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Is It Safe To Use A Dried Up Contact Lens After Putting It Back In The Contact Lens Solution
No: You should dispose of a dessicated soft lens and use a new one. The often do not rehydrate well and cause blurred vision and discomfort. Plus, the lens may be contaminated. ...Read more
Not exactly: While there are certainly worse things to put in your eyes, the multipurpose contact lens solution is not chemically designed to use as a lubricant for the eyes. The pH and overall chemical composition was designed for the disinfecting of contact lenses; while in very small quantities, it won't harm the eyes, to use them regularly and in larger quantities will irritate the eyes significantly. ...Read more
My contact lens case fell in water is it still safe to use? I was told to only clean the case with solution.
See below :: If it's that hard plastic case, it can be sterilized by boiling it in water for a few minutes. Stay nearby in order to not forget it on the stove. ...Read more
No: You should just use a system that is designed for the type of contact lenses you wear. ...Read more
Probably: If the lenses have been in a multipurpose disinfecting solution, the lenses may be usable if the solution is clear. I would clean the lenses off as directed or at least rinse them with new disinfecting solution, put new disinfecting solution in a case and put the lenses in the solution overnight before trying to wear them. ...Read more
Is it safe to use "tears naturale ii" eye drops to soak my contact lenses in if I don't have regular solution?
Emergency only: Only in a situation where you have no appropriate solution. The ingredient in the tears is different that saline, or disinfecting solution. Make sure you soak your lenses in an appropriate solution before reinserting them. ...Read more
No: You need to go buy some solution. Do not use anything not designed for contact lenses. ...Read more
No: It is never a good idea to use expired solutions or medications. They may have lost their effectiveness or could have bacterial or fungal growth. ...Read more
Yes: Retrieve the lens and clean it thorougly and unless there was significant contamination in the spot of the sink where the lens fell. Otherwise you should do fine and can wear the lens after cleaning and rinsing. ...Read more
Clear care: Try different ones, but I think this one is best since the hydrogen peroxide system removes deposits and there are no preservatives once it is neutralized. ...Read more
Not recommended: Most contact lens solutions contain harsh chemicals to kill germs. These are not good for your eyes. Instead use contact lens rewetting drops which are available over the counter. ...Read more
Can I use eye drops as contact solution? I ran out of my contact solution. My eye drops can be used for contact lens wearers.
Not the same: Replenish your contact solution, as this contains all the necessay ingredients to clean, disinfect & store your contacts. In a pinch (because you have run out of your solution) you can place your contacts in the case with the contact lens friendly drops to keep them moist. Go & purchase solution then rinse, clean & store to disinfect. Wear glasses in the mean time. Put the contacts in the next day. ...Read more
No: Disinfectants are harsh chemicals that are hard on your eyes. Your eyes can tolerate a small amount of these when inserting your contacts. If your eyes are dry, use rewetting drops, preferably the ones that are designated for use with contact lenses. ...Read more
Is it safe to soak my contact lens using a contact lens lubricant instead of a contact lens solution?
Not recommended: Contact lens solution is not formulated for this purpose. If you want to decrease costs, buy the generic lubricant eye drops. ...Read more
I switched my contact lens solution from bio true to opti free and now my eyes are really red. Have I created a problem? I will switch back.
Nope: You answered your own question. Very common to have allergic reactions to new contact lens products. Go back to the old solution or else switch to a daily disposable lens that requires no solutions, which is kind of nice. ...Read more
Got shampoo in my eye and took the contact lens out. Put it in solution and back in my eye. Two days later, my eye is red and feels bruised. Problem?
