Be Kind to Contacts

Voiland, Adam
December 2006
U.S. News & World Report;12/25/2006, Vol. 141 Issue 24, p55
The article discusses the health risks associated with poor contact lens maintenance. Research has shown that up to 75% of contact lens users are noncompliant and admit to not adhering to proper care. After a fungal keratitis outbreak in April 2006, optometrists have reiterated that wearing dirty contacts can cause eye diseases and corneal damage. The article suggests simple tips such as routinely replacing lenses as well cleaning cases every day.


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