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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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I drink a lot of coffee and/or alcohol, and/or I smoke.

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If your diet includes a lot of caffeine or alcohol or you don’t drink enough water, your eyes may be too dry for contact lens wear. Dry eyes also may cause other problems, such as eye twitching. Changing your diet can help, and your doctor may recommend flaxseed oil or ...

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When wearing contacts, I always feel like something is in my eye.

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Contact lenses are not one-size-fits-all, and constant “lens awareness” could indicate a poorly fitting lens. Lenses come in many combinations of diameter and curvature. If your lenses have the wrong diameter or base curve, you’ll likely feel that something is always in your eye. If the lenses are too flat, ...

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Children and Contact Lenses

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At first glance, the words “contacts” and “children” may not seem to belong in the same sentence. In fact, kids and contact lenses may be a good match depending on the maturity of the child or, more likely, teenager. Is Your Child Ready for Contacts? The most important key to safety ...

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LEN CARE INFO

Instruction on Wearing Contact Lenses 1. Soak contact lenses with multipurpose solution for at least Six (6) hours or overnight before wearing. 2. Before touching contact lenses, wash your hands properly with soap and water. 3. Put the lens on your palm and rinse it with several drops of saline ...

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