Contact Lenses Properly Fitted?

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on October 1, 2014

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Just how important is it to have your contact lenses fit properly? Many people do not realize the whole point of contact lenses is for them to contact your eyes. If your contacts do not fit properly you could experience a host of symptoms. You may feel that the lens becomes increasingly uncomfortable the longer you wear it. Another common side-effect is the feeling of something in your eye, or as if your eye has a scratch. Stinging, burning, itching, irritation and other eye pain are symptomatic of a poorly fitted contact.  Other symptoms include blurriness, excessive tearing of the eyes, redness, dryness and sensitivity to light.  Sometimes it can just be allergies. However, if you experience any of these symptoms regularly, it’s possible your contact lenses aren’t fitting you properly and a visit to your eye doctor could be beneficial.  Poorly fit contact lenses can be harmful to your cornea.

The Risk of Contact Lens Intolerance

If you wear poorly fitted contact lenses for too long, there’s a good chance you’ll develop an intolerance to contact lenses.  Contact lens intolerance can develop to the point where someone isn’t able to wear contacts for more than a few minutes, and is therefore forced to wear eyeglasses or undergo laser vision correction.

If you suspect you may have contact lenses that don’t fit you properly, there are two things you can do. The first would be to visit your eye doctor to get a proper fitting. The second would be to ask your ophthalmologist about laser vision correction to find out if you’re a good candidate for LASIK.   If you are interested in learning how to get out of contacts please call us or email us to set up your free LASIK consultation.