Contacts putting your eyes at risk?
Contact Lenses are a popular alternative to wearing glasses. So popular that around 38 million Americans wear them daily. However, improper use of contact lenses is a cause for concern.
Keratitis is the form of infection most commonly related to eyes and using contacts. In some extreme cases, a person can lose part or all of their vision. Improper use can be infrequently replacing old contacts, not using the correct cleaning solutions and sleeping with your contacts. The CDC estimates that people who sleep with their contacts overnight are 20 times more likely to get keratitis. The overall cost of medical expenses from keratitis is around $175 million dollars, as estimated by the CDC.
There are steps a person who wears contacts can take to minimize the risk associated with contacts. Good hygiene and good habits in the care of your contact lenses are recommended; these habits can include: Do not sleep with contact lenses unless prescribed to do so by an eye care provider, only use contact lens solutions that is recommended by an eye care provider, and replace your contacts with new ones every 3 months.
LASIK with Parkhurst Nuvison is safe and effective
At Parkhurst Nuvision, we think the best approach is to educate our patients on all options and to provide treatment at the uppermost level possible. Our friendly professional surgical coordinators are here to assist you in your quest for better vision and will be able to answer questions you may have before, during, and after your procedure. You can reach our coordinators at 210-615-9358 or fill out our web form for more information today.