Glad to see that we have finally made it through all the glitches in the system today....whew!!!!
Ok. Yes. That makes perfect sense. I believe what you are suffering from is contact lens induced keratitis
. The good news? With time, the use of the tear drops, and staying out of your contact lenses, everything should be fine.
While you may not have been wearing your contact lenses "too much" in terms of having them in your eyes for weeks at a time, the time that they were in your eyes was "too much" for the health of your cornea.
I would expect that once your cornea has healed up and returned to normal -- which I am sure that it will do -- that your optometrist will recheck your lens
fit and possibly even switch you to a different type of lens.
If there was a bacterial infection the ophthalmologist would have seen it on her examination and started you on antibiotic drops. From what you have said I don't think you have to worry that you picked up anything from dirty lenses
Does this make sense to you?
Once again please allow me to apologize for all the technical difficulties you had today :(
I will stand by in case you want to discuss this issue further.