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 Should I or should I not use tap water to rinse my contact lens case?
The instructions I got from the doctor/hospital say to rinse them w/ tap water and let air dry after every use, but the instructions w/ the solution (renu multiplus) say to rinse w/ solution and ...

 Is it possible for a persons eye colour to change often?
I know eye colour can change early on in life, but can a persons eye colour change after that?

A colleague has been told that a friend of a friend has eyes that change colour depending on ...

 Anyone have contacts? (Details below)?
Well i got glasses..i hate them so much and i was gonna get Lasek, but my dad told me not to waste my money because it doesnt work completely, but he suggested contacts, which is my second choice. W...

 Changing contact lenses' brand and having problems?
I've used contact lenses (Acuvue Toric) for about 12 years. I've never experiment discomfort or any problem.
Today the optometrist changed the brand to a new one (I didn't get the ...

 Scratched cornea?
Today, when i woke up, i rubbed my eyes kind of hard.
Now i see a small gray-ish line that moves with my left eye when i look at something white, like a piece of paper.
What is it? Will it ...

 Falling asleep wearing your contacts?
I am nearsighted and have been wearing contacts for years because I don't like glasses. I am really good about cleaning them etc. but once in a while I'll fall asleep wearing them. It'...

 What is an easy way to put on contacts?
I just started and is really hard for me. Help?...

 Can you explode your eyes by closing them very tight?

 Got my contacts yesterday...?
I know the whole spiel. Six hours today... yadda yadda yadda...

My question is, do I have to change the cleaner in the holders right now? Or should I wait until later when I'm not ...

 Cost of laser eye treatment??
They say prices start from 395 per eye, but could people that have had it done tell me how much they actually paid for it?...

 Wearing contacts?
is it bad to wear my coloured contacts under my prescribed contacts. if i wear just my coloured contacts i can't see. and i need to wear these coloured ones this weekend and want to noe if its ...

 I have astigmatism?
I have pretty bad astigmatism and have hard contacts, they really hurt. I want to know if I can wear soft contacts?...

 Can lasik harm your eyes?
so im planning on getting lasik (laser eye surgery) i just wanted to know if there is any stories out there of mistake on this surgery like people going blind or machine screwing up, im very scare ...

 How do I know if my contacts are inside out?
My doctor gave me new contacts - acuvue advance for astigmatism- because the ones I used before dried my eyes a lot. So the new ones are VERY soft and they roll all the time. The old ones weren'...

 I keep seeing little black blobs floating in front of my eyes?
and when i try to focus on the they move, normally to the right, what does this mean?
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yeahh im short sighted, well i need glasses to see far away i dunno if thats ...

 What happens when you get a eye exam?
I want grey or hazel contact lenses..but they said i need to get a eye exam..im kind of nervous and my friend keeps telling me that they are going to stick something in my eye lol..is that true?...

 Get contacts or stick with glasses?
I've been wering glasses since I was 6, now I'm almost 16. I really hate this seasons glasses frames (I'm very fussy) so I'm considering contacts.

I'm not sporty, ...

 Eye problem- freaked out. pls help.?
okay so for the past.. 2 and a half years or so ive been constantly on the computer.. daily like 8 hours. except a few weeks ago ive been hardly on since i have pretty severe computer eye strain. on ...

 ANYONE knows how to READ a eye prescription?
hey there...
I went to test my eyes couple wks bk and I before I go to get my new spec's I want to know how bad or good is my eye. I can see everything but when I read and be on the ...

 Does contacts hurt to have in?
b/c i might get contacts....

Can you shower with contact lens in?
I wouldn't think so because you could get soap and shampoo in your eyes, and that might mess them up, not to mention they could come out too I guess. Also, you probaby can't swim with them too can you? Would the pool chemicals be too harmful?

You should not wear your contacts in the shower for a few reasons. Yes getting soap/shampoo in your lenses would contaminate them and irritate your eyes. Contaminates like that even with cleansing may be hard to get out of your contacts. I guess it is also possible for your contacts to fall out..... but that is not the major issue......
The thing that is the most harmful would be the tap water getting into your lenses... I know it doesn't seem very harmful but it can be very dangerous. Tap water is known to contain an ameba called Acanthamoeba. If this microbe attaches itself to your contact lens it can cause a very bad infection called Acanthamoeba keratitis. This infection is hard to treat and in serious cases it can cause loss of vision. So best thing to do is not expose your contacts to tap/fresh water at all! So yes that means no swimming with them either! The pool chemicals would not be too great to get in your contacts either the chemicals could harm your eyes... so just swim without them!!! For swimming you may want to consider prescription goggles or daily disposibles that you can throw out after swimming :)

EDIT**** I know many people will say its ok to wear contacts in water they do it all the time etc.... but just because they do it and nothing has happened doesn't mean that nothing ever will......ANYONE who tells you that is safe to use contacts while swimming is very ignornant towards proper contact lens wear and care. I would strongly advise against doing so......why would you risk an infection that could cost your sight? Its just not worth it! Anyone that doubts me can do the slightest amount of research on the issue and find out the answers for themselves http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/contactlenses/eyecare.html (Scroll Down to the DO NOT section)
Anyways check out the links hun for more info :)

yes you can wear contacts inthe shower
swimming with them in is a little trickier, but can be done

It's fine in the shower and they are fine to swim with. If you swim in the pool rinse them extra well that night to wash off any bacteria, it's not the chemicals you really have to worry about it's the bacteria from all the other people.
Somebody asked our doctor this same question two days ago and that was what she said.

You can shower with them in, but it can be more comfortable if you take them out. They can fall out, but I've never had it happen before and I've worn contacts for quite a while. I swim with my contacts everyday for an hour and a half. I wear goggles, but I have gone in a few times without my goggles and you can loose your contacts, but I've never had it happen and I guess I'm not too worried about it so if you are worried about it you don't wear you contacts in the pool. The chemicals can sting your eyes a little, but it's no more than when you swim without contacts (or goggles).

I do it all the time, sometimes if soap gets in, it burns like a mother******* but no i dont swim with them, they tend to come out of my eyes underwater.

Yes. Are you a child? Cause I can manage to not get soap and shampoo in my eyes. You can swim and shower with contacts on. DO NOT open your eyes under water though unless you are using goggles.

First, follow whatever your eye doctor says, not what somoeone says on the internet.

That said. I shower in my contacts all the time. I do keep my eyes closed so I don't get shampoo, etc. on them.

As far as the pool go my doctor says no way - the chemicals with hurt the lenses which in turn can damage your eyes. Water in general is not good for contacts, rinsing with contact lens solution is so much better.

Deidre W
I always wear mine in the shower, but I'm legally blind without them, so I don't have much of a choice. If you can see well enough to take a shower without them, them take them out. If not, keep your eyes closed, and maybe keep a towel nearby to dry your face before opening them. If you get water in your eyes, get out of the shower and take them out right away. Swimming with them is not a good idea. When I get into a pool, I never, ever put my face in the water if I'm wearing my contacts. If you want to be able to actually swim, try a getting goggles or a mask, and make sure they fit properly so that no water gets in in behind them.

the chemicals will not hurt the lens they will hurt ur eyes they will increase in consentration in the lens then they will enter the eye in toxic doses that will affect your eye sooner or later

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