only two hours. I have a form of pink eye in my left eye which still has some blurred vision.
I've been wearing prescribed freshlook contact lenses for 4 years now I wear non colored ones but they're uncomfortable to wear why? I tried 2 brands
CL discomfort: Contact lenses can be uncomfortable for many reasons. Most common are dry eye, allergies to environment, poor fit of CL, inflammation of surface of eye, wearing CL too long in day or sleeping in them, or sensitivity to the material of the CL. Each problem is treated differently. See eye MD. May take several visits to sort out. ...Read more
Can you correct one's vision so you don't have to wear glasses / contact lenses? Is it always successful?
Need fitting: Like for halloween perhaps? It is generally safe to use contact lenses but even if you only use them for one day you should have an eye exam and fitting for lenses. This is so an appropriate curvature can be selected, and to be sure you know how to insert and remove the lens. I have seen people develop a corneal ulcer with less than one day of use, so there is always some risk. ...Read more
I have recently tried to wear prescription multi-focal contact lenses. How long does it usually take for ones eyes to adjust.
1-2 weeks: I give most who try this about 1-2 weeks for trial. If they cannot adjust, I see them again for a recheck to make sure the power and fit are ok. About 50% of folks who try this, cannot adjust to it. They find the type of images produced by these lenses to be disturbing and not comfortable. Motivation is important also and previous contact lens wearers generally do better. ...Read more
Is it possible to get laser eye surgury in one eye only? Both of my eyes are bad - I wear contact lenses every day. An eye doctor said that my other eye isn't possible, but I am thinking about getting it in one eye so that I only have to deal with 1 cont
Yes.: It is possible to get eye surgery in only one eye. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: Bandage lenses are inserted to minimize pain of ocular surface disease and help to promote healing. Generally they are checked in 1-3 days by the ophthalmologist who inserted the lens (you are seeing a real doctor, not an optometrist for eye disease?). You should not have this left in for a week. Return for a recheck. ...Read more
Refit: If you contact lens shifts in position or out of position and this is a regular issue, then recheck with the fitting ophthalmologist to get what we would term a tighter lens that will stay better positioned. ...Read more
Contact solution: If sterile bottles, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Contact lenses: Should be disposed of on a regular basis, if you are wearing the disposable brand of lenses. Disposable lenses are either the 2-week, 1-month, or 3-month variety. You should adhere to whatever schedule your eye doctor recommends for your lenses. If you are out of lenses and you need to buy some more, then you can probably safely wear your current pair until you get some more. ...Read more
Expired contacts: Do not use contact lenses that have expired. They sit in a solution that has a shelf life. Doing so puts you at risk for problems including infection that can lead to severe vision loss (blindness) or even loss of eye. ...Read more
Needs better fit: Go back to the doctor who prescribed the lenses and describe the problem. You need a better fitting lens on the right side/ ...Read more
I place my contact lens for quite a few weeks in the case without wearing them, can I still wear them?
Yes: In this case, you should change the solution and wait at least six hours before using the contacts. If you wear them this infrequently, change to daily contacts. ...Read more
Is there a special contact lens that I can wear at night to correct my vision in the morning without contacts?
There is a special contact lens that re-shape the eye to a certain extent while you sleep. However, there are certain risks, such as a substantial risk of infection. Also, the results may vary quite a bit from person to person.
Alternatives to contact lenses include glasses and refractive surgery. ...Read more
Visual Disturbance: Talk to your specialist about this. Further testing may be necessary. ...Read more
Yes: Yes as long as the contact is not irritating then this is ok. If the pinguicula is irritated by the contact lens and causing discomfort then contact lens wear would not be recommended. ...Read more
Yes: Many students (and teachers) do this everyday! ...Read more
Definitely,: Some are approved and are quite comfortable for 30 days continuous wear. It depends on patient and lens. Should give eye rest at least overnight between changes if wear for 30 days. ...Read more
As I was putting on my contact lenses yesterday, I found out that the left contact lens was completely dried up in its case but the right one was completely fine. The last time I used it was this Monday. And I just bought it last week so I'm really really
Really really what?: Use a new lens for left eye. Then write back w/your concern. ...Read more
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