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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
Depends: Each lens is designed to last a different amount of time. Some lenses are replaced daily, some two weeks, and some one month. A few lenses are replaced quarterly but these need to be enzyme cleaned weekly. The difference in lenses is how well they repel protein and other deposits. ...Read more
Varies: This depends entirely upon your usage pattern. Do you rinse the lens once? Twice? Three times per insertion. Do you take out your lenses daily? Weekly? Monthly? Are you liberal with use of the solution or use it sparingly? And how big is the bottle your are using? All of these must be factored in to determine the length of time a bottle will last. ...Read more
It depends: If kept in clean contact lens solution that is changed daily, used contact lenses should last a while. At least till the printed expiration date. ...Read more
Learned skill: This is a learned art and most will conquer the technique in less than a week. It will occur faster with the help of a friend who already is comfortable with contact lens insertion and removal and who can assist you at your side. ...Read more
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
Prescription: It expires when your prescription changes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Contact lense: U can wear all day, take them off at night to soke in cleaning solution. ...Read more
How long can I have my contact lens in my eyes? They're aerated and presently I've been wearing mine for about 1month. I've never taken them off.
No longer than: One day. If the irritation persists beyond this, see your eye doctor. ...Read more
30 minutes: Almost all my patients go to bed after instilling their prostaglandin analogue (travatan), therefore they are not wearing their contact lenses. I don't recommend sleeping in contacts. For the people who use anti glaucoma medications in the morning, i recommend waiting at least 30' before inserting contact lenses. ...Read more
Is it safe in general to "reverse" or "enhance" lasik monovision sugery? My wife (52 yrs. Old) had lasik monovision almost a year ago and can't stand it. She was not offered a contact lens to simulate it or we never would have agreed to the procedure. She
Will implanting a contact lens correct my vision? I have a condition that my cornea is getting thin and long. If i get the icl done will this correct my vision and will it eventually come out and my vision will be good again or is this something that i w
Contacts: This would depend on the type of contact lens. Hard contact lenses have to be specially made and fitted. Soft contact lenses are stocked in vials are readily available to all parameters usually. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm using eye glass from two year. but now I want to try eye contact lens.but I don't know is contact lens is good?
Ask eye doc: Your eye doctor can advise you on this. You will need to see him/her to be fit in contact lenses. There are many types of contact lenses available. ...Read more
Burned my eye yest using contact lens solution that is only for a vertical case. Flushed out. Eye still red & bd irritated. How long til it is better?
Short term: The manufacturers of these products know that frequently users will use the solution in a way that it directly enters the eye (even though the directions oppose this). So they make these solutions weak enough that they will not damage the eyes and in a day or so, your eye should feel normal. ...Read more
What is the best operation to correct sight? I am 26 years old, contact lens -9.0 power right and left.
There is not a single good proven procedure to correct high myopia like yours. Many factors need to be evaluated in decision making and some of those being thickness of your corneas, any ongoing refractive error changes over the last 6 months and your expecatations from the operation.
You may be candidate for a refractive surgery based on ophthalmological examination and diagnostic tests. ...Read more
I am hla-b27 positive. I've suddenly had 6 iritis flareups in the last 2 years. I think they are caused by contact lens abuse. Thoughts please.
Been myopic frm 8.Now 45 n hav been on contact lens for 32 years wid-5.25 right n -4.25 cylindrcl -0.75.Cn I do laser. F 1month on reading glass 1.75?
Relative had a trabecluectomy, 7 years ago. Now she is having a chronic bleb leak. Bandage contact lens and compression stitch used. Any other options?
Re-do: The trab in the operating room by excising the bad conj and advancing the good conj. ...Read more
There are 3: There are three distinct services typically offered. The first is the eye exam. This determines if the eyes are healthy. The second is the refraction. This determines a glasses prescription. The third is a contact lens fitting. This determines a contact lens prescription. Generally there is a fee for each service. ...Read more
Depends on solution: For most solutions, you can keep lenses in an unopened case for up to 30 days. Then they need to be cleaned and stored in fresh solution. ...Read more
Yes: It is not a good idea.Get a more detailed answer ›
6 to 9 months: Generally, if you're removing them every night, cleaning and disinfecting them they can last up to 9 months or 1 yr depending on how you take care of them and how your eye reacts to the lens itself. Scratches or chips in the lens, or eye irritation from the lens is a sign to replace the lens. ...Read more
Depends : On the contacts and what the contacts are being used for. In nearly all cases, adaptation will occur in a week or less. ...Read more
Depends: Various contact lenses are designed for various lengths of time before they are changed. Your eye doctor will have the answer for you. ...Read more
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