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What to do if contacts are uncomfortable


If you’ve just started wearing contact lenses, know that they may feel slightly uncomfortable for the first few days. This is more common with hard lenses. If your eye feels dry once you’ve put in your lens, try using rewetting drops made specifically for contacts. If a lens feels scratchy, hurts, or irritates ...

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Is it safe to wear contact lenses while showering?

Health Risks of Cosplay Contacts

Aside from sterile contact lens solutions, any type of water can be harmful if you get it in your eyes while wearing contact lenses. The risk of showering while wearing contact lenses is similar to the risk of swimming while wearing your contacts. It raises your risk of numerous eye issues, including ...

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can i wear contacts while swimming


If you wear contact lenses, you may feel like you need them to see well while swimming. Although being able to see properly may keep you from bumping into walls, wearing contacts while swimming can be dangerous in a number of ways. In fact, getting your contacts wet with any ...

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can i wear contacts after lasik

Can You wear halloween contacts over prescription contacts

If you’ve recently undergone laser eye surgery then you may be wondering if you can wear coloured contact lenses. Although you now have perfect vision and are free from having to wear contact lenses on a daily basis, some people may wish to wear cosmetic lenses. Coloured contact lenses which change or ...

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can i wear contacts with pink eye


Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or swelling of the conjunctiva which is the thin transparent layer of tissue that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. Often called “pink eye,” conjunctivitis is a common eye disease, especially in children. Some forms of pink ...

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can i wear contacts in the pool?


We’ve all done it. It’s too much of a hassle to take them out beforehand, and who wants to look like a total noob wearing goggles the entire time you’re in the pool? Well, we spoke with optometrist Timothy Gibbons, OD, at University of Utah Health, and he gave us some ...

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What is the contact lens base curve?

Do Colored Contacts For Dark Eyes Really Work

The base curve of a contact lens is the curvature of the back surface of the lens. It determines the type of fit the lens must have to match the natural curvature of your eye. It is usually expressed in millimetres and may be further characterised as steep, median, or ...

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What is the contact lens diameter?

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The diameter of a contact lens is the width of the lens from edge to edge. It is also expressed in millimetres. This number is usually between 13 mm and 15 mm, though it can be as small as 9mm if a rigid gas-permeable lens, and it determines where the ...

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Decoding the Contact Lens Prescription


Here are some contact lens prescription basics that can come handy: OD/OS: These are the terms used for right eye and left eye. They are derived from Latin words- Oculus dexter (OD) for “right eye” and oculus sinister (OS) for the “left eye”. They indicate the strength of lens that is prescribed for each ...

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Contact lens wear is a healthy option for kids

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Gretchyn Bailey: Hi, everyone. I am Gretchyn Bailey with Optometry Times®, and today I have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Jill Woods. Jill is head of clinical research for the Center for Ocular Research and Education, or CORE, and she is lead author on a new paper that has just ...

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