Contact Lens-Related Eye Infections

Millions of people wear contact lenses safely every day. But there is a risk of getting an eye infection from them.

Keratitis is the most common infection from wearing contact lenses. It is when the cornea—the clear, dome-shaped window of the eye — becomes infected. In some cases, it can scar the cornea, affecting your vision. If the cornea is severely scarred, a corneal transplant may be needed to have clear vision again.