Contact Lense Precautions

posted by Metro News/Mike Smith - 

A Center for Disease Control report shows sleeping with contact lenses in is the most common offense reported by those who wear them.  Doctor Allison Babiuch with the Cleveland Clinic says people who sleep in their lenses are at increased risk for eye infections and other things.

Results show six out of seven contact lens wearers reported at least one risky lens-related behavior.  Other bad habits included swimming in lenses and not replacing disposable lenses and cases on a regular basis.  

Doctor Babiuch recommends washing hands with soap and water before handling lenses to reduce the risk of developing an eye infection.

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