Hard contact lenses can be the cause of dark circles on your eyes.
But what if your prescription is good for a good reason?
Here’s how to treat dark circle under your eye.
Hard contact lenses may not make your eyes look dark, but they can lead to more severe problems if you have them.
“The most important thing to do with any prescription is to make sure that you’re taking the right prescription,” said Dr. Lisa F. McAllister, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Emory University.
“It’s really important that you use the right lens for the right eye,” she added.
McAllister said that if you don’t use the proper prescription, the risk of complications could be high.
“You may get a lot of things that are not clear with the prescription,” she said.
Some prescription drugs are not recommended for use with hard contact lens lenses, such as those that contain an anti-inflammatory drug or an antihistamine.
But hard contact has also been linked to eye conditions such as cataracts, keratoconus and macular degeneration, and is even associated with depression and diabetes.
“I have a couple of patients who have a hard contact eye and they have no vision whatsoever,” said F. Scott M. Jones, an ophthalmologist in Atlanta.
“The hard contact is causing them a lot more problems than the prescription is.”
Jones said it’s important to get your prescription checked with a doctor to make certain that it’s not causing problems with the eye.
If the prescription was issued in the past, he said you can also see whether it’s been revoked.
If not, Jones said you may need to ask the pharmacist to check it out.
If you have any questions, contact the office of the eye specialist at Emary Eye Hospital.
The office can be reached at 678-531-5160.
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