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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Is it okay for me to wear colored contact lenses if I have perfect vision?

Is it okay for me to wear colored contact lenses if I have perfect vision?

No problem: You probably wonder if such lenses will alter your color vision. The pigments in colored lenses are of very low density and will not alter color perception. The lenses otherwise are fit, and wear just like any other lenses and the risks are the same. ...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


Dr. Rick Kirschner Dr. Kirschner
General Practice
36 years in practice
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Why do I see the sides of my vision foggy while wearing some colored contact lenses?

Why do I see the sides of my vision foggy while wearing some colored contact lenses?

Possibly reacting: It is possible that the lenses you bought online are old rather than fresh, or that they are preserved in a chemical like thimerisol to which you're having an allergic reaction. Also possible that the fit is wrong, or that your eyes are too dry to wear them. Contact an eye care professional and have them evaluate you and the lenses. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Dr. Robert Chang Dr. Chang
Ophthalmology
years in practice
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Is it safe to wear colored contact lenses if I have amblyopia in one eye?

Is it safe to wear colored contact lenses if I have amblyopia in one eye?

Yes: Colored contact lens shouldn't worsen amblyopia. Amblyopia is treated by forcing the brain to use the weaker eye and/or correcting the weaker eye's vision. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Pomeranz Dr. Pomeranz
Ophthalmology
24 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Can I wear colored contact lenses if I have a lazy eye?

Can I wear colored contact lenses if I have a lazy eye?

Yes: The color of the eyes is not related to the alignment or presence of amblyopia. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Dahl Dr. Dahl
Ophthalmology
51 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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Is it bad to wear colored contact lens for dark brown eyes?

Is it bad to wear colored contact lens for dark brown eyes?

No: It is not bad, but it will make the eyes look a bit muddy. ...Read more

Dr. Ismail Shalaby Dr. Shalaby
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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I wear prescription colored contact lenses but sometimes i start blinking a lot during the day, why is that?

I wear prescription colored contact lenses but sometimes i start blinking a lot during the day, why is that?

Dry eyes: You are blinking because your eyes are drying out. Put in some rewetting drops that are designed for use with contacts. ...Read more

Dr. David Chandler Dr. Chandler
Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Can wearing colored contact lenses bad for your eyes if you only wear them for one day?

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

Dr. Alan Jackson Dr. Jackson
Addiction Medicine
26 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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Dr. Jeffrey Whitman Dr. Whitman
Ophthalmology
41 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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What's the side effects for using "redness relief" eye drops? I wear colored contact lens everyday and my eyes becomes very red and there are many red blood silk...I bought a "redness relief" eye drops. When I use it, the red blood silk disappear for a wh

What's the side effects for using "redness relief" eye drops? I wear colored contact lens everyday and my eyes becomes very red and there are many red blood silk...I bought a "redness relief" eye drops. When I use it, the red blood silk disappear for a wh

First : First you need your eye doctor to see why you are getting red--is it the lens fit, allergies, or dryness? Treating the correct issue will solve the problem rather than hiding it with get the red out drops which simply cause rebound redness a few hours after use. ...Read more

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Dr. William Fagman Dr. Fagman
Ophthalmology
44 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How do colored contact lenses work?

How do colored contact lenses work?

OK: Colored contact lenses are either tinted or have the color applied to the outer surface of the lens so that the lens is opaque. The color of the contact lens masks or covers the true color of the eye. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Can you please tell me which is the top brand for colored contact lenses?

No best brand: There are many brands and one is not better than the others. Your eye care professional will help you select the brand that is the best for you. ...Read more

Dr. Ari Weitzner Dr. Weitzner
Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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Dr. Rodney Remington Dr. Remington
Ophthalmology
20 years in practice
University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine
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Could an eye doctor order me colored contact lenses for my eye?

Yes: Contact lenses whether colored or clear are prescribed by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Carlin Dr. Carlin
Ophthalmology
46 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Are colored contact lenses bad for your eyes?

NO: They are not bad for your eyes as long as they are fit properly and cared for properly. ...Read more

Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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Is wearing colored contact lenses bad for your eyes?

No: But you must be careful where you get them and the quality of the lenses. Most problems occur due to infection or expiration of the lenses. Also, some people's eyes may be more sensitive than others. If your eyes become red, take them out. ...Read more

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner Dr. Stelzner
Ophthalmology
24 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Are there prescribed colored contact lenses for corneal scarring available?

Are there prescribed colored contact lenses for corneal scarring available?

Depends: there are color contact lenses that could be costume made. But, it depends on location, size and distribution. It is better to consult a corneal specialist for exam and advice. You may need laser or graft. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn Dr. Fishburn
Ophthalmology
26 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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Does "acuvue" provide colored contact lenses that are disposable yet have a prescription?

Does "acuvue" provide colored contact lenses that are disposable yet have a prescription?

Yes: Acuvue contacts come in a variety of colors with specific prescriptions, with different disposable options. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Bradley Dr. Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
14 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Will colored contact lenses show good on people with very dark eyes?

Sometimes: Some colors show up well on dark colored eyes. Go try some out at your eye doctor. ...Read more