Wearing Contact Lenses Can Cause Infection

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Can I develop an infection from wearing contact lenses?

Wearing Contact Lenses Can Cause Infection

Although contact lenses themselves may not be the immediate cause of infection, infections can result from wearing contact lenses. Reactions to cleaning or storage solutions, dry eyes, torn lenses and debris on the lenses can all make the eye more susceptible to infection. In many of these cases, taking care of the contact lenses properly can greatly reduce the risk of infection. Other methods of minimizing the potential for infections include regular eye examinations and following the eye doctors lens care recommendations carefully.



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