Contact lenses are undoubtedly practical and comfortable but must always be used carefully and with the utmost hygiene. For example, it is essential not to forget to remove them before going to sleep to avoid infections that can cause serious consequences to the eyes in the long run.
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Le contact lenses they are undoubtedly practical and comfortable but must always be used carefully and with the utmost hygiene. For example, it is essential not to forget remove them before going to sleep to avoid infections that can cause serious consequences to the eyes in the long run.
Il CDC americano (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) presented a report on the subject and raised the alarm on the potential danger to which those who sleep with contact lenses are exposed. Even in limited cases there is a risk of losing sight. This is due to the fact that keeping contact lenses for too long, and especially at night while resting, puts them at greater risk of infections.
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According to experts, one-fifth of contact lens-related infections lead to eye damage as well sleeping with lenses increases the risk of getting these infections up to eight times as well as wearing them longer than the recommended time, washing them with tap water or using them while swimming.
Basically there are no major worries or risks if you use contact lenses as recommended by opticians and ophthalmologists, handling them with the utmost hygiene. In fact, the researchers highlighted how most infections are caused by poor hygiene or laziness by the wearer.
THEincorrect use of lenses it can lead to the appearance of various more or less serious problems: from banal conjunctivitis to damage to the cornea, decreased vision and in the most serious cases even to blindness. US health officials analyzed reports submitted by eye doctors regarding contact lens use over a 10-year period (2005-2015). Thus it was seen that out of 1.075 reports of corneal infections nearly 20% of the people had suffered major scarring or damage that in some cases they had required the need for a transplant.
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A small percentage that must however remind everyone else how important it is to handle and use these comfortable and useful tools with a certain criterion.
Three le CDC recommendations regarding the use of contact lenses:
1) Don't sleep with contact lenses
2) Don't mix an old solution for lenses with a new one (in this case the antibacterial power of the solution can be lowered).
3) Replace your lenses in contact according to the indications recommended by the ophthalmologist.
Experts also suggest doing pay attention to the appearance of any symptoms such as redness and irritation. In case it is good to stop wearing the lenses immediately and be examined as soon as possible by an expert.