Laser Vision Correction

7 Reasons why I stopped wearing contact lenses

By March 11, 2020 March 17th, 2020 No Comments

Author: Dr Val Phua MBBS, MMed (Ophth), FRCOphth, FAMS

Contact lenses were my go to alternative to achieve clear vision without glasses until i realised what i was doing to my eyes. Here are 7 reasons why I stopped wearing contact lenses.

  1. They require discipline with cleaning.
  2. They are inconvenient to put on each day.
  3. They are expensive and are a recurring cost.
  4. They can cause severe eye infections.
  5. They can cause severe eye allergies.
  6. They can cause droopy eyelids.
  7. They do not correct astigmatism unless they are toric lenses.

I wanted to be glasses free for a majority of my day and contact lenses were just not working for me. I underwent laser vision correction many years ago and it is one of the best decisions I have made to date with no regrets.