Wearing lenses and the main symptoms of a cold are, in fact, mutually exclusive. If you have a runny nose, a high fever or you are sneezing non-stop, it is better to remove the lenses.
When the body temperature is elevated, the mucous membrane of the eyes dries up, causing itching, burning and redness. Lenses aggravate the situation. In addition, at a temperature below them, an environment favorable for the growth of bacteria arises. This is fraught with serious consequences for vision.
A huge number of viruses and bacteria ”live” in the mucus from the nose. If, for example, you blow your nose and then run your hand over your face or scratch your eye, these microorganisms can easily get on the surface of the lens. The result of this may be the risk of infectious eye diseases.
With the disease, of course, the body’s resistance to various viruses and infections decreases. Therefore, it is quite easy to pick up another disease to an existing cold. In addition, during a cold, the activity of the sebaceous glands decreases, the eyes do not moisturize properly. Wearing lenses in this case causes discomfort and pain in the eyes. Having felt such symptoms, the lenses should be removed immediately, otherwise everything can end in big trouble, up to damage to the cornea.