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How Contact Lenses Can Cause Eye Irritation

How Contact Lenses Can Cause Eye Irritation

One of the most concerning problems that can result from wearing a Daily Contact lens is eye irritation. When a contact lens stays bothersome, it is usually an indication that you should consult your eye doctor to see if there is a problem with the lens itself, an infection or if your contact lens prescription has changed.

Woman holding a single contact lens

What Causes Eye Irritation from a contact lens? 

Eye irritation from a contact lens can range from mild discomfort to extreme pain and can have many causes. A poorly fitting contact lens can irritate your eye with every blink. This can mean that your contact lens prescription has changed and that a new and better fitting lens is needed.

Wearing your lens for too long can also cause eye irritation. This is especially true of hard or gas permeable lenses. Allergies are a major cause of eye irritation from a contact lens. Pollen or other allergens can become stuck under the contact lens causing irritation and discomfort.

Eye infections can also lead to eye irritations from a contact lens and further damage if not treated immediately. Failure to clean a contact lens properly can lead to deposits forming on the lens and resultant eye irritation.

What are the Symptoms of Eye Irritation from a Contact Lens?

There are many different symptoms of irritation from a contact lens (https://www.webmd.com/eye-health/contact-lens-problems#1.)

Burning or itching or a feeling of “grit” or sand in the eye can all occur from a problem with a contact lens. Pain in the eye from contact lens eye irritation is another serious symptom as is photophobia, redness and abnormally increased tearing.

Call EyeWorks in Lumberton and Benson

If you are experiencing eye irritation from your contact lens call us for an immediate appointment at our offices in Lumberton & Benson. For an appointment at our Lumberton office located at 2800 North Elm Street Lumberton, NC call us today at 919-894-2001. For an appointment for eye irritation from a contact lens at our Benson office located at 303 E Main Street Benson, NC 27504 call 919-894 2001.

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Closed

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