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What happens if I use a ripped contact lens?

What happens if I use a ripped contact lens?

You risk infection: Torn contacts have sharp edges that can scratch the eye. This can in turn allow bacteria from the contact or eye surface to get under the skin and cause a serious eye infection. Do not use a torn contact lens! ...Read more

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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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What happens if I use annual contact lens longer than a year?

Bad idea: Standard response for changing the lens case is 3-6 months. Best to always check to see if it's dirty. Using longer than a year may increase chances for a contact lens related corneal infection. ...Read more

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Might I use contact lens bottle to keep lens?

Might I use contact lens bottle to keep lens?

No: It will not keep the lens clean and you will contaminate the cap and the rest of the fluid in the bottle. ...Read more

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Is is bad to change what type of contact lens you use?

Is is bad to change what type of contact lens you use?

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

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Is it okay to use contact lens solution that has passed the expiration date?

Is it okay to use contact lens solution that has passed the expiration date?

No: It is never a good idea to use expired solutions or medications. They may have lost their effectiveness or could have bacterial or fungal growth. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my left contact lens get blurry after 2 days of use?

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

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Can I use old contact lens? I mean ones that have past their expiration date?

Expired contacts: Do not use contact lenses that have expired. They sit in a solution that has a shelf life. Doing so puts you at risk for problems including infection that can lead to severe vision loss (blindness) or even loss of eye. ...Read more

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Can you re-wet and re-use contact lens when they've been out in the open for over 9 hours?

Dried up lenses: I would not use them if they have been in the open for 9 jhours! even if you rewet them, ther ewill be bacteria on them that you cannot rid off even with= washing. ...Read more

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I dropped my contact lens in the sink. Is it still okay to use if i clean it with solution?

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

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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

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Is it safe to re-use my shriveled contact lens?

Is it safe to re-use my shriveled contact lens?

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 more

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Is it safe to use disposable contact lens for more than one day?

Definitely,: Some are approved and are quite comfortable for 30 days continuous wear. It depends on patient and lens. Should give eye rest at least overnight between changes if wear for 30 days. ...Read more

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What to do if I have horizontal nystagmus can I use contact lens?

Yes but : If you have a refractive error and eyeglasses can improve your vision, then a contact lens of the correct power can improve the vision to the same degree. You will not see better than eyeglasses give you especially if the vision is lowered due to the nystagmus. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a dried up contact lens after putting it back in the contact lens solution?

Is it safe to use a dried up contact lens after putting it back in the contact lens solution?

No: You should dispose of a dessicated soft lens and use a new one. The often do not rehydrate well and cause blurred vision and discomfort. Plus, the lens may be contaminated. ...Read more

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My contact lens case fell in water is it still safe to use? I was told to only clean the case with solution.

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

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Does aything happen to lens or eyes if we use contact lens ocassionally?

Does aything happen to lens or eyes if we use contact lens ocassionally?

Generally no. : If your contact lenses are fitted well and your eyes tolerate the well. Then generally no major ocular problems develop. I advise that you continue with regular, annual eye exams if you continue wearing contacts. Also it's a good idea to have backup glasses. ...Read more

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Is corneal scarring from contact lens use serious?

Is corneal scarring from contact lens use serious?

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 more

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Is it possible to make an appointment with an optometrist to educate me on contact lens care and use?

Of course: Ophthalmologists and optometrists are skilled in such teaching and many have technicians who can assist with this. You can also seek the help of a friend comfortable with contact lens insertion and removal which usually speeds up the process. ...Read more