Warning Issued Against Improper Contact Use

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Federal health officials issued a warning against the improper use of contact lenses, saying that it can lead to serious eye infections or even long-term damage.

The CDC reported that nearly one in five contact lens-related eye infection over the last decade has resulted in eye damage, which includes having a scarred cornea, a reduction in vision or even the need for a cornea transplant.

Health officials said sleeping in contact lenses, wearing them beyond the recommended use or while swimming are all activities that are considered misuse.

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