How to Handle with Bloodshot Eyes While Wearing Contact Lens ?
Nowadays, more and
more people are accustomed to use contact lens. But they are encountered with
all kinds of discomforts as well, generally common symptoms such as foreign
body sensation, dry eyes, etc. On most occasions, those symptoms could be
relieved through wearing for less time and taking more rest. However, the
bloodshot eyes are usually caused by inappropriate wearing and attention must
be paid to. Here let us learn something about how to handle with bloodshot eyes
while wearing contact lens.
If the bloodshot eyes
are not relieved for a long time and even have the symptoms such as sore eyes
and lacrimation, then there is possibility of causing diseases such as
conjunctivitis. If you are neglectful and careless in the aspect of hygiene and
sterilization in daily life, there is possibility of causing bacterial
infection and eroding the cornea, which lead to a variety of inflammation. In this
case, you must immediately stop wearing the contact lens and consult the
doctor. According to the doctor’s diagnosis, targeted treatment should be
Bloodshot eyes might be caused by contact lens friction as well, which is
relatively common while wearing contact lens for the first time. If the foreign
body sensation is strong and you wear the reverse side of the contact lens, it
will cause the abrasion to the cornea, which would lead to the bloodshot eyes
and swelling. In this case, you need to stop wearing contact lens for some time
to let the symptoms be relieved. If symptoms persist and worsen, you need to go
to the hospital as soon as possible.
If you wear the
contact lens for too long time, it will affect the corneal breathing, and make
the cornea oxygen deficit and congestive. If the oxygen deficit exists for a
long time, it will cause regenerative vascular reaction. The oxygen
permeability of the contact lens is closely related with the parameters such as
material and thickness. You could try to select the silicon hydrogel contact
lens or short-period disposal contact lens.
Another point that is
often overlooked is too small base curve will cause bloodshot eyes as well.
This is because too tight adsorption of the contact lens causes pressure to the
eyeball and obstructs the blood supply to the eyes, which would lead to the
over-fatigue of the eyes. In this case, you could change the brand and product,
and find a suitable base curve.
Through the above
method, the problems of bloodshot eyes could be solved to a great extent. If it
doesn’t get better, you could consult the doctor for specialized treatment.