Q&A

Why does my contact lens keep moving in my eye?

Why does my contact lens keep moving in my eye?

Contact lenses may move around on your eye before settling into place. The natural fluids in the eye are to blame! Don’t worry too much — a well-fitted contact will conform to your eye’s shape after a short period of adjustment. Astigmatism can also cause a contact lens to move out of place on the eye.

How do you get contact lenses to stay in place?

The trick is to gently hold the contact on the eye for about 1 second and then very slowly move the eyeball back and forth slightly. This helps the fluids on your cornea pick up the contact from your finger. Without blinking, move the eyeball slowly down and then around to secure the lens in the eye.

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Can you use eye drops with contacts?

While some of them may be OK for use with contact lenses, they are designed to not only lubricate the eye but to promote healing of the eye’s surface. It is best to stick with eye drops that specifically state, “for contact lenses.” However, many other artificial tears for dry eyes are OK to use with contact lenses.

How long does it take for eyes to adjust to contacts?

Most professionals will tell you that you can expect it to take as long as two weeks to get adjusted to your new lenses. Here is a look at a few tips to help smooth the transition to wearing contacts and when you may need a little extra help from your eye doctor.

How long do contacts take to settle?

It can take between 10 to 12 days to fully adjust to your lenses. Once you begin using the lenses on your own, watch for these # side effects during the adjustment period.

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How long can contacts sit in solution?

Depending on the suggested replacement schedule (or wear cycle) of your contacts, you may keep them in contact solution in a tightly closed contact lens case for up to 30 days. However, storing your contacts in solution won’t extend that wear cycle.

Can I put eyedrops in with contacts?

Do your eyes get used to contact lenses?

The first few times you put your contact lenses in your eyes, it can cause a bit of irritation. This is perfectly normal. You will need a few minutes to get used to how the lenses feel in your eyes. So make sure you have enough time after lens placement to allow your eyes time to adjust.

Can you put contact solution in your eyes?

Contact Solution is mainly used to clean your contact lenses from the daily grime and germs that buildup. It is not meant for use in your eyes as drops. Although contact solution does contain the saline solution, which is safe for the eyes, it also has cleaning compounds.

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Should you put eyedrops in before contacts?

Care for your contact lenses Keep them clean and change them as recommended. Only wear your lenses for the amount of time your eye doctor prescribes. Moisten your eyes with rewetting drops before putting in your contact lenses. Use the drops throughout the day so your eyes stay moist.