Why does my right eye keep getting red whenever I put on contact lenses?
I have gotten contacts about a year ago. However these couple of months I have noticed that only right eye is getting red (it looks like a red circle by the coloring) whenever I put on the contacts.It hadn't happened before. I don't know why. I wash my hands before putting them and taking them off. I take my contacts off my fingers. I don't use my nails and it only happens to the right eye. I used only one brand of contact lens this whole year. It is known as Acuvue Oasys.So I don't think I am allergic. I went to the doctor and they prescribed me eye drops, but I don't want to put eye drops every time I put on contacts. I put my contacts once a week and it always happens, only on the right eye. Fist when I take them off, it doesn't look red, HOWEVER after and hour you can see the red veins in my eye. I even tried soaking my lenses into eye solution that cleans lenses, but it still happens on the right eye. PLEASE GIVE ME ADVICE AND HELP ME. Thank you.
For whatever reason(s), a number of people posting on this forum (include me) have had similar problems with Acuvue Oaysis contacts. In some cases, continued wear has resulted in a corneal ulcer. (I switched back to Acuvue 1-day moist, and my red eyes quickly improved.) It's never a good idea to continue wearing contacts that cause redness or irritation. See your eye care provider and consider changing brands. A change in solutions might also help.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.