4 doctors weighed in:

Can contact lenses cause blindness?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Thank
Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

If you had a complication of contact lens wear such as a severe eye infection, then blindness is a rare possibility.
Always follow your eye care provider's contact lens wear recommendations.

In brief: Yes

If you had a complication of contact lens wear such as a severe eye infection, then blindness is a rare possibility.
Always follow your eye care provider's contact lens wear recommendations.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
48 years in practice
55M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors