Contact Lens Related Infection On The Rise in the U.S.

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Contact Lens Related Microbial Keratitis Infection On The Rise in the U.S.

An eye infection called keratitis is on the rise in America. It is related to contact lens use. The CDC states, “Among the estimated 38 million contact lens wearers in the United States, poor storage case hygiene, infrequent storage case replacement, and overnight lens wear are established preventable risk factors for microbial keratitis, contact lens-related inflammation, and other eye complications.”

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If you wear contacts, please take proper care of your lens and your eyes.  And be sure to visit with us at least once a year for a general checkup. If you have any questions, give us a call.