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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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Is it healthy to open eyes in sea water?

Is it healthy to open eyes in sea water?

As long as the water: is not contaminated, and you are not wearing contact lenses! You can wear goggles, or prescription goggles, or no goggles. The salinity of the ocean should not harm the eyes. Do not go into the water after heavy rains, or when there's contaminated runoff from the city waters into the ocean, as often raw sewage is dumped into the ocean by many countries, cities. Protect your health first! ...Read more

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I slept in colored contacts. My eyes burned & watered really bad. I couldn't open my eyes for awhile. Now my vision is horrible. Will my vision come b?

I slept in colored contacts. My eyes burned & watered really bad. I couldn't open my eyes for awhile. Now my vision is horrible. Will my vision come b?

Probably keratitis: People who wear contacts are at higher risk of inflammatory and infectious keratitis. Your description sounds typical of patients i've seen with keratitis. I would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist asap. I would definitely stay out of your contacts until being seen. ...Read more

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If you were to open your eyes underwater , could the water damage the surface of the eyes like the cornea , conjunctiva and the sclera?

No: While the eyes might become irritated and be somewhat red when you surface, the water if uncontaminated, will cause no surface damage. Salt water in fact would be less harmful since it matches the surface fluids of the eye more exactly. ...Read more

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I can't hold my eyelids open to put in contacts. My eyes start to burn, and my eyes water. Anything I can do to help this?

I can't hold my eyelids open to put in contacts. My eyes start to burn, and my eyes water. Anything I can do to help this?

Recommendation : Stop using contacts for a while, and make appointment with Doctor. Most likely you need medication for eyes, may be antibiotics. You can use warm compress with camomile or black tea for temporary relief. ...Read more

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My son is three. He has a high fever, can barley keep his eyes open, in and out of sleep and he's craving water. What do I do?!

My son is three. He has a high fever, can barley keep his eyes open, in and out of sleep and he's craving water. What do I do?!

See a doctor now: If your son has a high fever (>102f) and is acting unusual, you should see his doctor now. He could have an infection, be dehydrated, or have some other condition. Get him checked by the doctor. ...Read more

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Piece of plastic hit me in the eye, it feels like a paper cut.Eye burn and is run. Only hurt when open eyes wash with water & refresh for eyes

Piece of plastic hit me in the eye, it feels like a paper cut.Eye burn and is run. Only hurt when open eyes wash with water & refresh for eyes

It : It sounds like a corneal abrasion. It is a very painful condition but fortunately resolves quickly. Corneal abrasion expose your cornea to infection so you should be treated with an antibiotic as a prophylaxis. You should be seen by an ophthalmologist to make sure that there is no ruptured globe and to make sure that all foreign material is removed. ...Read more

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