Accent Eye Care Eye Infections and Disposable Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are easy to use but are susceptible to eye infections. Keratitis is the most common infection caused by wearing contacts. It is an infection of the cornea, the transparent part of your eyes. This infection can develop if you have terrible contact lens habits like wearing contacts at bedtime or wearing contacts that do not fit.

Daily disposable lenses are best if you are a first-time user because you can always carry a spare pair whenever you need them. They are lenses that you can use and discard daily. Asides from the cost of paying for a large number of lenses, you may need to consider the eye infections that disposable contact lenses can trigger. Some of them include.


If you wear contact lenses, you are more disposed to contracting keratitis, an infection of the cornea, the transparent part of your eyes. It is also called a corneal ulcer, caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungi.


it is a bacteria or virus in the thin membrane covering the white part of your eyes. Users of contact lenses are susceptible to contracting it.

Acanthamoeba keratitis

It is an eye infection that affects the cornea that leads to pain and visual impairment caused by a microscopic organism called acanthamoeba found in air, water, and soil. Although this infection is rare, it is more common with contact lens users, whether disposable or not.

If you suspect that you have an eye infection occasioned by the use of disposable contact lenses, consult your eye doctor. It could be an infection that requires urgent treatment to avoid blindness. Do well to bring your contact lens to the appointment as this could give your doctor a clue to the likely cause(s) of the infection.

For more information on disposable contact lenses and likely eye infections that they may occur, contact Accent Eyes, and someone will be available to counsel you.