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 I cryed alot and now i cant cry!?!?!?
Yesterday and the night before i cried more then ive ever cried in my life, and now when ever i tried to cry my eyes just got wet and when i look in the miror the corners of my eyes look weird and ...


 eye color question just curious?
if i have browns eyes and my bf has blue eyes what color would our kid ...


 Green contacts on green eyes?
I already wear contacts and I have murky green eyes. In darker light they look almost light brown and I want them to be greener. If I were to wear green contacts over my dark green eyes would that ...


 Just recently I've been having a very "Twitchy" left eye - should I be worried?
I think it is the nerve in corner of my eye and I know it probably doesn't look like much but from where I am I feel as though I'm involuntary winking at people!!

Is it stress ...


 I'm nervous...help!?
I have an eye exam today and i am almost positive i will need to get glasses or something...i have to squint to see the scores of sports games on TV!! I am nervous so does anyone have advice?
A...


 What causes your eye to twitch?
no one in my family has a twitch and mine comes and goes.
its not very visible, im the only one it bothers.
any theories as to what causes it?

my cure is to drink water with ...


 how do doctors fix lazy eye?
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 does your eyesight get worse if you wear your glasses?
i keep hearing lots of different answers. some people say no! and others say yes! so please only answer me if your sure.
and is there anyway you can get your eyesight a bit better like eat ...


 Why do my eyes sting every time I close them or blink?
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 what is 20/20 vision?.?.?.?.?
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 Do you wear glasses or contacts?
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 Do you HAVE TO wear glasses for sometime and THEN wear contacts or just wear contacts without wearing glasses?
please tell me. I dont look good with glasses....


 Hazel or Green contacts ?
Hello[: My mom wants to get me Contacts. She's tired of me wearing Glasses and so i'm i. I don't know what color to get, though. Hazel or Green ? Here's a picture of my Actual ...


 does your eye sight fix itself?
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 If I buy bread and keep it in the fridge for a week or two, and then eat it and it tastes odd will I get sick?
Basically bread lasts me a long time, so I keep it in the fridge, however maybe the fridge is slightly moist, when I ate the bread I didn't see any obvious signs of mould, however it had a ...


 Starting to wear contacts?
I might be getting contacts soon and I had a few questions. Could contacts hurt my eyes if I start to wear them at a young age? Are there any contacts you could sleep with while they are on? Can you ...


 can I lose my contacts at the beach?
i just got contact lenses on Wednesday and I'm goin to the beach tomorrow. I usually don't go all the way in the ocean, but I go sometimes when it's around a little bit more than my ...


 new to contacts!!!???
any tips
way of putting contacts in

and in one of my eyes it blurr y than the other one and the other one is fine?
im going to doc next wed i have to go back for check up should ...


 what is the minimum age to wear contact lenses in the uk, from specsavers or anywhere else?
I am 14 , and going onto 15 soon. Am i the right age to wear contact lenses, or do i have to wait untill i'm older?...


 Should I go see an eye doctor?
My contact fell out during school, so I went to the nurse's office to get solution to put it back in.

I think she gave my the wrong solution, because as soon as I put the contact in, ...



♺Recyclable_Condom♺
Why does everyone say contacts hurt?
My mom says contacts hurt, is she just lying so I won't get them? Also my friends say contacts hurt. Is this true or is their contacts noot in right, the wrong type of contacts,wrong perscirption, etc.? I really want contacts, but I'm just wondering if they hurt.
                      








Amelie
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They're not supposed to hurt, they shouldn't if you get them from the doctor. They're custom made to fit the shape of your eyeball so they should be comfortable.

They sell non-prescription contacts (usually the colored ones) that you can buy for example at walmart, and I've heard that those hurt because they aren't custom made for your eye.

Also maybe if they dry out they might hurt? But I don't think so


strawberryfields
If you don't have problems with them (allergies, etc)they don't . You don't even notice they are there, unless your eyes dry out. Then you just put on some drops and forget you're even wearing them again.


Nicole
If put in properly, soft lenses don't hurt at all. Why would so many people use them if they were painful??


Rilan
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Well... I don't know about your mother but I'm 19 and when MY mother had contacts they were glass, so of course they hurt. I've been wearing contacts since 11 years old and I've never had a major problem. Contacts, even for really bad eyes, are like grape skin. If you develop a rip or a tear (even a teeny, tiny one) it is rather irritating but it doesn't hurt.


