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Keep Away That Bad Bacteria
by Dr. Tom Smith
Microbial keratitis is a dangerous condition associated
with the improper use of contact lenses. This bacterial form can cause extreme
pain and even loss of sight if not treated. About four cases for every 10,000
daily contact wearers suffer from this illness. Although the amount of
individuals having keratitis has decreased considerably along with increased
knowledge on lens care and improved products, a large number of patients still
do not follow the necessary steps that will prevent any problems.
- Recommendations from eye-care professionals include:
- Do not top off storage solutions in the case
- Empty the lens case after removing the contacts and
rinse either with fresh solution or hot water.
- Leave the lens case open, allowing it to air dry during
- Scald the case with freshly boiled water once a week.
- Replace the case often.
- Keep fingers out of the eye, so lenses do not come in
contact with foreign substances.
- Only use the proper solution on the contacts; not water
Regular lens care is necessary. Once the bacteria form,
they become persistent and can easily infect the storage solutions and case.
Some care products offer a new storage case with each new bottle of solution.
Many eye care specialists recommend using these products.
Dr. Tom Smith
592 N. Main St.
McKenzie, TN 38201
or toll free 1-877-710-2020