Contact lens intolerance causes millions to suffer through ongoing pain whenever they try to wear their lenses. Studies show that millions of people have such severe irritation that they develop an intolerance and continual pain whenever they attempt to wear contact lenses. Our patient Tiffany was experiencing these issues. She told us, “I have been suffering from contact lens intolerance for several years, I couldn’t finish the day without taking my contacts out to give my eyes a break”. She’s just like millions of other contact lens wearers. The ongoing pain caused by inflammation (not to mention the impact of dust and allergens) can make wearing contacts a burden. She also fell victim to the common habit of regularly falling asleep and forgetting to take out his contacts.
Contact Lens Intolerance Can Become a Chronic Condition
For many people, contact lens irritation has morphed into an intolerance where they feel dry eye, irritation, and pain constantly when wearing their lenses. Approximately forty percent of wearers say the worst symptom is dry eye, which feels like the eyes have little to no tears or lubrication. It is caused by a lack of sufficient oxygen getting to the eyes as they are covered with contact lenses for hours at a time. Over time, this can cause damage and scarring to the cornea. Tiffany said, “I have had many days of discomfort, irritation, and just overall frustration with wearing contacts. I always knew I wanted LASIK, but during my consultation with Dr. Goel, he turned me on to SMILE.I really liked that with SMILE I could go kickboxing the very next day”
There is Help for Sufferers of Contact Lens Intolerance
The SMILE treatment uses a precise laser to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism, making it a viable option for millions of contact lens sufferers. SMILE is quickly becoming the standard in laser vision correction with more than four million people have had their lives transformed with SMILE. In fact, Dr. Goel believes in SMILE so much that he performed SMILE laser vision correction on his family members. SMILE is a minimally invasive approach to laser vision correction that has helped many patients correct their vision and avoid the symptoms and struggles associated with contact lens intolerance. SMILE is fast, taking less than thirty seconds from beginning to end, and allows for quick recovery. Most patients are back at work, without restrictions, the next day. With SMILE, patients see immediately, and most people can kiss their contact lens irritation bye-bye. Tiffany had the procedure and gave us an update, “It’s one year later, and I am seeing 20/15, better than perfect vision, and my eyes have been great ever since! The only regret I have is not getting the procedure sooner as it has changed my life!”
You, too, can stop the pain of contact lens irritation and take control of your lifestyle. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Goel and find out SMILE is the best option for your contact lens intolerance. 410-888-2020