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Why does my right eye keep getting red whenever I put on contact lenses?
I have gotten contacts about a year ago. However these couple of months I have noticed that only right eye is getting red (it looks like a red circle by the coloring) whenever I put on the contacts.It hadn't happened before. I don't know why. I wash my hands before putting them and taking them off. I take my contacts off my fingers. I don't use my nails and it only happens to the right eye. I used only one brand of contact lens this whole year. It is known as Acuvue Oasys.So I don't think I am allergic. I went to the doctor and they prescribed me eye drops, but I don't want to put eye drops every time I put on contacts. I put my contacts once a week and it always happens, only on the right eye. Fist when I take them off, it doesn't look red, HOWEVER after and hour you can see the red veins in my eye. I even tried soaking my lenses into eye solution that cleans lenses, but it still happens on the right eye. PLEASE GIVE ME ADVICE AND HELP ME. Thank you.
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233488 tn?1310696703
My advise is to work through this with whomever fit your contacts whether optom or ophthalmologist.

You may have lost the ability to wear contacts. About 20% of the lasik surgery our practice does is on people that can't wear contacts anymore

JCH MD
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For whatever reason(s), a number of people posting on this forum (include me) have had similar problems with Acuvue Oaysis contacts.  In some cases, continued wear has resulted in a corneal ulcer.  (I switched back to Acuvue 1-day moist, and my red eyes quickly improved.)  It's never a good idea to continue wearing contacts that cause redness or irritation.  See your eye care provider and consider changing brands.  A change in solutions might also help.    
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