31.01.2012

Some contact lens wearers "not following care routines"

Some contact lens wearers "not following care routines"

By Alexa Kaczka

Although the majority of contact lens wearers follow the care routines for the products closely, some of them are not being completely stringent when keeping up observations of manufacturer recommendations, a new poll has found.

A survey carried out by the US organisation LasikPlus found that, of the millions of people around the world who wear contacts, many have reused contact lens solution or worn the lenses beyond the manufacturer's recommended time limit.

It also found that, despite many people following fairly strict contact lens hygiene regimens, some do not clean their contacts appropriately or keep up with proper eyecare routines.

The survey revealed that 63 per cent of respondents have removed their lenses from their eyes and placed them in their mouth at least once, while 60 per cent have failed to clean them at night and more than half have reused or topped off contact lens solution.

Dr Lewis Groden, LasikPlus surgeon, said the convenience of wearing contact lenses does not mean that people should be complacent with their care routines.

by Martin Burns


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