Eye

Ask an Eye Doctor and Get an Answer ASAP

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Eye

I have been a (soft) contact wearer for 30 years. I have

Customer Question
I have been a (soft)...
I have been a (soft) contact wearer for 30 years. I have bi focals, one toric lens. Recently had vision issues and the optician says that I have been wearing contact lenses too much (actually been wearing them less which makes it confusing). Vision even with my glasses not good. The optician looked in my eyes with dye (twice over the last 3 weeks) and said "your eyes look like someone has been pricking them with an ice pick". (The second time was after a week of almost no contact lens use).
What could the issue be related to? Solution? (Recently changed to Replenish), thecontacts themselves? Eye makeup? Or just wear out caused by years of use?
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Eye
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Answered in 11 hours by:
5/14/2011
Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 6 years ago
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 11,658
Experience: Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
Verified
Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

It sounds like you have a condition called SPK. This is usually secondary to a dry eye issue and/or an allergic reaction to proteins on the contact lenses.

Dr. Rick :

The best thing to do is stop using the contacts and/or switch to a very high oxygen permeable type of lens while at the same time using preservative free artificial tear very frequently during the day.

Dr. Rick :

I also suggest you see an ophthalmologist for a full exam as a optician or even an optometrist are not adequately trained to deal with this issue.

Dr. Rick :

Does this make sense to you?

Dr. Rick :

And, now, the obligatory word from our sponsors: :o)

I hope that this information was helpful for you. Please, allow me get credit for my time and effort in assisting you and press the ACCEPT button for this assist. I will be glad to answer additional questions until you are satisfied. Thank you very much.

Positive Feedback and/or Bonus is welcomed and appreciated.


Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 11,658
Experience: Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
Verified
Dr. Rick and 87 other Eye Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 6 years ago
Let me know if there are there any other concerns or issues you would like to discuss on this topic.
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
This was not a dialogue. Interesting thought but not a satisfying dialogue .
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Too late at night
Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 6 years ago
Sorry about that. We can pick this up tomorrow morning if you would like. I'm in the Central time zone. Let me know. Goodnight.
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 6 years ago
I see you pressed the accept button this morning. Do you want to continue discussing this issue? I'm still here to help even though you've already pressed that Pretty Green Button :)
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Thank you! Just seeing if this issue can be remedied whilst not entirely giving up on the contacts.
Also wheter LASIK might be an answer.......
Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 6 years ago
as I stated above, you can sometimes change to a highly oxygen permeable contact lens and not have to give up on contacts all together.
There is no reason LASIK wouldn't work for you, although it can make dry eyes worse :( Consult with a lasik surgeon to find out.
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Ask Dr. Rick Your Own Question
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 11,658
11,658 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest

Dr. Rick is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Dan B.

Dr. Dan B.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

3,334 satisfied customers

Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology

Dr. Stan

Dr. Stan

Ophthalmologist

905 satisfied customers

Johns Hopkins Fellowship Trained, Certified and Licensed Medical Physician and Surgeon

Dr. Stevens

Dr. Stevens

Ophthalmologist

629 satisfied customers

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Susan

Dr. Susan

Ophthalmologist

217 satisfied customers

Board Certified & Fellowship trained eye surgeon.

Dr. JP

Dr. JP

Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Surgery

28 satisfied customers

Harvard Medical School, Massachussetts Eye and Ear

Dr-Trace

Dr-Trace

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

26 satisfied customers

Board Certified in General Ophthalmology

Dr. Daniel Jewelewicz

Dr. Daniel Jewelewicz

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

11 satisfied customers

Glaucoma Specialist, Associate Professor FAU, Teaching Faculty Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

