Do your contacts get foggy after a few hours?

aphex

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Mine always do, even rewetting drops dont help much... Any ideas???

They just get blurry and like cloudy after 6-7 hours of wearing them... Makes it hard to see...
 

aznmist

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perhaps it's not making good contact with your eye..

are they soft or hard?
 

aphex

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soft.... monthly disposables...
 

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Mine did the first 2-3 months that I wore them. After that it just stopped happening. If you just got them, stick it out and you should be fine. If you've had them for awhile, I can only second what aznmist said. Make sure there is proper contact between your eye and the contact.
 

aphex

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Originally posted by: CubicZirconia
Mine did the first 2-3 months that I wore them. After that it just stopped happening. If you just got them, stick it out and you should be fine. If you've had them for awhile, I can only second what aznmist said. Make sure there is proper contact between your eye and the contact.
Ive been wearing contacts for 5 years now... hahaha :D
 

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Originally posted by: BlipBlop
Protein Deposits.
Is that what builds up on the lenses from wearing them all day?
 

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Originally posted by: aphexII
Originally posted by: BlipBlop Protein Deposits.
Is that what builds up on the lenses from wearing them all day?
Yeah it usually builds up over time (like weeks or even months). You might want to get new contacts if you've had them for a while. You could also try buying protein cleaner drops and use them on your contacts every few weeks. That might help. Even if you have "complete" contact lens cleaner, the protein cleaner part of it is weaker.
 

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Originally posted by: dude8604
Originally posted by: aphexII
Originally posted by: BlipBlop Protein Deposits.
Is that what builds up on the lenses from wearing them all day?
Yeah it usually builds up over time (like weeks or even months). You might want to get new contacts if you've had them for a while. You could also try buying protein cleaner drops and use them on your contacts every few weeks. That might help. Even if you have "complete" contact lens cleaner, the protein cleaner part of it is weaker.
I used to have that stuff awhile ago, but chucked it after i stuck it in my eyes on accident.... I should go pick some up...

Thanks...
 

MadRat

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Either its pollen or your eye is rejecting them and the cloudiness is white blood cells.
 

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I've had mine in since 6:20 this morning and it's 11 PM right now... no problems...

Although I know that feeling... time to put in a new pair (it really helps)
 

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yes, sometimes it gets not blurry, but well i guess you can say blurry. yeah, so it happens to me as well. i also wear the two week disposeable ones.
 

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Originally posted by: MadRat
Either its pollen or your eye is rejecting them and the cloudiness is white blood cells.
ewww, white blood cells on my lenses???????????
 

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mine do everynight about 11. it doesnt matter if ive only had them in for a few hours or 3 days everynight at 11 they get cloudy for a few hours.
 

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Mine usually only get cloudy if it's really hot outside and I'm sweating or something. Other times, they get slightly blurry, but if I kind of massage my eye (with the lid shut, of course), they usually straighten out.
 
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I used to get that a lot... stopped rubbing my eyes in the morning, that helped. Just dump them in the protein cleaning solution overnight and you should be good to go. I use weekly contacts, but I tend to wear them more like a month and clean them once a week. :confused:
 

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Originally posted by: JediMasterYoda
I used to get that a lot... stopped rubbing my eyes in the morning, that helped. Just dump them in the protein cleaning solution overnight and you should be good to go. I use weekly contacts, but I tend to wear them more like a month and clean them once a week. :confused:
Oh that's real good. Any good eye doctor will strongly recommend against wearing your contacts for more than 8 hours a day. Why? Because in order to deliver oxygen to your cornea (which, because it is so thin, usually gets it from the air), a development of blood vessles around the edges and through the center occurs. This can diminish your visual acuity irreversibley over time. Also, it leaves behind a scar tissue that can inhibit any chance of your undergoing corrective eye surgery. This applies to all contacts. Remember, contacts have only been around for a small number of years. Long term effects are still unknown.
 

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I don't take mine out (two week disposible) for about three weeks, even though I'm supposed to take them out. I've been doing it for years, and my eye doctor says my eyes ar A - OK! At the end of the three weeks, they usually start getting a little blurry, so I put a new pair in. I can't even notice that they are in (even when I wake up.).
 

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Also, fogging is normally caused when your tears cannot form a stable film over the lens.
The tear film breaks up rapidly and causes a fogging effect.
The causes can be varied. It could be as simple as the lens not being cleaned well prior to insertion, grease can easily cause the tear film to break up, as can protein on the lens. Alternatively, it could be that your tears are of a poor consistency and so do not wet the lens well.
 

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Originally posted by: Beau6183
Also, fogging is normally caused when your tears cannot form a stable film over the lens.
The tear film breaks up rapidly and causes a fogging effect.
The causes can be varied. It could be as simple as the lens not being cleaned well prior to insertion, grease can easily cause the tear film to break up, as can protein on the lens. Alternatively, it could be that your tears are of a poor consistency and so do not wet the lens well.
That would make sence, i think i do suffer from dry eyes... But wouldnt rewetting drops help? They do for a few mins, but nothing more than 15....
 

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Originally posted by: aphexII
Originally posted by: Beau6183 Also, fogging is normally caused when your tears cannot form a stable film over the lens. The tear film breaks up rapidly and causes a fogging effect. The causes can be varied. It could be as simple as the lens not being cleaned well prior to insertion, grease can easily cause the tear film to break up, as can protein on the lens. Alternatively, it could be that your tears are of a poor consistency and so do not wet the lens well.
That would make sence, i think i do suffer from dry eyes... But wouldnt rewetting drops help? They do for a few mins, but nothing more than 15....
That's probably because you haven't cleaned them properly. Try an enzymatic cleaner. There is very little chance that you'll put that in your eye, they are tablets that you drop into a vile of saline.
 

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Originally posted by: Beau6183
Originally posted by: aphexII
Originally posted by: Beau6183 Also, fogging is normally caused when your tears cannot form a stable film over the lens. The tear film breaks up rapidly and causes a fogging effect. The causes can be varied. It could be as simple as the lens not being cleaned well prior to insertion, grease can easily cause the tear film to break up, as can protein on the lens. Alternatively, it could be that your tears are of a poor consistency and so do not wet the lens well.
That would make sence, i think i do suffer from dry eyes... But wouldnt rewetting drops help? They do for a few mins, but nothing more than 15....
That's probably because you haven't cleaned them properly. Try an enzymatic cleaner. There is very little chance that you'll put that in your eye, they are tablets that you drop into a vile of saline.
Ill check walmart on the way to work tomm and see what i can find.. Thanks :)
 

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