If you are a contact lens user, you definitely want to check this out. According to a new CDC study, a good number of people are endangering their eyes because they are using their contact lenses when they are not supposed to.
Approximately 41 million people in America are wearing contact lenses and almost every individual is doing something that can spread germs in their eyes, so if you find anything in this survey that you are doing, we recommend that you stop it as soon as possible. Also, warn friends and relatives about it since it can put them out of harm’s way.
The majority of the people who participated in the survey, 61 percent to be exact, have declared that they are swimming with their contact lenses. Just above half of the responses, with 55 percent, have declared that they top off solution on the lenses rather than rinsing or changing the case. Around half of the participants also admitted to have slept or napped with their contact lenses.
What is disturbing is that consequences have already appeared: around 30% of the respondents mentioned that they have to visit a doctor regularly because of painful or red eyes. The statement was enforced by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
And did we mention that this survey was done only on adults? The CDC admits that the situation might be more alarming since teenagers are more prone to skipping hygiene than adults are. Around one third of wearers are rinsing their lenses in tap water, while approximately 17 percent are even storing them in tap water. If adults are doing this, imagine what children could be up to.
After having surveyed 1,000 people for the study, the CDC declared that the contact lens users measure a significant proportion of the American people, and their bad habits endanger their vision and lead them to spend thousands of dollars that could be fit back into their pockets. The only thing that they need to do is take better care of their lenses.
CDC suggests that people should wash their hands with soap and dry them well before cleaning your contact lenses. Also, remember to remove your lenses before taking showers, swimming or sleeping and have them cleaned on a regular basis. That means you should clean them whenever you take them off and rinse their care with specific solutions.
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