Frequently asked questions on common eye infections associated with wearing contact lenses.
What can cause contact lenses-related eye infections?
While contact lenses are safely worn by many, there is a risk of developing eye infections. Factors that contribute to an infection can include:
- Use of extended-wear lenses
- Reduced tear exchange under the lens
- Environmental factors
- Poor hygiene
How can I avoid getting an eye infection due to contact lenses?
Below are some of the most common eye infections associated with wearing contact lenses.
What are corneal ulcers?
What are the symptoms of corneal ulcers?
- White spot on the cornea
- Blurry vision
- Light sensitivity
How are corneal ulcers diagnosed and treated?
What is Contact Lens Induced Acute Red Eye (CLARE)?
What is the treatment for CLARE?
What is Contact Lens Papillary Conjunctivitis also known as Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC)?
What are the symptoms of GPC?
What is the treatment for GPC?
Your optometrist may prescribe eye drops to control the inflammation. Once under control usually a different type of lenses will be prescribed.
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