Study reveals contact lens cleaning faux pas

Study reveals contact lens cleaning faux pas

A recent study has revealed some of the mistakes contact lens wearers make when maintaining the products and how they may be putting their visual health at risk as a result.

According to the research, carried out by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, nearly half of respondents admitted to not washing their hands with soap before inserting lenses in the morning or evening.

Meanwhile, only a quarter of users rub their lenses with disinfecting solution, although this may be conforming with manufacturer "no rub" instructions.

Johnson & Johnsion stated: "Findings suggest a number of missteps that occur before, during, and after contact lens wear that could lead to clinical complications."

The results of the study are published in Contact Lens & Anterior Eye, Journal of the British Contact Lens Association.

Recently, Keith Tempany, an independent contact lens specialist, said it is far too easy to "cut corners" when it comes to people"s vision care, and advised consumers to be serious about their eye routines.

by Martin Burns

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