Contact Lens Intolerance Conshohocken & Philadelphia PA

Could My Contact Lenses Be Irritating My Eyes?

Some patients are unable to comfortably wear contact lenses. This may be due to dryness or an allergy to the contact lens material. Contact lens patients should be examined annually to ensure the continued health of their eyes and the appropriate fit and prescription of their lenses.

Patients who wear contact lenses should always remove lenses before bed and replace their lenses at the designated intervals to prevent infection. Proper cleaning of hands and lenses is critical in preventing infection. Furthermore, contact lenses must never touch water, such as in the shower, pool, or hot tub.

A contact lens wearer should seek ophthalmic care immediately if any redness, pain, light sensitivity, or decreased vision occurs, as this could indicate a serious, sight threatening condition.