Teenagers are notoriously poor at caring for their contact lenses. These lapses increase the risk of serious infections which can lead to vision loss and rarely, blindness. Nearly 25 percent of children’s emergency room visits related to medical devices involve contact lenses, with the worst cases requiring corneal transplants.
Young people who wear contact lenses can protect their eyesight by following simple contact lens care guidelines and safety tips:
- Swap your contact lens case at the beginning of every quarter.
- No water in your eyes! The only liquid that should go in your eyes should be sterile contact lens solution.
- Always take out your contacts before bed.
- If your eyes show signs of infection such as redness, pain and/or light sensitivity, remove your lenses immediately.
Read the full article here on how you can take the best care of your eyes if you wear contact lenses: http://www.capemaycountyherald.com/lifestyle/health_and_wellness/article_5b549c12-55be-11e6-b24c-3b11474fb715.html