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Contacts And Eye Drops
I was prescribed oloflaxacin eye drops for a corneal tear. If i dont use them what happens to my eye?
Increases infection : The drops are being used prophylacticly to prevent infection, so not using them would increase the risk. ...Read more
If i need to use 2 classes of eye drops for glaucoma, how likely is it that i will be able to wear contact lenses?
Likely: As long as you can put the contacts in after you put the drops in or put the drops in after you take your contacts out there's no problem. ...Read more
I will be wearing my contact lenses10-12hours daily for a month but i put blink eyedrops for contact lenses,is it okay?
Depends: If they are extended wear contacts designed for that much wear each day, should not be problem. If not, can you take them out when you should, and wear glasses? Moisturizing eye drops are ok, but it is oxygen that your eyes need and why wearing lenses too long can be harmful to your eyes. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have some eye drops that can be used with contact lenses. Is it okay to use them when i'm not wearing contacts? Or should I use regular eye drops?
Not a problem: If the eyedrops you have used indicate that they can be used with contacts, that means they will not harm the lenses. And of course they are in contact with the eyes. Therefore they can be used whether or not you are wearing your contact lenses. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have an exam: Probably not prudent to use old bottle of drops, or drops intended for another person, to treat what you may believe is "pinkeye". Old bottles may be contaminated or expired. Some of the preparations have steroids in them, and you can cause some serious damage if you are potentially treating the wrong condition. Best to be examined by an eye md for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Usually: It is possible to wear contatcs for sometic purposes, such as to change your eye color. It is important to realize that these are medical devices. Do not share contacts with others, as tears can be a source of infectious diseases. Also, smoking and wearing contact lenses over night increases the risk of infections and corneal ulcers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Drops sitting in your cabinet start to go bad within 30 days of opening them. What is the medication? If the pink eye is viral, then an antibiotic won't treat it. If it was artificial tears for comfort, then probably ok, but you could potentially infect yourself with a dormant virus. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it fine to wear a glasses all the day if I am short sight person. Is better to wear contact lenses?
Doesn't matter: You can wear either - doesn't matter. It's really a matter of personal choice and appearance. Contacts require more discipline in hygiene ; routine however. I started wearing glasses - initially when necessary but then all the time - for near-sightedness around your age. It will take time for your eyes to adjust ; u may have headaches initially but that will pass. Contacts also require adjustment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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