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Using monthly disposable contact lens. Having eye infection, redness, dry eye. Stopped using lens. Advice?

I am using monthly disposal contact lens for many years. I recently suffered from eye infection. eyes become red can see the never very clearly kind of fungal or bacterial infection . so i stopped using lens for a month now. But my eyes are not like normal before always feel dye eye and not burning sensation. please advice.
Asked On : Sun, 4 Nov 2012
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Hello Mr.Anandanandhann,

You have developed , Contact lens irritation. Symptoms of Contact lens irritation are dry eyes, blurring of sight, and a constant feeling that there is something in your eye.

You probabaly have been using your lenses for longer than recommended or not cleaning your lens properly.

Any kind of negligence, letting the lens dry out, failing to wash your hands before placing the lens or not rinsing them properly in solution causes discomfort and irritation.

Eye infections caused by the bacteria by contact lenses can potentially be quite serious. If left untreated, an eye infection could even be sight-threatening.

You need to stop using your contact lens for an extended period of time.
Change the type of contact lens you have been using.
Have your refraction (Power) checked.
Could also consider laser eye surgery as a permanent solution to contact lens discomfort.

Hope your query has been answered.
Answered: Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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