Can You Get Aquaclear Contact Lenses Without a Medical Provider?
Posted On August 7, 2021
People who get their lenses from a medical provider are more likely to be allergic to them, according to a new study.
The findings, which were presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, suggest that people who receive a medical prescription may not be as sensitive to the chemicals used in contact lenses as they might think.
“There is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to get your lens safely,” said Dr. Robert T. O’Donnell, an allergist at the Cleveland Clinic who was not involved in the study.
O’Donnell is not an allergists expert, but he was one of the first researchers to test the safety of a medical lens.
His study, published in the American Journal of Allergies and Asthma, showed that patients who got their lenses in person from a pharmacist were slightly more likely than those who got them at a pharmacy to be more sensitive to some of the chemicals that make up contact lenses.
O’,Donnell was a member of the team that developed a vaccine for the common form of contact lens allergy called contact lens-induced asthma.
In his new study, O’Brien, who works at the Mayo Clinic, looked at data from the first two years of the new vaccine, and found that among those who received the vaccine, there was a slight but statistically significant increase in the proportion of those who were allergic to the lens-antimicrobial compound in the vaccine.
“In the past, we have used this vaccine to see whether people who had asthma and had a medical history of it, and were getting lenses from their doctor were at increased risk for developing it,” O’Donoghue said.
“We found there was no difference in risk for these people.
But we did see that there was an increased risk of developing it in people who didn’t have asthma.
The data were very clear that it’s not safe to use this vaccine.”
The vaccine O’Doneghue used for his new vaccine didn’t protect against all types of contact lenses that are used to treat asthma, but it did protect against the drug-resistant form of the disease, which is common in people with contact lens allergies.
“What we’re looking for is a vaccine that’s just enough to prevent all types, but not enough to make you completely allergic,” O’donna said.
The vaccine will need to be administered over a period of time, but O’nell said that it could be administered before and after the vaccine is administered.
The study is just the latest in a series of studies that have shown that people with asthma who get lenses are more sensitive than those without asthma.
For example, a 2011 study found that people without asthma were more likely in general to have an allergy to the substance in the lenses than those with asthma.
O’done said that this study showed that even though people with other conditions may have a lower likelihood of developing contact lens allergicness, it still is a risk factor for the disease.
O’done noted that the findings suggest that if people are getting their lenses through the doctor, they should not be worried.
“There is nothing in the data that indicates that these are the worst-case scenarios,” he said.
“The more you get your lenses, the less likely you are to have contact lens reactions,” O’son said.
O’tones findings also suggest that some people may not get enough information about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine from the doctor.
“It’s a bit like having a new car,” he added.
“You know it’s going to be safe, but you’re not going to have it in 30 days, and you’re going to drive a lot to get it.”
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