17.12.2014

Young contact lens wearers "are putting their eyes at risk"

Young contact lens wearers "are putting their eyes at risk"

Young people who wear contact lenses are putting their eyes at risk by not looking after their lenses with as much care as they should, an expert has claimed.

A recent patient audit conducted at Southampton General Hospital"s eye unit revealed that eye infections were most common among contact lens wearers aged between 20 and 40, optometry.co.uk reports.

"Young people still tend to be quite relaxed and carefree when it comes to the appropriate hygiene standards required for wearing contact lenses," said Parwez Hossain, a consultant ophthalmologist at the unit.

He went on to stress that the "consequences can be grim" if people ignore warnings about not looking after their lenses properly.

Just recently, charity Action for Blind People warned contact lens wearers to use a solution that is trusted and well known.

It recommended people to follow the solution"s instructions carefully and ensure their contact lenses are perfectly clean before wearing them in order to prevent infection.

by Alexa Kaczka


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