SMILE as a Solution for Contact Lens Intolerance

Konrad Filutowski, MD

Konrad Filutowski, MD

Say Goodbye to Contact Lens Intolerance

Contact Lens Intolerance can cause day-to-day variance in your eye sensitivity. One day, your contact lenses may feel perfectly comfortable, and the next, they may be causing you to undergo pain and discomfort all day.

Contact Lens Intolerance can be caused by numerous problems, including: allergens in the environment, wearing the wrong contact lenses, and improper contact lens care or poor lens hygiene. Allergen particles can collect on contact lenses, leading to itchy and irritated eyes. Certain lenses may prevent enough oxygen from reaching the eyes, also resulting in pain. Neglecting to clean contact lenses properly or as often as they should be can also contribute to eye irritation or worse, infection.

Solutions for Contact Lens Intolerance

There are plenty of ways to simply manage the symptoms that come with Contact Lens Intolerance and one way to eradicate the issue entirely.

To keep the symptoms under control, it is vital to first make certain that your contacts fit your eyes’ needs. This can often mean trying different types and brands of lenses to find the best fit.

It is also essential to ensure that you clean your contacts as thoroughly and as frequently as you are instructed. You will need to always be prepared with your contact solution and anything else you would need to clean your lenses at the first indication of any irritation, soreness, or inflammation.

On the other hand, the hassle of contact lenses and the pain of Contact Lens Intolerance can be avoided entirely by removing the need for contacts altogether with laser vision correction.

Eliminate Contact Lens Intolerance with Laser Vision Correction

SMILE (SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction) is a great path to take to eliminate Contact Lens Intolerance. Millions of people have regained clear vision through this method, which is the newest form of laser vision correction and also the fastest-growing.

SMILE is a different vision correction procedure than LASIK, which you are likely more familiar with.  SMILE is a bladeless and flapless procedure that is less invasive than other laser vision correction options. Because no flap is created with SMILE, and because the incision is so small, no flap complications can occur. The procedure is quick, and it takes very little time to heal.

SMILE corrects nearsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia (thru monovision). Many people who are not candidates for other options of laser vision correction procedures are able to be treated with SMILE. Another positive is that the eyes begin healing immediately after the procedure has been completed and most activities can be resumed within a day to a week of the treatment.

Taking the Step to End Contact Lens Intolerance

The journey toward healthier eyes begins with realizing that you don’t have to endure the discomfort of Contact Lens Intolerance any longer. Schedule a virtual or in-office consultation with one of our counselors to find out if SMILE is the right choice for you, and end your Contact Lens Intolerance for good.

Contact lens intolerance can affect your vision and overall eye health. To learn more about contact lens intolerance or to schedule a consultation, please contact us at 407-333-5111 or click here.

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