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What causes dry eyes after lens replacement?

What causes dry eyes after lens replacement?

Dry eye after : Dry eyes after surgery is related to irritation from the surgery itself, temporary nerve damage related to the incision, dry eye present prior to surgery, and the medications used after the surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dry Eyes (Definition)

Dry eyes eyes are not adequately lubricated. May be due to insufficient quality ...Read more


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Could dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around?

Could dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around?

No: Usually, it is the opposite. Contact lenses tend to be matted down and stuck on the eye surface in dry eyes. Ideally, contact lenses should have some movement. If there is a lot of movement, the fit might not be right. See you eye doctor to evaluate the fit. ...Read more

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Please tell me can dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around? What can help?

Please tell me can dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around? What can help?

No: Dry eyes typically cause the contact lens to be stuck on the surface of the eye. If your contacts are moving around too much, it could be an improper fit. See your eye doctor to be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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Can dry eyes when wearing contact lenses cause a runny nose and itchiness near tear duct? And sometimes headaches?

Can dry eyes when wearing contact lenses cause a runny nose and itchiness near tear duct? And sometimes headaches?

Nope: The symptoms described are more likely caused by allergy. It is important to note that allergy can be exacerbated by dry eye, and both conditions are worse while wearing contact lenses. ...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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What is the best contact lenses if dry eyes?

What is the best contact lenses if dry eyes?

Contacts for dry eye: I like either oasys or proclear lenses for dry eye patients. ...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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Are contact lens with high water content better for dry eyes than a lens with lower water content?

Are contact lens with high water content better for dry eyes than a lens with lower water content?

Usually: The higher water content will help the tear film quality thus making the eye more comfortable. However the fit is also very important and can only be assessed in exam. ...Read more

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Can switching to hard lens help with dry eyes?

Can switching to hard lens help with dry eyes?

Dry Eye: It usually is not a good idea to self diagnosis. If you have dry eyes then that should be treated either with tears or punctual plugs or what your eye dr feels is best. He can measure the amount of dryness and treat accordingly. Contacts hard or soft are not really the problem and hard contacts can produce other issues. ...Read more

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Can I use contact lens solution instead of those costly drops for dry eyes?

Not recommended: Contact lens solution is not formulated for this purpose. If you want to decrease costs, buy the generic lubricant eye drops. ...Read more

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I am a contact lens wearer with very dry eyes - getting back to full time contacts wear, what tips do you have for me?

No contacts : Contact lens use will make your eyes more dry. If you already have very dry eyes at your young age, you may have serious dry eye symptoms later on in life. Consider not wearing contacts, or seek medical treatment now for your dry eyes. ...Read more

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What level discomfort from install punctal plugs for dry eyes? Recovery time? OPD or IPD? Can they be removed? Do they require replacements ever?

What level discomfort from install punctal plugs for dry eyes? Recovery time? OPD or IPD? Can they be removed? Do they require replacements ever?

Punctal plugs: Punctal plugs: (dissolvable or permanent) usually cause little-no discomfort. They can be removed in 99%+ cases. They can fall out on their own & can be replaced if needed. ...Read more

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Contact lens wearer with very dry eyes - how can I prevent dry eyes after getting back to wearing contacts full time?

Contact lens wearer with very dry eyes - how can I prevent dry eyes after getting back to wearing contacts full time?

Need evaluation: A medical eye exam should be able to determine the type of dry eye you suffer from and customize a treatment that will allow you to wear contact lenses. ...Read more

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Is it true that gas permeable contact lenses preferrable to soft lenses for dry eyes?

Is it true that gas permeable contact lenses preferrable to soft lenses for dry eyes?

Sometimes: Sometimes. Although gas permeable lenses may be optimal for patient with a decreased tear film (ie dry eye), most patients can safely wear soft contact lenses if their dry eye is treated appropriately. ...Read more

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What is the best contact lens solution and eye drops for dry eyes?

What is the best contact lens solution and eye drops for dry eyes?

Peroxide-based: Peroxide-based cleaners, such as clear care, are the best for this. For artificial tears, get the ones that state they are for use with contact lenses. ...Read more

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Can i put contact lenses and fake eye lashes even if I have dry eyes?

Maybe, and yes: contact lenses can make eyes feel dryer. It depends on how dry your eyes are, what contact lenses you use and what treatments you are using for dry eyes. find a good contact lens specialist and if still having troubles, a good ophthalmologist to treat dry eyes. Fake eyelashes won't affect your dry eyes. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Dry Eye Syndrome (Definition)

Dry eye that occurs when tears aren't able ...Read more