Contact Lens Related Issues

Contact lenses are used by many of us and it is the next alternative to eyeglasses. It is important to have good contact lens hygiene or else you may get eye infections such as keratitis.

How do I know if I have an eye infection?

  • Blurry vision
  • Unusual redness of the eye
  • Eye pain
  • Tearing or discharge from the eye
  • Increased light sensitivity or the sensation of something in your eye
  • Seek immediate medical attention

What can I do to reduce the risk of contact lens related eye infection?

  • Change your lens case every time you open a new multi-purpose solution bottle
  • Discard the previous night multi-purpose solution, clean and turn over the lens case and air-dry your case
  • Do not wear for more than 8 to 10 hours a day, if possible bring spectacles and a contact lens case with you
  • Avoid use in “dirty” environment such as camping
  • Never wear contact lenses in the presence of a red eye
  • Sleeping in your contact lenses
  • Avoid using extended-wear lenses
  • Good hygiene

It is important to have your eyes examined regularly to determine if your eyes are still healthy enough to continue contact lens wear. Book your appointment with us for a comprehensive eye examination.