Yes! Because you can avoid a corneal ulcer, which is caused by a bacterial infection of the cornea. Extending the life of your weekly and monthly lenses, and wearing them for too many hours are often the culprits. A corneal ulcer is a painful open sore on the clear front surface of the eye thatContinue reading “Are Daily Disposable Contacts Worth the Extra Cost?”
Symptoms include red eye, foreign body sensation, pain, sensitivity to light, watering, and blurred vision.
When the cornea does not get enough oxygen, there is corneal hypoxia. This is the most common complication of contact lens wear, especially extended-wear lenses. The cornea has no blood supply of its own, so it gets oxygen only from tears and directly from the atmosphere. Sleeping in or overwearing your contact lenses reduces theContinue reading “When your eyes don’t breathe”
Did you know that sleeping in your contact lenses, over-wearing your contact lens, and not cleaning/disinfecting your contact lenses properly can cause a corneal infiltrate? Bacterial exotoxins are responsible for whitish/gray anterior stromal infiltrates in the cornea. They are usually round, well defined, and small, ranging in size from 0.1mm to 2.0mm. There are oftenContinue reading “When Contact Lenses Cause Problems”
Did you know that if you over-wear your contact lenses and develop a bacterial infection, a corneal scar can develop? This can permanently affect your vision.