“Contact lens problems and intolerance are the reasons a great many patients seek LASIK Surgery,” commented NY LASIK Surgeon Satish Modi, M.D. of Seeta Eye Centers which serves the greater Hudson Valley region of New York. “Even with frequent replacement contact lenses, disposable contact lenses and newer contact lens care systems and products a condition called Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis or GPC seems to create contact lens problems and intolerance and motivates more and more patients to schedule LASIK consultations these days,” explained Dr. Modi.
Contact lens wearers often find that no matter how diligent they are in their care and replacement, they become coated with mucous and protein from their tears. After a number of years of wearing contacts it is not uncommon to develop an allergy to the protein on the contact lens which might at first create dry eye symptoms and prompt them to use lubricating eye drops. “This is the beginning of the GPC contact lens problem and as it continues to progress, patients begin to notice some itch and stringy mucous type discharge from their eyes. After a while the contacts just become too uncomfortable and gritty and patients become intolerant and just can’t wear their contacts,” further explained Dr. Modi. Patients with a chronic GPC may decide to have LASIK to correct their vision, so that they no longer need to depend on contacts on a daily basis. LASIK can be a great option for you to rid yourself of the hassle of contacts and allow you to continue a “glasses free” lifestyle for seeing at distance.
If you or someone you know suffers from any type of contact lens problem and would like to learn more about LASIK and whether they are a good candidate please call Seeta Eye Centers for a free LASIK consultation at 845-454-1025 , visiting Seeta Eye Centers or facebook.com/seetaeyecenters.
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