I got a corneal ulcer/bacterial infection from sleeping in my contacts. It was horrible I was on fortified antibiotics(vancomycin & cephazolin) unable to work and in an IMMENSE amount of pain. It healed, they said 100%. They said wearing contacts was totally fine. 2 weeks later after I got off of the steroids and everything I double checked w the doctors and they said go for it! And that my cornea is healed. I do. For 3 days and then the infection came back! New contacts (acuvue), new saline, new case, washed my hands a million times and wore for less than 8 hours.
So most people think so just let your eye heal don’t wear contacts? No, I work with kids (early toddlers) and it’s so hard to wear glasses around them all of the time. And second of all wearing glasses really impacts my confidence (even though I like my frames!!)
I’m wondering should I consider lasik? Should I wait 3 months and just do dailies? I’m TERRIFIED of the thought of never being able to wear contacts again and being stuck in contacts. I’m worried I won’t even qualify for lasik bc of my cornea issues (it was nowhere near my vision though). I’m scared… I’m ordering dailies just in case but how do I do this safely???? How can I be sure my eyes ok to wear contacts?
I’m obviously not going to just listen to what ppl say online and run everything by my doctor I just want y’all’s experiences if you have any. This has been so hard I haven’t worked since and am finishing up my second ROUNDS of antibiotics and steroids.