Asked by: Lioudmila Ekkartmedical health eye and vision conditions
Is it OK to wear only one contact lens?
Last Updated: 12th April, 2021
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Then, is it OK to just wear one contact lens?
You just have lost one of your contactlens which means that your both eyes are short sighted. If youonly have one eye get short-sighted, there is no problem towear only one contact lens. But you are not, you'dbetter buy another pair of contact lens. You will feel dizzyafter you only wear one contact in oneeye.
Similarly, what happens when you put two contacts in one eye? Had she kept the two in one eye for dayson end, there might have been some hypoxia and, depending on theoxygen permeability of the lenses in question, possible ulcerativekeratitis. Yes, you can even lose an eye if youwear your contacts too long. But two contacts in oneeye short term - no big deal.
Thereof, can I get contact lenses for reading only?
Reading glasses used to be the only optionavailable to contact lens wearers who wanted to read a menuor do other everyday tasks that require good near vision.But today, a number of multifocal contact lens options areavailable to eliminate your need to wear reading glassesover your contact lenses.
What should you not do with contact lenses?
Do not use anyone else's contact lensesother than your own. Even if you have the same prescription, everylens fits differently. They can damage your eyes ifnot fitted properly – including colored contacts.Do not swim with contact lenses.