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My Contact Lens Is Lost In My Eye
Got shampoo in my eye and took the contact lens out. Put it in solution and back in my eye. Two days later, my eye is red and feels bruised. Problem?
C.L.O.W.S.: Contact lens over-wear syndrome is the generic term for a number of conditions, including sterile limbal infiltrates, limbus neovascularization and even upper lid problems such as giant papillary conjunctivitis. Take out your contacts, wear glasses instead, and see your eye doctor for an urgent care evaluation. Decrease your wearing time and/or switch to rigid gas permeable lenses. ...Read more
My right eye is 70/20 and my left eye is 100/20 vision. With my glasses I have 20/20 vision. will this be a problem in the future?
In the last 3 days the vision in my left eye shakes. Not the eye ball, just vision. I use contacts, mono vision. Left eye is reader. Is this serious?
Ciliary flush: Sleeping in your contacts increases the risk significantly for hypoxia and corneal infection. With the eye closed it becomes difficult for the cornea to get its oxygen and normal tear fluid. The blood vessels around the cornea (at the limbus) will get very congested and dilated because of the irritation. It is never recommended to sleep in your contacts. ...Read more
Is it safe to wear one contact lens in my right eye for only two hours. I have a form of pink eye in my left eye which still has some blurred vision.
Needs evaluation: The risk of sleeping in contacts is the development of a deposit of bacteria in the space between the lens and the front of your eye. This is increased with sleeping in the lens. If the vision is blurry , and the eye is red or painful, then you should see an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist) right away. ...Read more
Stuck contact lens: Try putting your contact lens drops in the eye. This may help rehydrate your contact lens to help get it unstuck from your eye surface. It also may help to have someone else you know who also wears contacts to try to remove it for you. It's important to make sure that the contact is still on your eye and hasn't already just fallen out. This is quite common. ...Read more
I meant that my left eyeglasses lens is closer to my left eyeball than my right glasses lens to my right eyeball. Is this harmful to eyes or vision?
There was a stinging feeling when I put the contact lens in my eye, I removed them in about 45 min and my left eye vision got cloudy.
See your eye doctor: If you have eye drops (and you should if you are using contacts) then use the drops in your left eye to rinse out any mucous that may be there obstructing your vision. If your vision doesn't improve after rinsing your eye, then you should see a doctor as soon as possible to have your eye examined. ...Read more
I have an ulcer in my eye and I had a piece of hair in my eye. I put visine for contacts rewetting drops in my eye and my eye is swollen and bruised. ?
My right eye is my lazy eye vision power is -19. I have a flickering in the corner of my right eye and burning and irritation?
Flickering: Twitching of an eyelid(blepharospasm) can occur with eye strain or excessive caffeine intake. Since you're also experiencing irritation and redness. an examination by an ophthalmologist is indicated for diagnosis and treatment. There could be a dry eye syndrome or reaction to cosmetics, hair spray, etc. ...Read more
Does wearing contact lens help in aiding "one big one small eyes"? Because my left eye is slightly smaller than my right eye?
I lost soft contact lens in my eyes, fornix , they have folded and ruptured, and small particles of this lens were falling in my eye, im seeing floaters.
Floaters: There is no association between your contact lens tearing and the development of floaters. If your eye is still irritated from possible contact fragments on your eye surface then you should be evaluated by your eye doctor to have these fragments removed. In addition, your eye doctor will evaluate your floaters (which are inside your eye) to rule out any internal eye problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 9 year is 20/300 in right eye and 20/20 in left. Will contact lenses help with reading problems? My 9 year is 20/300 in right eye and 20/20 in left. About 3 years age is when i first found out that he was almost blind in his right eye the optic said th
Eyes are near 20/20 vision but i wear glasses because my left eye struggles slightly. Recently my inner left eye is very red and eye drops don't work?
Can a contact lens get lost in an eye, it was so dry when eye was rubbed it got lost inside eye, what should I do?
Yes: Contact lenses can get lost in the conjunctival fornix and can be found by careful examination and removed with little effort. ...Read more
I had cataract surgery in both eyes a year ago. I am left with a terrible astigmatism in my left eye. The right eye is fine. Can the toric lens he used be removed and a standard lens be put in?
Yes: However, you need to find out why you still have astigmatism. The toric lens should have corrected that. Either your astigmatism is stronger than what the lens could correct, the toric lens is not placed or oriented in the ideal position, or something else besides astigmatism is causing your symptoms. Before removing any lens, the cause of your symptoms needs to be identified. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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