Potential Side Effects and ConsequencesContact lenses do come with their side effects although many are minor and manageable. There is a low risk of complications to vision especially if proper care is not maintained.
- Dry eyes
- Allergic Reactions
- Eye inflammation
- Hazy vision and swelling due to decreased oxygen, scratches, or infection with the cornea
Reasons contacts may not be a good fit for you
- Lack of motivation or commitment: To properly use contact lenses, you will need to properly follow the cleaning and care instructions prescribed by your optometrist to avoid infections. Some find this troublesome and opt for the ease of glasses. Another alternative is daily disposable lenses that can be thrown away at the end of the day without cleaning.
- Certain medical conditions such as allergies may make contact lenses uncomfortable or hard to maintain