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Have contacts imprint on eye. Should I be concerned?

Today I went to get fit for contacts so this is my first time wearing them. For the first day I was told to wear them for only 4 hours so I took them out around four hours. After I took them out I was looking at my eyes in the mirror and noticed you could see like an imprint of where the contacts were on my eye...should I be concerned about this?
Asked On : Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM

Before answering your query, I would like to give you abrief overview of general usage of contact lenses.
The contact lenses (soft or semi-soft ones) should be cleaned every time you wear them and every time time you replace them in the lens case.
The lens case should be cleaned regularly with soap water and a mild disifectant.
Hands should be thoroughly washed before manipulating the lenses.
Do not over wear your lenses. If you have to wear them for long hours, replace them every six hours to prevent drying and irritation of the eyes.
Use hydroxymethyl eye drops (artificial tears) regularly.
Keep a kit containg a clean case, lens cleaning solution, eye drops and a clean hand towel.

Now coming to your complaint of seeing an imprint of contact lenses in the eyes.
I think it is imaginery. Lenses cannot cause an imprint on the eyes.
I guess this is your over concern as you are a new lens wearer.
You will be more comfortable as you regularly wear your contact lenses.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal

Answered: Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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