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10 tips for contact lenses and allergies

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If you’re a contact lens wearer, who also suffers from allergies, here’s our list of the top ten tips to limit your exposure and keep yourself and your eyes safe from allergens. Always check the pollen count in your local area in the morning. This way you’ll know of any risks and what ...

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Why do my contact lenses hurt?

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Various factors can cause your contact lenses to hurt, which is why we recommend you see your optometrist or ophthalmologist should you experience pain or discomfort. An eye care professional will be able to determine the underlying problem accurately. Your contact lenses could hurt as a result of lens-specific or ...

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How many hours a day should you wear contact lenses?

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It’s always best to speak with your optician regarding how you wear your contact lenses and how long you should wear them for. However, general practice goes that you shouldn’t wear most contact lenses for longer than 10-12 hours a day. The problems posed by wearing your contact lenses for ...

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can i wear colored contacts over my prescription contacts

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Layering costume contacts over prescription contacts is not safe for your eyes, as it can reduce oxygen to the eyes and impact the prescription component. More Tips For Costume Contacts Wearers Costume contacts are just part of your Halloween or cosplay look. Take note of these safety tips for wearing ...

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Is it OK to Shower with Contacts?

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Contact lenses are thin, clear discs that are placed onto the outer layer of your eye (cornea). Like eyeglasses, contact lenses work to correct your vision. The National Eye Institute estimates that 45 million Americans wear contact lenses. When you wear contacts, there are some important things to know — like always keeping them ...

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Can Wearing Contact Lenses Increase Your Risk of COVID-19?

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The novel coronavirus can enter your body through your eyes, in addition to your nose and mouth. When someone who has SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) sneezes, coughs, or even talks, they spread droplets that contain the virus. You’re most likely to breathe in those droplets, but the virus can also enter ...

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Why Sleeping in Contacts May Endanger Your Eyes

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About one-third of all contact wearersTrusted Source fall asleep with their lenses in, and most wake up with nothing more serious than a little dryness they can blink away with a few eye drops. Some contacts are even FDA-approved for sleep. But isn’t it safe to sleep in contacts if they’re approved ...

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How to safely care for contact lenses

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To keep your eyes healthy, it’s important to follow the proper care instructions for your contact lenses. Not doing so can lead to numerous eye conditions, including serious infections. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Trusted Source, serious eye infections that can result in blindness affect ...

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