Hello and thanks for your question. Are you available to chat?
Are your eyes sensitive to light when they are red?
What brand of contacts do you wear?
acuvue oasis for astigmatism
they are a brand new order also.
I suspect that you have what is called contact-lens induced keratitis. This can happen in contact lens wearers whose corneas become irritated by the bacteria in their tear film and the toxic products these bacteria produce. These bacteria are normally found in everyone's tear film (or layers of tears that coat the eye). However, this isn't a common thing seen in the general population, because many people don't wear contact lenses. The contact lenses tend to be effective trappers, keeping these bacteria and their inflammation-inciting toxins trapped against the cornea, causing the cornea to breakdown and succumb to inflammation and infection. The very first step in treating this is to refrain from using the contact lenses for at least a week, but sometimes it requires being out of them for even 2-3 weeks. However, in most patients, this isn't enough to make it go away. Most people will then require and antibiotic/steroid combination drop to help encourage the infection and inflammation to go away. To that end, I would recommend visiting your ophthalmologist to get a complete exam and to get the medicine you need for this--unfortunately you can only get this medicine with a prescription from your doctor.
Does that make sense?
Is it possible to only get this condition in one eye because my other eye is never affected this way when I'm wearing contacts.
Absolutely. The eyes are often asymmetrically affected by problems such as this.
Do you have any other concerns or questions about this topic?
No, and thank you.