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.

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