And another thing I see more times than I
should, is a patient who comes in with a red eyes. Their eyes are irritated, blood shot.
They have a lot of things going on and I ask them; you don’t have your contact lenses in
do you? Oh, yes I do. If you have red eye or an irritation, it’s very important to take
your contact lenses out. It’s another reason why you should have a back up set of glasses
to your contact lenses. Red eye can mean a lot of things. If you’re really sensitive
to allergies, it could be as simple as that but if you have an infection in your eyes
you could be doing more damage by leaving your contact lenses in and denying your eye
oxygen. Then originally if you had just taken them out to begin with it could be just be
doubling up the damage so to speak. Take your contact lenses out, let your eyes breath,
carry a back up pair of glasses with you and then call the doctor because you could possibly
have an eye infection. You could possibly have a corneal ulcer. It could be a variety
of thing, all of which are unpleasant. So, just be sure to heed the warning, take your
contact lenses out, and call the doctor.