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Most contact lens wearers put themselves at risk of infection

New research should serve as an eye opener on the importance of safety when it comes to wearing contact lenses.The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that the majority of teens and adults who wear contact lenses admit to at least one habit that puts them at risk of infection.Eye infections can lead to serious problems including blindness, so the CDC is reminding contact lens wearers that correct use and caring for their lenses is paramount for safety."Contact...

The horrifying reason you should never wear contact lenses in the shower

© Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Statistics revealed last year just how bad the West Midlands' eyesight is.One in six adults don’t bother to attend appointments to have their vision checked.Incredibly, half of all patients who are seen first time by an optometrist need some sort of vision correction.But, according to the report, 24 per cent of people don’t go to eye tests because they don’t like the idea of wearing glasses.While a quarter think wearing glasses will actually make their...

Let's open the market for contact lenses in the manner Congress intended

Contact lenses are a staple in the daily lives of more than 40 million Americans, which makes it crucial that consumers have easy access to them. That's what's at stake in a current debate before U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which is considering a simple and commonsense rule to require optometrists to sign an acknowledgement that they provide each patient with a copy of his or her prescription.The proposed rule has received widespread support from progressives, free-market groups and...