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Contact Lens Intolerance: How LASIK can help

Contact Lens Intolerance: How LASIK can help

Hey there! We all know that contact lenses have been a game-changer for many people when it comes to correcting their vision. They offer much more convenience and comfort than glasses do. But for some, contact lens intolerance can make wearing contacts unbearable. If that sounds like you, don't worry! LASIK might just be the solution you need.

What is contact lens intolerance?

If you're experiencing discomfort, irritation, or pain while wearing contact lenses, you might be suffering from contact lens intolerance. This condition can be caused by various factors such as dry eyes, allergies, improper lens fit, or a reaction to lens solution. Keep an eye out for symptoms such as redness, itching, burning, blurred vision, and sensitivity to light.

What causes contact lens intolerance?

There are several factors that can contribute to contact lens intolerance. These can include:

  • Dry eye syndrome

It's important to note that one of the factors that can contribute to contact lens intolerance is dry eye syndrome. This occurs when the eyes do not produce enough tears, which can cause discomfort and irritation when wearing contacts.

  • Allergies or sensitivities to contact lens solutions or materials

Some people can develop an allergic reaction to the materials used in contact lenses or the solutions used to clean them. These reactions can manifest as itching, redness, swelling, and other similar symptoms.

  • Meibomian gland dysfunction (a condition that affects the glands that produce tears)

Meibomian gland dysfunction can cause contact lens intolerance by contributing to dry eyes, gland blockages, and changes in the tear film.

  • Eyelid inflammation or infection

Eyelid inflammation, also known as blepharitis, can lead to contact lens intolerance by causing a range of symptoms that make wearing contact lenses uncomfortable.

Blepharitis is a common condition that can cause inflammation of the eyelids due to bacterial infection, clogged oil glands, or an overgrowth of normal skin bacteria. This inflammation can lead to redness, swelling, itching, and the formation of crusts or scales along the eyelash line. When blepharitis affects the composition of the tear film, which is essential for maintaining a healthy ocular surface, contact lens intolerance can occur. The tear film is a thin layer of fluid that covers the surface of the eye and helps to keep it lubricated and moist.

How can LASIK help?

LASIK eye surgery reshapes the cornea to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. This can improve vision and reduce the need for corrective lenses. For people with contact lens intolerance, LASIK can provide relief from discomfort and irritation caused by contact lenses.

Is LASIK right for you?

If you’re considering LASIK as a solution for contact lens intolerance, it’s important to determine whether you’re a good candidate. In general, LASIK is a safe and effective procedure for most people, but there are certain factors that can affect your eligibility. We will consider factors such as your overall health and vision prescription to determine whether LASIK is right for you.

Contact lens intolerance can be a frustrating and uncomfortable condition. With LASIK, you may be able to find a solution that improves your vision and reduces the need for contact lenses.

If you’re considering LASIK, schedule a free LASIK consultation today!

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