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Things You Must Know About Risks Of Contact Lenses

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Things You Must Know About Risks Of Contact Lenses

Abstracted Overview

Contact lens-related problems have been more than usual nowadays; thus can result in severe sight-threatening complications or contacts dropping out if not worn properly (according to instructions). Wearing contact lenses puts our eyes at risk of several severe conditions, including possible eye infections and corneal ulcers; Such conditions develop very quickly & might be a little serious if not cared for properly. In a few cases, these conditions can cause terrible blindness; You can't determine the seriousness of a problem that increases when you wear the contact lenses. You have to go to a nearby eye care professional to considering-out your problem.

People wearing contact lenses are fond of having a higher risk ( As Contacts are both convenient & comfortable alternatives to lots of people nowadays.)for keratitis (a cornea infection the clear outer covering of your eye), astigmatism, and so on. Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and a rare but sometimes severe eye parasite can cause keratitis.

Contact Lenses and Eye Infections | Possible Precautions

Guess what, you can usually avoid these health problems (and contact lens infection) by knowing what to watch for and by practicing good habits.

Note: Call your eye doctor as soon as possible. Sometimes these problems can be serious also might need urgent treatment right away.

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Blurry vision
  • Itching, burning, Light-sensitivity, etc.
  • Accidental Pain (sudden ache in eyes during wearing contacts)

Signs of eye infection include red, painful eyes, watering or discharge, light sensitivity, blurred vision, or the sudden sensation in your eyes; These can come from bacteria in your eye from your contacts. Several contact lens users do not try to care for their contact lenses & supplies as instructed, which helps to increase their risk of eye problems.

Moreover, remove your lenses immediately and do not put them back in your eyes. Never throw away your lenses; In case any emergency mind trying to branded contact lenses from a certified contact lens store.

Symptoms of eye irritation can indicate more severe conditions. Some of the possible terrible hazards of wearing contact lenses are corneal ulcers, eye infections, & even blindness. 

Precautionary Instructions

Rub & rinse the contact lenses as directed by the eye care professional, also keep cleaning and disinfecting your contact lenses properly. Never “top-off” the solutions in your contact lenses case; Always discard all of the leftover contact lens solutions after use (Remember never reuse any contact lens without disinfecting it). Keep shuffling your contact lens storage case each quarter (as directed by your eye care professional). Furthermore, never forget to expose your contact lenses to any water source ( tap, bottled, distilled, lake, or ocean); Keep using non-sterile water (distilled water, tap water, or any homemade saline solution). Moreover, remove the contact lenses before swimming (as there is a risk of possible eye infection from bacteria in swimming pool water, hot tubs, lakes, and the ocean).

Thoroughly wash and rinse the hands before touching contact lenses, using a mild non-cosmetic soap.

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