I am asking about my eye problem here because I am not able to see my optometrist anymore, having no insurance to pay for my visits.
Earlier this summer, I had a protein buildup on my eye from wearing my contacts too much. I was given FML Forte and another eye drop (I cant remember its name) and took it until the buildup cleared.
I wanted to wear contacts again and when I tried, my eyes became irritated and inflamed, teary. I went back to the eye doctor, and was given new drops, called Zylet.
My eyes have improved, with little to no irritation, and I tried a new pair of contacts and they felt fine, taking them out I had no eye irritation, and even a few days after my eyes were clear.
Then the irritation and redness randomly appeared again. I hadn't worn my contacts in days and yet my eyes became red. Not watery or otherwise agitated, but red as did the skin when you pull down your eye.
I went back to the eye doctor, used the Zylet again, and it worked - my eyes felt fine, normal, great.
Then... the redness appeared after I stopped using the Zylet. I had not worn my contacts in almost a month.
I do not know why this problem keeps happening, and I would really just like to wear my contacts. I thought the problem was irritation from my contacts but it keeps recurring despite my disuse.
Does anyone have any idea what this could be?
Both of my eyes are affected.