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Is it true that contacts make peoples eyes bigger when they wear them?

Is it true that contacts make peoples eyes bigger when they wear them?

No: Circle lenses (contacts) can make eyes look bigger artificially due to extra tint to make the iris larger. ...Read more

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Can people with dry eyes wear contacts?

Can people with dry eyes wear contacts?

Usually: Contact lenses usually can be worn in patients with dry eye. The dry eye has to be treated prior to initiating wear though. See your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can people with blue eyes wear brown colored contacts?

Can people with  blue eyes wear brown colored contacts?

Of course: If you would prefer brown eyes to blue eyes, not the usual desire, then by all means wear brown lenses fit by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Usually both: Dry eye syndrome usually affects both eyes although sometimes not to exactly the same degree. Instances where it can affect one eye are when there are problems affecting one eye lid resulting in increased evaporation of tears. ...Read more

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Why is only one of my eyes dry whenever i wear contacts?

Why is only one of my eyes dry whenever i wear contacts?

Common: It is common for one eye to feel more dry than the other. If this is a new problem, you should have your eyes and contact lens fit checked ; in particular you should be examined for a condition called giant papillary conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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If you wear contacts, will your eyes continue to get worse?

If you wear contacts, will your eyes continue to get worse?

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

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I have this floating things in my eyes. I also wear contacts. Is this a dangerous symptom?

I have this floating things in my eyes. I also wear contacts. Is this a dangerous symptom?

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 more

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Can you wear contacts when your eyes are red?

Can you wear contacts when your eyes are red?

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 more

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How horrible my eyes are if I wear my contacts?

How horrible my eyes are if I wear my contacts?

If you wear them: according to directions and don't suffer from any significant complications then it will probably be fine. ...Read more

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I wear contacts and one of my eyes will not stop tearing. What's the problem?

I wear contacts and one of my eyes will not stop tearing. What's the problem?

Get checked: For corneal exam. The tearing could indicate a problem which needs an in-person eye exam to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i wear contacts when i don't need them can I damage your eyes?

Can you tell me if i wear contacts when i don't need them can I damage your eyes?

Not likely: Contact lenses when used properly and under the care of an eye doctor are not likely to damage your eyes. Improper use can cause infections and inflammations which can cause damage. ...Read more

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At night, it's harder for me to open my eyes. I wear contacts. Should I stop wearing them?

At night, it's harder for me to open my eyes. I wear contacts. Should I stop wearing them?

Maybe: Check for dry eyes. There are many types of lens materials and some are better suited to dry eyes. We often test tear film and treat dry eyes especially for our contact lens and lasik patients. Before you consider stopping lens wear, get checked out. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Dry eye: The most common cause of this issue is contac lens intolerance due to dry eye and eye irritation. I recommend frequent artificial tears to lubricate the eyes. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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I wear contacts and no matter what I do, my eyes still turn out red?

I wear contacts and no matter what I do, my eyes still turn out red?

Contacts: Possibly do to intolerance to contacts, of possibly just dry eyes. May also be due to fit of contacts. ...Read more

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Very dry eyes when I don't wear contacts. Why is that?

Very dry eyes when I don't wear contacts. Why is that?

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