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.

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