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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
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
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
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
Contacts: Probably yes but please contact your eye doctor for certainty. ...Read more
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
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 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:
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
Is it possible to get laser eye surgury in one eye only? Both of my eyes are bad - I wear contact lenses every day. An eye doctor said that my other eye isn't possible, but I am thinking about getting it in one eye so that I only have to deal with 1 cont
Yes.: It is possible to get eye surgery in only one eye. ...Read more
How long can I have my contact lens in my eyes? They're aerated and presently I've been wearing mine for about 1month. I've never taken them off.
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
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
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
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
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
Yep: Make sure you have a good fit. ...Read more
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
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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OK: It is acceptable to wear contact lenses if you have a scar in you eye. ...Read more
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
Better options: There are better non-prescription lubricating drops than saline. ...Read more
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
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