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Contact lens-related infections in Bronx

Corneal diseases can be devastating to a person’s eyesight. One eye condition that negatively impacts the cornea and is common among people who wear Bronx contact lenses is Keratitis. It’s very important that patients with symptoms should see their eye doctor as soon as possible.

Keratitis is the inflammation of the cornea. There are different types of Keratitis. Bacterial Keratitis is generally very common and is the most common type of infection among people who wear Bronx contact lenses. It is an infection of the clear front portion of the eye called the cornea. If keratitis isn’t treated, it could scar the cornea and could lead to serious vision problems. Therefore, Keratitis should be treated by a professional eye doctor as soon as possible. Some common symptoms of bacterial Keratitis include: blurred vision, eye pain, redness of the eye, eye discharge, light sensitivity, and excessive tearing. People who wear contact lenses have a greater risk of developing but people who don’t wear contacts are also at risk. One of the most common reasons that contact lens wearers get the infection is because they failed to either clean, wear and/or store the contact lenses properly. For this reason, it’s very important to following the instructions of the eye care professional as to how to wear, clean and store contact lenses. They need to be properly cleaned and disinfected. They also need to be stored properly. The contact lenses need to be cleaned properly with the lens solution and rinsed properly with water. In addition to things that should be done; there are things that should not be done. Sharing non-corrective contact lenses should not be done. Sharing contact lenses places the contact-lens wearer at a high risk of developing Keratitis. The best way to prevent it is to avoid sharing contacts and to properly care for and maintain the contact lenses and contact lens case.

If you have symptoms you think are from your Bronx contact lenses, don’t hesitate. Contact our office right away. We’ll schedule your appointment with our eye doctor for an evaluation right away.

390 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 220-6060

Bronx Contact Lenses

Contact lens-related infections in Bronx

Bronx contact lenses

Bronx contact lenses

There are many good reasons for wearing Bronx contact lenses, both cosmetic and practical. But here at Urban Eyes, we also want you to be aware of the possible drawbacks, the chances of which can be greatly minimized with proper care and attention. We’re referring to contact lens-related infections, including keratitis. By paying attention to hygiene and environmental conditions, you can cut down on the risks of an infection.

It is vital that your hands are clean whenever you handle our Bronx contact lenses. Equally important is the way in which you clean them. Soaps that contain lotions, perfume, or oils can be a problem since those substances can easily transfer from your hands to the lenses. Use only lint free towels to dry your hands. Makeup should be removed at night before you take out your contacts. And you should put your contacts in each morning before applying makeup. Use only recommended solutions for cleaning our Bronx contact lenses. Never use water, not even bottled water, as it can have some bacteria in it that may get into your eyes. Also, don’t use saliva to clean your contacts, as it contains a host of bacteria that are good for your mouth, but not good at all for your eyes. You can get proper cleaning solutions from us or from most drug stores. It’s also worth noting that extended wear lenses create a higher risk for infections than other types. The most common contact lens-related infection is called keratitis. It affects your cornea. Blurred vision, eye pain, excessive tearing, severe eye redness, sudden sensitivity to light, eye discharge, or a feeling like you have something in your eye are all possible indications.

If you notice any of the listed symptoms, or anything unusual, call us right away and schedule an examination. We want you to have a problem-free experience wearing our Bronx contact lenses. And that includes helping you to avoid contact lens-related infections, as well as treating them if they do occur.

390 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 514-7003