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Contact Lens Complications

  • Eye abrasionThis is a “scratch” on the surface of your cornea resulting from a poorly-fitting contact lens, foreign material under the contact lens, or overwear. The treatments include antibiotics and possible patching of your eye. Infection may result from this condition.
  • Eye UlcerThis is the most severe complication of contact lens wear. In this condition trauma or contamination to your cornea from the contact lens, results in an infection. This may require hospitalization for treatment and can lead to extensive corneal scarring. Corneal transplant surgery may be required to regain good vision. Although very rare, it is possible that you could lose an eye from a severe corneal ulcer.
  • Eye conjunctivitis In this condition, there is itching, lens intolerance and redness while wearing your contact lens. Treatments include discontinuing lens wear for a period of time, switching lens types, switching solutions and application of lid hygiene.
  • Eye AllergiesYour eye becomes red and irritated in response to the cleaning and/or storage solution. It is most often seen with soft contact lenses and is usually a reaction to the preservatives in your solution. Treatment includes changing to a different solution and storage method as directed by your eye care professional.
  • NEOVASCULAR ISSUESWhen the eye has a lack of oxygen to the surface, blood vessels may grow into you cornea. This is rare with new highly oxygenated materials. Your doctor will look for this at every visit.
Face Shape Guide
Square face
Round face
Oval face
Heart face

A square face has defined angles and balanced lines along the forehead, chin and cheeks. An oval or round frame will complement these strong features and soften them.

The width and height of a round face will be roughly similar. In order to elongate and play down the fullness of the cheeks, select a frame with strong angles and straight lines.

An oval face is defined by higher cheekbones and a chin that is narrower than the forehead. Frames that sweep upward complement the cheekbones and slim down the jawline.

A heart-shaped face has a long, pointed jawline, with the chin being the smallest feature. Over-sized frames complement this shape and balance out the forehead and narrow chin.