Are Daily Disposable Contacts Worth the Extra Cost?

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?”

Corneal Pannus

Corneal pannus is the growth of fine blood vessels onto the clear corneal surface. The treatment depends on the cause. For instance, a common cause of corneal pannus is a poorly fit contact lens.   Also, pannus can occur if the contact lens does not allow enough oxygen to the eye.  Contact lens may need toContinue reading “Corneal Pannus”

When Contact Lenses Cause Problems

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”

Contact Lenses Cause a Scar

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.

When Contact Lenses Cause Inflammation

Sometimes contact lenses can cause inflammation of the cornea, with an accompanying bacterial infection.  The white dot shown on the cornea above is an infiltrate, caused by bacterial inflammation.  Symptoms can range from mild discomfort, feeling like there’s something in your eye, tearing, and redness, to severe pain, light sensitivity, and decreased vision.  Corneal infiltratesContinue reading “When Contact Lenses Cause Inflammation”