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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...Read more


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Can wearing contact lens inside out hurt eye sight?

Can wearing contact lens inside out hurt eye sight?

No: Wearing a soft contact lens won't damage your eye but it certainly will be blurry and the lens will be uncomfortable and move around a lot with each blink. ...Read more

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Contact lens help! can't insert contact lens due to blinking!?

Contact lens help! can't insert contact lens due to blinking!?

Patience, Spread em': Make sure your hands are clean and dry. Use your thumb and forefinger on your opposite hand to hold your eye lids open. Place the lens on the end of your forefinger, like a cup, with a drop of wetting solution. Spreading your eyelids with the one hand, in one move bring the cupped lens to your eye and just barely tap /touch the lens to your eye. Drop sinside should grab the eye and connect. ...Read more

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How to apply eye contact lenses into small eyes?

How to apply eye contact lenses into small eyes?

Carefully: It can be difficult to insert contact lenses when the opening between the lids, or the eyeball itself, is smaller than average. Contact lenses do come in differing diameters, and a smaller one may be a bit easier. Usually your eye doctor will have an individual who is experienced at teaching the use of contacts in the office, and they can offer advice about technique of insertion and removal. ...Read more

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Eye glasses & contact lenses. What's the difference?

Eye glasses & contact lenses. What's the difference?

Cosmesis: For most people, it is a matter of cosmetics. Some people do not like to wear glasses. For a few people, contacts provide better vision than glasses can. There are also some eye conditions where adequate vision can only be achieved with hard contacts. See your eye doctor for a more detailed discussion as it pertains to you. ...Read more

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Irritated eyes with contact lenses. What relieves them?

Irritated eyes with contact lenses. What relieves them?

Finding problem: Treating the symptoms will not provide a permanent solution. You have to find out the problem's cause. Perhaps the eye is dry, or the contact is too tight or one of several other possibilities. See your eye doctor if you wish to continue successful contact lens wear. ...Read more

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Is wearing colored contact lenses bad for your eyes?

Is wearing colored contact lenses bad for your eyes?

No: But you must be careful where you get them and the quality of the lenses. Most problems occur due to infection or expiration of the lenses. Also, some people's eyes may be more sensitive than others. If your eyes become red, take them out. ...Read more

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Can tears from a conjunctivitis-infected eye infect my other eye?

Can tears from a conjunctivitis-infected eye infect my other eye?

Yes: There is no practical way to prevent the spread of conjunctivitis if you have it, to the other eye. Treat the second eye in the same way as your ophthalmologist has advised for the first. Usually it is shorter in duration in eye #2. ...Read more

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I have eye irritation after inserting contact lens?

I have eye irritation after inserting contact lens?

Normal: A mild amount of irritation with contact lens insertion is normal. It typically lasts less than a minute. Irritation that is severe or lasts should cause you to remove the contact lens and seek professional help. ...Read more

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Can you get pink eye from changing contact solutions?

Can you get pink eye from changing contact solutions?

Irritant rxn ??: Some people are sensitive to one or more of the components of a contact solution & will develop irritation any time they use it. Continued use will likely lead to more inflammation & discomfort. Switching back to one without the component should end the issue but it may take several days & require you stop using the contacts for a while for it to heal. ...Read more

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What's the best contact lenses for dry eyes?

What's the best contact lenses for dry eyes?

Dry eye: Acuvue oasys or proclear lenses do well in dry eye patients. ...Read more

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Can contact lenses give you red eye in photos?

Can contact lenses give you red eye in photos?

No: The red eye is from a reflection of your retina (back of your eye) being seen through the pupil. ...Read more

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Yellow sclera when wearing contact lens?

Same: Th color of the sclera should not be affected by contact lens wear. If anything , the conjunctiva may be a little injected (red) with cl use.If you are only seeing a color change on the white of the eye next to the pigmented iris, you may be noticing a handling tint found on most contacts. ...Read more

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Will wearing contact lenses affect a pinguecula on my eye?

Will wearing contact lenses affect a  pinguecula on my eye?

No effect: Pingueclua are a normal response to wind, dust and uv light. They are the eyes defense in the middle years to these external forces. They have no symptoms and are usually unnoticed. You can wear contact lenses even if you have a pinguecula and the lenses will not make the pinguecula get bigger or smaller. ...Read more

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Eye blurry when wear contact?

Eye blurry when wear contact?

Need eye exam: Make an appointment. Could be anything from an incorrect prescription to too tight a fit, and many other possibilities that require a evaluation by an eye md. If you are having pain, discontinue wearing the contacts and seek immediate help. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's okay to wear contact lenses if you have sore eyes?

No: Absolutely never put your contacts in if your eyes are red or sore. Your should be evaluated by an eye doctor. If you have a corneal ulcer this could be serious and you would need to be treated right away. No way to tell this unless you are examined. ...Read more

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Is it nromal if both eyes are sore and feels a sharp prickly pain in wearing and even contact lens are removed?

Is it nromal if both eyes are sore and feels a sharp prickly pain in wearing and even contact lens are removed?

Sounds like dryness: If both eyes feel sharp prickly pains and are uncomfortable - and more so with contacts, it is likely due to lack of sufficient tears. Treatment options include lubricating drops, different contacts, plugs to block the ducts that drain tears away, avoiding drying medications like antihistamines + diuretics. Switching to peroxide based overnight solution(eg clearcare), or medicated drops (restasis). ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for a kid having a sore eye?

