Contact Lens Pain

Contact lenses can predispose wearers to Corneal Ulcers, which can be sight-threatening.ย  The annual risk of corneal ulcers from extended-wear contact lenses is 1 in 1,000, which equals 1 in 20 over 50 years.ย  Any wearer with eye pain should remove the lens immediately.ย  If the pain hasn’t gone away in 1-2 hours, they should seek care immediately, even if it means going to an E.R.ย  The pain may just be from a simple Corneal Abrasion, which can be diagnosed in urgent care and most primary care settings, but it could be much worse.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: