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Can contact lenses cause blindness?

Can contact lenses cause blindness?

Not really: Contact lenses are to correct the vision not to blind the person. If contact lens wearer develops a corneal ulcer then it may lead to problems. Corneal ulcer which is an infection could lead to scar, infection inside of the eye ball or corneal melt then it may effect the vision or blindness. ...Read more

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Dr. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more


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Is it possible that contact lenses cause blindness?

Is it possible that contact lenses cause blindness?

Not likely: Contact lenses cannot cause blindness. Uncommonly an infection can be associated with contact lens use, and rarely, this could lead to loss of the eye. This almost never happens. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could blind people wear contact lenses?

Please tell me, could blind people wear contact lenses?

Yes: But they cannot see out of them. Rarely cosmetic contact lenses are used by blind people who have unsightly eyes. Although wearing sunglasses is used more frequently for this purpose. ...Read more

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Can a person blind in one eye wear contact lens in the seeing eye?

Can a person blind in one eye wear contact lens in the seeing eye?

Yes: But make sure your good eye is really good. Get regular check ups and follow ups. ...Read more

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Took off my contact lens. Right eye hurts. Very dry. Not sharp pain but it hurts. What to do? Will i go blind

Took off my contact lens. Right eye hurts. Very dry. Not sharp pain but it hurts. What to do? Will i go blind

See a doctor: You can treat the dry eyes with lubricating eye drops, systane or refresh, but you really should have you eyes and contacts looked at. ...Read more

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My right eye is blind and its color (blue) makes me shy as people are always staring. What kind of contact lens do I need to match with the other eye?

My right eye is blind and its color (blue) makes me shy as people are always staring. What kind of contact lens do I need to match with the other eye?

Several options: You can get ordinary color contact lenses which might match the normal eye. If that does not work, then there are custom lenses which can be an almost exact match. As a last resort a scleral shell can be created by an ocularist if there is room for it. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could ortho k lenses cause blindness?

Please tell me, could ortho k lenses cause blindness?

Unlikely: You will be given a schedule of recurring appointments, and hopefully instructed to watch for signs of problems. The most signficant problem is infection under the lens, and the next most is corneal surface breakdown. These can be recognized and treated. Ortho k can be useful but is unfortunately short term, with regression towards the previous power over time. ...Read more

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Could ortho k lenses cause blindness?

Unlikely: Ortho k is a sort of a way for optoms to get into the eye power changing game which really is dominated by the more effective lasik. It puts a hard contact lens that is too flat onto the eye, pushing it back to remold it. This is of course a bit uncomfortable. There is a tiny risk of corneal breakdown and/or infection but monitoring is generally good. Lasik is a much better option. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision is a symptom in which a person loses some or all ability to see, either in one or both eyes. Loss of vision can be temporary or permanent, and ...Read more