Are You a Contact Lens User?

If you wear contact lenses and think you take good care of them, ask yourself these questions: Have you worn contacts while swimming or in a hot tub? Do you rinse your contacts or your lens case with tap water? Do you re-use solution or “top off” the solution in your lens case?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you could be at risk of acquiring a potentially blinding eye infection which can lead to the need for a corneal transplant.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology, Prevent Blindness America, Midwest Eye Banks and the Delta Gamma Foundation have teamed up to inform the public about proper contact lens care in hopes of preventing blinding eye infections. If you wear contacts, click on the link below to complete a short survey about your contact lens habits. All completed surveys will be entered into a drawing to receive a $75 VISA gift certificate.

www.preventblindness.net/aksurvey

Happy Friday!

-Joslyn

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One Response to Are You a Contact Lens User?

  1. Youreyesite says:

    Studies have shown that while handwashing is important in reducing the risk of eye infections, most infections occur by storing contact lenses in overused, undercleaned contact lens cases. Clean cases equal clean lenses and clean lenses equal greater comfort.

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