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Contact Lens Gains Eye-Eating Parasite, Poor Girl Almost Goes Blind!

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Are glasses REALLY that hard to deal with??

Yeah yeah, some people just don't like wearing them, or having to switch to prescription sunglasses. We get it. But are contacts worth the eye-eating parasites wanting to leave you blind??

Not anymore for this girl!!

It all started off with throbbing pain and redness. This isn't that abnormal for someone who wears contact lenses, but it persisted for Ashley Hide — and then doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong!

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Elephant Gets A Giant Contact Lens

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An elephant at an Amsterdam zoo was playing one day when the 44-year-old pachyderm scratched its left cornea.

The poor Asian elephant's eye was left constantly watering.

So they did what was a first in Europe, and gave the elephant a contact lens.

The zoo's website said:

"Win Thida is the first elephant in Europe with a contact lens."

The procedure to put in the contact took about an hour.

Hopefully the elephant will be much more comfortable now while it heals.

We love happy endings.

[Image via WENN.]

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Study Reveals Overwhelmingly Common Misuse Of Contact Lenses

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Think you're taking good care of your eyes and contact lenses? Think again!

A recent study published in the December issue of Optometry and Vision Science has found that only 2% of 400 people surveyed are following the rules for safe contact lens use.

The most common contact use errors included showering or swimming while wearing them, sleeping in them and using a pair for a longer time frame than recommended.

Dwight Cavanagh, a clinical professor of ophthalmology who surveyed the contact users, had this to say about their careless misuse of the corrective vision tool:

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