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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. Dean Bonsall
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Amblyopia (Definition)

Amblyopia is also known as Lazy eye. Amblyopia, or "lazy eye," is the loss of one eye's ability to see details. It is the most common cause of ...Read more


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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

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Can wearing colored contact lenses bad for your eyes if you only wear them for one day?

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

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Could wearing colored contact lenses every day for about 8 hours a day cause eye health problems as years go by? Or is it safe? Thank you.

Could wearing colored contact lenses every day for about 8 hours a day cause eye health problems as years go by? Or is it safe? Thank you.

Generally safe : If more modern lenses and if not fit too tight 8 hours should be ok, but yearly exam needed to. Make sure you don't develop neovascular vessels which would indicate a problem. ...Read more

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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

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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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

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Is there such thing as a colored contact lens that helps you see and changes your eye color?

Is there such thing as a colored contact lens that helps you see and changes your eye color?

Yes: They are available from many eye doctors who fit contact lenses. There are even unusual ones, like all-white, all-red, cat-eye, alien eyes, NFL football team logos and so on. ...Read more

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Can you suggest where i can find an eye doctor for colored contact lenses?

Optometrist: You should see an optometrist (not ophthalmologist) that specializes in contact lenses. Ophthalmologists (eye surgeons) often do not fit contact lenses. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lazy Eye (Definition)

A "lazy eye" is a generic term that is often used to describe when one eye (1) does not see as well as another eye or (2) does not align properly ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Contact Lens (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, ...Read more