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 HELP! my eye has gone red and I have to go somewhere in 30mins! help what do I do???
please help??
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thanks guys, i'll rinse it with cold water
and buy some visine next time =)...

 Why do my eyes hurt when reading?
Well, I started reading Uncle Tom's Cabin today, and the printing is really small. It made my eyes hurt. Not burn, actually hurt. I got a minor headache too. My eyes also hurt the other day ...

 Is there some natural liquid solution for dry eyes?

 Why is it that when you squint your eyes you can see clearer?

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some of you said i need glasses... i know :D
i have some and contacts but i just took then out awhile ago and i just couldnt see anything! (overly dramatic ...

 Help! I think something's wrong with my eye? ?
For the past 3 days i've been getting noticing this weird problem with my right eye.

At School, the top eyelid of my right eye would continuously "vibrate" or do something ...

 Does laser eye surgery hurt?
I'm thinking of having it done, but am EXTREMELY squeamish (faint when have a blood test). Does the procedure hurt?...

 why does my vision go funny?
not all the time but more frequently, my vision goes funny, i don't know how to describe it, like shiny affect, it starts in the centre of my vision the spreads to my Peripheral vision, then ...

 what should i say to my parents?
i think i might need glasses but i dont really want to ask my parents.
I have been getting headaches while reading. what does this mean. i think it means i need glasses. I have a headache ...

 my eyes are perfect. I want to put spectacles on it. tell me how to harm my eyes?
My friends are wearing spacks on their eyes. they are less intellgent than me but they are looking more intellegent than me . I am topper od my class....

 I have blue eyes,white skin, my partner has hazel/green eyes sallow skin. What eye colour will my baby have?

 Does lying effect size of eye pupil?

So i was doing a science project and i decided that i wanted to be about human phyics or antanomy.

so i decied "Does lying effect size of eye pupil"


 Could there be something wrong with my eyes?
For aslong as i can remember, my eyes water if i'm just walking down the street and i squint even if it's not sunny, even indoors i sometimes still squint. People think i'm giving them ...

I am 12 and I want to start wearing contacts, but my mom says that i am 2 young. My glasses are just getting in they way of everything and i play sports. Am i 2 young?...

 what will happen if I cry while my contacts are in?
So i'm a first time contact wearer and i was just wondering what would happen if i cry while my contacts are in...i get into fights with my parents or even friends often that make me upset so i&#...

 What is wrong with sleeping with your contacts in?
I ran out of my daily contacts a few weeks ago. I have been sleeping with my last pair in waiting for my new ones to get here. I sleep with them in. My mom says I'll go blind. LOL...

 Any way i can look at a computer screen without hurting my eyes?
If i look through it with a mirror would it help (er, two mirrors, so it's not reversed)? Is there anything else i could do to avoid directly looking into the light?...

 Is it bad to wear contacts if you don't need them?
Like if you wear contacts without any vision changing stuff.


Angie :)...

 men, what's your favorite eye color on a girl cause im gonna get colored contacts and i have hazel eyes now?
:) be honest too ...

 Please help very urgent!! PROBLEM WITH EYE..?
something is wrong with my sisters eye..
like theres extra sclera i think its called.. theres more sclera in one eye than the other and her veins around that area are very dark red and more ...

Like Seriously?!
Like Stick It Down Yhhur Own throat?!...

Are eye contacts really bad for you? (true or myth?)?
So I was searching on Yahoo Answers for some contact information and I found this answer and it made me change my mind about getting colored contacts.

"color contacts aren't good for ur eyes. technically any contact isn't good because u are placing a piece of plastic in front of ur eye and ur eye needs to breathe in order for the cells to reproduce after they die. no matter what the contacts company promise u, there is no pair of contacts on the market that can meet the minimal requirement to allow enough oxygen to get to ur eyes. just like ur skin it needs to breathe. color contacts will scratch ur cornea and everytime u take out ur contacts u take out some of ur cells too. insufficient oxygen causes underdevelopment of ur eyes causing blindness. its a major cause of infection too. its safer to and more recommended get a laser surgery if ppl need it for prescriptions. and i don't see a point in changing the colour of ur eyes. it looks weird too.. wudn't u be freaked out if someone had red eyes? or like glowing purple? totally unhealthy and harmful and not aesthetically pleasing."

So is this true?

well the thing about the color contacts scratching your cornea is different for every brand. i'm not it's not the case with all color contacts, and you should consult your doctor for his opinion.

however, for the oxygen part, it is true. harmful effects and complications do not show until way later (like smoking). that's why it's recommended that you use disposable contacts. use the ones you discard monthly.

there are different brands claiming to let more oxygen for your eye and while this may be true, there are stuff in your eye being excreted always (which is the stuff sometimes called "eye boogers" in its hardened form, and is not harmful itself, so don't worry about that) and they clog up the pores in the contacts that's supposed give way to oxygen. so in the end... your eyes don't get enough oxygen.

but everyone's different. it might be different for you.

