Although, we hear from people talking about contact lens not being safe for eye but in reality it is not true. Contact lens are very much safe unless you are not careful enough.
Contacts might be risky if you are not aware of sanitation measures to be taken care of. Contact lens may be unsafe under following circumstances:
- Wearing or handling contacts with infected/unhygienic hands
- Wearing contacts for too long.
- Using water instead of sterile lens solution for cleansing lens.
- Swimming or taking shower for too long while wearing lenses.
While Precaution are taken care of lenses are totally safe. Lenses can never be lost behind your eyes. Sometimes you may start scratching your eyes without realizing that you had our contacts on that day. But you shouldn’t worry because a thin membrane that covers the front of the eyes known as conjunctiva connecting to the insides of your eyelids makes it impossible to get clogged up.
Safety of Contact lens are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hence, more than 30 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses while statistically 125 million people uses contacts globally.