Can excessive eye dryness cause contact lenses to break and not pull out? What exactly is the cause?
Before we clarify the cause of lens breakage, let’s talk about its dryness. I believe we are not unfamiliar with the terms hydration and water content. A high water content also means that the daily contact lens is softer and more comfortable for the eyes to wear for short periods of time and for outdoor activities, but it also means that the contact lens itself needs more water.
What is the difference between high and low water content in contact lenses?
The reason why high water content is only suitable for daily disposable lenses is as mentioned above, the contact eye itself has a higher water requirement, so when the contact lens loses water it will be replenished directly from the tears, thus causing dry eyes.
Is contact lens dryness sticking to your eyes?
The most common cases of contact lens moisture loss are wearing them for too long and in a cold room for a long time, which will not only cause a lack of oxygen to the eyes, but also discomfort due to dryness. The cold room itself is a dry space so contact lenses will lose their moisture even faster. If you concentrate and blink less, your eyes will be dry to the point where there is a risk of your contact lenses sticking directly to your cornea, just like a suction cup on a wall. If you insist on removing your contact lens, it may tear off your cornea and cause permanent damage to your vision.
Sleeping without removing the contact lens may also cause the contact lens to dry out and stick to the eye. The eyes normally rely on air to replace oxygen and produce tears when they blink. But when you sleep, you don’t blink, so your contact lenses will continue to dry out in your eyes, eventually causing the risk of sticking to them.
Still using beyond the contact lens cycle
The high water content of daily disposable lenses can leave protein deposits on the contact lens, and the soft contact lens can be easily damaged or even broken.
They are not suitable for cleaning, so high water content contact lenses will not be used for long periods.
Not only daily contact lenses but also biweekly, monthly, and even longer contact lenses should not be used for more than the prescribed period, as contact lenses are already counting down their life from the time they are opened to the air.
Cut your contact lenses with long fingernails
Be sure to pay attention to your nails when wearing contact lenses, if they scratch your contact lenses and cause cracks, you should replace them. Don’t keep rubbing your eyes because they are itchy after wearing your lenses, as this can also cause your contact lenses to break. If the lens does break inside your eye, don’t panic or be afraid that the pieces you can’t find will run inside your eye, because they don’t run to the back of your eye. So don’t try to keep turning your eye or keep fishing with your hand, this will scratch your eye instead, it’s safest to ask a professional to evaluate and assist you, don’t ignore the seriousness to save money or convenience.
This article is just some advice on contact lenses, if you have other questions you can consult the freshlady team.