Will you have eye problems if you wear only one contact?

by David Jenyns

Question by ?yogi_bear?: Will you have eye problems if you wear only one contact?
I wear contacts and one of them tore and my glasses are ugly to so i have only been wearing one contact. I’m getting another one soon but I want to know if I’ll have eye problems if I wear only one contact for the next 4 or 5 days?

Best answer:

Answer by jo l
you will get dizzy

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smcin728 September 14, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Honey, I’ve been a mono-fit for years (I only wear one contact lens). It’s been a common practice for years and years. The only thing you might experience is difficulty with depth perception. When driving, however, do us all a favor. Put aside your vanity and put on your glasses. Judgment between distances is crucial when driving.


amber m September 14, 2011 at 5:48 pm

No because if only one of your eyes needs one. Or only one eye needs the perscription then you should be absolutely fine.


old lady September 14, 2011 at 6:15 pm

No, but you might get headaches. What will happen is the eye with the contact in it will become the dominant eye (because that’s the one you’ll see clearly with) and the other eye will have less input into your vision. For a few days, it shouldn’t make too much difference, but don’t do it too long or your non-dominant eye will become weaker.
Even if your glasses are ugly, maybe you could just wear them while you’re at home, just to keep your eyes in balance.


djbod2006 September 14, 2011 at 6:59 pm

it may cause discomfort–it really depends on what your prescription is. it won’t hurt your eyes, but you may have discomfort due to one eye clear and other eye blurry and loss of depth perception depending on your prescription. I would advise against driving with that situation


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