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Contact Lens Wearers More Prone to Eye Infections

A study from the NYU Langone Medical Center, according to an article published on CBS, has identified four types of bacteria more commonly found in contact lens wearers than non-contact wearers in an effort to explain why those who wear contacts get eye infections more frequently. Two of the four types, Methylobacterium and Lactobacillus are not normally harmful but the other two, Acinetobacter and Pseudomonas, caused more concern. The latter in particular is known as an aggressive bacteria that can cause corneal ulcers and potentially even blindness. In spite of these results, researchers insisted that daily contacts were likely the safest, particularly when cleaned appropriately and disposed properly.

Read the article published by CBS.

Read the study from the NYU Langone Medical Center.