Contact lenses

More than 30 million Americans use contact lenses, according to the CDC. But, while they are generally safe to use, as well as convenient alternatives to dealing with glasses every day, there are certain health risks associated with contact lenses. “Because they are worn directly on the eye, they can lead to conditions such as […]

According to a new study, certain bacterial strains can survive longer inside bottles of contact lens solution than previously thought. Researchers looked at different strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can cause microbial keratitis – an inflammation and ulceration of the cornea that can cause vision loss. The investigators tested nine strains of P. aeruginosa and […]