CDC: Many contact lens wearers put themselves at risk of eye infections
If you wear contact lenses, you're probably not caring for them properly.
In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, has recently released a report that finds that nearly 100 percent of their 1,000 survey respondents admitted to improperly handling their contacts in some way.
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82.3 percent reuse their lens cases for too long.
About half sleep with their contacts in and slightly more add new solution to old instead of starting fresh each time.
Some even forego solution, with many using tap water to rinse or store their lenses.
Infections are the main concern, as tap water, old solution, and dirty lenses can contain contaminants that can compromise the eye.
Almost 33 percent of the survey participants acknowledge seeing a doctor about contact lens-related eye irritation in the past.
To prevent such problems, the CDC has recommended guidelines including handling contacts with clean, dry hands, and rubbing and rinsing lenses and cases with solution each time.
A concurrent report estimates that nearly 41 million American adults wear contact lenses.
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