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Doctor insights on: What Happens When You Close Your Eyes Too Long While Wearing Contacts

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What happens when you close your eyes too long while wearing contacts?

What happens when you close your eyes too long while wearing contacts?

You can't see!: There really is no danger keeping the eyes closed for long periods while wearing contacts, unless you sleep with contacts. People with dry eyes can feel as though the lenses are stuck to the eyes, but with proper care and lubrication, there should be no concern. ...Read more

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Will restasis work for someone who has dry eyes from wearing contacts for too long?

Will restasis work for someone who has dry eyes from wearing contacts for too long?

No: Restasis works on decreasing immune reaction. It works best in patients with tear dysfunction and auto immune disorders , ie rheumatoid arthritis. It is not really effective in common dry eye or in contact lens over use. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of bloodshot eyes that may be caused by wearing contacts. Also, how long do contacts generally last?

How do you get rid of bloodshot eyes that may be caused by wearing contacts. Also, how long do contacts generally last?

See an eye doctor: If your eyes are bloodshot, then something is wrong. You may be wearing your contact lenses too much or the contacts may not be the right fit for you. Get cheked to make sure there is nothing more serious going on. ...Read more

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How do I make my red irritated eye go away from wearing contacts for too long?

How do I make my red irritated eye go away from wearing contacts for too long?

Red eyes: Not wearing contacts usually allows the eyes to heal up fairly quickly. If only one eye is red or if there is discharge then you should see a physician as you likely have an infection. If the redness does not resolve in a couple of days then see your dr. ...Read more

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How long should I stop wearing contacts before a laser eye surgery?

How long should I stop wearing contacts before a laser eye surgery?

It depends: It depends. If you are wearing soft contact lenses, generally 2 weeks is adequate. For toric contacts or gas permeable contacts, 3 or more weeks may be required. If you wore the old pmma contacts for decades, it could take longer. The best rule of thumb is to have the shape of the eye tested (topography) and have that repeated when out of contacts to prove that the shape is stable and not shifting. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after my last dose of fluorometholone eye drops (prescribed for allergic conjunctivitis) before wearing contacts again?

How long should I wait after my last dose of fluorometholone eye drops (prescribed for allergic conjunctivitis) before wearing contacts again?

Soon: This depends upon the appearance and comfort of the eye. You should avoid contact wear when the eye is red or getting redder, but when the red is fading and the other symptoms you may have had are fading, then you can wear the contact. ...Read more

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What happens if u open your eyes under water wearing contacts?

What happens if u open your eyes under water wearing contacts?

They float away: If you open your eyes underwater with contact lenses, there is a very good chance you will lose them in the water. Wear swim goggles over your contacts or don't swim in them. ...Read more

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Can wearing contacts age your eyes?

No: Wearing contacts does not cause any aging to occur. In fact, they make you look younger. ...Read more

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This is only my second day wearing contacts, and every now and then my eyes blur out and I have to blink a lot?

This is only my second day wearing contacts, and every now and then my eyes blur out and I have to blink a lot?

Give them time: Your eyes need to adjust to your new contacts. The lenses may not be the right fit or may be causing you to have dry eyes. If things do not improve within a few days, or you start having discomfort when wearing the lenses, discontinue wearing them and see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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