Contact lenses are a non-surgical means of correcting vision problems. They are convenient and used by many people, although some people experience issues with their contact lenses.
Experiencing discomfort while wearing contact lenses is common, and these discomforts are associated with the following:
Experiencing one or more of the following means that you have contact lens problems.
The discomfort you may experience include:
This is an allergic reaction, developing from the contact lenses. It causes excess mucus production, itchiness, lens intolerance, redness of the eye, and discomfort. You can treat these problems using anti-allergy and steroid drugs and stop use of the contact lenses for a while.
A mechanical injury occurs when you damage the contact lens yourself. This causes discomfort and may damage the cornea. This may require immediate medical attention.
You may have experienced a painful corneal ulcer due to a bacterial infection. Corneal ulcer usuallyoccurs in people who wear contact lenses while sleeping or swimming or from unhygienic practices. If you do not treat corneal ulcers, it could lead to loss of sight.
This complication mostly occurs due to an insufficient supply of oxygen to the cornea. You may develop this condition due to excessive wearing of contact lenses. However, people using the new design of contact lenses such as silicone hydrogels rarely experience this problem. The condition may lead to corneal neovascularization, and if it develops to the acute stage, it may cause a person to stop wearing their lenses.
You may experience this problem when you wear your contact lenses too much. It causes eye pain,redness and dry eyes. To stop the discomfort, you would have to stop wearing the contact lenses for a while.
This condition is usually a serious one and may lead to loss of sight. It occurs due to poor hygienic practices. Microbial keratitis requires immediate medical attention as it is considered an ocular emergency and is the most severe problem caused from wearing contact lenses.
The symptoms include redness of one eye, watery eyes, acute eye pain, and sensitivity to light. It may result in a corneal ulcer, which may lead to permanent loss of vision due to scarring of the tissues. Microbial keratitis may be due to contamination of the contact lens from water-borne acanthamoeba while swimming or taking a shower. It is usually challenging to treat and may cause blindness.
At our clinic, we offer treatment for contact lens problems and treatments that eliminate the need for contact lenses.
Laser eye surgery is one of the treatments that eliminate the need for contact lenses and prevents the problems associated with wearing contact lenses. Laser eye surgery is a simple, permanent, and quick procedure that gives life-changing results.
If you undergo laser eye surgery, it enhances your vision permanently, and you won't have to deal with changing your contact lenses everyday.
The surgery lasts for about 15 minutes.
Laser eye surgery recovery usually takes only 24 hours.
The surgery is performed on a healthy organ, so you need to consider this before undergoing surgery.
Compared to non-surgical treatment, the upfront cost is more expensive, although, we offer a 0% interest payment plan and free consultation, which makes the surgery more affordable. On a long term basis a patient does not need to continuously pay for contact lenses which may be more financially beneficial.
Like every other surgical procedure, laser eye surgery has potential risks, but you can avoid them by choosing an experienced surgeon to perform the laser eye surgery.
To avoid contact lens problems and enjoy the freedom on waking up in the morning and being able to see, you can contact Optimal Vision on 0207183 3725 to book a free consultation for laser eye surgery.
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