Contact lens users may be wary of a dramatic loss of vision following the story of one woman from the north-west, who has explained how it led to a diagnosis of cancer.
According to the Crosby Herald, 45-year-old Katie Taylor from Waterloo, Merseyside, went to her GP complaining of eyesight problems and was then recommended to undergo a scan by the doctor.
The results discovered that the cause of vision loss was a brain tumour and Ms Taylor immediately received treatment to get rid of the cancerous cells.
She ran the Race for Life for Cancer Research UK and was featured on the charity"s posters around Liverpool.
"I was devastated when I was diagnosed with cancer but from that point on my priorities in life completely changed," she told the newspaper.
Arizona eye doctor Stephen Cohen recently told MonstersandCritics.com that it only takes a brief moment for eyes to be irreversibly damaged, and so safeguarding vision is vital at all times.
by Martin Burns