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Contact lens intolerance explained in a new blog post

/EIN News/ — St. Louis, June 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — St. Louis, Missouri –

St. Louis, MO-based Brinton Vision has published a new article that aims to help readers learn more about contact lens intolerance. Since many might assume that contact lenses are as reliable as other corrective methods, the clinic would like to explain why this may not always be the case, and they point out that people who develop contact lens intolerance may still have other alternatives available.

The article begins by stating that the clinic sees contact lenses as a reasonable, albeit temporary, vision correction solution. Although they may not offer as many benefits as the LASIK procedure, for example, many may prefer contact lenses to glasses for certain reasons (such as maintaining a glasses-free appearance and finding easier to engage in an active lifestyle). However, people should be aware that they will likely discover that their beloved contact lenses may no longer be viable at some point.

As the article explains, “Most people who wear contacts eventually run into problems. They can use their trustmark successfully for many years, and then boom! that he reacts badly to contact lenses. This is called contact lens intolerance (CLI), and this neglected problem can be a real problem with alarming consequences. In this article, we will explore the contact lens intolerance, including symptoms, causes, treatment options, and alternative procedures such as LASIK and other vision correction options.

Typically, ICL occurs as a result of prolonged wear, but it can also be caused by prolonged contact lens use, poor contact lens hygiene, and even deposits on the contact lens. Since contact lenses are a foreign body, the eyes may begin to reject them and symptoms manifest as excessive tearing, redness, pain, dry eyes, burning or stinging sensation, etc. Where the wearer was once able to use contact lenses without issue, they may no longer be able to use them without a significant amount of discomfort and pain. While it is true that severe cases of MCI have been known to lead to infections, corneal abrasions and more, the clinic clarifies that people should not conclude they have this specific condition just because they experience these symptoms as they can be caused by a number of conditions. The correct answer is always to take reasonable precautions (such as temporarily stopping contact lens wear) and seek the advice of an ophthalmologist.

A wearer may return to glasses during this time, but since CFI can be caused by several factors, it is advisable to seek diagnosis and treatment at the same time. To help with this, the clinic says they should also bring their contact lenses with them when visiting the eye doctor.

“Lens intolerance is common,” explains Brinton Vision, “due to the unique characteristics and anatomy of the eye. The cornea is the only part of the human body that takes oxygen directly from the air, rather than indirectly via the lungs. Wearing contacts places a barrier between this oxygen and the surface of the eye. For this reason, contact lenses are generally designed to allow oxygen to enter the lens, but a accumulation of bacteria, oils, dirt and the like can prevent oxygen from reaching the cornea.

Notably, the clinic says the vast majority of contact lens wearers can expect to experience CLI at some point. However, they can also increase their likelihood of experiencing it sooner by adopting poor lens hygiene, which Brinton Vision says is unfortunately quite common. The article says, “According to a survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 50% of contact lens wearers report not following contact lens care instructions from their ophthalmologist. Additionally, most contact lens wearers reported at least one habit that would be considered poor contact lens hygiene.

A list of examples of such habits can be found in the full article, and Brinton Vision invites their community to read it to understand how they can maximize the longevity of their contact lens use. People concerned about their eyes can also contact the clinic staff to schedule an appointment with an experienced ophthalmologist.


For more information about Brinton Vision, contact the company here:

Briton Vision
Jami Brinton
[email protected]
Briton Vision
555 N New Ballas Rd Ste 310
St. Louis, MO 63141

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