Post # 17
Thanks for the advice, ladies (and everyone else who commented). I actually went home yesterday because my eyes were so dry. I also had a headache and ear ache, among other things. I called the eye doctor yesterday, and they couldn’t give me a really good answer. She also said it was unnecessary to see me since it sounds like an allergic reaction to my solution because it doesn’t happen when I put brand new out-of-the-packet contacts in. I am wearing my glasses today and will be picking up some different solutions today to try. If I am successful, I will just use those. If not, I will end up going in.
Post # 18
@megz06: this happened to me when my contacts were expired LOL
if this is not the case, I would check with your doctor
Post # 19
@megz06: It could be nothing– could be. I’ve had times when I’ve accidentally scratched my eye trying to put a lense in. Or my eyes were just exhausted and needed sleep and a contact break.
However your eye doctor should be more sympathetic to this. Is the solution you have been using the same as what they provide at the office? You might check and see if they could recommend a hypoallergenic solution (if such a thing exists).
Post # 20
@megz06: The same thing happened to me (not pregnant though) and mine is related to allergies in general. I have GPC which I think stands for Giant Pappillary Conjunctivitis which basically means my eyes are so so irritated from whatever I’m allergic to that I’ve developed these allergic bumps under my eyelid. As a result, the contacts touch them and, from the dry eye piece, they kind of scrape. I was in AGONY. I also use Clear Care and take extremely good care of my lenses. I waited a couple weeks and ended up with an infection in my eye from all the irritation. Pleaseeee don’t wait! I’m not sure what they’d do because you’re pregnant but they put me on a prescription steroid eye drop and then another prescription allergy eye drop. It’s temporary though and when the condition goes down, I’ll stop both medications.
Post # 21
The same thing happened to me with Renu. My opthalmologist told me to switch to Bausch and Lomb Biotrue, which is much easier and gentler on the eyes. If the new lenses eventually develop the same problem, I’d get checked out by an eye doctor.
ETA: I also had GPC years ago. It causes a buildup of protein on the lenses. It was no fun and I ended up taking a break from contacts for awhile.
Post # 22
@megz06: So how did everything work out OP? Are your eyes feeling better?
Post # 23
I use Clear Care as well, but I have what I call “special contact lenses.” I have hybrids…so they’re hard lenses in the middle, but there’s an exterior part around the hard less that makes it a soft lens. I haven’t had any problem with Clear Care really. I think I only had that burning sensation once, and it was because I put them on after only 6 hours of soaking. My eye doctor has also said that BioTrue is a good alternative as well. It supposedly has a lubricant that is found naturally in your eye and has a pH that should match that of your tears. I’ve been using both the Clear Care and BioTrue for years now. Since I’m not a doctor, I suggest you consulting yours first. Good luck!
Post # 24
Thanks for continuing to offer suggestions! I actually wore my glasses for two days. I have also been rinsing out my contact case every night before I place my contacts in them, and this all seems to have worked. I am going to pick up a different kind of solution this weekend just to have in case this happens again. Other than that my eyes are still dry (but that’s part of the pregnancy) but do not burn in the morning anymore. Thanks again for all the suggestions!
Post # 25
@June14Bride: Just because it’s rare that anyone else has hybrid lenses like me… do you happen to have keratoconus?
Post # 26
@megz06: i dont know if you already have your awnser or not….but i get this from time to time….and my eye doctor tells me its like a protien build up on your inner eye lids….and it clears up when it happens with some drops and like a week of being contact free every time does the trick….
this last time i had it….i didnt use the perscription drops i just used regular eye drops over the counter and didnt wear contacts for a week….
my eyes never itch sometimes they get red and irritated but the other symptoms you share are exactly what i got through….sometimes a change in contact brands help….my issues really decreased by changing to daily contacts….
Post # 27
I switched from AOSEPT to Clear Care about a year ago when I noticed the ridiculous price difference and the fact that they are the exact same thing!
Point of my writing is that I have experienced the same burning and subsequent tearing up, when I put them in one morning about a week ago. I, like you, had let them soak for the full required time, replace the case with each new bottle and replace my contacts every 2 weeks.
The morning after, I experienced some stinging but nowhere near as intense. The following day, nothing. Same contacts, same procedure, same case, etc. It’s so bizarre.
Post # 28
@CharleighT: No I don’t, but I’m blind as a bat. I’m at like…-13.0 in both eyes. I wore hard lenses for about 3 years and hated them. Keratoconus is when the eyes are cone-shaped. Mine are more football shaped. I was researching online for a while to get away from my hard lenses, but was afraid they didn’t make soft lenses for someone as blind as myself. I got lucky and came upon the hybrids. They’re a life saver!
Post # 29
I started having problems like this when I was wearing contacts. I think it was because of my hormonal BC when the contacts were getting old but we never found a clear cut reason for it other than my hunches.
I actually couldn’t stand Clear Care. At the end, I was only using Acquify and it was the only thing that didn’t cause reactions.
Post # 30
Old thread but lol Clear Care did the same thing to me. I just got where I rinsed them with a bit of saline before putting them in and I was good to go. For me, Clear care is the easiest thing to clean my contacts with so It’s worth just rinsing them first.