Thursday, July 19, 2012

Contact Lenses Complications

Contact lens complications are infrequent but can be troubling. Advances in contact lens materials have allowed for improved comfort and corneal health for contact lens wearers. However, despite improvements in lens design and materials, complications with contact lens wear still exist.

Corneal infections or ulcers are among the worst complications associated with contact lens wear. Over-wearing or sleeping in contact lenses can increase the chance of infections. Corneal ulcers can potentially leave a scar which may permanently reduce a person's vision. 

Giant papillary conjunctivitis is a reaction of the conjunctiva, the membrane lining the inner surface of the eyelids, which can cause bumps to form, resulting in discomfort and fluctuating vision with contact lens wear. This is thought to be caused by an allergic reaction to contact lens solutions or the deposits that form on contact lenses over time. 

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common reasons that people drop out of contact lens wear. People who normally have marginal dry eye syndrome can have a significant increase in dryness symptoms with contact lens wear. 

A properly fitted contact lens, along with the proper care regimen, can help avoid most or all of these potential complications. For more information on contact lenses or to schedule an eye examination for contact lenses, call us at 800-325-3937, visit D’Ambrosio Eye Care or

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