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Why do my contacts hurt?

Why do my contacts hurt?

Wrong fit: Contacts can hurt for different reasons. The most common include dry eyes, old or dry contacts, poorly fit contacts or a torn lens. Any of these can lead to corneal irritation, scratches and ultimately infection. Your best bet is to discard them and try a new pair. If they are still uncomfortable, you should see an eye doctor to evaluate your corneas and re-fit your lenses. ...Read more

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I always forget to take out my contacts before i go to bed. Could this hurt my vision?

I always forget to take out my contacts before i go to bed. Could this hurt my vision?

Absolutely: You could get a horrible, blinding eye infection (corneal ulcer). Never sleep in your contacts. Clean them and use them as directed by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a white dot on my iris (near 12 'oclock position) it doesn't hurt or irritate me, I wear contacts too. Should I be worried?

Hello, I have a white dot on my iris (near 12 'oclock position) it doesn't hurt or irritate me, I wear contacts too. Should I be worried?

Not to worry: Is it possible you've had it for a long time and just noticed it? Without pain or visual problem,it is unlikely to be significant. Keep an eye on it.(pun intended ) ...Read more

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Will contacts hurt my eyes?

Will contacts hurt my eyes?

No if they're fitted: Properly and you don't have dry eyes. See your eye doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What could make my coloured contacts hurt my eyes?

What could make my coloured contacts hurt my eyes?

Poor fit?: There could be dryness, infection or inflammation causing your discomfort. Remove the lenses immediately and see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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How to get contacts out if your eyes hurts?

How to get contacts out if your eyes hurts?

Contacts: Float the contact with some contact lens solution. Remove the contact at the mirror. ...Read more

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Every time I try putting in my contacts it hurts. How do I put them in without pain?

Better to stop now: If it hurts to put in your contacts, and you feel you are well-trained in your technique, you'd better just stop trying to wear them, and ask an ophthalmologist to examine your eyes. They may also want to see how you are placing your contacts in your eyes. ...Read more

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Will latex gloves hurt or damage the eyeball if I wear them wile putting in my contacts?

Probably not: Probably not but why do that? Washing your hands and putting them in by hand should be fine but the technician at your fitting probably originally did that with you. Ask your ophthalmology or optometrist where you bought your lenses for the best advice. ...Read more

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My stye has shrunk, no more bump, it doesn't hurt anymore, but it still has a white little spot on it. Is it healed? Can i wear contacts now?

My stye has shrunk, no more bump, it doesn't hurt anymore, but it still has a white little spot on it. Is it healed? Can i wear contacts now?

Contacts OK: Your description is that of a well healed stye. There should be no conflict with contact lense wear which you can start whenever you want. ...Read more