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Doctor insights on: Why Are My Eyes Irritated From Wearing Contact Lenses

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What are the signs that my eyes are irritated from wearing contact lenses?

What are the signs that my eyes are irritated from wearing contact lenses?

Redness/ pain: Contacts commonly cause eye irritation, especially if worn for too long or if you sleep in them. Redness, blurred vision, pain, and overall irritation are common symptoms. The longer you wear your contacts, the worse it will get. It should feel better the longer your contacts are out. If your symptoms do not go away with the contacts out see your eye md as this may be a more serious problem. ...Read more

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What can I do when i can't remove my contact lenses , i mean when i feel they're stuck to my eyes ; and my eyes become irritated because of trying ?

What can I do when i can't remove my contact lenses , i mean when i feel they're stuck to my eyes ; and my eyes become irritated because of trying ?

Lubrication: Try hydrating the contact lenses with re-wetting drops before attempting to remove them. If this is an ongoing problem, you probably need to be refit in a different contact lens material that is better for dry eyes. A poor contact lens fit puts you at risk for a corneal infection. ...Read more

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What is a sound way to determine if eyes are irritated from contact lenses?

If you feel eyes: Contact lenses cause a general decrease in oxygen to the cornea. They can also cause discomfort in the form of foreign body sensation especially when blinking, redness of white part of eye, irritation, chronic tearing, fluctuating blurry vision, pain. If you have any of these symptoms, your contacts may be irritating your eye. An eyemd can take a look under the microscope to check. ...Read more

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Irritated eyes with contact lenses. What relieves them?

Irritated eyes with contact lenses. What relieves them?

Finding problem: Treating the symptoms will not provide a permanent solution. You have to find out the problem's cause. Perhaps the eye is dry, or the contact is too tight or one of several other possibilities. See your eye doctor if you wish to continue successful contact lens wear. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have irritated eyes the first time you put in contact lenses?

Is it normal to have irritated eyes the first time you put in contact lenses?

It happens: Irritation is not "normal", but can result from the eye being unused to having a foreign body (the contact lens) in it! dry eye can make irritation more likely as can overwear during the initial period of use. Redness is a "red flag"! don't continue to wear the lenses without first checking with your eye are provider! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have red/irritated eyes the first time you put on the contact lenses?

Is it normal to have red/irritated eyes the first time you put on the contact lenses?

Sometimes: Red eyes sometimes happens the first few times you wear your lens due to rough handling of the lens with beginners. This will get better. Ask your eye doctor for assistance if you need and good luck! ...Read more