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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Took off my contact lens. Right eye hurts. Very dry. Not sharp pain but it hurts. What to do? Will i go blind
My 9 year is 20/300 in right eye and 20/20 in left. Will contact lenses help with reading problems? My 9 year is 20/300 in right eye and 20/20 in left. About 3 years age is when i first found out that he was almost blind in his right eye the optic said th
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?
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
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
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