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Contact Lens Hygiene Is Crucial To Preventing Keratitis
Are you one of those contact lens wearers who keeps the same solution in your contact lenses case? How about one who just tops off your lenses case without ever emptying it out? If you are, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention would like you to stop.
According to a November 2014 report
, the CDC said there are over 1 million medical visits a year attributed to keratitis. Keratitis is an eye problem where the cornea becomes inflamed and one of the main causes is by the reuse of contact solution. Wearing your contacts too long, overnight and keeping lenses longer than their recommendation can also cause keratitis.
The symptoms of keratitis are red eye, light sensitivity, pain, discharge from the eye usually occurring in the morning.
It is important to maintain your eye health
and to make sure you are following the recommendations from your eye doctor. For more questions about contact lens use and care and keratitis, please contact the Gordy EyeCare team
image credit: Lee Haywood on flickr
Monday, February 09, 2015 written by Gordy EyeCare Team
, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
, Contact Lens Keratitis
, Contact Lens Maintenance
, Contact Lenses
, Dr. Griff Gordy
, Eye Inflammation
, Gordy EyeCare
, Phenix City
, Smiths Station