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Is It Safe To Wear Contact Lens To The Beach
Should Be Safe: It should be safe to wear contact lenses in a sauna. This is a temporary and usually humid environment, so it would be compatible with the ocular and contact lens surface. Swimming in pools and using hot tubs are riskier because of the chemicals, contaminants, and possible bacteria involved. ...Read more
Depends on solution: For most solutions, you can keep lenses in an unopened case for up to 30 days. Then they need to be cleaned and stored in fresh solution. ...Read more
Yes: As long as you are feeling comfortable in your contact lenses, then a dry heat sauna should not be a Problem. It's much like wearing contacts outside in dry desert heat. You are more susceptible to dry eyes though so a contact friendly lubricant like Refresh™ will be useful. Be contact lens smart! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you are going to sprayed in the face, be careful to close your eyes or wear swim goggles over your contacts. Do not open your eyes underwater with contacts in. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on what you mean by always. If you mean everyday, then it is ok as long as you handle the lenses properly. This means you clean then as directed, use quality solution, and change them as recommended. If you mean you sleep in them everyday and never take them off then they are more likely to cause problems. People who sleep in lenses have higher risk of a sight threatening infection. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: Bandage lenses are inserted to minimize pain of ocular surface disease and help to promote healing. Generally they are checked in 1-3 days by the ophthalmologist who inserted the lens (you are seeing a real doctor, not an optometrist for eye disease?). You should not have this left in for a week. Return for a recheck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dryness, fit, debris: Before having Lasix (furosemide) done, i too squint while wearing contacts. It was often due to dry eyes, poor fit of contacts, irritants on the eye or contact, protein buildup on the contact, lint, tear within the contact, and other causes. Since lasix, (furosemide) it took about 2 months to break the habit of squinting and rubbing my eyes. ...Read more
Probably: Yes, it's probably safe, especially if you're buying conventional products sold in stores. On the other hand, no testing of the sort that would be necessary to absolutely prove the safety has been done. It would not be ethical to, say, take a bunch of pregnant women and lather half of them with tons of makeup and the leave the other half untouched to compare the rate of birth defects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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