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Why do my eyes burn at the end of the day when I have my contact lenses on?

Why do my eyes burn at the end of the day when I have my contact lenses on?

Overuse: Burning sensation is a typical finding in dry eyes. Contact lenses can dry out the eyes and cause irritation as well. If you have been a contact wearer for many years, this can be a sign that your eyes are becoming intolerant of the lenses. If you are new to lenses, you may be over-wearing them or need to lubricate your eyes. See your eye doctor to evaluate your eyes. ...Read more

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Contact lenses make my eyes burn, what to do?

Contact lenses make my eyes burn, what to do?

Stop wearing them: And see your eyecare provider for evaluation. Contact lenses should not be uncomfortable. ...Read more

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I recently cannot wear my contact lenses any more my eyes seem extra sensitive and burn?

I recently cannot wear my contact lenses any more my eyes seem extra sensitive and burn?

Happens!: As we age, our ability to tolerate contacts are reduced. Specially in women as then approach middle age. Hormonal changes lead to changes such as dry eyes, mouth, skin, . .. There are different measures that can be taken such as change in contact lens material, cleaning solution, & some other efforts to boost production & retaining of tears. Ultimately all good things come to an end! ...Read more

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Is it normal to get burning itchy eyes after getting contact lenses for the first time I also keep getting white stuff come out how can I treat this?

Is it normal to get burning itchy eyes after getting contact lenses for the first time I also keep getting white stuff come out how can I treat this?

Adaptation: Contact lens wear comfort takes adaptation. First of all, The lens should feel comfortable in the eye. Proper fitting is essential. Vision should b clear after lens settles. Starting out with low wear time (2hours) & slowly building helps. Excessive irritation/itchiness/mucous is a sign of improper fit, or sensitivity to the lens or contact solutions, or environ. Allergies. Tell your Eye doc. ...Read more

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When I apply my coloured contact lens, my eye felt like its burning and its red. Its my first time, is this normal?

When I apply my coloured contact lens, my eye felt like its burning and its red. Its my first time, is this normal?

Not normal: First of all, discontinue using the contacts till you see your Eye doc. Your symptoms are not normal and may indicate that the contact lens is improperly sized, or you're sensitive to the type of plastic or solution that you're using. For your eye health its best to play it safe and have a reevaluation. ...Read more

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Can wearing colored contact lenses bad for your eyes if you only wear them for one day?

Can wearing colored contact lenses bad for your eyes if you only wear them for one day?

Need fitting: Like for halloween perhaps? It is generally safe to use contact lenses but even if you only use them for one day you should have an eye exam and fitting for lenses. This is so an appropriate curvature can be selected, and to be sure you know how to insert and remove the lens. I have seen people develop a corneal ulcer with less than one day of use, so there is always some risk. ...Read more

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I work in front of a computer all day, what can I do to protect my eyes? Hi, I work in front of a computer all day, my eyes often times become very dry. I have very bad vision, and I do prefer wearing contact lenses. I apply eye drops pretty often but th

We've: We've done studies showing the normal blink rate is reduced when people are staring at the computer screen. In effect, they are staring their eyes dry

you need to do all of the following:
punctal plugs
thicker preservative free tears
rx for restasis
drink more water and less caffeine and alcohol
cool mist humidifier by your feet

if all these things don't work, or if you find them too much of a pain, then you should just get rid of your contacts with an asa procedure, ie lasek or epilasek, as then your contacts won't keep drying out in your eyes

this is probably the #1 reason my patients (about 1, 000 per year) get lasek--because of contact lens intolerance and dry eyes

you should also see an eye md to check for mybomian gland disfunction, or mgd. Then you would need lid hygiene and perhaps doxycycline

hope this helps! :). ...Read more

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What is the most recommended contact lens for allergic eyes?

What is the most recommended contact lens for allergic eyes?

Solution not lens: Generally, we see that patients who have contact lens allergies are sensitive not to the lens but to the disinfection solutions. We usually attempt to transition patients to a hydrogen peroxide system and if necessary to daily disposables. Addressing environmental allergens is very important as well. ...Read more

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Does aything happen to lens or eyes if we use contact lens ocassionally?

Does aything happen to lens or eyes if we use contact lens ocassionally?

