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Is It True That Contacts Make Peoples Eyes Bigger When They Wear Them
Does dry eye affect 1 eye or both? If only 1 eye - why? I 've heard people who have worn contacts are at risk but don't we wear contacts in both eyes?
Everyones been telling me that my eyes have become smaller I heard that contacts cause that. Is that somewhat true? If not then what might cause that?
Myths: Contacts do not change anatomy or genetics. Your eyes are not becoming smaller. ...Read more
Yes and no: Contact lenses treat blurred vision caused by nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. These conditions naturally worsen over time in many people, and lenses are only meant to correct the vision you have. Contacts can cause other eye problems (infections, dry eye, scars, allergies) which can worsen vision, but they will not stop your natural vision changes. ...Read more
Best evaluated: Floaters are common in more elderly populations but are not often found in your age group. Have you had trauma to your head or eyes or is there a family history of eye problems? It is worth your time to let an ophthalmologist get a look at your eyes to see if there is some underlying problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not recommended: You should find out why your eyes are red first and take care of the problem whether it's an allergy, infection, or over use. If infection, for instance, the contact may worsen the infection. In any case, you may experience pain, burning, and tearing if the eyes are red. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the afternoon I have a hard time keeping my eyes open- I do wear contacts not sure if thats the case. What could it be?
Is it bad to wear contacts every day even if they are top of the line? Should eyes be given a break and will this effect the health of eyes long term?
Dry eyes: Dry eyes can be caused by a number of problems including excessive use of smart phones, computers, medications, air conditioning, hormonal fluctuations. Keep a diary of your symptoms, that will help to pin point the cause. Try using artificial tears. If that does not help see your ophthalmologist to get a thorough examination. ...Read more
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