Keratitis is a serious, sometimes blinding, eye infection often associated with poor contact lens hygiene. This podcast discusses healthy ways to care for your contact lenses. Created: 11/20/2014 by MMWR.
Date Released: 11/20/2014. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Keep Contacts Clean
Contact Lens Health Week — November 17-21, 2014
Recorded: November 18, 2014; posted: November 20, 2014
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Contact lenses can be a great alternative to traditional eye glasses, but without proper care, they can cause severe eye problems. Keratitis is a serious, sometimes blinding, eye infection often associated with poor contact lens hygiene. Keratitis results in almost one million doctor visits each year. If you are a contact lens wearer, you can lower your risk of getting keratitis. Empty your contact lens case and refill it with new disinfecting solution every day, replace the case every three months, and never sleep in contact lenses unless otherwise directed by an eye care provider.
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