Side Effects Of Using Contact Lenses?
Tonight … actually a way to not be afraid to use contact lenses, what should I do? The thing is I am afraid that if for example the soft lens suddenly enters / pushes it back of the eye … and it says that the contact lens should not be used while sleeping, well, for example, if we faint and when it is using contact lens what will happen? Thank you.
Hello Fiqri, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Contact lenses, especially contact lenses, are indeed quite easy to move or shift during use, especially if you rub your eyes frequently while using them, but as long as you keep the lens 'wet' during use, do not sleep for long and do not rub your eyes, generally very rarely contact lenses can shift by itself.
It should also be understood that a shifted contact lens can never enter the back of the eye because the eye is covered by a clear membrane (conjunctiva) that covers the part of the eyelid and then 'folds' forward and protects the front of the eye so that contact lenses are not possible can pass this layer and get behind the eyeball.
When using contact lenses, it is not recommended to use also during sleep, because during sleep, this lens can dry out and eventually stick to the cornea or the conjunctiva under the eyelids and if done continuously can cause irritation to the eye.
When you faint, the conditions are similar to when you are asleep, and have the same risk when using contact lenses while asleep, but it should also be understood that lenses that do not align themselves to the eye or are left behind on the inside of the eyelids can be removed (either done alone or by a doctor) so it is not a very scary thing.
However, if you really want to use contact lenses, it is highly recommended to consult with an ophthalmologist to determine whether you really need it or not, and learn how to use and care for contact lenses properly and correctly before deciding to use them.
I hope this helps.