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Doctor insights on: What Can Be Done For Eyes That Get So Dry From Wearing Contact Lenses

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What can be done for eyes that get so dry from wearing contact lenses?

What can be done for eyes that get so dry from wearing contact lenses?

Contact: Try rewetting drops w contacts on, tears when contacts out. Give eyes a break w glasses. Punctal plugs, restasis, lid hygiene can help in different scenario. Sometimes changing contact lens material can help. ...Read more

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After 30 min of flying, I get dry, bloodshot eyes. Don't wear contact lenses on flight. I use refresh dry eye drops but the redness stays. Any ideas?

After 30 min of flying, I  get dry, bloodshot eyes. Don't wear contact lenses on flight. I use refresh dry  eye drops but the redness stays. Any ideas?

Dry air: Most airline cabins are pressurized to feel as if they're about 8000 feet in altitude. As such, the air is very, very dry. Keep using your drops, and consider closing your eyes (maybe using a sleep mask) and sleeping while you listen to some music. There is a moistening ointment, I believe, which might last longer than the drops while you're flying. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is there any possibility to get implantable contact lens done if there is no iris n natural lens in the eye.If yes then how much safe it is ?

Is there any possibility to get implantable contact lens done if there is no iris n natural lens in the eye.If yes then how much safe it is ?

No: If there is no lens and no iris there is an intraocular len with iris that may be able to be used. The surgery would need to be done be an approved investigator in the us. ...Read more

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What is the best contact lens for dry eyes?

What is the best contact lens for dry eyes?

There isn't one: Don't think there is one. Some may be worse than others but acuvue oasys and coopervision biofinity are pretty good. A good fit is crucial though and depends on the curvature of the lens. These vary from lens to lens. I suppose the best one would technically be a scleral lens which is a hard lens. They also have the dual purpose of lubricatong the eye. Most people aren't that dry though. ...Read more

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Should wearing contact lenses make your eyes dry?

Should  wearing contact lenses make your eyes dry?

No: Contacts are supported on a tear film (they do not actually touch the eye) so if your tears are deficient, wearing the contacts may be uncomfortable but the contacts will not cause dryness. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes get red when I use my contact lens?

Why do my eyes get red when I use my contact lens?

Dry, allergy, tight: Contact lens make dry eye worse, allergy to solution or contact and tight contacts can make your eye red. Its best to wear for a shorter time period and use dialy contact lenses. Please make sure you have the right fit. ...Read more

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Will I need to get contact lenses fitted to my eyes?

Will I need to get contact lenses fitted to my eyes?

You will need: to see an eye care practitioner who fits contact lenses. Generally you will need a recent refraction (test for glasses prescription), eye health examination, measurement of your corneal curvature, a discussion of your options, and lessons on insertion, removal and care. ...Read more