Contact lenses can cause a wide variety of complications. Wearing your contact lenses for too long can cause
How do contact lenses cause
A network of muscles and tendons are responsible for holding your upper eyelid in place. Repetitively pulling on your eyelid to insert or remove your contact lenses can stretch out these muscles and tendons, which eventually leads to
How common is this
Ptosis is very common among people who wear some types of contact lenses. Studies have shown that people who wear hard contact lenses are 20 times more likely to develop
Drooping eyelids are obviously a cosmetic problem, but this condition can lead to serious vision problems, too. Ptosis can block your peripheral vision, the part of your vision that allows you to see objects beside you. Losing your peripheral vision can make everyday tasks like driving more dangerous.
Ptosis can also block your central vision, the part of your vision that lets you see straight ahead. Needing to hold your eyelid out of the way to see straight ahead is a major problem, and one that will make your life much more challenging.
Sometimes, optometrists can treat this condition without surgery. Injections of Botox, the chemical that is used to erase wrinkles, can be used to correct the position of your eyelids.
If your eyelids are starting to droop, make an appointment with your optometrist to see if your contact lenses are to blame.Share