< Previous | Next >

Related Eye Questions
My daughter has been to the optician and he has referred her
My daughter has been to the optician and he has referred her to eye specialist at hospital .. he says the optic nerve was blurry! I've googled it and now convinced it's sinister! … read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,658 satisfied customers
I met with that other ophthalmologist in the same office
I met with that other ophthalmologist in the same office today, and she went into considerable detail about my present condition and what changes she recommended in all the steps I have been doing. He… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,658 satisfied customers
I have been seen by both Ophthalmologists & Neurologists but
I have been seen by both Ophthalmologists & Neurologists but have not had satisfactory answers. … read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,658 satisfied customers
My ophthalmologist says I have Dry Eye, but he isn't
My ophthalmologist says I have Dry Eye, but he isn't specific about how bad my condition is. It seems to have suddenly started to become a problem only about 4 months ago, and I'm currently using Xiid… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,658 satisfied customers
I went to optometrist today and he told me that my left eye
I went to optometrist today and he told me that my left eye is 2100 … read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,658 satisfied customers
Had a crystal lens implant put in my L eye and lasik on my
Had a crystal lens implant put in my L eye and lasik on my right. I had a reading contact in the L eye prior to surgery for mono vision. One month after surgery and the vision in my L eye is not impro… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,658 satisfied customers
Can an ophthalmologist see a brain tumor in the front of the
Can an ophthalmologist see a brain tumor in the front of the head or eyes? Or any indication of one ? When the eyes are dilated ?… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,931 satisfied customers
Need help from a eye doctor,I have dry eye and a left eye
Need help from a eye doctor,I have dry eye and a left eye that jumps ,is my eye cause from dry Dr. … read more
Dr. A.S. Desai
Dr. A.S. Desai
Board certified general ophthalmologist
Master\u0027s Degree
1,570 satisfied customers
Is there an ophthalmologist available? I am having trouble
Hello, is there an ophthalmologist available? I am having trouble with continuing dry eye, red eyes, tight stiff eye muscles and blurry vision. Recently, my eyes have been watering mostly when I wake … read more
Dr Stan
Dr Stan
DO
2,562 satisfied customers
Has lasik to correct near sightedness 16 years ago.
Has lasik to correct near sightedness 16 years ago. Excellent results. Over time vision got blurry. Had a second lasik on Sept 22, 2017. This time they did monovision. After 7 weeks vision was still q… read more
Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav Gupta
MD, CEO
Post-Doctoral Degree
22 satisfied customers
Can a Technis ZLB00 lens be defective? I am having double
Can a Technis ZLB00 lens be defective? I am having double vision when looking out the side of my eye to the left. Looking straight on, the vision is almost sharp, but as I turn my head to the right, a… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,658 satisfied customers
Am 68 years old. I had lasik surgery in September of 2000
am 68 years old. I had lasik surgery in September of 2000 and a final adjustment in January of 2001. After 10 years I had cataract surgery in my right eye with a toric lens being installed. I was left… read more
Dr. Thomas, MD
Dr. Thomas, MD
2,227 satisfied customers
I've been taking drops for dry eye xiidra. The vision itself
the vision itself is fine, i can't open them or have to close them shortly thereafter … read more
Dr Stan
Dr Stan
DO
2,562 satisfied customers
Retina question- I was just told by optician who ordered a
Retina question- I was just told by optician who ordered a new prescription that a---/some non-eye cancers will result in noticeable changes in the retina.... Specificsllghe mention that retina change… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,658 satisfied customers
I had a question on lasik. I had lasik 7 days ago and
yes, I had lasik 7 days ago and although I am experiencing great vision I have a question about an issue for you does lasik cause nerve damage to the cornea nerve and is that why i am experiencing dry eye? … read more
Dr. Longo
Dr. Longo
Optometrist
Doctor of Optometry
42 satisfied customers
I accidently rinsed my contact lens in the peroxide solution
I accidently rinsed my contact lens in the peroxide solution & put it in my eye. I got the contact out almost right away; however my eye is very red and irritated. I am wanting to know what; if anythi… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,658 satisfied customers
I used an allergy eye drop with my contact lens in (not
I used an allergy eye drop with my contact lens in (not knowing it should be removed) but I just noticed my pupil is dilated is this a reaction to the drops? … read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,696 satisfied customers
I was was wearing Kerasoft contact lens for a few days but
I was was wearing Kerasoft contact lens for a few days but with the wrong contact lens solution Boston Simplus(for RGP). My eyes were slightly burning during this time. Could there be any eye damage? … read more
khagihara
khagihara
Post-Doctoral Degree
5,119 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x