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What Happens If I Use A Ripped Contact Lens
Not usually: I frequently operate under the rule <<"if it aint broke, dont fix it">> so if a patient is happy with their current lenses, change the prescription as needed and use the same one. But there are changes in this field every month, new and sometimes safer designs, and unfortunately the all to often buy out of one line by another firm, simply to get rid of a competitior. You then have no choice. ...Read more
No: You need to go buy some solution. Do not use anything not designed for contact lenses. ...Read more
Contact lenses: Can cause blurring due to a couple of possible reasons. The contact power may be incorrect, you may not be tolerating the type of lens you are using (although you would expect the other eye to bother you), or you may not be cleaning your lenses properly. If you are wearing disposable lenses, try a new one to see if this helps. Otherwise, discuss with your eye doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Retrieve the lens and clean it thorougly and unless there was significant contamination in the spot of the sink where the lens fell. Otherwise you should do fine and can wear the lens after cleaning and rinsing. ...Read more
I got 3 pairs of contact lens to be used monthly, now should I use each pair for 10 days? Or can I extend the use of each pair?
Contact Lens Wear: There are many brands of disposable soft contact lenses. Some are meant to be worn for two weeks and others for a month. Based on what you asked, it sounds like the lenses you have are the monthly type. Be careful about sleeping with your lenses, since this increases your risk of having eye infections in some cases. ...Read more
Not useful: A soft lens that has dried up with become crispy, and mis-shapen. The matrix collapses and the lens with permanently be altered. So while an attempt to re-use it is not dangerous from and infection standpoint, it will not have its proper power or comfort and so is rendered useless in this condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My contact lens case fell in water is it still safe to use? I was told to only clean the case with solution.
See below :: If it's that hard plastic case, it can be sterilized by boiling it in water for a few minutes. Stay nearby in order to not forget it on the stove. ...Read more
Depends: Scarring is rare from contact lens over wear which usually creates symptomatic surface changes for which the lens will be removed by most. The most common scar producing effect is corneal ulcer; a bacterial culture under the lens. Most of these are peripheral and after treatment the scar causes little change. But if the ulcer is central, the scar can cause great visual changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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