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Wearing Contact Lenses

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Coloured contact lenses are easy to use and take care of. If you have never worn contact lenses before it might seem daunting, but with a few simple pointers and a bit of practice you’ll be able to wear any of our lenses with ease. When you wear contact lenses ...

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Contact Lens and Eye Care

YOUNG WOMAN PUTTING CONTACT LENS IN EYE

Never wear contact lenses when you sleep – not even during a nap. Always have a backup pair of eye glasses with your current prescription. Keep your eyes safe. Take time to care for your contact lenses. Here are some tips for keeping your eyes healthy and comfortable while you ...

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Proper Care of Contact Lenses

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While contact lenses are safely used by millions of people every day, they do carry a risk of eye infection. Factors contributing to infection can include: •   Use of extended-wear lenses; •   Reduced tear exchange under the lens; •   Environmental factors; •   Poor hygiene.   The single best way to ...

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I can’t wear my contacts as long each day as I’d like.

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End-of-day discomfort has long been a challenge for contact lens wearers. A real breakthrough in this area is silicone hydrogel lenses. These new-generation soft contacts transmit greater amounts of oxygen to the eye than traditional lenses, and some silicone hydrogels are less prone to dehydration. Another strategy to combat contact ...

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When wearing contacts, my eyes occasionally feel dry.

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If your dryness symptoms are only occasional, your best remedy might be over-the-counter eye drops. All drops and lenses are not compatible; be sure to follow your doctor’s recommendations. If the frequency of dryness is more than occasional, your eye doctor might recommend different contact lenses that are better suited ...

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I’m taking over-the-counter or prescription medications.

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Medications can cause dry eyes, especially antihistamines or medicines used to control blood pressure. If it’s a short-term situation, consider using eye drops or temporarily discontinuing contact lens wear. If your dry eyes are caused by medications you’ll be taking on an ongoing basis, your doctor may recommend flax seed oil ...

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3 Common Mistakes Contact Lens Wearers Make

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Proper care of your contact lenses, storage cases and eyes is essential to keep your eye’s health in the best shape possible. After a fitting and examination your eye care professional will give an instruction booklet, describing exactly what is necessary for you to do on a daily, biweekly and ...

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“My eyes burn when I put in my lenses.”

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This shouldn’t happen, and often when it does, it’s because you are unintentionally contaminating your lenses. Contact lenses retain substances they come into contact with, such as skin lotions, soaps with moisturizers and perfumes, food oils and cosmetics. These substances can create a burning sensation if they contact your eyes. ...

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