Contact Lenses and Eye Infections

A new study has found that people who wear contact lenses daily are more likely to experience eye infection. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, this study builds on one from the CDC last year in which contact lens use was linked to keratitis, a painful condition caused by a bacterial infection in the cornea.

Improper cleaning of contact lenses has been identified as the leading cause of infection. However, contact lens wearers in this new study had three-times the number of bacteria in the eyes as participants who did not wear contacts. This suggests that even those who care for their lenses are at an increased risk for an eye infection and the serious and painful conditions it can cause.

Finding Freedom from Contact Lenses

A reliable way to prevent infection from contact lenses is to stop wearing them – and one of the best ways to do that without turning to glasses is through laser vision correction. Dallas eye surgeon Dr. Dain Brooks offers a range of permanent vision correction options including PRK and iLASIK. Which option is ideal for your needs will be based on factors unique to you and can best be determined during your initial consultation.

To schedule your laser vision correction consultation, please contact Brooks Eye Associates today. We welcome patients from Plano, Frisco, and surrounding Texas communities.