All the contact lenses users out there, be careful if you have red eyes and it feels scratchy like you have something in the eyes. See an optometrist, not your regular Ah Bengs wearing bright blue long sleeves shirt with bright orange tie who works in chain-stores spectacles shops. You may need serious attention. Better still, see an ophthalmologist or the eye specialist because you may need medical attention. Both of these specialists only have the equipment to diagnose if your eyes have serious problems. Your corneas maybe rotting away and you are going blind.
Corneal ulcers are most commonly caused by an infection with bacteria, viruses, fungi or amoebae.
Contact lens wear, especially soft contact lenses worn overnight, may be a precipitating factor.
Fungal keratitis can occur after a corneal injury involving plant material, or in immunosuppressed people. Acanthamoeba keratitis occurs in contact lens users, especially those who attempt to make their own homemade cleaning solutions.
Untreated, a corneal ulcer or infection can permanently damage the cornea. Untreated corneal ulcers may also perforate the eye, resulting in spread of the infection inside, increasing the risk of permanent visual impairment. (source)
My left eye is red and needs hourly antibiotic drops until Monday and after that, I got to see the ophthalmologist for other eye drops. No contact lenses for me until the swelling is cleared and after that, I must reduce the hours I wear contact lenses.
Just now when I picked up my glasses and wore them for the first time, my kiddoes went, “Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness *gasping*…..you look like a secretary!!!” I don’t know what the heck they are talking about. Whether it is a compliment or an insult. My spectacles is the latest, just arrived model. Now, all the frames are rectangular with thick frames. *sigh* Now, I am just another regular Ah Lian. But I purposely chosed the least thick frame one. Or else I blardy look like Kellie Kwong.
So, got nerdy nerdy four-eyes anot? No mah hor? I spent RM360 on this tiny piece of thing, you know? An Essilor, multi-coated, high index, super-super thin, extremely light lenses which I shall treat like a piece of gold or else it will be destroyed by the toddler real soon.