Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Teens and Contact Lenses

We've treated multiple teenagers recently with eye infections caused by sleeping in their contact lenses.  Lens manufacturers advertise some lenses for overnight wear, but only about 1 in 10 adults can successfully wear a lens overnight, and every teen should remove their lenses before sleep.  Teenagers are 10 times more likely to have an eye infection when they wear the lenses overnight.  These teens with infections are in tremendous pain!  Please quiz your teen about their contact lens habits and be sure they are removing their contact lenses every day!