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How can you prevent the pain and tearing in your eyes caused by wearing contacts?

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2007-07-11 11:57:46

If you have pain in your eyes from wearing contact lenses you

should remove them immediately and make an appointment with your

Optometrist. You can avoid pain and irritation by doing the

following: Make sure that you are wearing the correct lens type-

Contact lenses come in many different shapes and sizes. The wrong

lens may irritate the eye and cause pain. The excess tears are

cause by the eye trying to flush the lens out of your eye. Make

sure that the lens isn't inside out! This will often cause

irritation to the eye

Ensure that the lenses are kept clean- Dust or dirt on the lenses

will irritate the eyes and a build up of nasty germs can do alot of

damage. Around 70% of the bacteria found on contact lenses is

feacal in origin! Use the right solutions- Like lenses, solutions

come in many different varieties. Some contain peroxide and if used

incorrectly can do serious damage to your eyes. Always check with

your Optometrist before buying solutions. Make sure the lens isn't

torn or broken- A slight tear in the lens can be very

uncomfortable. you're eyes may water and become inflamed. If when

yoyu remove the lens you can see that it has split or broken- see

your Optometrist immediately. Do not try to remove any pieces of

lens from your eye. Most importantly though, always follow the

advice given by your Optometrist- your eyes are too precious to

mess around with!

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