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Study Reveals Overwhelmingly Common Misuse Of Contact Lenses

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Contact lense misuse

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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