04.02.2015

Contact lens wearers "must follow manufacturer instructions"

Contact lens wearers "must follow manufacturer instructions"

People who wear contact lenses have been advised to follow the manufacturer"s instructions closely in order to remain as safe as possible.

That is the advice issued by Desiree Lobo, writing for the Times of India, who said that there can be consequences for anybody not closely following the instructions given by the manufacturer, with particular regards to handling the products.

She explained: "Improper wearing of lenses causes changes in the cornea in terms of structure, turnover, tear production and carbon dioxide levels. These changes can produce problems and may also exacerbate pre-existing conditions."

The source added that keeping hands clean and taking extra care when storing the lenses is the best way to ensure optimum hygiene.

It comes after a report published in the Pediatrics journal and written by the American Optometric Association (AOA) revealed that 23 per cent of child hospital admissions related to medical devices last year could be associated with contact lens wear.

by Alexa Kaczka


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