Can I wear a contact lens in only one eye?
Whether it's our eyes, our arms, or our legs, they all come in pairs. It would rarely occur to us to wear only one glove or one sock.
However, in some cases (lens loss or lens damage), you may have no choice but to wear only one contact lens.
Wearing only one lens - is it dangerous?
If this is the case, you can wear a contact lens in one eye for a maximum of one or two days. This is not recommended and should only be done in the event of an emergency!
While the vision in your eye is being corrected by the contact lens, your brain has to make a considerable effort to compensate for the blurred vision in the other eye.
Wearing only one lens can lead to headaches and, in some circumstances, to a short-lived squint.
Do you have eye inflammation that prevents you from wearing lenses in both eyes?
If your eyes are inflamed, you should use glasses. As already mentioned, wearing only one lens is very tiring for your brain.
In any case, we recommend that you consult an ophthalmologist and wear your old glasses if you only have one lens available for whatever reason.