Bel Marra Health ( — www.BelMarraHealth.com), a company that offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is weighing in on a study that assessed people’s “risky” behaviour with their contact lenses.
According to a recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that 99% of users conduct “risky” practices with their contact lenses. These practices include keeping cases longer than is recommended, wearing lenses while sleeping, and adding to the solutions already in the case rather than emptying it out first. (Source: “Nearly all contact lens wearers in national survey report risky eye care behaviors that can lead to eye infections,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site, August 20, 2015; http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2015/p0820-contact-lens.html.)
“It’s surprising how much liberty people take with their eyes,” says Dr. Victor Marchione, spokesperson for Bel Marra Health. “The eyes are so sensitive, yet practically everyone does things with their contact lenses they definitely shouldn’t.”
With approximately 41 million Americans estimated to be wearing contact lenses, understanding how to properly use them is an issue worth addressing, according to Dr. Marchione. That’s because the above behaviours could lead to increased chances of eye infections, including swelling or haziness in the cornea and inflamed eye.
There are proper contact measures that can and should be taken to prevent infections and give users the safest lens experience possible, says Dr. Marchione, including making sure hands are washed before inserting or removing contacts, not wearing contacts when in the shower or pool, and only using a clean solution to clean or store lenses. In addition, it’s up to eye professionals to give detailed instructions to their patients on how to insert contact lenses and the proper cleaning instructions.
“It’s also a good idea to walk around with a pair of glasses, just in case one of the contacts falls out of the eye or something else happens,” Dr. Marchione concludes. “And it’s wise to replace contacts every 30–90 days depending on the frequency of use.”
Bel Marra Health understands the benefits of contact lenses, but also maintains that they are not for everyone. For more information on Bel Marra Health, including tips on how to decide on contact lenses and who they are appropriate for, visit www.BelMarraHealth.com.
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