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Kids, adults alike fall short in contact lens hygiene

Like parent, like child-adolescents engage in at least one unsafe contact lens habit at a much similar rate as adults, claims a new report that emphasizes the need for proper contact lens hygiene.Contact lens wear is a very safe correction option if patients comply with the instructions provided by their doctor of optometry.Published Aug. 17 in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), the population-based survey found adolescents (ages...

All the ways you’re wearing contact lenses wrong

About 45 million people in the US wear contact lenses — and most of them do it wrong, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost 90 percent of US adults said they either slept with lenses, did not replace them as often as prescribed, or did some other dirty thing that would make your eye doctor lose it. The CDC would like you to stop: not wearing your contacts properly ups your risk of eye infections, and can even make you go blind.There are a number of...

Contact Lens Concerns: Why You Are Risking an Infection

CDC warns contact lens wearers report habits that could cause eye infection  (Photo: Guillory, Deon, WLTX)Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A new warning from the Centers for Disease Control about you and your contacts. New numbers show a large number of you have at least one bad habit that increases your chance for an eye infection. Contact wearer, beware. Your bad habits with your lenses could lead to major issues. Mary Hill is taking her girls for their annual eye checkup. She's wearing her...