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Is this normal that my eyes turn red when I wear my contact lenses for too long?

Is this normal that my eyes turn red when I wear my contact lenses for too long?

Maybe: It could be your eyes telling you they need a break, more common after extended wear or with underlying dryness. It could also be a reaction to solutions or protein buildup on the lenses. You need a thorough exam to diagnose. ...Read more

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Contact lenses: if I wear them for too long will they damage my eyes?

Contact lenses: if I wear them for too long will they damage my eyes?

Yes: Yes overuse can lead to contact lens overwear (irritation, redness, etc), as well as increased risk for corneal infections (which can permanently cause vision loss), decreased oxygenation (corneal pannus), and the lenses can tear after used beyond what they are supposed to be used. ...Read more

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I have red eyes and it always reoccur. I always use daily contact lenses to prevent infection. Am crew who hv to wear CL for long hours. Advice?

I have red eyes and it always reoccur. I always use daily contact lenses to prevent infection. Am crew who hv to wear CL for long hours. Advice?

Dry working place: By crew do you mean aircraft? If so, these are very dry atmospheres. You should apply a syrupy drop like Systane or Refresh prior to entering the work place. You can use ointment at night for sleep. Some get a little extra relief from daily ingestion of 2 tablespoons of Flax Seed oil. Do not use drops that say "gets the red out" as these are drying. If these fail, then see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What's the side effects for using "redness relief" eye drops? I wear colored contact lens everyday and my eyes becomes very red and there are many red blood silk...I bought a "redness relief" eye drops. When I use it, the red blood silk disappear for a wh

What's the side effects for using "redness relief" eye drops? I wear colored contact lens everyday and my eyes becomes very red and there are many red blood silk...I bought a "redness relief" eye drops. When I use it, the red blood silk disappear for a wh

First : First you need your eye doctor to see why you are getting red--is it the lens fit, allergies, or dryness? Treating the correct issue will solve the problem rather than hiding it with get the red out drops which simply cause rebound redness a few hours after use. ...Read more

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After 30 min of flying, I get dry, bloodshot eyes. Don't wear contact lenses on flight. I use refresh dry eye drops but the redness stays. Any ideas?

After 30 min of flying, I  get dry, bloodshot eyes. Don't wear contact lenses on flight. I use refresh dry  eye drops but the redness stays. Any ideas?

Dry air: Most airline cabins are pressurized to feel as if they're about 8000 feet in altitude. As such, the air is very, very dry. Keep using your drops, and consider closing your eyes (maybe using a sleep mask) and sleeping while you listen to some music. There is a moistening ointment, I believe, which might last longer than the drops while you're flying. ...Read more

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What is the reason for my eye redness when I wear my contact lens too late at night?

What is the reason for my eye redness when I wear my contact lens too late at night?

Many possibilities: Poor fit, dryness, irritation from preservatives in your cleaning solution, buildup of protein deposits on the lens itself are all common possibilities. Although some contacts are approved for long-term/overnight wear, i believe the healthiest options are to never wear overnight, and consider daily disposable lenses (so that you are always putting in a clean, fresh, preserve.-free lens each day). ...Read more

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Can you wear contact lens when your eyes are red?

Can you wear contact lens when your eyes are red?

Not a good idea: Redness is a sign of a problem. As a general rule, anytime your eye is red, the first that you need to do is to take the contact lens out. There is strong likelihood that the redness is due to the contacts and keeping it in will only aggravate the situation (although your eye may feel better wearing the contacts). See your eye md for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get red and itchy eyes when wearing contact lenses for more than 8 hours?

Is it normal to get red and itchy eyes when wearing contact lenses for more than 8 hours?

Contact lenses: It may not be "normal" but it sure is common. Contact lenses can irritate the eyes due to dryness, allergy or poor material or fit. Sometimes contact lens intolerance can develop. It is important to have the underlying condition treated(allergy etc.) and to be sure that the fit, material and handling are all optimized and to minimize use time if possible. ...Read more

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