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Red, irritated eye caused by contacts
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Red, irritated eye caused by contacts

I wear the night and day contacts that you can leave in for several weeks to a month.  Yesterday, I took my contact out to give my eyes a rest and my left eye immediately got bloodshot red.  At first it was hard to open, was tearing a lot, and was very sensitive to light.  This sensation lasted pretty much the entire day up till I went to bed.  Now it is the next morning and my eye is still bloodshot and it is still sore when I blink and sensitive to light.  What should I do to relieve this problem?  I would go to the eye doctor, but they are closed on the weekend.  Are there any over the counter remedies that I can get from the pharmacist to make this problem better.

Any advise is greatly appreciated.
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233488 tn?1310696703
Leave the contacts out, call your contact fitter. Every contact lens wearer needs to be under the care of an ophthalmologist or optometrist.

JCH MD
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757137 tn?1347200053
If every you go back to wearing contacts again, I would not wear the day and night variety. I remove my contacts every night and do not wear them on Sundays. I have been doing this for many years and have never had any problems.
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