C.L.O.W.S.: Contact lens over-wear syndrome is the generic term for a number of conditions, including sterile limbal infiltrates, limbus neovascularization and even upper lid problems such as giant papillary conjunctivitis. Take out your contacts, wear glasses instead, and see your eye doctor for an urgent care evaluation. Decrease your wearing time and/or switch to rigid gas permeable lenses. ...Read more
Not really: You can rewet a hard lens and reuse it after cleaning. A soft lens, when dry, has a collapse of the matrix of the plastic and is completely useless after it dries out. So drops cannot rehabilitate such a lens. ...Read more
Not correct: Eyeglasses and contacts lens prescriptions are not the same. There is a power difference since the glasses are farther from the cornea surface compared to contact lens. Thus you need a different prescription, plus contact lens requires a base curve and diameter in addition to the power. ...Read more
Yes: Refresh optive is one of the best lubricating eyedrops available. ...Read more
Not useful: A soft lens that has dried up with become crispy, and mis-shapen. The matrix collapses and the lens with permanently be altered. So while an attempt to re-use it is not dangerous from and infection standpoint, it will not have its proper power or comfort and so is rendered useless in this condition. ...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
Yes: Naphcon-a drops, an over the counter anti-allergic drop, can be used at the same time as you wear your contacts. ...Read more
I noticed there is a small hole in the middle of my right contact lens. Is it safe to still use or will it damage my eye?
No do not use it.:
please do not use that contact lens. It could damage your eye. ...Read more
Does optive lubricant eye drops safe to use as an eye drops while wearing contact lens again after had been healed from a corneal ulcer.
Usually safe: I am assuming that you have an intact contact lense within its shipping bubble but with an expired date. If the bubble is intact, and the fluid is clear, then it is safe to use. If the fluid has become discolored or dried out, then discard that one. ...Read more
Exam time: First of all discontinue your contact lenses & wear your glasses. Make an appointment with an Ophthalmolgist to have your eyes examined. You may have giant papillary conjunctivitis that is associated with an allergic reaction to the contact lens and is treatable. Other issues such as contact solution sensitivity, prolonged wear time, improper contact lens fitting, environmental exposures are ideas ...Read more
Contacts: Probably yes but please contact your eye doctor for certainty. ...Read more
I can't use contact lenses my contact is bothering my right eye about 1 year. I've visited 4 or 5 doctors and they gave me some eyedrops and solution like alergan, genteal, fluocort and chromolyn sodiom and two of them told me to wash my eyelashes with bab
Contact lens: Although your eyes may be dry, hence the drops given you. If you wear your contacts for longer than prescribed there can be protein build up on them causing redness and inability to wear. Contact lenses. Treatment is to not wear contacts for days, change contact lens solution and make of contact lenses. Prescription eye drops, a mild steroid may also help. ...Read more
No: The medication is absorbe by the contact lens and may reach levels toxic to the corneal surface. ...Read more
Thera tears: Yes it is safe to use thera tears while wearing contacts. ...Read more
Have moderate epiretinal membrane & mild glaucoma. Is it safe to use extended wear 30-day contact lenses?
Probably: I'm not a strong proponent of extended wear contact lenses, but with careful use and diligence, they can be worn safely. With your glaucoma, the associated antiglaucoma medications may result in some ocular surface irritation, that may interfere with comfort & visual acuity. Furthermore, I don't recommend the medications to be instilled while wearing the contact lenses: better==daily wear contacts ...Read more
Could use your help docs! My eye doctor told me to wash my gas permeable rigid contact lenses with tap water. Is that safe?
Gas perm contacts: Need more cleaning than just tap water. There are several brands of lens cleaners available on the market. Every evening after you remove them, you should use a daily cleaner to remove any debris and deposits from the lenses. You can rinse the cleaner off with tap water then you should soak the lenses overnight in a lens conditioning solution. ...Read more
Focused cleaner: Most contact solutions are multi-purpose with both a cleaner and a moisturizer built in. This was done for convenience and not necessarily best for the eye. I would recommend using a hydrogen peroxide based cleaner (ie, clear care) to clean the contacts and then a saline solution to rinse them off. This will give the maximum cleaning for both bacteria and enzymes. ...Read more
Every time you wear: Refer to the youtube contact lens care video for proper handling and care for your contact lenses. Always use fresh contact lens solution every time you wear and clean/store your lenses. Never reuse your contact case solution once you've taken your contacts out to wear. Discard, and rinse your case and let air dry. When you are ready to take out your lenses, follow the video instruction. ...Read more
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