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I started wearing a contact lens in one eye yesterday AM.

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I started wearing a contact lens in one eye yesterday AM. Several times during the AM, the lens slid out of position and then came back on its own. It stabilized for the rest of the day until I removed it last night. This AM, same thing, except I had to ask a coworker to move it back into position because it didn't move on its own. It's moved a couple of times since and come back. Is this normal? One factor is that I have no tear ducts in that eye and normally use artificial tears, though I see the pharmacy sold me lubricating drops. Is that okay?

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

First of all, the lubricating drops are OK to use.

Customer:

Hi. We've talked before.

Dr. Rick :

Secondly, no. It is not normal for a lens to move around that much.

Dr. Rick :

:)

Customer:

What do I do?

Dr. Rick :

The fit must be wrong......I'd go back to the person who fit it (or maybe go to a different optometrist/ophthalmologist) for a new fitting.

Dr. Rick :

You sure don't want to wear a lens that is moving that much. It could scratch your cornea...

Dr. Rick :

Plus, you didn't get your money's worth :(

Dr. Rick :

Does this make sense to you?

Customer:

I might not have much choice. This is a +9.5 special order.

Dr. Rick :

Ya...but it must be too flat.....the doc needs to recheck it and change the base curve or diameter.

Dr. Rick :

these things happen even to the best eye doc's...

Customer:

Okay. I;ll go back. Thanks.

Dr. Rick :

My pleasure.

Dr. Rick :

Have a good day!

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