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Contact lens irritation worse in one eye

I am 50 years old and have been wearing contact lenses since I was 16.  The last two years I have been having issues with my contacts, especially in my left eye.  My left eye will start to bother me after about an hour after putting them it.  It starts with blurriness and progresses to a point which my lens feels like it gets stuck, or the lens very slowly repositions itself after blinking.  Eventually it is hard to see out of that eye.  If I take them out and soak them for a time and then put them back in again that will sometimes buy me an extra few hours.  Re-wetting drops sometimes work and sometimes makes it worse. My eye is usually irritated after removing the lenses for a little while, although I have had my eye hurt overnight and into the next day a few times.  Its worse in the winter and when indoors, in the summer it doesn't bother me as much.  I'm lucky if I can keep my lenses in for 4-5 hours a day.  I have been wearing glasses most of time this winter.  My right eye isn't anywhere near as bad as my left.  There have been times when I've had to put a damp cloth over my eyes and lay down to help with the irritation after removing them.  Could this be just a dry eye issue?  Any thoughts?
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You are 50, have a 50% chance of being female and you cannot do a lot of things you did when you were 16.  Wearing contact lens is likely to be one of them.  You should be under the care of an ophthalmologist or optometrist and that is where you need to work out this problem.  Industry studies show that fewer than 2% of people that wear contact lens as teenagers are wearing after age 55.  Underlying dry eye is the most common cause, decreased motivation and need for mutifocal type glasses are next.
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I'm a 2%-er then, but if I was experiencing the issues that @GMNY is I would stop wearing them immediately and never look back.
Everyone wearing contacts needs to be under the care of OD or MD.  Everyone needs to stop wearing immediately if painful, red, light sensitivity.  Two serious eye problems in the clinic this week from people with no contact lens fitter that persisted wearing when painful
I wore them for years when I was younger.  I had the hard lenses.  One day I just got tired of dealing with cleaning, putting them in/out, as well as any dust or other irritant bothering me and just gave up.  Glasses have actually saved me many times over the years from injury so I am glad to have had them.
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