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Is it okay that my contact lens is larger than my than cornea?

Is it okay that my contact lens is larger than my than cornea?

Yes, for soft lenses: Soft contact lenses are can be 1mm to 2mm wider then one's cornea. Gas permeable hard lenses are smaller. The eye doctor can fit one's lenses properly because he can see how the lenses sit on the cornea, and he sees how much the lenses move when the eyes move and when the patient blinks. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Contact Lens Use (Definition)

A contact lens is a thin plastic or glass lens that is fitted over the colored part of the eye. It may be used for corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic purposes. ...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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How is it that my eye is red after wearing a contact lens?

Depends: A lot of things can cause eye redness. In a contact lens wearer, though, my main concern would be infection. I recommend you see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I am short sight in one eye and it looks bigger than the other one is it normal?

I am short sight in one eye and it looks bigger than the other one is it normal?

Pupil size differ: is anisocoria, can be normal variant ,causing minor problems with vision or nothing or sign of some neurological disease like a stroke or multiple sclerosis , see ye dr. ...Read more

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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?

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

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One of my pairs of eyeglasses frames got bent b/c somebody sat on them. Now the right lens is closer to the eye than it should be. Is this harmful?

One of my pairs of eyeglasses frames got bent b/c somebody sat on them.  Now the right lens is closer to the eye than it should be.  Is this harmful?

Bent glasses: no it is not harmful Your vision however may not be as sharp because the actual strength of the glasses also depends on vertex distance. Vertex distance is the distance from the surface of the eye/ cornea to the prescription lens ...Read more

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The lens on my glasses are thick. Is there a thinner lens that is just as powerful?

The lens on my glasses are thick. Is there a thinner lens that is just as powerful?

High index glass: There are high index materials used in glasses manufacture these days that are thinner and lighter than the old crown glass. Talk to your optician about these thinner, lighter materials. ...Read more

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One my nostril blows slightly less air than the other is it something dangerous or is it normal because never noticed it before?

One my nostril blows slightly less air than the other is it something dangerous or is it normal because never noticed it before?

Nasal airflow : If you have a new change in nasal airflow that was not there before, and you aren't sick or recently injured in the nose, you may want to see an ENT to check your nose. The normal nasal cycle alternates blood flow from left to right over a 90 min cycle. This frequently causes intermittent, alternating congestion most noticeable when you have a cold or if you have nasal swelling. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is risk of wearing disposable contact lens a little longer than you should?

What is risk of wearing disposable contact lens a little longer than you should?

Contacts: You risk an infection such as a corneal ulcer. This may damage your vision permanently and cause you to go blind, or perhaps require a corneal transplant. Do not sleep in your contact lenses. ...Read more

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My nexplanon moved a bit less then a centimeter to the left is that okay? Is it still effective?

Yes: As long as you can palpate it, there should be no problem removing it when it is time and it is still effective. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is this ptosis if one eye is a tiny bit lower than the other? Its much puffier and heavy eyelids than the other one. Natural treatment? Why heavier?

Is this ptosis if one eye is a tiny bit lower than the other? Its much puffier and heavy eyelids than the other one. Natural treatment? Why heavier?

Blepharoptosis: Without pictures it is difficult to answer but what you are describing could be dermatochalasis or blepharochalasis with ptosis. Please see a board certified plastic surgeon for confirmation of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My right eye is smaller than the left one. Is this bad?

My right eye is smaller than the left one. Is this bad?

See eye doctor: It may be that one upper lid is lower than the other and the eye appears a different size when in reality they are the same size. This can be a neurological issue and requires you to see an eye doctor. Also, one can can be pushed more forward due to thyroid disorder. Need to see eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for one eye to be bigger than the other?

Is it normal for one eye to be bigger than the other?

NO: You are probably referring to the pupil of the eye. They should be symmetrical and react normally to light and accommodation. ...Read more

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My contact lens diameter is 14.5. Does it matter if i buy new contact lenses with a diameter of 14 if everything is the same (power, bc, etc)?

Probably not: It should not make a big difference but the diameter of a lens can change the fit. In general, you should stick to the lenses prescribed by your eye doctor. If you want to change lenses for whatever reason, it is best to see your doctor and get a new prescription to make sure that it is safe for you. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have one eye higher and bigger than the other?

Is it normal to have one eye higher and bigger than the other?

Maybe: Facial asymmetry which can give the appearace you describe is common. If this is new, then please see an ophthalmologist to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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