Bellatrix Lestrange
Contacts are like glasses. They are only bad for your eyes if you don't really need them. Try buying ones from an optometrist because the ones that can be bought in other shops can be worst for your eyes than ones bought at the optometrist/eye-doctor.

I hope not ]:

I'm scared now.

I looked it up and got this:
"Contacts could scratch the surface of your eyes a little and could cause infections if they’re not cared for properly. Just be careful to keep them clean and sanitary, and replace them on time. You will be OK."

"I don’t think contacts are bad!
They’re actually prevent your eye level getting worse fast, meaning since the distance between the actual lens and the eye is negligible and also you are wearing them most of the time of the day then your eye weakness takes longer to get worse than when you wear glasses because first there's a distance between your eye and the actual lens and you don’t wear it like all the time so there’s more pressure on your eye trying to figure out what’s going on while not having any help!"

"Contacts are not bad for your eyes i you actually use them correctly. You are not supposed to wear them all day - I generally remove mine after about 8 or 9 hours. You need to give your eyes a break. You should NOT wear them for 24 hours a day!!!! Some ppl have very dry eyes and cannot wear contact. Have you told your eyedoctor about your dryness? I think that you should! And dont wear torn contacts - it will scratch your cornea and give you an eye infection which can cause blindness!! sounds like you need to take better care of your eyes and your contacts!!!!!!"

That's a definite myth then (:

Normally i wear glasses. Contacts may be bad for your eyes and it is true the eye needs to breathe. My opinion you should wear glasses

music rox!!
i think once you get used to them you'll be fine... :)

I think definitely myth. I've been using contact lenses for a year now, and I honestly feel a lot more comfortable and confident wearing contacts than glasses...makes everything a lot more clearer to see, and you don't even have to wipe it :)
As long as you don't scratch your cornea when you're taking out and putting on them, I guess you'll be fine.

But coloured contacts...that's another story..I don't really like the idea of coloured contacts...why would you want to change the colour you were given naturally? I don't like being brown-eyed, but I still live with it..and wouldn't it be weird, if the contact fell out and you'll be like hazel-eyed and blue-eyed at the same time??

college grad 08
if you are responsible and take out the contacts every night before going to bed you will be fine. keep them clean. visit your optometrist each year. and find the brand that is most comfortable. i have worn contacts for 10 yrs and never had a problem. it is also a great idea to make sure that you use a good saline solution and get sample sizes to test out each brand!


Wow, I never saw this before o.o
But it really matters what brand you buy. I've been using contacts
since I was 8 and I have no eye or eye retina problems what so ever. However, if you have it on longer than a month, probably wouldn't be good. I usually get regular contacts or hazel contacts and yet no problem.

Contacts are totally safe as long as you care for them properly. Obviously if you're not cleaning them, or you sleep in them, or you wear them for more than 16 hours each day, you're increasing your risk of getting an infection. If you're not doing any of those things, there is nothing wrong with wearing them at all. Try them out and see how you like them. The person whose comment you copy and pasted is very ignorant and has obviously not done her research. :)

idk, but i wear contacts

Anthony B
I can't speak for colored contacts as I have never had them and never plan to get them. However, as a guy who has had contacts for 3 years now I can tell you that the info. that person gave you on contacts harming your eyes is mostly BS. When abused and overused contacts can damage your eyes. My dad wore contacts and used to sleep with them in all the time and not take them out much to clean them. As a result her eyes are very blood shot a lot now. However as long as you take them out at the recommended intervals for the specific type of contacts you have, you allow your eyes to breath during that time. Thus they are not harmful. Hope that helps, and sorry I can't help with the colored contacts.

Indiana Jones
do you know how many people use contacts?
if they were really "bad" for you drs wouldn't prescribe them.

Myth. I just recently got contacts. I'm getting color contacts this thursday. Gold, because I'm a Twilight freak.

Lol contact lenses are not plastic. Every thing in that paragraph is a myth. Don't rely on yahoo answers for stuff like that. The only thing this place is good for is opinion. I've had contacts for practically all my life. I got them when I was 7 and still am wearing them now. I'm 20. I have only had one problem but that was my fault for not cleaning the contacts and keeping the lid on the solution closed. My eyes have enough oxygen and they are not glowing or red. My eye doctor says its perfectlly fine for me to continuously wear them. They can however become dangerous if you don't take care of them like instructed and change them often or wear them like all the time. There should be a time at night where you don't wear them. Thats only for a few hrs though.

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