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Contact Lens Complications

May 2, 2014 | Leave a response

Contact lenses are a wonderful way to correct refractive error (need for prescription vision correction) and have changed many thousands of individuals’ lives. They do however require very special care and attention to prevent complications that can be sight threatening.Soft lenses are much more popular than rigid (hard) lenses because of their easy comfort. It’s important to limit wear time to 8 hours or less per day if possible; this allows the cornea to ‘breath’ and recover. Symptoms of overwear include discomfort, redness and frank pain on removal of the lenses. Overwear also makes the eyes more susceptible to infection, a sight threatening complication.Cleaning and care of contact lenses is crucial to safe use. Remember that this includes ...

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