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How LASIK Can Help People With Contact Lens Intolerance?

Lots of people who need glasses prefer to wear contact lenses instead. In fact, wearing glasses is not only a cosmetic concern, but also restricts your field of vision, and may be an impediment in an active lifestyle.

Why do people develop contact lens intolerance?

Even though contact lenses provide a much better solution for better vision than glasses, some people develop redness and irritation of the eye following use of contact lenses. The symptoms can range from dry itchy eyes, to acute redness and watering, making the contact lenses both, uncomfortable, and practically unwearable. This is called Contact Lens Intolerance.

What are the causes of contact lens intolerance?

Contact Lens Intolerance can result from misuse, over use or improper care of contact lenses, or due to an underlying medical condition like dry eye or eye allergies. Either way, the person with contact intolerance is unable to wear contact lenses, especially for extended hours.

In such a case, there are only two options left:

  1. To wear glasses instead of contact lenses, which is often not acceptable

  2. Get refractive surgery, popularly called LASIK, for vision correction.

How can LASIK help people with contact lens intolerance?

LASIK offers a safe, effective and permanent solution for refractive errors, be it myopia, hypermetropia or astigmatism. In other words, LASIK means you will not need your glasses or contact lenses for perfect vision. In fact, LASIK is ideal for patients with contact lens intolerance and can help them by providing them better vision without glasses, permanently.

LASIK offers the perfect solution for people who wear contact lenses, and can really help patients with contact lens intolerant because:

  1. No more wearing contact lenses every morning. No long process of cleaning and wearing, and taking off lenses.

  2. No need to look for your glasses every morning so you can find your contact lens paraphernalia: lens, solution and mirror.

  3. No need to carry all the contact lens accessories when you travel or go out.

  4. No threat of infections.

  5. No symptoms of contact lens intolerance, no more juggling contact lens wear time, contact-lens “holidays” and multiple eye drops to combat symptoms of contact lens intolerance.

What are the advantages of LASIK over regular eye glasses and contact lenses?

LASIK , and its newer variants including Femto LASIK, SMILE and Contoura Vision LASIK all remodel the cornea (the transparent, outer layer of eye) in order to make sure that the light rays entering the eye are directly focused on the retina, removing the need for spectacles or contact lenses. This procedure is carried out by a trained refractive eye surgeon, using a very sophisticated laser machine. The obvious advantages of LASIK include:

  1. The LASIK surgery is completely painless, safe and effective, and means that you get rid of your eye glasses and contact lenses with ease.

  2. Easy post-operative period and very quick vision recovery

  3. If you want to join the military or police force which requires 20/20 or 6/6 unaided vision, LASIK is a much better option for you.

  4. In case your lifestyle involves a lot of time outdoors, or if you play any sport or swim regularly, LASIK can actually be a life changing decision for you.

  5. You will be surprised to know that LASIK proves to be cheaper than a lifetime of glasses or contact lenses.

  6. LASIK gives a tremendous boost to your quality of life and confidence levels because of the freedom from glasses and contact lenses.

LASIK can help patients with contact lens intolerance, indeed, LASIK provides the perfect solution for them. They can have perfect 6/6 or 20/20 vision, without ever having to wear contact lenses which can cause sore, itchy and red eyes. Indeed, for this subgroup of patients, LASIK is not only the only treatment option for freedom from glasses, but also the safest, and the most effective option.


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