First time problems with Contact Lenses

 

 

Submitted by Elaine on Fri, 11/22/2019 - 03:29
Country
United States
Age
16
Gender
Female
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?

PVA Artificial Tears

Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

Polymacon contact lenses from Geo Medical

Question

 

 

Hi,

I started wearing new contacts from geo medical today. Last night I cleaned them with peroxide contact solution and let it sit for 8+ hours. I washed my hand thoroughly with anti-bacterial soap and ensured my hands were dry, free of soap, and free of lint.

Upon inserting my contacts, my left eye was fine but my right eye was instantly irritated. Throughout the day, each time I blinked, pain shifted from the inside of my top eyelid, the inside of my bottom eyelid, and the outer corner of my eye.

Sometimes I wasn't able to feel any pain or the contact. After removing the contacts, my eyelids and the inner corner of my eye is sore and my vision is blurry in a small section that keeps moving around. I checked my eyes to make sure there were no foreign substances.

In addition, I have vivid blood vessels that move as I move my eyes and found white discharge in the corner of my eye just a couple minutes ago. I'd like to know if these symptoms indicate something serious or if I can treat it myself.

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

You have to check the contact lens for any damage or deposits on its surface. Also as a first time wearer of contact lens you might accidentally scratch your eye with your finger while you try to wear contact lenses.

Don't wear your contact lens now and use lubricant eye drops frequently for example every 2-3 hours. If you have red eye, blurred vision and eye pain you have to visit your optometrist or your eye doctor just to be sure there is no abrasion on your eye or infection.

 

 

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