Your contacts have given you clearer vision, and that's their job, providing you with comfortable vision. From time to time you’ll find that they aren’t doing their job correctly. But why does this happen?
Here are some common reasons why your vision has become blurry, hazy, or cloudy while wearing contacts.
- Debris: One of the most common reasons why your vision might become cloudy or hazy is the build-up of debris on your contact lenses. The best way to check this is to remove your lenses and use your glasses to compare vision with and without the lenses. If your vision is better with your glasses, then most likely your contacts are dirty. Contact lenses can accumulate protein build-up, which can make you feel like your vision is cloudy. Keeping your lenses clean using products specifically designed for contacts to ensure your vision is at its best.
- Movement of your contact lens: For contacts to work correctly, it is important that your contacts are in the center of your eye. If contacts are moving around on your eye, it is possible for them to cause blurry vision. If you experience your contacts moving around a lot, an eye doctor might need to adjust the fit.
- Dry contact lenses: Dryness can be uncomfortable and cause blurry vision. Use professional grade eye drops specifically made for contacts to keep your eyes lubricated and your vision clear.
- Change in vision: With age, your eyes change, and you may experience blurry vision while wearing contacts as a result. If you wear contacts, you should have an eye exam every year to be certain your prescription is working. If you experience drastic changes in vision clarity, see your eye doctor immediately. Sudden changes in vision could indicate inflammation, cataracts, or eye infection.
Experiencing Blurry Vision?
If you are experiencing blurry, cloudy, or hazy vision, it’s probably time for an eye exam. It is important to take care of your eyes so schedule a consultation today at Atlantic Eye Consultants with Dr. Delianides.