More than one in 10 people in the U.S. wear contact lenses for a clearer vision. However, it was found that 40 to 90 percent of wearers are not practicing healthy contact lens wear habits. The American Optometric Association (AOA) says that improper contact lens use can result in rare, serious eye infections.
Presently, 41 million Americans use contact lenses. Approximately 20% of this number, however, have had corneal scars and abrasions because of improper handling of their pair. In celebration of Contact Lens Safety Month this October, AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care recommends safety tips for preventing contact lens-related problems.