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i have slight redness in eyes due to contact lenses which i

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i have slight redness in eyes due to contact lenses which i stopped using 5 years ago.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.

What have you tried already?
Any pain or irritation?
Do you smoke?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
not tried anyting do not smoke and no pain or irritation
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
The redness is likely a sign of underlying irritation and dryness, even though you may not feel it as such. Since you last wore contact lenses 5 years ago, it is no longer related to that. I recommend you use artificial tears 4-6 times a day. If doing so is inconvenient, you may see your ophthalmologist for punctal plugs which will keep the tears in your eyes longer.

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