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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9105 on: March 05, 2014, 08:28:00 PM »
Why do news anchors always have a stack of papers in front of them. They shuffle them every time they go to a break. They appear to be reading off of a teleprompter, so I'm curious about all those papers!

In case the teleprompters malfunction?  >:D

Or, to give them something official-looking to do to look busy as the camera pulls away?

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« Reply #9106 on: March 05, 2014, 09:18:49 PM »
I don't tend to watch actual news shows, but I do watch cable news/talk shows sometimes. I've seen the hosts of those take notes during interviews, and I think they will sometimes have other notes that wouldn't be on a teleprompter to maybe review during commercial breaks?

I've never really been sure of the purpose of those, either, now that everyone uses teleprompters.


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« Reply #9107 on: March 05, 2014, 09:51:50 PM »
Why do news anchors always have a stack of papers in front of them. They shuffle them every time they go to a break. They appear to be reading off of a teleprompter, so I'm curious about all those papers!

I think it's actually a script and schedule of sorts.  The teleprompter simply has the words they are reading, the papers in front of them let them know what's coming up next and breaks the broadcast into segments.  So if a segment gets moved around, they'll get an updated document to let them know.

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« Reply #9108 on: March 15, 2014, 04:48:46 PM »
I have begun wearing contacts again, but I'm having a seriously annoying issue.  I wear black eyeliner on my upper water line (crayon type), black eyeliner on my upper and lower lids (liquid type, above my lashes on the top and below them on the bottom), and black mascara.  I cannot pinpoint which one it is, but one of the three is leaving black spots on my contacts.  It doesn't matter if I put my contacts in before or after I apply the eye makeup.  I can't just soak my contacts and use solution to rub off the black spots, I have to scrape them off with my fingernail.

How do I stop this from happening?

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« Reply #9109 on: March 15, 2014, 05:06:01 PM »
I have begun wearing contacts again, but I'm having a seriously annoying issue.  I wear black eyeliner on my upper water line (crayon type), black eyeliner on my upper and lower lids (liquid type, above my lashes on the top and below them on the bottom), and black mascara.  I cannot pinpoint which one it is, but one of the three is leaving black spots on my contacts.  It doesn't matter if I put my contacts in before or after I apply the eye makeup.  I can't just soak my contacts and use solution to rub off the black spots, I have to scrape them off with my fingernail.

How do I stop this from happening?

You do a four day trial run using only one?
Like day one only the crayon, day two only the liquid eyeliner on the upper eyelid..

I'm not an eye doctor but I would really recommend against scrapping and fingernails on your contacts, it could cause a tear too small for you to see but big enough to harm your eye.
Maybe call yours (doctor) or swing by a place that sells contacts to be sure.

Another option is switching to daily contacts I guess, if your budget/correction allows it.

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« Reply #9110 on: March 15, 2014, 08:00:28 PM »

...  You do a four day trial run using only one?
Like day one only the crayon, day two only the liquid eyeliner on the upper eyelid..

I'm not an eye doctor but I would really recommend against scrapping and fingernails on your contacts, it could cause a tear too small for you to see but big enough to harm your eye.  ...


I agree with the testing of one product at a time, but I'd maybe do it backwards.  I'd probably start with omitting the mascara because to me it seems like the most likely of the three to be the offender.  Just pick a day when you don't have to go anywhere important and omit the mascara.  See if you get the spots.  If you still do, then omit one of the others.

Are the dots on the inside of the contacts actually touching your eye, or are they on the outside of your contacts with exposure to air?

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« Reply #9111 on: March 15, 2014, 08:26:42 PM »
I'm not sure what the "water line" is, but if you mean the inside of your eyelid, I'd start with that one.

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« Reply #9112 on: March 15, 2014, 09:47:12 PM »
I just have never had this issue before, and I've worn contacts for years with only a year off in between.  I will try omitting one at a time and let E-Hell know when I figure out which is the culprit.  I really don't think it's the liquid eyeliner, though.

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« Reply #9113 on: March 16, 2014, 05:54:47 AM »
I just have never had this issue before, and I've worn contacts for years with only a year off in between.  I will try omitting one at a time and let E-Hell know when I figure out which is the culprit.  I really don't think it's the liquid eyeliner, though.

Might be the mascara flaking off.  Some of the super water proof ones seems to do that.
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« Reply #9114 on: March 16, 2014, 10:55:56 AM »
Contact wearer for 30 years, here.

