We are always preaching for our patients to use the best and safest contact lens hygiene. We are all guilty of doing the following things every now and then. We get it – you’re human. We’re just trying to educate you and warn you that dangerous practice of your contact lenses may lead to unhealthy results and infections.

Factors that contribute to a contact lens-related infection include:

  • Use of extended-wear lenses
  • Sleeping in your contact lenses
  • Reduced tear exchange under the lens
  • Environmental factors
  • Poor hygiene, including poor maintenance of contact lens cases or reusing or topping off contact lens solution

You may think we are nagging you about this, but it’s just because we care. Kind of like your parents. They’re always right and so are we (when it comes to your eyes, at least).