I’m Shelby Cullinan with today’s health news.
If you wear contact lenses, chances are you may be cutting corners on healthy eye care.
According to a new report from The CDC, almost all of the estimated 41 million contact lens
wearers in the US engage in at least one behavior known to increase eye infection risk. The
three most common behaviors reported may raise the risk of eye infections by five times or
more, according to the CDC. Wearing lenses while sleeping is another no-no, which was
practiced by about 50 percent of participants.Eye care experts recommend dumping and refilling
solution after each use. The CDC recommends contact lens wearers wash their hands well
with soap and water, and dry them before handling their contacts. If you experience any eye
pain, discomfort, redness, or blurred vision, remove your lenses immediately and contact
your eye doctor.