Does swimming with contacts lead to infection?

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Question: Is it dangerous to swim with contact lenses? Can it lead to an infection 100 percent of the time? Answer: Wearing contact lenses in any type of water is a high risk situation for a corneal infection. Bacteria, fungi, and parasites can contaminate the contacts and this can lead to a serious eye infection. Nothing is 100 percent, but …

Does swimming with contacts lead to infection?

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Wearing contact lenses in any type of water is a high risk situation for a corneal infection. Bacteria, fungi, and parasites can contaminate the contacts and this can lead to a serious eye infection. Nothing is 100 percent, but not worth the risk as corneal infections can cause blindness in rare cases.

Improper use of contact lenses can trigger serious eye damage, CDC says

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Unsafe use of contact lenses — such as sleeping with them in place or using the same pair for too long — is triggering serious eye injuries for many Americans, a new report finds. In fact, eye damage occurred in nearly 20 percent of contact lens-related eye infections reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over 10 years, researchers …

How long can I wear my monthly contacts?

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This seems like a pretty obvious answer but we’ve had many patients wear their lenses too long and get infections. We recommend following the manufacturers guidelines and regularly replace and clean the contacts as instructed. Also adhere to the rule to immediately remove the contacts at the first hint of redness or discomfort. Over time the contact lenses will collect …

Should I Use Eye Drops for Contact Lens Pain?

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Some contact lens wearers experience eye pain after removal for a variety of reasons but most commonly due to a lack of oxygen through the lens, dryness, or from an inappropriate fit.  If you’re experiencing pain please come see us so we can evaluate your eyes both when the contact lenses are in and out to see if the lenses are …