Sunday, 6 December 2015

3 Types of Contact Lens Related Redness: What does it indicate?

It is not an easy task for a manufacturer to attain ISO and other medical certifications. Contact lenses that boast quality tags are tested for the health & safety before being penetrated into the market for mass-consumption. Yet, if you observe painful experiences/discomfort with your lenses or develop eye sores; the probable factor is either negligence towards meticulous contact lens cleaning or frequently skipped eye exams.

1. Redness after Wearing Contact Lenses

If you have been wearing contact lenses for years without any notable discomforts then the redness is most probably due to your eye sight getting weaker. If the redness is accompanied by stress, strain, watery eyes or over-loaded eye lids; plan an immediate meet-up with your eye care professional. Sometimes redness also occurs due to a change in the brand of contact lenses. If you have dry eyes syndrome, you should always take a strict note of the water percentage in your soft contacts. Try using eye drops that are compatible to be used with circle lenses.

2. Redness or Eye Sores underneath the Eyelids

This happens because of an ill-fitted contact lens. People with astigmatism or certain other diseases need to have their eyes tested because of their special contact lens needs. A loose contact lens that keeps rotating/sliding/dislodging may cause abrasion over the surface of the cornea. On the other hand circle lenses with too tight base curve compromise the oxygen need that may result in stuck contact lens or eye sores if you continue to wear them every day despite noticing the discomfort.

3. Redness after Removing Contact Lenses

If redness is observed after removing circle lenses, the culprit behind is, your incompatible or expired contact lens solution. Sometimes even the best pharmacy-made solution loses its efficacy before even meeting the expiry date because of the misuse. The preservatives and the enzymes that kill the bacteria and are involved in the breakdown of lipids and proteins from the surface of lenses, evaporate when you leave the bottle opened. If you notice these symptoms upon removing contact lenses, then take no second chances- better switch to a multi-purpose disinfectant immediately.

Colored circle lenses that are ISO certified and KFDA approved, minimize the risk of CLIDs. Despite being medically safe for consumption by patients, circle lenses need careful and delicate handling. If the redness persists, accompanied by painful stinging; remove the lenses instantly. This happens due to protein build-up or bacteria accumulation that might have transmitted through dirty/un-cleaned contact lens case. Always replace your cases every 3 months! Only wear authentic genuine Korean circle lenses & schedule timely replacement. You can get a new pair of lenses but not a new pair of eyes!

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