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Contact Lenses May Lead to Serious Eye Infections If Not Used Properly

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  • Although very popular, contact lenses can increase your risk of eye infections, corneal abrasions, corneal ulcerations, vision loss and even loss of your eye
  • Your brain depends on full-spectrum light to enter through your eyes, so UV filtered lenses may increase your risk of certain conditions
  • Proper care of your lenses includes never sleeping, swimming or showering with your lenses in, routinely replacing your lens case, washing your lens after each use and more

By Dr. Mercola

Two-thirds of the 41 million people in the U.S. who wear contact lenses to correct their vision are women. Ten percent of wearers are under 18 years and 25 percent are older than 45. The remaining majority are between 18 and 45 years old.

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