Contact lenses are an effective and popular way to correct vision and improve the quality of life for many people, but they can also have some side effects.
Common side effects may include dryness, redness, irritation, and blurred vision. More serious side effects such as infection, ulceration, and corneal abrasion can occur if contact lenses are not used properly.
This article will discuss the potential side effects of contact lenses, how to prevent them, and when to seek medical attention if symptoms persist.
Long Term Contact Lenses Side Effects
1. Visual fatigue.If you wear contact lenses for a long time may cause visual fatigue, prone to eye foreign body sensation, corner burning, eye dryness, blurred vision and other symptoms, patients can use polyvinyl alcohol drops, sodium glass drops and other drugs for treatment under the guidance of a doctor.
2. Conjunctivitis.Wearing contact lenses requires direct contact with the eye, if contact lenses are not cleaned properly, it may lead to bacteria entering the eye and cause conjunctivitis, which can easily lead to eye redness, pain and other symptoms, patients can use norfloxacin eye drops, lomefloxacin hydrochloride eye drops and other drugs for treatment under the guidance of a doctor.
Long-term wearing of contact lenses requires direct contact with the cornea, causing corneal hypoxia, resulting in punctate detachment of corneal epithelium, corneal neovascularization, serious cases develop into keratitis, corneal ulcers, to immediately stop wearing contact lenses, quickly seek medical attention, follow the doctor's instructions for strict treatment to avoid aggravation of the disease.
During the treatment period, patients should pay attention to more rest, avoid frequent eye use and do not touch the eyes with hands, which is not conducive to the recovery of the disease.
Can I still wear contact lenses?
In general, it is safe to continue wearing contact lenses during the day as long as you follow proper hygiene practices.
This includes washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling your lenses, avoiding contact with your eyes or face, and disinfecting your lenses regularly as directed by your eye doctor.
However, if you experience any symptoms in your eyes, such as redness, itching or discharge, it is best to switch to glasses and consult your eye doctor as soon as possible.
Is It Okay To Wear Contact Lenses Everyday?
Yes, it is generally okay to wear contact lenses every day as long as you follow the instructions of your eye care provider. It is important to ensure that you take your contact lenses out every night and clean them properly according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Also make sure to replace them according to the replacement schedule given by your eye care provider.
Can Contact Lenses Cause Headaches?
Yes, contact lenses can cause headaches in some people. This is usually due to the lenses being uncomfortable, the eyes not being able to focus properly, or even an eye infection. If you experience headaches while wearing contact lenses, you should consult your eye doctor to make sure that your lenses are properly fitted and that your eyes are healthy.