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Contact lenses can alter your eyesight

Over 30 million Americans wear contact lenses and while there are many advantages, there are also several downsides such as eye infections that alter serious alter your eyes’ health.

Researchers from the New York University School of Medicine analysed the bacterial diversity of contact-lens wearers and non-lens wearers. According to their findings, people who wear contact lenses are more likely to have skin bacteria in their eyes.

This finding suggests that potentially dangerous bacteria gets more in the eyes of contact-lens wearers, which increases risks of eye infections. Moreover, they are more susceptible to infections to can even lead to blindness.

To avoid bacteria, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends to wash your hands before inserting or removing your lenses, never sleep with your lenses and to avoid showering or s with lenses in.

The way in which you store your contacts is also very important. Keep them in a fresh disinfectant solution (never water), clean your case with fresh solution after every use, and replace it every three months.

If you experience any pain, redness, blurred vision or discomfort you should get in touch with your eye doctor as soon as possible.

Alexa Stewart

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