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My contacts keep making my eyes red. Is there any way to fix this?

My contacts keep making my eyes red. Is there any way to fix this?

Need more evaluation: The contacts may be too old, too tight, or you may have an infection. You may be losing contact tolerance or have other diseases. Not everyone can wear contacts successfully. 3 basic rules of contacts: they have to look good, see good, and feel good. If the eyes are red, if the vision is blurry, or they hurt, take them out. Never ever wear a contact that hurts. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my contacts for astigmatism are making the whites of my eyes not as bright as before I switched to them?

Is it possible that my contacts for astigmatism are making the whites of my eyes not as bright as before I switched to them?

Probably not: Soft and rigid gas permeable lenses shouldn't change the "color" or brightness of the sclera. Maybe if you're experiencing irritation where the whites of the eyes are maybe a bit reddish or inflamed this could give the impression of eyes less "bright". If your contacts don't feel right, please get checked by your ophthalmologist soon. ...Read more

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Eyes are so red and only my right one is ichty I keep sniffing. It's making me mad. ?

 Eyes are so red and only my right one is ichty I keep sniffing. It's making me mad. ?

Allergy or infection: More than likely this is allergic conjunctivitis however if you are having an upper respiratory infection and may also be related to that. See your eye doctor if it does not go away. ...Read more

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After a couple hours or even minutes of use, my contacts start making my eyes really red. And create a red border around my cornea. Help?

After a couple hours or even minutes of use, my contacts start making my eyes really red. And create a red border around my cornea. Help?

Discuss with doc: Sometimes a component of the lens or cleaning solution causes sensitization. You may benefit from switching brands or getting skin patch testing done to test for sensitivity to preservatives. ...Read more

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I have fuchs. My eyes are irritated/red all the time and now the pain is lasting hours at a time making it hard to work or live. What are my options?

I have fuchs. My eyes are irritated/red all the time and now the pain is lasting hours at a time making it hard to work or live. What are my options?

Fuchs dystrophy: Is a condition which causes premature aging of the lining of the cornea (the clear covering of the eye). This lining contains a layer of cells called the endothelium, which functions to keep the cornea clear and free of swelling. In severe cases of fuchs', the corneal surface can become rough and irritated. Drops can help, but you may need surgery on the cornea to help in the long term. ...Read more

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Am getting depressed and always making my eyes to get wet. Why is this?

Am getting depressed and always making my eyes to get wet. Why is this?

Sadness & weeping: Depression often brings with it some crying spells -- and the person may not know specifically "why" s/he is weeping. Sometimes this is soft tears, and other times quite vigorous crying. They are often more sensitive to emotion, perceived rejection, etc. There are helpful talk therapies and medications for depression, but you need an evaluation first. Eye exam if this is not what's happening. ...Read more

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I have allergies and they are making my eyes look tired how do I make my eyes look less tired?

OTC meds won't work: Dr. Madaan is correct about inflammation leading to increased nasal blood flow & congestion. Blood leaving the nose passes through veins in the lower eyelids & cheeks. Fluid leaks out causing edema. See your pcp for nasal antihistamine sprays that reduce congestion & topical steroid sprays that control nasal inflammation. Get more sleep. Still looking tired? See your board-certified allergist. ...Read more

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