Contact Lens Overwear
Contact lenses are a magnificent method of vision rectification and are a great option to spectacles, yet patients should keep in mind that they are also clinical gadgets. Similar to other medical or clinical treatments, usage of these items may run the risk of complications or undesired conditions.
Most contact lens-related problems include either diminished oxygen levels getting to the cornea or hygiene issues with the lens. By sticking to the recommended usage, replacement and cleaning guidelines, contact lens wearers can effectively avoid complications in most cases.
Complications brought about by a reduction in oxygen flow to the cornea can bring a loss in corneal sensitivity, and may result in the inability for the patient to feel foreign objects under the lens. Other complications that are brought about by inadequate lens care and poor cleaning habits can result in a higher risk of eye diseases and infection; a few such cases can be serious, and may even lead to loss of vision.
People who wear contact lenses daily for a prolonged length of time (years) are liable to contract Contact Lens Overwear syndrome, which shows up as signs of chronic eye redness, itching, pain, dry eyes, intolerance of contact lenses and blurring of vision. Any inadvertent injury to the cornea then leads to poor corneal healing or scarring.