Eye Lens Problems

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Contact Lens Can Causes Eye Problems

Author: peterhutch

Contact lenses are small plastic discs shaped to correct an eyesight problem such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, or astigmatism. These are called refractive errors. They may also be used by people who have had surgery for cataracts.

Features of Contact Lenses

The lenses are made from different types of materials - soft and rigid - and come in a variety of designs and colors. These include disposable, colored, astigmatic, aphakic, presbyopic and keratoconic lenses. The initial fitting and follow up care are important parts of contact lens usage to give maximum benefits of vision, appearance, comfort and tissue integrity.

An old lens that becomes uncomfortable may be developing deposits on the lens, scratches or nicks in the lens, or problems with the tears lubricating the surface of the lens. People are different with how long a given lens will remain comfortable, and good care of lenses will usually extend the life of a lens. Having to replace lenses frequently due to rapid protein deposit formation or other problems is a good reason to consider disposable lenses.

How to maintain your lenses

Don't leave your lenses lying around. When not in use, store them in the appropriate container with the cleaning solution. A dusty atmosphere and chemical fumes may damage your lenses, if they are left uncovered.

Utmost hygiene must be maintained as contact lenses come into direct contact with your eyes. Always wash your hands before you handle your lenses.

Daily sterilisation of your lens is a must for soft lens users. Sterilisation refers to cleaning of the lenses with the prescribed cleaning solution, which are sold along with the lenses.

Contact Lens Allergy

A common source of allergy is a preservative found in the contact lens solutions. Thimerasol was used frequently as a presevative in the past, but severe allergic problems developed. Now, benzalkonium choride and EDTA are common preservatives found in contact lens solutions. If one develops an allergy or sensitivity to these preservatives, symptoms of allergy (redness, itching, discharge) frequently develop especially when the lens is first inserted, or when rewetting drops containing these preservatives are used.

Soft contact lens helps in surface disorders by preventing recurrent surface breakdowns and by restoration of optical integrity of the surface. The present study is aimed to highlight the efficacy of high hydrophilic extended wear soft lens in the management of surface disorder.

Have dry eyes or problems with the cornea. People who have SjA¶gren's syndrome (a condition that causes a lack of tears and dry eyes) often are not able to wear contacts. People who have chronic or recurrent infections or sores on the cornea cannot wear contact lenses.

The usage of contact lenses may give rise to problems like eye infections, allergic reactions to lens care solutions and deposit on lenses, redness of the eyes, scratched corneas, alteration in corneal shape and structure and abnormal blood vessels growing in the apparently clear cornea. You should consult your eye specialist without delay if there is burning, extreme sensitivity or hazy vision or pain.

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10 Responses to Eye Lens Problems

  1. Animefreak20 says:

    Contact lens and eye problems?
    My eyes can get red all of a sudden even though they don’t itch or feel irritated or anything. When I wear contact lenses, the maximum number of hours I can use it before my eyes start to turn red is around 5 hours.

    Does this mean I shouldn’t wear contact lenses because my eyes are sensitive or because of other problems? I make sure to follow the steps to keep the contact lenses clean and how to use them and stuff but my eyes become dry and red after 5 hours of wearing contact lenses… Please help.

    • Silly Goose says:

      IT might be the solution you are using to clean them with. Try using clear care to clean it over night (make sure to read directions) then use renu to rinse them.

  2. Made In Canada says:

    If you have eye problems and doesn’t wear glasses or lens, do I cure overtime?
    I have eye problems and I can’t get glasses or contact lens.

    I am wondering if the problem cures overtime just like when you have a scar of something.

    Thanks, and don’t say something like “Get glasses!”

    • Drinkin' your milkshake. says:

      I have horrible eyesight, along with astigmatism. I’d be legally blind without contacts or glasses. To put it in better perspective, they gave me bifocals in third grade. No, I don’t think there’s a way to really cure your eyes over time. However, the eye doctor gave me an exercise when I was younger to try and strengthen my eyes. I was told to draw a plus sign on the eraser of a pencil, and I would hold it up without my glasses on and hold it just where it starts looking clear then bring it closer until I saw double. I would do about 10 reps each day and then increase the reps every so often.

      I haven’t done these in years, but at the time, it seemed to help a little. My eyes are way too bad for these exercises to truly make any significant change.

  3. superman1234 says:

    Eye problems wearing contact lens?
    I have night & day contact lenses which I been wearing for 4 straight months with no problem. Until, recently about a week I started to get some blurry vision and some red eye. I took them off and put them in the case with solution overnight and happened again he next day.

    I been using this AMO Complete Moisture Plus which I just found out that it was recalled because of some serious eye infections. I got rid of that and used the opti-free solution product to clean the current contact lens that I was wearing.

    I just threw my current contact lens away and just wearing glasses for now.

    What should I do?

    • missy says:

      i wear contacts…. and go days without takin them out…. which is bad.
      i once wore a pair for weeks and weeks without takin them out and i got a bad eye infection. eye doc warned me that if i dont use my contacts properly… i will not be able to wear them cause i will have damaged my eyes too much.

      make sure ya take them out every now and then and give them a good clean… and change them!

  4. maddie says:

    Eye Problems!! With contact lens?
    I had my contact in my right eye and later on like non-ish that eye got blurry so i put it in my left eye the next day and the same thing happened. Also my eyes are the same and the eye doc told me that it didn’t matter what eye i put the contact in.
    i een took a magnifying glass to look at them and it looked just like the other one!

    • BamaBabe says:

      If you have the same RX in each eye then you can use the same RX for each one but not the same contact. Don’t use the contact you had in your right eye and put it in the left. It is just unsanitary. You should always use a new contact lens for each eye. You may have protein deposits or a tear in the contact lens. Have you tried cleaning the contact lenses? You need to wear a contact lens in each eye or your vision is going to be blurry because you obviously don’t have 20/20 in either eye. Maybe it is blurry b/c you only had one contact lens in.

  5. esdfiasjdf says:

    Accidentally falling asleep with contact lens on, can it lead to eye problems?
    I use soft contact lens, monthly disposables.

    • ILoveMySon! says:

      Accidentally falling asleep in your contact lenses increases your risk of eye infection. You should never intentionally sleep in your contact lenses unless they are the specific material (silicone hydrogel) that is made to do so.
      Throughout the day protein/lipid/inorganic matter deposits are building up on your lenses and this “clogs up” your lenses. They need to be removed cleansed and disinfected before they are suitable to be worn again. Your cornea needs oxygen and if deprived you leave it susceptible to damage and infection. This can get pretty serious and even result in inability to wear contact lenses and loss of vision. Accidentally sleeping in your contact lenses once will not cause any permanent damage…. but it does increase your risk of infection/inflammation.

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