33948 Contact Lenses
Our Optical Outlets practice helps patients improve their vision through the use of both eyeglasses and contact lenses in 33948. Based on a complete eye exam by our doctor and the use of the highest quality lenses our patients overwhelmingly enjoy clear vision in their contact lenses with no problems. However, some contact lens wearers do develop problems including eye infections primarily from improper use or care of their lenses.
Keratitis is the most common infection from wearing contact lenses in 33948. It is when the cornea, the clear, front part of the eye becomes infected. In some cases, it can scar the cornea, affecting your vision. If the cornea is severely scarred, the patient may need a cornea transplant to have clear vision again. There are a number of things that can cause a contact lens-related infection including the use of extended wear lenses, sleeping in your contact lenses, microbe build-up in the yes, herpes virus, bacteria, fungus, improper cleaning of contact lenses.
Symptoms of infections due to contact lenses in 33948 include blurry vision, unusual redness of the eye, pain, tearing, light sensitivity, and the feeling that there is something in the eye. These infections can be avoided through proper maintenance of the lenses including cleaning them often and rubbing them when cleaning the lenses as well as using the recommended cleaning solutions. Wear your lenses according to our doctor’s instructions and give your eyes occasional breaks from contact lens use. Sleeping in most contact lenses will irritate the eye and can cause abrasions and infections of the eye and should be avoided. Change your lenses as often as recommended. Our practice uses the highest quality lenses available and we recommend that you continue using those lenses when reordering. If a problem arises contact our office and see the doctor as soon as possible.