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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 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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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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The Safest Way to Put in Contact Lenses

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It’s estimated that 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses. These small lenses can make a huge difference in the quality of life for wearers, but it’s important to handle them safely. Improper care can cause all sorts of issues, including serious infections. Whether you’ve been wearing contacts ...

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Safety tips for swimming with contact lenses

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If you can’t swim safely without wearing your contact lenses, there are some precautions you can take to reduce your risk of an eye infection. For instance, you can: Wear goggles. Any tight-fitting type of goggle will help keep water out of your eye. If you swim often, consider a ...

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can i wear contacts with a different diameter

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It is not recommended to wear contact lenses with a different diameter from your prescription. If the diameter is too wide, the lens will be loose in the eye and may slip out of place. If the diameter is too small, the lens will have a tight fit, causing discomfort. ...

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How to Read Prescriptions of Contact Lenses?

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There are times that you need to learn your lens information because you have to tell it to another doctor or to inform your family and friends who are quite curious about it. Not so much information can be found on the label, so you need to learn about this. ...

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