Contact lenses are one of the most popular ways of correcting vision without glasses. However, despite their immense popularity, contact lenses do come with several risks and drawbacks that patients should be aware of – especially if you rely on your contacts from dawn until dusk.
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If you wear contact lenses, it’s important to routinely clean them according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and make sure you do not wear them longer than the specified amount of time. Otherwise, your eyes are at risk of irritation or infection.
Some of the most common symptoms of eye irritation include:
If any of these symptoms occur while you are wearing contact lenses, remove them immediately. If the symptoms persist, contact your eye doctor. Do not throw away the contact lenses; Dr. Khanna may use them to determine what caused your condition.
Apart from infection and irritation, some of the other problems caused by improper contact lens use can include:
With careful use and supervision by an experienced ophthalmologist, contact lenses can be a valuable option for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. However, many of our patients want to not only avoid the risks that come with excessive contact lens use, but also be completely free from reliance on eyewear of any kind.
If you have further questions about LASIK, please contact The Khanna Institute today or call (888) 339-8143 to schedule a free screening with our experienced Los Angeles LASIK surgeon, Dr. Rajesh Khanna. We serve patients in Beverly Hills, Westlake Village, and surrounding areas of Los Angeles, California.