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August 17, 2018
- About one-third of people who wear contact lenses sleep or nap in them, increasing the risk for a serious eye infection 6 to 8 times.
- To prevent complications, contact lens wearers can take simple steps—such as not sleeping or swimming while wearing lenses, and replacing lenses and storage cases when recommended.
- Eye care professionals should report contact lens-related corneal infections to Medwatch, the FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event reporting program.