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When i am wearing my eye contact lens, there are tiny

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Hi doctor, when i am wearing my eye contact lens, there are white tiny materials attached on the lens this happens recently and never before

Doctor's Assistant: When was the last time you had your eyes checked? In general, how has your vision been lately?

About three months ago? i have short sighted and my eyes are pretty dry

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the thing shows up usually 30 mins after i put on my lens, and when i take the lens down the things attach on the len
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Those are probably protein or mucus deposits since they show up so quickly. This is common in dry eye patients.

So. What can you do?

Switch to a daily disposable, high water/permeability contact lens such as 1-day accuvue moist (although there are many good brands)

Also you should use preservative free artificial tears to lubricate your eyes while wearing your contacts.

You also probably have blepharitis. For this you can do some simple home therapy:

Blepharitis is a condition where glands in the eyelids are not functioning normally. They become plugged and instead of putting out their normal clear, oily secretions, they put out thick, toothpaste like gunk. You may not be able to see this “gunk” yourself, unless it is really bad, but it shows up clearly on slit lamp examination.

The best treatment for this condition is daily lid scrubs combined with warm compresses. I like to use baby shampoo for lid scrubs. In the shower, place the shampoo on your index fingers, close your eyes, raise your eyebrows (to stretch the skin on your eyelids) and scrub back and forth along your eyelashes for 3 to 5 minutes. The hot water in the shower helps to soften the plugged oils in the glands while the mechanical scrubbing with your soapy fingers removes the oils.

Baby shampoo lid scrubs will also help to wash away allergens and stimulate tear production.

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