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Please tell me, could I still wear contact lens that is already over a month?

Please tell me, could I still wear contact lens that is already over a month?

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

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Contact Lens Use (Definition)

A contact lens is a thin plastic or glass lens that is fitted over the colored part of the eye. It may be used for corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic purposes. ...Read more


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If you have pinguecula, can you still wear contact lens?

Yes: Yes as long as the contact is not irritating then this is ok. If the pinguicula is irritated by the contact lens and causing discomfort then contact lens wear would not be recommended. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear contact lens to the beach?

Is it safe to wear contact lens to the beach?

Contacts at beach: Yes. Be careful not to get sand in your eyes or they will hurt a lot! ...Read more

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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.

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.

See your Doctor: Smoky vision can occur from cataracts, corneal abrasion, diabetic eye, and many other causes. Some are considered emergencies and some are not. See a healthcare provider who can do a good thorough eye exam. ...Read more

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How long can you wear contact lens without hurting your eyes?

How long can you wear contact lens without hurting your eyes?

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 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 safe to wear contact lens with a subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Is it safe to wear contact lens with a subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Probably: As long as the overlying tissue is intact & there is no irritation. You should be cleared by your eye dr first to be sure. ...Read more

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My eyes get tired when I wear glasses, but not when I wear contact lens?

Maybe not used to it: If you are not used to glasses, it might be hard to wear them at first, but it should get easier with time. Contact lenses are also good, but they can be lost. It is good to be able to use both. ...Read more

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Can a person blind in one eye wear contact lens in the seeing eye?

Can a person blind in one eye wear contact lens in the seeing eye?

Yes: But make sure your good eye is really good. Get regular check ups and follow ups. ...Read more

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I have corneal scar can I wear contact lens again after having corneal ulcer?

I have corneal scar can I wear contact lens again after having corneal ulcer?

Maybe: If your ulcer is healed and the surface of the cornea over the scar does not have an irregular surface (lumpy and bumpy), and there is no corneal neovascularisation (blood vessel growth), you should be able to wear a well fit contact. ...Read more

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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

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I had ozurdex implant (right eye) yesterday and I am wondering if I can wear contact lens on my left eye.

I had ozurdex implant (right eye) yesterday and I am wondering if I can wear contact lens on my left eye.

Yes: You can wear your contact in the left eye. Ask your eye doctor about when you can wear it in the other one. ...Read more

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Is it bad to always wear contact lenses?

Is it bad to always wear contact lenses?

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

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Is it okay to wear contact lenses in sauna?

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

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At what age is suitable to wear contact lenses?

Depends: For me, it's not so much of age as much as maturity. Someone has to have the maturity to give proper care to the use and maintenance of the lenses. ...Read more

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Is it common for kids nowadays to wear contact lenses?

Yes: There is no minimum age for contact lens wear. When a child is responsible enough to take care of the contacts, they can wear them. ...Read more

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How old does a child need to be to wear contact lenses?

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 more

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How many hours each day should you wear contact lenses?

Ask your doctor: This is not a question that can be answered generically. Depends on the type of contact and the health of your eye. Ask the doctor that prescribed the contacts. ...Read more

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What can you do to wear contact lenses after clear care solution?

What can you do to wear contact lenses after clear care solution?

Follow directions: The directions for clear care can be found with the packaging and online. It is very important to use clear care correctly because not doing so may result in your putting peroxide directly into your eye. That hurts! ...Read more

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How long can I wear contact lenses before it becomes a health risk?

How long can I wear contact lenses before it becomes a health risk?

16-18 hours: You should use a lens for 1 day, never sleep in them, irrespective of what the fda or air optix promote, sleeping in a lens puts you at risk. ...Read more

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What is the difference of monthly and continuous wear contact lenses?

They are generally..: Continuous wear contacts are generally approved to wear for one month with out removing them. Then they are removed and thrown away. Monthly lenses generally refer to lenses that are replaced monthly and are generally worn during the day and taken out at night. They can also be worn overnight for up to one week at a time. Make sure you talk to your doctor about which lenses you have. ...Read more

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Why would I see differently with daily wear contact lenses and 30 day contacts?

Different material: Not all contacts are alike. With daily disposables you are using a fresh lens every day--so less time for protein buildup and some people see better. Certain materials may be more comfortable in your eye than others--each brand is different, and comfort affects quality of vision. Aspheric lens may also provide a better quality of vision. ...Read more

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I've started wearing 30 day continuous wear contact lenses but prefer to take out at nite. Can i?

I've started wearing 30 day continuous wear contact lenses but prefer to take out at nite. Can i?

Definitely: A good rule of thumb is to always take your contacts out at night. Leaving them in increases the risk of infection exponentially. ...Read more

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I have uveitis, can I wear contact lenses?

I have uveitis, can I wear contact lenses?

Uveitis & contacts: Better not to wear contact lenses when you have an eye infection. It can be uncomfortable and possibly painful. The contact lens can become a reservoir for infection. Check with your eye specialist, and follow their advice do your eyes can heal faster and prevent complications. ...Read more

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Is it good for a 14 year old to wear contact lenses?

Depends: Contact lens wear requires regular discipline. If the 14 year old is mature enough to handle the care entirely by him or herself, then go for it. It is not dangerous with the correct care. ...Read more

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