i've gone blind – contact lens trouble
Wore my lenses for 20hrs straight yesterday on a very long ride.
Woke up this morning and my left eye refuses to focus
Anyone else had this, and will my vision come back?
Yes and yes, got very badly ‘snowblinded’ driving down through France one year, always wear shades and don’t over do it in bright light.
I eventually gave them up given half the time i was wearing them I was on snow, or water or riding and had to wear shades anyway.Posted 4 years agoneilc1881Subscriber
Get it checked out, had similar trouble and the eye would feel itchy then throb when trying to focus after a few days of trying to man up I was sent to Hereford eye unit and told I had an infection which can result in permenant loss of sight. Now I tend to wear goggles on gopping wet rides which does look daft.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
I think the eye gets used to focussing with the lenses after such a long period, and takes some time to re-adjust after the lenses have been taken out.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve heard of a corrective system where you put a hard lens that’s corrected for your eyes in at night and sleep with them in, then take them out in the morning, and your eyes should then have good vision during the day, the cornea having been re-shaped overnight.ratadogSubscriber
I think the eye gets used to focussing with the lenses after such a long period, and takes some time to re-adjust after the lenses have been taken out.
This is certainly true for the hard lenses – not sur eif they still have these as abandoned them many years ago.Posted 4 years agoT666DOMSubscriber
As an optician my advice without looking at you face to face is to get any sudden loss of vision checked out ASAP you won’t be ‘snow blinded’ as mentioned above but it could be a variety of problems from totally reversible to permanent sight loss.
May be over kill but you only get the one set
Once again Eye CasualtyPosted 4 years ago
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