Practice healthy habits with contact lens to reduce your risk to eye disease and infection

Many of the millions of contact lens wearers are unknowingly putting themselves in danger of increased infection and eye disease each day. A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study showing that improper care for contact lens leads to an increase in infection and eye disease.

Contact Lenses do come with their own risks.

While contact lenses provide a happy medium between wearing glasses and those who are not ready for vision correction surgery, they do come with their own risks. Proper care for your lenses will limit your risk. Proper care includes following your Optometrists instructions on wearing, cleaning and storing your contact lenses.

The CDC advises:

  • Washing your hands prior to touching your lenses
  • Don’t sleep with your lenses
  • Keep water away from your lenses, Avoid swimming or showering with your lenses
  • Visit your doctor yearly

Healthy Habits = Healthy Eyes.

While contact lens are a nice alternative to those who don’t like to wear glasses. I suggest that you look at vision correction surgery to reduce your risk. There are a couple of reasons I suggest vision correction surgery to my patients:

  • Vision correction surgery such as LASIK surgery is now safer than wearing contact lenses.
  • Vision correction surgery will save you money in the long run over wearing contact lenses.

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Paul J. Dougherty, M.D.
Dougherty Laser Vision