I have haze on my contact lens, what causes it and what can I do about it?
Do you have a haze on your contact lenses that you can only remove in the short term, despite careful cleaning of your lenses?
This article will explain the reasons for this and, above all, how to make it disappear permanently.
Make sure you have lenses that still fit
The eye, like the whole human body, is a very complex organ. It is influenced by many external and internal factors.
There are many reasons why this haze can occur.
Pregnancy, the contraceptive pill, or a change in your hormonal balance can alter the composition of your tear film, and therefore your tolerance to contact lenses.
Don't worry, it's not that serious! In this case, you just need to change the brand or type of contact lenses you use after consulting your ophthalmologist. Fortunately, there are a wide range of contact lenses to choose from, so you're bound to find something you like.
Prevents dust and deposits
In addition to these factors, residues and deposits can also cause haze on your contact lenses.
Throughout the day, we come into contact with a multitude of elements that can deposit on the lens, such as flour dust, house dust, and many others.
Construction workers or those who are often in contact with fine dust should therefore wear glasses during working hours to protect their eyes.
Finally, sunscreen and other substances that come into contact with the eyes can create this infamous haze.
Clean your lenses properly
Of course, to avoid deposits on contact lenses, they must be cleaned regularly and thoroughly.
These cleaning products are very affordable and ensure that your lenses are completely clean and hygienic.
In addition to regular cleaning, it is also important to clean your lenses very carefully. Most lens care products have some information about this, but if you are not sure you should ask your optician or ophthalmologist how to clean your lenses properly.
However, if the haze does not go away despite your careful cleaning, a visit to your optician will be necessary. Your lenses may be contaminated, and in this case the only solution is to throw them away.