Headlines Misuse of Contact Lenses Prompts One Million Doctor Visits Published 6 years ago on November 17, 2014 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet Keratitis is the biggest culprit. Americans make nearly 1 million doctors’ appointments and emergency room visits a year for eye infections — most of them due to the improper use and care of contact lenses, says a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Keratitis caused by not removing lenses before sleep seems to be the biggest culprit. “People who wear contact lenses over night are more than 20 times more likely to get Keratitis,” said Jennifer Cope a medical epidemiologist at the CDC. “Wearing contacts and not taking care of them properly is the single biggest risk factor for Keratitis,” which responsible for $175 million in direct medical costs each year. Read more at Washington Post Advertisement Related Topics: click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Kering Move Called “Eyewear Revolution” Don't Miss SNL Appearance Creates Buzz for Eyewear Firm Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO SPONSORED BY TOPCON HEALTHCARE With Topcon RDx® Now You Can Introducing Topcon RDx®, a comprehensive eye health exam platform that incorporates automated and remote capabilities for your diagnostic instruments. Grow your practice beyond your physical location and deliver quality eye exams from virtually anywhere. You may like Promoted Headlines With Topcon RDx® Now You Can TOPCON Healthcare Ray-Ban® Authentic Essilor 360° SUPPORT. 365 DAYS A YEAR. Essilor Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Uncategorized15 hours ago ClearVision Announces Lone Star: The Texas Relief Collection Press Releases15 hours ago MacuHealth Marketing Team Welcomes New Talented People and Director Press Releases15 hours ago Prevent Blindness Declares March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month Photo Gallery23 hours ago These 13 Optical Bernie Sanders Memes Will Crack You Up Press Releases2 days ago EssilorLuxottica Board of Directors Proposes Nominees to the New Board Headlines5 days ago Solstice Files Ch. 11 Bankruptcy, Plans to Reorganize Headlines4 weeks ago NC Optometry Office Destroyed by Fire Cover Stories1 week ago These COVID-19 Changes Are Permanent, Say ECPs Headlines3 weeks ago EssilorLuxottica and CooperCompanies Form Joint Venture to Acquire SightGlass Vision Headlines2 weeks ago Remote Vision Testing Firm Looks to Enter US Market Sponsored Content2 days ago With Topcon RDx® Now You Can Sponsored Content2 weeks ago Ray-Ban® Authentic Sponsored Content1 month ago Get More with Essilor Sponsored Content3 months ago Perform Refraction from Anywhere with RDx Headlines4 months ago Video: Florida Man Invents Robot to Place Contact Lenses Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Most Popular Headlines5 days ago Solstice Files Ch. 11 Bankruptcy, Plans to Reorganize Cover Stories1 week ago These COVID-19 Changes Are Permanent, Say ECPs Headlines1 week ago COVID-19 May Lead to Eye Abnormalities, Study Finds Columns3 days ago What Does It Actually Mean To Be An Optician? One Long-Time ECP Weighs In Headlines1 week ago CloudMD to Acquire VisionPros Real Deal1 week ago She Was Denied a Promotion, but It’s What Came Next That Really Hurt Sponsored Content2 days ago With Topcon RDx® Now You Can Cover Stories2 days ago How Diverse, Inclusive and Welcoming Is the Eyecare Industry?