Improper handling of contact lenses can bring microbial bacteria and germs into your eyes. If infected with bacteria, this can lead to fatal visual disturbances to blindness, and in rare cases death. For this reason, hygiene is the price to pay.
Bacteria and germs can enter the contact lenses you use through unclean hands when wearing contact lenses. Germs can easily pass from your hands to contact lenses. Or maybe when you wash your contact lenses under tap water directly, it can also contaminate the contact lenses. In addition, the place of contact lenses that are used too long can be a medium for microbial growth.
Dangers When Using Improper Contact Lenses
When microbes are lodged in contact lenses that are to be used, eye disorders will appear, including:
When contact lenses are contaminated with microbes, the development of these microbes will occur in the eye along with the active use of contact lenses, if these microbes have developed, the occurrence of keratitis can no longer be avoided. In a severe degree this keratitis can lead to blindness. The microbes that often cause keratitis come from the Pseudomonas and Acanthamoeba types. Naturally, these two microbes are usually found in many watery places, including bathrooms. And one thing to remember, a watery and humid place is the best medium to increase the growth of bacteria and germs.
2. Contact Lenses Torn in Eyes
Incidents like this usually happen a lot when you use contact lenses while sleeping. When sleeping, contact lenses will crust around in the eye and risk breaking inside. This is of course dangerous, not only that, when using contact lenses while sleeping, these lenses can dry out, because they don’t get enough oxygen and water content. And when you try to remove dry contact lenses, what happens is they can break in the eye. For this reason, before removing contact lenses, you should give contact lens liquid drops so they don’t break.
3. Irritation and Red Eyes
Irritation and redness of the eyes are the most common hazards to contact lens wearers in an inappropriate manner. This is caused as a result of dust and prolonged use. For that, to avoid irritation, it is better to use lenses according to the period of use. If it doesn’t really matter, it’s better to remove contact lenses. In addition, pay attention to the cleanliness of your hands and the objects you use to store contact lenses.
That’s the dangers that can occur when the use of contact lenses is not appropriate. Eyes are a window to the world, when disturbance occurs in the eyes, it will certainly make it difficult for you to see. In addition, looking beautiful and attractive does not mean putting health problems aside. Naturally beautiful, is actually beauty that comes from within.