Don’t shower with contact lenses!


How many people know that if you shower in contact lenses, a harmful organism called acanthamoeba that lives in the domestic water supply can get stuck behind the lens?
Swimming and even showering in lenses is an ‘absolute no-no’, it lives in the domestic water supply, and if you shower or swim in contact lenses it can get stuck behind the lens and begin to destroy the eye. The condition, characterised by a painful, pink eye and blurred vision, can be mistaken for more common eye problems such as conjunctivitis.

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