9 Ways You Are Misusing Your Contact Lenses

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Contact lenses can make life more convenient for those who require corrective lenses in order to see the world around them clearly. Eye glasses have been around for hundreds of years, but contact lenses only became mainstream in the last few decades. They are great for people who don’t want to wear glasses or whose activities make wearing glasses impractical, like those who play sports. While many contact wearers love the freedom they offer, it’s important to always keep the dangers in mind as well. Misusing contact lenses can cause all kinds of eye problems and in rare cases, even result in blindness. These common practices are some of the ways people misuse contact lenses and put their eye health in danger.

1. Sleeping

Unless your lenses were specifically designed for extended wear, wearing them while sleeping should be avoided. It may cause an increased risk of infection, a condition that’s commonly called keratitis. People who wear their contact lenses overnight are 20 times more likely to suffer from keratitis.

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