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    Default FreshLook One-Day Rejection

    Sometimes when a person tries out contact lenses, they say that they feel like their eyes are "rejecting" the contact lens. Is "rejection" a medical term in this case? Is the person's eye actively attempting to push the contact lens out or contain it in any way?

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    No. The surface of your eye has no muscles with which to push out a lens. Perhaps the curvature is wrong?
    Or, have you ever sat down in a chair at the furniture store and felt like it was pushing you right back up? Your friend probably just hated the new lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pegmcken View Post
    No. The surface of your eye has no muscles with which to push out a lens. Perhaps the curvature is wrong?
    Or, have you ever sat down in a chair at the furniture store and felt like it was pushing you right back up? Your friend probably just hated the new lenses.
    Okay, so there's no muscles pushing, but what about your body rejecting contact lenses like a transplanted organ? Do people ever exhibit infection-like symptoms when wearing contacts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ynot View Post
    Okay, so there's no muscles pushing, but what about your body rejecting contact lenses like a transplanted organ? Do people ever exhibit infection-like symptoms when wearing contacts?
    Yeah, that's what I was trying to say, Ynot. How did you know?

    When I asked about the eyes "rejecting" the lenses, I meant it like Ynot said it here. Not like the eyes were physically pushing the lenses out, but trying to destroy them in an immune response, like an infection. Has this happened to any of you out there in Lens 101 Land?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookiee74 View Post
    Yeah, that's what I was trying to say, Ynot. How did you know?

    When I asked about the eyes "rejecting" the lenses, I meant it like Ynot said it here. Not like the eyes were physically pushing the lenses out, but trying to destroy them in an immune response, like an infection. Has this happened to any of you out there in Lens 101 Land?
    It's been a year and a half, Wookiee74. I don't think anyone is going to take the bait at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ynot View Post
    It's been a year and a half, Wookiee74. I don't think anyone is going to take the bait at this point.
    *Sigh* Maybe you're right.

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