Contact lenses are a safe and effective way to correct vision problems. If your contact lenses are causing you any discomfort, you should visit your eye care specialist right away to find out what’s causing the issue.
What to Know
Contact lenses are only safe if you adhere to the guidelines given to you by your eye doctor for proper care and handling. Failure to follow these guidelines can contribute to the following issues:
Stinging, burning, itching and other types of irritation.
Excessive watering and redness of the eyes.
Sensitivity to light sources
Unusual eye secretions
Feeling like there’s a foreign body in the eye
Dryness of the eyes
Why Contact Lens Discomfort Occurs
There are many possible reasons for contact lens discomfort. Perhaps your lenses are a poor fit or you have dry eyes, which means your eyes aren’t properly lubricated. People with dry eyes may experience irritation when wearing contacts. In other cases, environmental allergens, such as pollen or dust, can stick to the surface of the lenses and cause discomfort. The only way to know for sure what’s behind your contact lens discomfort is to consult Vienna Eyecare Center for a comprehensive eye exam.
What to Do About Contact Lens Discomfort
It’s crucial that you have your eyes checked promptly to rule out a more serious underlying problem. Sometimes, a minor contact lens irritation, if overlooked, can turn into a more serious problem, so it’s important to address it right away.
With our skills, experience and high-quality products and services, including corrective eyeglasses and ortho-k, Vienna Eyecare Center can deal with your contact lens discomfort. We’ll identify what’s causing it and nip it in the bud so you can enjoy a lifetime of clearer, healthier eyesight.
Experience professional, customized eye care service from Vienna Eyecare Center. We serve Fairfax, Reston and Tysons Corner, VA. Call us today at (703) 938-7633 or fill out this form to schedule your appointment.