Generally no.: If your contact lenses are fitted well and your eyes tolerate the well. Then generally no major ocular problems develop. I advise that you continue with regular, annual eye exams if you continue wearing contacts. Also it's a good idea to have backup glasses. ...Read more

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How often to give eyes a break from contact lenses?

How often to give eyes a break from contact lenses?

Not necessary: It is not necessary to give your eyes a break from contact lenses. However some people like to do this. When they do, I suggest taking a day or two off every 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if contact lenses damage your eyes?

No damage: Contact lenses, if used properly and under the care of an experienced eye doctor, will rarely cause problems that can lead to damage. Improper use can and does cause damage. ...Read more

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What contact lenses will not cause my eyes to be dry?

What contact lenses will not cause my eyes to be dry?

Depends on how dry: It depends on how dry your eyes are. Some people get dry eyes with any contact lenses, while some people never experience dry eyes with their lenses. There is no lens that can be guaranteed not to cause dry eyes. An ophthalmologist will check to see what type of dry eyes you have, and how dry your eyes are, and then recommend the appropriate lens for your unique situation. ...Read more

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Why do my contact lenses make my eyes feel really dry?

Why do my contact lenses make my eyes feel really dry?

Overwear: Contact lenses are medical devices. They can make the eyes dry and irritated its important to maintain your eye health by avoiding overwear. ...Read more

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Does t affect my eyes if I use contact lenses that are not graded?

Yes and no: Any contact lens, especially if not fit properly, can cause serious and vision-threatening infections. However, if they have been fit properly, there is no harm in wearing contacts for cosmetic purposes. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my eyes to be bloodshot when wearing contact lenses?

Is it normal for my eyes to be bloodshot when wearing contact lenses?

No: Bloodshot eyes are a sign of irritation. You may be experiencing dry eyes, allergies to the contact lenses, contact lens intolerance or even infection. Stop wearing the lenses immediately, and see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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My eyes are getting smaller. What is the reason? I am wearing contact lenses.

Contact lenses: Your eyes just appear smaller because the eyelids are less open. Try using frequent artificial tears and giving yourself a short break from contact lens wear. ...Read more

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What is the best contact lenses if dry eyes?

Contacts for dry eye: I like either oasys or proclear lenses for dry eye patients. ...Read more

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What's the best contact lenses for dry eyes?

Dry eye: Acuvue oasys or proclear lenses do well in dry eye patients. ...Read more

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Could dry eyes cause contact lenses to move around?

No: Usually, it is the opposite. Contact lenses tend to be matted down and stuck on the eye surface in dry eyes. Ideally, contact lenses should have some movement. If there is a lot of movement, the fit might not be right. See you eye doctor to evaluate the fit. ...Read more

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Can contact lenses cause stye in my eyes again and again?

Can contact lenses cause stye in my eyes again and again?

Stye: Styes have not been associated with contact lens wear. Styes are related to blepharitis, so please see your eye doctor for consideration of treatment of your condition, if present. ...Read more

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How come I (my eyes) get tired when I wear contact lenses?

Contact lenses: There are many factors that come into consideration, including the current state of the contact lenses, the adequate prescription in the lenses, lens hygiene, adequate tear production, and current health problems, to mention only a few factors. ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear contact lenses if there is a scar in your eyes?

Is it ok to wear contact lenses if there is a scar in your eyes?

OK: It is acceptable to wear contact lenses if you have a scar in you eye. ...Read more

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What should I do if my contact lenses are causing red and crusty eyes?

What should I do if my contact lenses are causing red and crusty eyes?

Stop wearing them: If you have redness or discomfort with contact lens use, stop them for a day. If the symptoms do no resolve, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can saline solutions for contact lenses help soothe dry and tired eyes?

Can saline solutions for contact lenses help soothe dry and tired eyes?

Better options: There are better non-prescription lubricating drops than saline. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use multipurpose contact lens solution to moisturize my eyes?

Not exactly: While there are certainly worse things to put in your eyes, the multipurpose contact lens solution is not chemically designed to use as a lubricant for the eyes. The pH and overall chemical composition was designed for the disinfecting of contact lenses; while in very small quantities, it won't harm the eyes, to use them regularly and in larger quantities will irritate the eyes significantly. ...Read more