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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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