So many people around the world wear contacts. Contact lenses have brought about a revolution in eye wear and vision, but there are so many problems that the wearing of them could cause. Even diseases and infections are caused by their improper use. The problems have fortunately been recognized over the past few years. The lens structure and the excessive production of tears can lead to infections. It all starts with itching and rubbing of the eyes. This is normally not noticed by lots of users as they think that itching and rubbing is a very common problem during the initial use of contact lenses. But they don’t realize that too much of this could cause infection such as keratitis.
When the lens is worn, it tends to change the corneal structure of the eyes interiors. This is how one’s eye sight tends to become clear on wearing lenses. But over use of the lens could do just the opposite. The eye tends to get excessively red and tear formation exceeds limits. The lens that is used at that point of time should not be used again and especially not on the other eye (which may not be infected) as the infection could spread. The infection could also spread by hand and touch which is another great disadvantage. This infection, in rare cases, could also lead to vision loss. That is the most drastic side effect of this disease. This disease is caused due to microbes. Many researchers have tried to find cures and preventions for keratitis infection. But this usually affects people who have been wearing contact lenses for a long time. To counter this infection it is advised to buy the solutions you use from a medical store that is trusted. The solution should be freshly made. People have the tendency to make their own home made solutions thinking it might be more fresh and easy on the cost. But it is advisable not to do so as the cleanliness, hygiene and effectiveness of preparation differs in solutions made in the house and those in labs.
It has been found that one of the main and careless causes for this infection is contact with germs while swimming. When someone swims with their contacts on, water tends to seep into the eyes and stagnates in the lens. This water could contain chlorine or other germs eventually leading to eye irritation. Some of the types of keratits infections could also be fungal in nature when it comes to water borne infections. Pain in the eye can be a common way of knowing that keratits is on its way. To prevent such an infection it is best to keep your eyes clean and wash them with plenty of water. Regular cleansing is highly mandatory to prevent any infection. Next, wear the lenses only for the stated period. Excessive use of a single pair of contacts could also cause keratitis. Hence keep your eyes clean and have an infection free sight!