Saturday, October 12, 2013
Woman Stores CLs in Tap Water, Contracts Amoeba Infection
"How many times have you let your basic contact lens hygiene slide, not doing things like washing your hands before handling your lenses, using tap water instead of saline solution or sleeping in your lenses?" asks a story on Huffington Post. "During a busy week at work, a woman named Erin was out of contact lens solution but didn't have time to buy any, so she used tap water to store her contact lenses. That would soon prove to be a mistake: She contracted a rare amoeba infection that began to attack her cornea." Read more.