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hello, my name is ***** ***** an eye doctor in the usa.
are you still wearing your contact lenses regularly? if not, when was the last time you used them?
do you have glasses to use as back up?
contact lens use over time can cause the surface of your eyes (cornea) to get rough over time. when that happens, it is important to rest your eyes for a period of time to allow the cornea to heal. using lubricating artificial tears that you are doing well will this healing process. the time to rest from your contact lenses varies depending on the roughness of your cornea. this can be a few days to a few months.
coronavirus enters the body through mucous membrane (mouth, nose, eyes). it is recommend during this time to not use contact lenses is possible so to decrease the risk of the virus coming into contact with the eyes.
hopefully, your eyes heals soon and the virus situation will get under control.
the reaction to just water tells me that your eyes are still quite sensitive and not ready for contact lens use yet. you may benefit from a steroid eye drop to help speed up the healing process. you can check with the optometrist you saw before to see if this would be a good option.
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