Contact Lens Risks

According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), contact lenses pose several serious risks to the health of your eyes. The FDA has documented contact lens risks and problems including:

  • Pink eye
  • Eye infections
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Eye irritation

In some instances, contact lenses have even led to irreversible damage including blindness.

The FDA page on contact lens risks identifies signs of potential problems include:

  • Discomfort
  • Excess tearing or other discharge
  • Unusual sensitivity to light
  • Itching, burning, or gritty feelings
  • Unusual redness
  • Blurred vision
  • Swelling
  • Pain

If you experience any of these symptoms while wearing contact lenses, remove them immediately and contact the New York City ophthalmologists at Kelly Laser Center.

Alternatives to Contact Lenses

Contact lenses have improved the vision of millions of people for a number of years. Offering a less cumbersome alternative to glasses, many people have switched to contact lenses for their increased convenience. However, due to the safety risks of contact lenses, finding a permanent solution that frees you from prescription eyewear is often most beneficial.

The New York City eye surgeons at Kelly Laser Center are pleased to offer a wide range of vision correction surgery procedures. Working closely with you, we can help you determine the surgical procedure that will free you from contacts and help you avoid the associated risks.

Options for vision correction surgery include:

Based on your unique needs and ultimate goals, one of our eye surgeons can help you find the solution that is most suited to meet your needs.

If you live in New York City, Long Island, Manhattan, or surrounding areas of New York State and would like to learn more about freeing yourself from the burdens and risks of prescription eyewear, please contact the experienced eye surgeons at Kelly Laser Center to schedule an initial consultation today.