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My eyes are sore after using contact lens. Why?

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Published At November 29, 2016
Reviewed AtJuly 4, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I accidentally put a daily contact for astigmatism in my eye, but I do not have astigmatism. I took it out right after because it really hurts. But, my eyeball is still sore. Could it have caused damage?

Answered by Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

This could be due to corneal irritation caused by ill-fitting of contact lens. Please do not worry. Discontinue contact lens and use lubricating eye drop frequently. It will resolve by tomorrow. If it persists, then consult a local ophthalmologist. There could be mild corneal abrasion. In that case, the doctor may prescribe you an antibiotic along with NSAID eye drop (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug).

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal
Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)

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