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 andÂ problemsÂ including:
- Pink eye
- Eye infections
- Corneal abrasions
- Corneal ulcers
- Eye irritation
In some instances, contact lenses have even led to irreversible damage including blindness.
TheÂ FDA page on contact lens risksÂ identifies signs of potential problems include:
- Excess tearing or other discharge
- Unusual sensitivity to light
- Itching, burning, or gritty feelings
- Unusual redness
- Blurred vision
If you experience any of these symptoms while wearing contact lenses, remove them immediately and contact theÂ New York City ophthalmologistsÂ atÂ 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.
TheÂ New York City eye surgeonsÂ atÂ Kelly Laser CenterÂ are pleased to offer a wide range ofÂ vision correction surgeryÂ 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 ourÂ eye surgeonsÂ 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, pleaseÂ contactÂ the experienced eye surgeons atÂ Kelly Laser CenterÂ to schedule an initial consultation today.