Contact Lens Irritation
CL irritation can be caused by variety of factors such as dryness, environment, wear time and lens material. While most people adapt well to CL right away, some people may feel slight irritation which resolves as the eye gets used to the sensation of CLs. However, in some cases, patients may not adapt to CL wear. In some cases, contact lens irritation can persist and may cause other symptoms such as foreign body sensation, burning, itching, tearing and redness. This may indicate that the patient is having an allergic reaction to the contact lens, not enough oxygen being transferred through the contact lens, eye infection or CLARE. If your contact lens irritation is not improving, then please visit our clinic so one of our optometrists can assist you with this issue.