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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Wear Sunglasses Over Contact Lenses

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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 okay to wear coloured contacts over an toric eye?

Is it okay to wear coloured contacts over an toric eye?

Get an eye exam: There may be colored toric lenses out there...Get an eye exam. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear contact lenses in sauna?

Is it okay to wear contact lenses in sauna?

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

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Is it safe to wear contact lens to the beach?

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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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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 bad to always wear contact lenses?

Is it bad to always wear contact lenses?

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

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Is it safe to use thera tears when wearing contact lenses ?

Is it safe to use thera tears when wearing contact lenses ?

Thera tears: Yes it is safe to use thera tears while wearing contacts. ...Read more

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Is it safe for people with astigmatism to wear circle lenses?

Is it safe for people with astigmatism to wear circle lenses?

See your eye doctor: If by "circle lenses" you mean contact lenses, then yes, they are generally safe for people with astigmatism. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use eye drops while wearing contacts?

Is it safe to use eye drops while wearing contacts?

Almost always: Unless you are being treated for active corneal disease, in which case you should not be wearing your contacts, most eye drops for treatment such as glaucoma and eyedryness will not interfere with contact wear and there shouldn't be a problem if you are following the rules of wearing the contacts. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use soft contacts solution for hard contact lenses?

No : You should just use a system that is designed for the type of contact lenses you wear. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear sclera contacts if you have astigmatism?

Is it safe to wear sclera contacts if you have astigmatism?

Yes: But corneal contact lenses work as well and are more readily available. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear contacts before lasik?

Is it okay to wear contacts before lasik?

A break from contact: lenses is a must to get an accurate evaluation. The lenses change the shape of your cornea temporarily and a LASIK eval requires your cornea in its relaxed form to be accurate. Your eye surgeon will let you know how long to stay completely out of contact lenses. Generally 2 weeks to 3 months depending on the type of lenses. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it better to wear glasses than contacts?

Is it better to wear glasses than contacts?

No difference: If your eyes are normal and can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses to good vision, then there is no difference between the two. If your cornea is abnormal, vision is often better with contact lenses. Glasses wear does decrease peripheral vision some but not to a clinically significant amount. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear contacts in a dry sauna?

Is it safe to wear contacts in a dry sauna?

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 more

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Is it safe to wear contacts to bed?

Is it safe to wear contacts to bed?

It's not preferred: Hard contacts should be taken out and cleaned at night in a special solution. Leaving them in could put you at risk for a corneal ulcer and dryness. See you eye doc on your next checkup. There are special contacts that you may wear to bed;. ...Read more