18.08.2010

Contact lenses "should be removed before sleeping"

Contact lenses "should be removed before sleeping"

By Alexa Kaczka

People hoping to boost their appearance and ensure their body is as healthy as possible have been given beauty tips by one expert, who claims that looking after the eyes can be the key.

Dr Iain Anderson, chairman of the Eyecare Trust, told the Daily Mail that all contact lenses should be removed before sleeping, even the latest generation silicone hydrogel lenses.

He explained that this enables the wearers to clean them and also allows oxygen to reach the cells in the eyes.

"Sleeping in lenses increases the risk of eye infections, keratitis (inflammation of the cornea) and corneal abrasions," Dr Anderson explained.

Recently, Ted Sherman, writing for Helium.com, advised contact lens wearers who need to get used to the products to keep them clean and, when removing them, to use medicated fluid at least once every 12 hours.

He stated that, although the majority of contact lens wearers have no trouble with the products, some people suffer from discomfort when wearing them for the first time. 

by Adrian Galbreth


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