Katherine S
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when you start, they may hurt a little bit because you are still getting used to it, but barely. once you get used to it maybe in a week or a few they will feel great. i started wearing them in august and i love them! if you are interested in getting them, you should buy focus dailies, they are the most comfortable. your mom and friends were not lying, because contacts are different on everyone because everyones different


Vampire Kitty
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They do not hurt.


Cody
i have contacts and it dosnt hurt at all


FlipFlopsAndSocks
My contacts don't hurt! You should get a lens with moisturisers or vaporising pockets. Try Acuve! That's what I have and they are so great! You can even sleep in them! (Not all night...) They are great and come at a great price compared to others on the market.


Bethany ♥'s her Superman
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When you first wear them it will feel like there's an eyelash in your eye, but when properly worn you don't feel them at all (soft lens). I'm not sure about the hard ones. If it's the wrong prescription then everything will be blurry and you may get a headache. Good luck!


Pandora
no


hotpinkmasala405
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they can hurt if you have trouble putting them in or something nd the first couple of times it wil feel weird, but once you get used to having something on your eyeball, you dont feel a thing when they are on. so no, they dont usually hurt.


Emily Dew
I know some people have very sensitive eyes. Also, I think some people may be using the wrong contacts. I have worn contacts for about 30 years and they absolutely do not hurt me. I have gas permeable contacts though. I once tried soft contacts and I thought I was going to lose my mind I was in so much pain. I'm fine with my gas perms.


rival6544
My eyes are sensitive. I tried regular one day contacts (put em in during the morning, take them out at night), but they hurt my eyes a lot. Then I tried month long contacts (you just leave them in for a full month before taking them out), and they worked out great. They let water in and out much easier than regular contacts, so they work for me

You just have to try them out. I know lots of people that have regular contacts and they work for them. If you don't get used to them, try out another kind like I did. If they just don't work for you, just use glasses.


Rice
It depends. Do you have sensitive eyes? When I first got my contacts, they were painful to put in, but as I got used to them they didn't hurt anymore.

Soft contacts are easy on the eyes; that's the kind I have. The most important thing is to go to your eye doctor and see what they recommend for you.


klynnr_1981
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If the contacts are cared for properly (taken out and cleaned at night), worn for the right time period(for disposables) and put in the right way (not inside out), you shouldn't even feel them.


TEK33
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If you are fit by a competent person, your contacts should be comfortable. Initially, you will feel them slightly as your lids now have to get used to passing over the lens. Otherwise, with proper care and following a good wearing schedule, contacts can be worn very comfortably for years. If people are saying they hurt, then they are doing something wrong or were fit improperly.


tiffany b
I used to wear glasses untill I was fitted for my first contact lenses.

They have never hurt me at all. On really warm and windy days they tend to get a little dry but they have special drops to help.


kimbercuddles
Contacts do not hurt. The first couple of days, they are a little annoying; until your eyes adjust to them, but after that you rarely notice that they are in your eyes. Sometimes, when it's very windy, they will feel a little dry, but re-wetting drops cure that. The only time your eyes will hurt is if you have something like an eyelash or other foreign piece of matter in your eyes...contacts or not. :)


[brown♥eyed♥girl]
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I've had contacts for about a year now.
My mom said the same thing...they didn't work for my brother and she was all "It's not going to work! Plus, you remember you aunt; she got an eye infection!"
But guess what, they worked for me. Let me tell you, contacts are amazing!! I love them; you can't feel them at all. It's like you forget you're even wearing them...and its much better vision then glasses.
It will be a little awkward when you first get them; it will be hard to put them in and out, but after a few weeks, it'll be a daily routine.


nursekat
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I wore soft contacts for years without any problems or pain. The only very minor difficulty that I had, if you want to call it that, is feeling like my eyes were dry if it was real windy out, or being in a small room with alot of cigarette smoke (not a smoker myself). But this is only an irritating problem at best, not painful, and very easily resolved with drops/eye rinse solutions, etc. I loved having contacts, and not having to wear glasses. Of course everybody is different, and you need to have eyes checked to be sure you could even wear them. Also, making sure they are the correct lenses for your eyes- very important. But, not knowing your age, etc, your mother may have some other reason why she doesn't want you to have contacts? Does she think you won't care for them properly? Is cost an issue? Ultimately, though, you have to respect what your mom says, she is the one that pays for the things you need, and is trying to make the best decisions for both of you. Good luck!


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