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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?

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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How to stop eyes from being watery when wearing contacts?

Problem with contact: If your eyes are watering, there is either a problem with the contacts or with your eyes. If the watering only happens with the contacts on, the problem likely lies with the contacts. See your eye doctor to determine exactly what the problem is. ...Read more

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Sometimes my eyes are blurry while wearing contacts, why is that?

Sometimes my eyes are blurry while wearing contacts, why is that?

Something in eye!!: Because you have something in your eye. Seriously this is the answer. It it also the same answer as to why contacts cause dry eyes, red eyes, discomfort, pain, eye infections such as keratitis, on and on. ...Read more

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Made mistake of wearing contacts on opposite eyes. Did I infect them?

Made mistake of wearing contacts on opposite eyes. Did I infect them?

No: Just caused blurred vision, which presumably resolved when you switched them back to the correct contact in the correct eye. However, if eyes are red, painful, having discharge or vision remains poor even with changing back the contacts, the contacts should be removed and symptoms evaluated with an exam. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my eyes from getting red when wearing contacts?

How irritating!: Red eyes in this case mean one thing - your eyes are irritated. Now the trick is to find out why. It could be your lens solution, the wrong type of contact (you may need the more "breathable ones", the wrong fit, leaving them in to long, a crappy environment (to dry, smoky, etc.). I would talk to my ophthalmologist to make sure fit and style are right for you, then try gradually changing things. ...Read more

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Can wearing contacts stop your eyes from getting watery when chopping onions?

Can wearing contacts stop your eyes from getting watery when chopping onions?

Yes: The lenses can block the vapors from contacting your corneas. I have heard from patients after lasik that they noticed a big change when chopping onions since they are no longer wearing contacts. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes get tired from wearing contacts?

Why do my eyes get tired from wearing contacts?

Dry eye usually: Patients who wear contact lenses are at increased risk for developing dry eye, which can lead to contact lens intolerance. Patients will often report that their eyes feel irritated or dry as an early sign of dry eye. Additional signs can include blurred vision. Therapy with dry eye treatments and even punctal plugs can make a major impact in this condition. Please see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What do bloodshot eyes after wearing contacts mean?

What do bloodshot eyes after wearing contacts mean?

Irritation: Redness is a response to inflamation. Possibly due to many things. Over wear, infection, dryness, irritation from solution or drops, etc. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have itchy eyes when wearing contacts?

Is it normal to have itchy eyes when wearing contacts?

No: Could have an allergic reaction to the contact lens or solution. May have something like giant papillary conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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What could cause my eyes to turn red after only 2 hours of wearing contacts?

What could cause my eyes to turn red after only 2 hours of wearing contacts?

Many possible reason: There are many reasons. Some are contacts not fitting your eyes properly, allergic reaction, reaction to environmental irritants, giant papillary conjunctivitis. Your eye doctor can help you with this. ...Read more

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Do you need to wear glasses first before wearing contacts so your eyes can get used to it?

Do you need to wear glasses first before wearing contacts so your eyes can get used to it?

No but you should: You can be fit just with contacts. "back up" eye glasses are a good idea in case you have a problem with your contacts. ...Read more

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My eyes get very red from wearing contacts, what can I do to prevent this so I can still wear them?

My eyes get very red from wearing contacts, what can I do to prevent this so I can still wear them?

Red eye: Contacts deprive the eye of oxygen. Things you can do to prevent red eye include limiting the number of hours per day you wear contacts, trying another type of contact with greater oxygen content, avoiding sleeping in contacts, using artificial tears such as theratears to keep the eyes moist, taking one day off per week to wear glasses only, don't rub your eyes. ...Read more

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I've been wearing contacts for 3 years, and since I can remember my eyes always get red when I wear them. What can I do to stop the redness?

Change brands: Different brands work better for dry/sensitive eyes. Check back in with your optometrist and see which brands you find most comfortable. Switch to Dailies instead of extended wear lenses. Use artificial tears while wearing the lenses, don't use OTC redness relievers. Shorten wear duration, don't sleep, shower, or swim in them. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been wearing contacts for over a year now. But recently, my eyes get red whenever I wear them (red ring around both iris) please help! ?

I've been wearing contacts for over a year now. But recently, my eyes get red whenever I wear them (red ring around both iris) please help! ?

Keep them out,: Use artificial tears a few times a day in both eyes; put cool compresses on the eyes; keep the contacts out of your eyes for about two weeks; are the contacts clean, are they one day use, or long-term use type? If the problem persists, see the eye specialist that prescribed the contacts for you. ...Read more

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What is the best way to resolve red eyes while wearing contacts?

What is the best way to resolve red eyes while wearing contacts?

Remove Lenses: Contact lenses cause your eyes to turn red and can be painful.

Basically the lenses are preventing proper oxygen delivery to the surface of the cornea. After a while, the corneas get irritated and the eye often turns red.

What's concerning (and you can't tell) is that the corneal cells may get sick or die without oxygen. You might develop an infection, such as a corneal ulcer...And can blind. ...Read more

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How can I overcome dry eyes wearing contacts?

Treatment: Many patients stop wearing contacts due to dryness. Most of the time with the right treatment plan they would not have to. See your eye doctor, they can change the lenses, advise certain drops or punctal plugs to help. You may even consider laser vision correction. ...Read more

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Can I use visine or clear eyes while wearing contacts?

Not recommended: Avoid use with contacts. It causes vasoconsriction, which decreases the amount of oxygen supply. ...Read more

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What would be steps to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts?

What would be steps to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts?

First, take out CLs: Irritation can come from your cl cleaning solutions, the type of cls your wear, and whether your eyes dry out with them, and also from ocular surface disorders. An eye md can sort out the various causes and get you on a regimen so that you can be sucessful again with cls. You may need to stay out of cls for a few weeks while being treated, especially if you have allergies or dry eye. ...Read more