Can contact lenses cause eye injuries?
Wearing contact lenses can be associated with an increased risk of corneal abrasions. Soft contact lenses can sometimes tear and pieces lodge in the eyes. They can also increase the risk of infection if an injury does occur. It is very important to follow your eye healthcare provider's recommendations about how to handle, clean and wear your contact lenses.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 13 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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