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Is it safe to wear contact lens to the beach?

Is it safe to wear contact lens to the beach?

Contacts at beach: Yes. Be careful not to get sand in your eyes or they will hurt a lot! ...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 safe to wear contact lens with a subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Is it safe to wear contact lens with a subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Probably: As long as the overlying tissue is intact & there is no irritation. You should be cleared by your eye dr first to be sure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear only one contact lens if I have a lazy eye?

Is it safe to wear only one contact lens if I have a lazy eye?

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 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?

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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Is it safe to wear one contact lens in my right eye for only two hours. I have a form of pink eye in my left eye which still has some blurred vision.

Is it safe to wear one contact lens in my right eye for only two hours. I have a form of pink eye in my left eye which still has some blurred vision.

Not recommended: Conjunctivitis can spread quickly from one eye to the other. Therefore you should not wear contact lenses at all until the infection is clear. Continuing to wear the contact can increase the risk of worsening infection, corneal injury etc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear contact lenses with pinguecula?

Is it safe to wear contact lenses with pinguecula?

Depends: Yes, its safe to wear contact lens with it. But, it depends on how large and close to the cornea. If its an elevated large bump then the contcat lens may rub and irrtate the pinguecula. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear contact lenses when you have a subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Sometimes: I would caution against wearing a contact lens if you ar having any scratchy sensation or discomfort from the conjuctival hemorrhage. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear expired contact lenses though I'm always cleaning those with a solution?

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

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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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Is it safe for a person with nystagmus wear contact lenses?

Yes: If they are well taken care of, never slept in, and care used in taking them out and putting them in then yes, most people with nystagmus can wear contact lenses. Assuming of course the eye movements are not so large that they interfere with the positioning of the lens on the cornea. ...Read more

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Is it safe for someone with an eye problem to wear nonprescription contact lenses?

Is it safe for someone with an eye problem to wear nonprescription contact lenses?

Yes but why?: I assume you are talking about cosmetic lenses to change the eye color or appearance. These do come in plano which has no correction. But it depends upon your eye problem. If you are being actively treated for an eye problem, best to consult with your treating ophthalmologist to see if wearing any type of contact could be safe. ...Read more

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I'm scared and worried, how if i wear coloured contact lenses even i don't need them and just for style.., is it safe?And what will happen to my eyes?

I'm scared and worried, how if i wear coloured contact lenses even i don't need them and just for style.., is it safe?And what will happen to my eyes?

Can be safe: These contacts can be safe if fitted properly and taken care of. Most likely nothing will happen to your eyes, except for a little dryness maybe. ...Read more

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Have moderate epiretinal membrane & mild glaucoma. is it safe to use extended wear 30-day contact lenses?

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

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I wear spectacles and want to switch to contact lenses for cosmetic reasons. Are contact lenses safe and healthy for eye health. Any risks?

I wear spectacles and want to switch to contact lenses for cosmetic reasons. Are contact lenses safe and healthy for eye health. Any risks?

Yes: Topical irritation, allergy, infection, trauma (when placing/removing) are most common. Talk to your ophthalmologist who prescribes you glasses. Best! ...Read more

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How long can you wear your contact lens?

Depends: On the contact. Most are daily wear meaning they can be worn all waking hours but should be removed for sleep. There are few that are designed for continuous wear. ...Read more

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How bad is it to wear a torn contact lens?

Uncomfortable: A torn lens will be irritating and it may not center well so the vision is less clear. It is simply not optimum but probably not harmful in and of itself, although such a lens will decenter and cause discomfort. ...Read more