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    Eye Allergy to Contact Lens Solution?
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    JBahmiller posted:
    Has anyone had an allergic reaction to contact lens solution develop?
    I've been having problems with my contacts lately and I think I have figured out some of the problem. I'm just not sure how to figure out the best solution.

    I wear disposable lenses. With the last set I opened and wore them all day at work (Friday). I took them out and was fine. Then I wore them on Sun for 1/2 day and my eyes the next morning were crazy red. After thinking about it, the difference was the solution that I used. So I tried a different solution. I rinsed the lenses and placed them overnight in a new solution. Put them in yesterday for 1/2 day and this morning they were crazy red again.

    Am I trying the right thing? Or is there a better way to try to solve this problem? I really enjoy wearing contacts, but I'm thinking that I may not be able to do so anymore. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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    Gatorgirl2012 responded:
    Yes! I've been wearing contacts for years and never had an issue like this but what you're describing is very similar to what I experienced as well: itching and burning, goopy eyes, swelling. Even after I take them out my eyes feel scratched and irritated.

    I called the doctor and he did say that it sounds like something, I don't remember what, but a reaction to the solution that's causing the inside of my upper eyelid to basically break out. He said that it goes away in a few weeks but to change solutions to a hypoallergenic type like Aosept.

    I'm taking a break from the contacts for a while to keep the irritation down. Hopefully this helps you!


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