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Lens Wear and Care

POSTED ON January 19, 2011

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Contact lenses are really popular among my friends.  Many of my friends wear them and I don’t even know it as I never see them with glasses.  Constant wear of contact lenses is something Indianapolis eye doctors warn against as well as eye doctors across the nation.  A study from Reuters proves this warning to be valid as contact lens wearers are more likely (nine times more likely) to get ulcers of the cornea. Proper wear and care of contact lenses is something eye ...

Contact lenses are really popular among my friends.  Many of my friends wear them and I don’t even know it as I never see them with glasses.  Constant wear of contact lenses is something Indianapolis eye doctors warn against as well as eye doctors across the nation.  A study from Reuters proves this warning to be valid as contact lens wearers are more likely (nine times more likely) to get ulcers of the cornea.

Proper wear and care of contact lenses is something eye doctors like Dr. Tavel and his board certified associates discuss with patients who opt for this vision-correction alternative.  It is imperative to wear lenses for only the time suggested and to clean them properly after use.  According to an article in the New York Daily News, 38 million people in America wear contact lenses and this number is only growing.  The most popular contact lens wearers are young adults especially young women.

Reuters’ study calculated that around 71,000 new cases of corneal ulcers occur annually.  This is a statistic that is growing as more and more wearers aren’t properly caring for their eyes or eye wear.  A corneal ulcer according to Allaboutvision.com is an infection of the cornea resulting in red eye with possible discharge and blurry vision.  Contact lens wearers are prone to these infections as contact lenses may rub the eye and create damage that can turn into an infection.

To guard against infection or corneal ulcers, contact lens wearers need to be aware of the culprits like rough wear and use, use with lotion or other unfriendly eye materials, among others that increase changes of infection.  Our eyes do need breaks so give them these breaks by wearing glasses more and contacts less and having proper wear and care.

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