Wear contact lenses for too long and eye irritation

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 07/10/2018 - 19:33
Country
Vietnam
Age
17
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?

I use Refresh Tears - lubricant eye drops for my contacts

Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

I wear contacts and glasses

Question

 

 

Hi,

I wear my contacts for more than 12 hours and my eyes are extremely irritated, although I use lots of artificial tears already.

What should I do to care for my eyes?

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

 

 

You are wearing contact lens for a long time and this can cause severe dry eyes. Contact lens can cause hypoxia to corneal epithelial cells that why You should take off your contact lens for few days and use preservative free lubrication every 2-3 hours and give time for your eye to rest and heal.

You should think about refractive surgery as an alternative to contact lens.

 

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