What are the best treatments for a kid having a sore eye?

Rest: Long hours of computer use, texting, etc are very fatiguing to your eyes you may also have uncorrected astigmatism or an eye muscle imbalance/strabismus a full eye exam is in order. ...Read more

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I have a sore eye which is red and inflamed. There is afew white spots below my eye?

I have a sore eye which is red and inflamed. There is afew white spots below my eye?

Red eye: Please consult with me if you can: need to know if you are light sensitive, pain with eye movement which are signs of more significant, potentially blinding issue. ...Read more

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I got soap in my eye when i was washing my eyeliner off my eye is sore now will this go away got soap in my eye before but never got a sore eye?

I got soap in my eye when i was washing my eyeliner off my eye is sore now will this go away got soap in my eye before but never got a sore eye?

Irriration: Did you rub in eye a lot? You could have caused a irritation to the eye itself if a foreign object got in eye. If you have vision changes or pain in eye, see eye dr. ...Read more

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Help, i'm in 22192 area visiting familly is there any affordable ophtalmologist i don't have insurance, having sore eye along with black dot(s) on&off?

Help, i'm in 22192 area visiting familly is there any affordable ophtalmologist i don't have insurance, having sore eye along with black dot(s) on&off?

Negotiate: The question of medical cost is buried in mystery. Most enter an office and have no idea what the charge will be and since insurance covers much of it, there is little information understood by the patient. Most doctors will negotiate with a patient willing to pay in cash. It sounds like you need an evaluation and you are wise to choose an ophthalmologist. Enter with $$ and discuss a price. ...Read more

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Sore eye inside lower eyelid. Please help!?

Sore eye inside lower eyelid. Please help!?

Stye: Most common at your age, is a stye - a pimple in the substance of the eyelid. Try applying heat often for several days and if persistent, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have a sore eye when I blink. The lower left lid has a small bubble in the corner away from tear duct. There's redness around that area?

Stye: An eye Dr can scrape it away. Meanwhile you should apply hot soaks. When it drains it will heal and feel better. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I use to treat a dry, sore eye?

Please tell me what can I use to treat a dry, sore eye?

Warm compresses: Warm compresses and cleaning with diluted tea tree oil will help. Full explanation under "Lid Hygiene" at eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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I have a horrible cold sore inside of my right nostril. I have also had right eye pain that has coincided with the cold sore. Related possibly?

I have a horrible cold sore inside of my right nostril. I have also had right eye pain that has coincided with the cold sore. Related possibly?

Cold sore: Nasal lesions and eye pain can be associated with viral diseases the most serious being Herpes Zoster or shingles. Cold sores can also cause this. Touching your cold sore before touching your eyes can cause eye infections. Herpes Simplex infections could also cause this. Serious eye infections eye damage can result. Seek immediate medical attention if you have redness or decreased vision. ...Read more

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I have a slight cold feeling in my left eye and a slight sore eye..My vision is clear and have no blurred vision I do have an imbalance in left eye?

I have a slight cold feeling in my left eye and a slight sore eye..My vision is clear and have no blurred vision I do have an imbalance in left eye?

Sore eye: A sore eye is most commonly caused by dryness or irritation which are helped iwth the use of artificial tear drops. Because the surface of the eye is not smooth because of the dryness, this commonly causes a small change in the vision and account for the feeling of imbalance. Also possible is that one eye needs some glasses and the other does not. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat a dry, sore eye? Otc eye meds?

Dry Eyes: Acute , dry eyes need short term lubrication, myriad of products available, depending on possible other symptoms, allergic itching, redness, frequency and duration of symptoms. All of these answered questions can guide one to the best recommendation. Start with your pharmacist, family doctor, eye care professional if relief is not found. ...Read more

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Hi i have been waking up with a very sore eye it's got dry crusty stuff over it that keeps it closed until I can wash it.it's also pink in colour.

Hi i have been waking up with a very sore eye it's got dry crusty stuff over it that keeps it closed until I can wash it.it's also pink in colour.

Conjunctivitis: It sounds like you have conjunctivitis. It is very contagious so wash your hands after touching your eye and try not to touch the other one. You will need to see your doctor to get some antibiotic ointment. ...Read more

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My son accidently kicked me in the back right side of my head and my head hurts on/off since last night,no bump not sore.Eye pain/twitches.Serious?

Bruise: Probably just suffered a local bruise. Use ice packs to the area kicked to help reduce inflammation . Eye twitches are usually the result of general fatigue and not really related to the injury. I can't explain the eye pain from your info - if it persists then get it assessed. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg swelling and eye pain (quality: sore or burning) (side: left) . The following also describes me: Obesity. What should I do?

I am experiencing  leg swelling and eye pain (quality: sore or burning) (side: left) . The following also describes me: Obesity. What should I do?

Eye pain: Burning eye pain is almost always due to dryness or meibomian gland dysfunction: do you have dry mouth, arthritis? Leg swelling: do you have any kidney or heart issues? Please consult with us to help determine best treatment for both. ...Read more

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Cause for 26 yo f awoke with severe rt. Eye pain, lt hand numbness, dizziness, vomited x2 taste &smelt sweet. Few hrs later only has rt eye soreness?

Cause for 26 yo f awoke with severe rt. Eye pain, lt hand numbness, dizziness, vomited x2 taste &smelt sweet. Few hrs later only has rt eye soreness?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more