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Oh lenseeesss, I looooovveeee yooouuuuuu

Are contact lens lifetimes based on time worn or time since opening the packet? I wear soft toric two-week lenses twice a week for sport, for about two hours each time. Since the lenses are rated for two weeks, that means four uses per lens, even though they could theoretically be worn eight hours a day, every day. Naturally, I'd like to wear the lenses for longer *cough cough* and sometimes do *cough cough*, since this seems rather wasteful and they work perfectly well after the two weeks are up. Is the lifetime based on how long they've been open or on how long they've been worn? If the latter, does it sound sensible to wear them a while longer? [more inside]
posted by katrielalex on Jan 13, 2014 - 17 answers

Do comfortable contact lenses exist?

What are the most comfortable soft, disposable contact lenses out there? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Mar 28, 2012 - 26 answers

Momma always said not to stick things in your eyes.

I want to try out contact lenses again. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Dec 9, 2011 - 29 answers

Is There An Alternative to Boston's Enzymatic Cleaners?

I hate what Boston (Bausch & Lomb) did with their enzymatic cleaner for Rigid Gas Permeable lenses. Is there a substitute? [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Mar 17, 2011 - 9 answers

Contact Lens-Only Sink

Dumb question - why was one sink in the bathroom dedicated for contact lens wearers? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Apr 23, 2010 - 30 answers

Dry sore eyes without contacts

My eyes are dry and sore when I'm *not* wearing my contact lenses. Does anyone else experience this? [more inside]
posted by andraste on Jun 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Please help me with my glasses

Please help me with my glasses. Farsighted, astigmatism, presbyopia. Glasses provide only a very small field of sharpness. Details within. [more inside]
posted by DarkForest on Apr 23, 2009 - 23 answers

How to remove folded stuck contact lens?

I have a contact lens that has folded on itself and is stuck in the extreme upper corner of my eye. How do I get it out? The usual methods haven't worked. [more inside]
posted by nihraguk on Apr 12, 2009 - 24 answers

Am I entitled to my glasses/contacts prescription in Illinois?

Does Illinois have a law requiring vision professionals (optometrists in particular) to release spectacles (glasses) prescriptions to the patient? Contact lens prescriptions? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Aug 3, 2008 - 9 answers

Blurry vision with toric contact lenses?

For the past 4 months, I've been wearing toric contact lenses for my newly-developed astigmatism. My vision now slips out of focus quite often, and I find myself blinking and rubbing quite a bit to get my vision to focus - sometimes to no avail. Is this abnormal, or is this just the deal I get for being astigmatic and wanting to wear contact lens? [more inside]
posted by Xere on Apr 9, 2008 - 21 answers

Ultrasonic contact lens cleaning?

Ultrasonic cleaning for disposable contact lenses: good idea or not? [more inside]
posted by acro on Nov 17, 2007 - 7 answers

Refilling contact lens solution bottles - eye or nay?

Refilling contact lens solution bottles with contact lens solution? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Apr 3, 2007 - 20 answers

Does freezing adversely effect soft contact lenses?

Does freezing adversely effect soft contact lenses? [more inside]
posted by Coffeemate on Feb 16, 2007 - 3 answers

Mystery Contact Lenses

Help me identify these contact lenses, allegedly Cooper Vision Frequency One Dailies! [more inside]
posted by ajbw on Jun 16, 2006 - 4 answers

Contact use duration

How long can you really use contacts? [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Nov 18, 2005 - 29 answers

First Time With Lenses Was HARD - Can't Master the Pinchy Maneuver and Just Pushed It Around

First time contact lens wearing: I just got back from trying on my brand new contacts. [If you squint, you will see there is more inside] [more inside]
posted by haqspan on Feb 2, 2005 - 28 answers

Contacts Online

Online contact lenses. For the past year or two, I have been ordering contact lenses online. I've never been asked for a doctor's prescription before. Now it seems no site will allow me to order contact lenses without a doctor's prescription. What happened? The doctor who I saw for my contact lenses, I've long since forgotten his name. I just got a eyeglass checkup but skipped the contact lens because mine are working fine, and are cheaper online. Is there a canadien or foreign contact lens company someone can recommend that doesn't require a prescription?
posted by patrickje on Feb 6, 2004 - 5 answers

Contact Lens Solution(s)

What's the difference between 1) expensive contact lens lubricating solution, 2) cheaper non-contact lens eye drops, and 3) cheap-ass saline solution? If I pour saline solution into my eyes with lenses in, will they melt like Nazi eyes beholding the Ark of the Covenant?
posted by mookieproof on Jan 29, 2004 - 6 answers

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