Healthy eyes result from healthy contact lens wear
It is summertime – time for travel, vacations, and fun in the sun! It is also the time of year that we may be out of our daily routines. That makes it the perfect time to review tips for healthy contact lens wear.
Over 30 million people in the US wear contact lenses . (REF) and between 40%-90% of contact lens wearers do not properly follow the care instructions for their contact lenses . Although contact lenses are comfortable, provide good vision and are usually safe, contact lenses do not come without risks – particularly if they are not cared for properly.
Healthy contact lens wear is critically important to prevent microbial keratitis. Almost one million visits for microbial keratitis or contact lens complications occur annually and the single greatest risk factor for microbial keratitis is contact lens wear . Other risk factors include the hygiene routine, contact lens handling, disinfecting solution, and the storage case. 
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