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Wear Contact Lens
Contact lenses: Should be disposed of on a regular basis, if you are wearing the disposable brand of lenses. Disposable lenses are either the 2-week, 1-month, or 3-month variety. You should adhere to whatever schedule your eye doctor recommends for your lenses. If you are out of lenses and you need to buy some more, then you can probably safely wear your current pair until you get some more. ...Read more
My vision is smokey...when I walk in to a room it looks like it is filled with smoke. I also do not wear contact lens.
What kind of lens?: Although there are extended wear contact lenses, i recommended daily removal before sleeping. Tears provide anti-infective compounds and enzymes which are in short supply during sleep when tear production drops. This puts the eye at greater risk for potentially sight threatening infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contact lense: U can wear all day, take them off at night to soke in cleaning solution. ...Read more
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
As im diagnosed witn dry eyes,can i still continue to wear contact lens and put eye make up as it irritates the eyes?
2 Double whammies: Dry Eye syndrome with contact lens wear is a recipe for disaster. Then wearing mascara and eye makeup that flakes/ particles can get in the eyes, under the contact lens, and irritate the cornea and conjuctiva. See your eye doctor soon to discuss. You may not be an ideal CL wearer. Switch to glasses now, and hold off of the eye make up until you've been evaluated. Then discuss options available. ...Read more
I had ozurdex implant(right eye) yesterday and I am wondering if i can wear contact lens on my left eye.
Depends: This depends on what you mean by always. If you mean everyday, then it is ok as long as you handle the lenses properly. This means you clean then as directed, use quality solution, and change them as recommended. If you mean you sleep in them everyday and never take them off then they are more likely to cause problems. People who sleep in lenses have higher risk of a sight threatening infection. ...Read more
Should Be Safe: It should be safe to wear contact lenses in a sauna. This is a temporary and usually humid environment, so it would be compatible with the ocular and contact lens surface. Swimming in pools and using hot tubs are riskier because of the chemicals, contaminants, and possible bacteria involved. ...Read more
OK: Should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
It all depends...: There is no defined age at which a child is allowed to start wearing contact lenses. Several factors come into play: is there a medical need, say in a young child who had cataract surgery; a child with a very high prescription in one eye that cannot handle glasses; or a mature individual who can strictly follow contact lens wear and care guidelines? If you feel he/she is ready, they probably are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer