Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Are you careful with your contacts?
According to a study in the Nov issue of Optometry and Vision Science (Am Acad of Optometry), a significant proportion of contact wearers are not following all the recommended steps for safe use.
Yet, more than 80% say they are.
Most of those studied in the Dallas-Ft Worth area and at a university eye clinic could name complications. 58% in D-FtW, and 91% in the clinic.
Risk factors for complications include: “topping off” rather than replacing solution, exposing lenses to tap water, and poor hygiene.
In actuality, only 2% were doing everything they should! Only ONE patient was perfect.
Hey, I lost vision in an eye—you don’t want to. Time to rethink.