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Not sure where else to ask, so I was just gonna put it here. Does air conditioning (i.e. cold air moving toward your eyes, or fluorescent lights bother your eyes? Like, make them burn from irritation? I often get a spot in my right eye on the top of my eye, closest to my nose. It feels like a bunch of needles poking me in the eye (this has been going on for a long time now, even through different lenses) Is there something wrong with me, that I should check out?

Also, is it normal for your contacts to blurr, like they come off of the surface of your eyes later at night?

Thanks for any replies, and sorry - I didn't know where to put this, but i figured 'Body and Soul' was the best, cuz this is related to the body! [Big Grin]

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Also, i was wondering. Is there really anything wrong with cutting yourself? I don't know why, but I just like it. Bleeding is fun to me, but people say it's bad. So, can anyone help me out with this? I dunno why I do it, it's just something that my brain tells me is okay and fun. :\

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Air conditioning can dry out your eyes, which can make them irritated. Bright lights can do that as well. Eyedrops can usually soothe some of the irritation, but it's a good idea to bring it up at your next eye exam, too, and see what your optometrist or opthamologist recommends.

Cutting does carry risks, including an increased risk for infection (since you're creating an open wound), the potential to accidentally injure yourself more severely than you expect, and the potential for long-term scarring. Also, sometimes people cut to distract themselves from dealing with pain or other life problems. (I'm not saying that you're doing that; just that people may assume that you are and react accordingly.) You might want to find something equally fun but less harmful to enjoy. [Smile]

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Don't cut yourself. Find yourself other distractions. Whenever you feel like cutting yourself, go take a walk or do something else to take your mind off cutting.

There's a lot of people here who went through phases in their life where they would cut themselves. And they gave here pretty good advise on how they overcame it. Some people said that some particular activities really helped. Just use the serach button and take a look at those threads. They might be helpful.

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No, cutting is definantly not a healthy activity. Steer clear from it if you can.

With the contacts thing:

With my last set, my eyes would get really irritated late at night to the point that I would have to keep one eye shut. I went to the doctor and he changed them up a bit. If they're bugging you, then I would suggest talking to your doctor about it. Contacts shouldn't be uncomfortable for you.

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Thanks for the responses, I'll mention it to my eye doctor. Dunno when that'l be next though. It took like 3 months to get my prescription right, and now its getting worse already! (it's been about 4 months since i got it right. I really, really hate my eyes. lol. My right eye is a -2.00 and my right is a -2.50 o.O (my eyes are worse than my dads, haha).

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