I was told not to wear any eye makeup inside the lash line because it could end up on my contacts.  I wear pencil eyeliner outside my lash line and mascara with no issues.  I always put my eye makeup on after I put my contacts in.  Easier to see, that way.

What kind of cleaner do you use?  If you use an all-in-one cleaner, it isn't going to work as well as a hydrogen peroxide cleaner.  I've never had issues with stuff remaining on my contacts using an H2O2 cleaner.  I use AOSept, with the little catalyst disk that converts the H2O2 back to H2O and releases little oxygen bubbles.  You do have to make sure your case is upright, which is a bit of an issue while travelling, but that's the only issue I've had.
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« Reply #9115 on: March 16, 2014, 11:04:57 AM »
Contact wearer for 30 years, here.

I was told not to wear any eye makeup inside the lash line because it could end up on my contacts.  I wear pencil eyeliner outside my lash line and mascara with no issues.  I always put my eye makeup on after I put my contacts in.  Easier to see, that way.

What kind of cleaner do you use?  If you use an all-in-one cleaner, it isn't going to work as well as a hydrogen peroxide cleaner.  I've never had issues with stuff remaining on my contacts using an H2O2 cleaner.  I use AOSept, with the little catalyst disk that converts the H2O2 back to H2O and releases little oxygen bubbles.  You do have to make sure your case is upright, which is a bit of an issue while travelling, but that's the only issue I've had.

I use Clear Care.   Great stuff. The all in ones I can't use.   I also apply all my makeup after putting my contacts in,  but I don't usually wear mascara. I was also always told never to apply eyeliner on the inner lash line.
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« Reply #9116 on: March 16, 2014, 11:06:02 AM »
Contact wearer for 30 years, here.

I was told not to wear any eye makeup inside the lash line because it could end up on my contacts.  I wear pencil eyeliner outside my lash line and mascara with no issues.  I always put my eye makeup on after I put my contacts in.  Easier to see, that way.

What kind of cleaner do you use?  If you use an all-in-one cleaner, it isn't going to work as well as a hydrogen peroxide cleaner.  I've never had issues with stuff remaining on my contacts using an H2O2 cleaner.  I use AOSept, with the little catalyst disk that converts the H2O2 back to H2O and releases little oxygen bubbles.  You do have to make sure your case is upright, which is a bit of an issue while travelling, but that's the only issue I've had.

I use Clear Care.   Great stuff. The all in ones I can't use.   I also apply all my makeup after putting my contacts in,  but I don't usually wear mascara. I was also always told never to apply eyeliner on the inner lash line.

Clear Care is what I use now, too.  AOSept is what I used to use.  D'oh!
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« Reply #9117 on: March 16, 2014, 01:22:07 PM »
Okay, all this contacts talk has reminded me of my stupid question. My eye doctor just recommended I switch to using Clear Care. He gave me a cleaning case and a sample bottle. I just purchased my own solution, but it only came in a double pack. So, now I have two cases, and two and a half bottles. I am supposed to use a new case with each bottle, but what size do they mean? And why would they sell a two-pack of solution with only one case? Where can I get a case by itself?
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« Reply #9118 on: March 16, 2014, 01:36:15 PM »
Okay, all this contacts talk has reminded me of my stupid question. My eye doctor just recommended I switch to using Clear Care. He gave me a cleaning case and a sample bottle. I just purchased my own solution, but it only came in a double pack. So, now I have two cases, and two and a half bottles. I am supposed to use a new case with each bottle, but what size do they mean? And why would they sell a two-pack of solution with only one case? Where can I get a case by itself?

I really don't think it matters that much.   I use the one I have for both bottles and have for years,  but I have kind of wondered why it doesn't come with two.

Eta: I looked it up in their webpage and it states to replace it with each new package,  not container. Also just a psa, really, really follow the Six hour soak time and do not put it directly in your eyes ever  (my DH did and chemical burned himself).
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« Reply #9119 on: March 16, 2014, 02:29:24 PM »
I always use just the one case with both bottles in the double pack with no issues.  I get mine at Costco because it is a lot cheaper.

The catalyst might not work as well for the last 1/2 of the second bottle.  If you are concerned about it, you can purchase a case separately for the second bottle.

I'm soaking lenses for at least 9 hours, though.  I take them out when I go to bed and put them in the next morning.
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