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September 22, 2006 2:51 PM Subscribe
My Bigoted Left Eye: Have you successfully treated your contact lens intolerance, and how?
posted by lunalaguna to health & fitness (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
After 18 years of blissful contact lens wear, I've developed an intolerance to contact lenses in my left eye. For the past three months, I haven't been able to wear contacts for more than a couple of hours without experiencing severe irritation. My left eye is usually red and sore for days after attempting to wear contacts.
I've been seeing an opthamologist, but I'm starting to run out of options. He feels the intolerance is caused by dry eye, but switching to more breathable, moisture-rich contacts hasn't helped. I had my tear ducts plugged earlier this week, but it hasn't helped. I'm running out of brands to try (my very strong prescription and steep cornea limit the kinds of contacts I can wear). Laser eye surgery is not a viable option for me financially, and for several reasons wearing glasses significantly impacts my quality of life.
If you've experienced lens intolerance, did you find anything that works? Are there other reasons I could have developed lens intolerance besides dryness?