Complications of Contact Lens Wear
While contact lenses these days are safe and easy to use, they still carry some risk. This is especially true if they are mishandled, or used improperly. Here are some possible complications of contact lens wear that people can experience:
Dry eyes are a common condition that some people have. This usually happens when the eyes are not hydrated enough, which causes inflammation and irritation.
For people who are prone to dry eyes, wearing contact lenses can make their condition worse, and is one of the most common complications of contact lens wear.
This happens because some types of contact lens prevent moisture and oxygen from getting to the eyes. This usually happens if a person wears their contacts for long periods of time.
So be sure to take out your contacts at the end of the day, and make sure to keep your contact lenses as well as your eyes hydrated.
Contact Lens-induced Acute Red Eye (CLARE)
Contact lens-induced acute red eye or CLARE is a condition most commonly associated with wearing contact lenses overnight. This condition is similar to having sore eyes, and the symptoms are the same.
It is believed that wearing contact lenses overnight can cause inflammation, or it is caused by bacteria that is in the eye.