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Shelby


09/23/2013

What to Do When Your Eye Is Irritated from Contacts ?

My eyes are red and itchy. This is the first time I try contacts. And I also feel something in my eyes. This really makes me discomfort. Can you tell me whether this is a common symptom for contact users? How to relieve my irritated eyes? Thank you in advance!
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  • William clive

    09/24/2013

    Dear friend, do you wash your hands before you insert your contacts? We know that contacts will be put directly on the most delicate part of our eyes. Any kind of small infections will show up immediately when our eyes react to protect itself. I suggest you to take off your contact for few days. And apply some artificial tears to relieve your irritated eyes. If the symptoms go away on their own, you can insert your contacts again.
  • b3st_deceptions

    09/24/2013

    Your discomfort can be a common symptom for the people who wear contacts for the first time. Maybe it will take you few days or one week to get used to contacts. You can apply some artificial tears to lubricate your eyes. The current contact users often suffer from dry eyes. If people rub their eyes when they feel itchy in their eyes caused by dryness, one may have red eyes. But the redness will disappear on its own and doesn't need any special treatment. You just need to drink plenty of water every day to lubricate your eyes and apply artificial tears several times one day at the same time. Hope you will be fine soon!
  • george

    09/24/2013

    Contact lens discomfort can be caused by many reasons. You can put a piece of ice on your closed eyes to relieve your irritated eyes at this moment. You can take off your contacts to see whether there are some foreign objects on your contacts that caused the discomfort. There are some guidelines for us to follow to keep our eyes healthy and comfortable in contact lenses. Manufacturer will recommend us to clean our lenses with each use. Our eye care professional will recommend us to replace them on schedule. If we follow the maintenance and replacement schedule, we can take care of our eyes and contacts properly.
  • walkingtragd

    09/24/2013

    It is common for people to suffer from discomfort when contact lens was first placed on eyes. Usually other discomforts bought by contacts may vary from case to case. Some people may suffer from stinging, burning, itching, or eye pain. Some people may feel that there is something in their eyes. Some people may have watery eyes or unusual eye secretions due to contacts use. While, the redness and dry eye are the most common symptoms resulted from contact use. I suggest you to take off your contact and treat with your irritated eyes and ask your doctors to check the contacts for you.
  • walkthru

    09/24/2013

    Maybe the size of the contacts is not fit for your eyes. We know that the size of the eyes vary from individual to individual. If your contacts are not fit for your eyes, this may lead to surface abrasions to the cornea. Redness and feeling a foreign object in the eye can be a sign of poor fit. You can ask you eye care professional to reexamine the size of your eyes and then give you a pair of contacts that is fit for you.
  • walkietalkie1

    09/24/2013

    Do you have dry eye? Wearing contacts can make our eyes very dry. For those people who have dry eyes may not produce enough tears to lubricate their eyeball, contacts will increase dryness. You can drink plenty of water every day and you also need to apply artificial tears from time to time. Your redness and itchy eyes may be caused by dryness. If you moisten and lubricate your eye, the symptom will be relieved. But if you can wear a pair of glasses for instead, you can relieve your irritated eyes too. Or you can buy a pair of contacts that can maintain the water of our eyes and allow more oxygen to enter into the surface of our eyes. This kind of contacts is better than the most common contacts but they will be more expensive.
  • chocolateeeee

    09/24/2013

    Dear friend, I doubt that your red and itchy eyes and discomfort was result from long time of using computers. You just need to lubricate your eyes with artificial tears then the symptoms will go away on its own soon. But I suggest you not to use computer for a long time for it will lead to eye strains and tiredness and further caused eye twitching too. You can rest your eyes for several minutes every hour. You also need to reduce the caffeine and drink consumption. Smoking may cause red and itchy eyes too. So you can try to give up smoking or smoke less.
  • Chris L.

    09/24/2013

    The environmental allergens such as dander or dust may cause irritated eyes. If these allergens stick to the surface of your lenses, they may cause red, itchy and watery eyes. You can wash your hands with soaps and then open your eyes by fingers in front of a mirror to check whether there are some foreign objects on your lenses. If you want to relieve your irritated eyes, you may need to remove your contacts and then using eye drops. If it's seasonal allergies, I suggest you not to use contacts at this moment.
  • Audrey

    09/24/2013

    Did you wear contact for more than 8 hours? We usually wear contacts for less than 8 hours a day for long time wearing will lead to irritated eyes. We also can't sleep in contacts. Sleep in contacts will cause irritated eyes too and may lead to serious eye problems in the end. But I also heard that there is a kind of contacts that we can wear them for several days without removing them during the night. I think your discomfort may be caused by inside out contacts. You can take off them and have a check because when we are taking them out from the solution, they may be inside out. If we are not wear contacts in a good way, we may feel that they are foreign objects in our eyes and will cause eye pain. And you also need to stay away from dry or dusty environments.
  • Catherine lewis

    09/24/2013

    Dear friend, you may suffer from red and itchy eyes in the first week. I suggest you to wear your contacts for 2 hours in the first day and then increase the hours day by day. Usually it may take at least a few days or one week for a new guy to get used to contacts totally. You also need to wash your hand with soaps carefully before wearing your contacts for any bacteria or viral may cause an eye infection. You also need to put your contacts in the right solution for the solution will cause irritated eyes too. If you can't get used to this air of contacts few days later, you need to try another kind of lens. Good luck to you!
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