1.Scratches to the eye – If contacts are not professionally fitted to your eye, they can scratch the clear front window of the eye. This is called corneal abrasions, which is not only painful, but can cause permanent damage.
2.Research shows – wearing non prescription contacts increases the risk of an infection called keratitis by 16 times. Early treatment with antibiotic or steroid drops may preserve vision, but sometimes surgery, such as corneal transplantation, is necessary.
3.Pink eye – Never share contacts because doing so can spread germs, causing conditions such as pink eye. Highly contagious, pink eye treatment depends on the cause, but typically includes some home remedies and antibiotic eye drops.
4.Decreased vision – Whether from a corneal scratch or infection, wearing non-prescription contacts can lead to decreased vision.
5.Blindness – It’s no scare tactic: wearing non-prescription contacts can lead to permanent vision loss. Learn how to take proper care of your contact lenses to avoid dangerous eye infections.
Prescription contact lenses are available to order through Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic.
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