What is a contact lens health evaluation?
Annually a contact lens eye health evaluation is done to check for complications associated with contact lens usage. Contact lenses are a Class A Medical device as defined by the FDA. As a result, improper usage of contact lenses can lead to increased risks for eye infections and inflammations. Our office manages complications associated with contact lenses like those listed below. However, a lot of these problems can be prevented through proper maintenance and evaluations on a regular annual and sometimes bi-annual basis. We believe that prevention is the best way to practice medicine.
Contact Lens Health Evaluations
Top Seven Reasons for Red Eyes Associated with Contact Lenses (Source)
1. Giant papillary conjunctivitis
2. Contact lens associated red eye
3. Eye allergies
4. Corneal ulcers
5. Improper contact lens solution usage
6. Poorly fit or defective lenses
7. Dry eye syndrome