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Doctor insights on: Wearing A Torn Contact Lens

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Will I have to get surgery if I wear a torn contact for a couple days?

Will I have to get surgery if I wear a torn contact for a couple days?

DoWeSeeEyeToEye?: Did it get torn while you were wearing it?? Then, maybe. If not, probably not. But you won't know for sure until someone looks at it. Some clues to a problem are lots of pain, discharge and problems with vision in that eye. Maybe you tore the lens taking it out and you are OK. Are these the long-acting kind? If not, shame on you. All in all, the contact lens is pretty soft so you should be OK. ...Read more

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How bad is it to wear a torn contact lens?

How bad is it to wear a torn contact lens?

Uncomfortable: A torn lens will be irritating and it may not center well so the vision is less clear. It is simply not optimum but probably not harmful in and of itself, although such a lens will decenter and cause discomfort. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear a torn contact for a day or two?

Is it okay to wear a torn contact for a day or two?

NO!: A torn or damaged contact can injure the cornea without you even knowing it's doing that! Not a good idea! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What will happen if I always wear contacts?

What will happen if I always wear contacts?

Damage: Eyes need oxygen. Keeping contacts (not the extended wear contacts) in for too long can lead to swelling and blurred vision. Some blood vessels may develop in the cornea that could hamper vision eventually. Corneal sensitivity could decrease & ^ risk for abrasions. There is an increased risk for infections as well. ...Read more

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What happens if you wear your contacts overnight?

What happens if you wear your contacts overnight?

Depends: Many soft lenses are designed to be worn overnight and sometimes several days at a time. Rigid lenses are less tolerant of this and you might suffer oxygen deprivation to your cornea (contact lens overwear). If the eye gets red from overnight use, take the lens out and see your ophthalmologist if the redness lasts to the next day. ...Read more

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What could happen ifi wear contacts for too long?

What could happen ifi wear contacts for too long?

You risk eye damage: You risk abrading your corneas or getting an infection of the cornea called an ulcer. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you wear coloured contacts for over a month?

Could you tell me what happens if you wear coloured contacts for over a month?

Don't do it.: You risk your eyes if you sleep in contact lenses. There is a great risk of infection. In addition, you increase your risk of inflammatory conditions such as keratits and giant papillary conjunctivitis. Your eyes are precious - don't put them at risk. ...Read more

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Who is not eligible to wear contacts?

Who is not eligible to wear contacts?

Contraindications: Here is a list of contraindications for contact Lens use: http://optometry.berkeley.edu/class/opt260a/othertopics_pp/prelim.htm ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear a ripped contact lense?

Is it ok to wear a ripped contact lense?

Better not to: Besides discomfort and eye irritation, a ripped contact maybe contaminated and may lead to an ocular infection. ...Read more