Contact lenses are an alternative to traditional glasses that is less invasive than correction surgery. Studies estimate about 45 million people in the US wear contact lenses, and two-thirds of those are women. Contact lenses are a great alternative for those needing to improve their vision for physical activities and sports. Research also shows that contact lenses can help boost self-esteem in teens and children.
However, contact lenses can lead to eye infections and blindness when care protocols are not followed. According to research, 40%-90% of contact wearers do not continuously pursue cleaning and care instructions. Proper care included disinfecting lenses, changing pairs in the designated time frame, adequate remoisturizing, and wear time. Below are recommendations from the American Academy of Ophthalmology on how to properly care for your contact lenses.
Properly care for Lenses:
Eye health is important and it essential to ensure your contact lenses are not causing your eyes any pain. Remember to speak to a doctor about how to wear your contacts and followup if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort.
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