Corneal Infections Associated with Sleeping in CL
Contact lenses are an effective form of vision correction used by an estimated 45 million Americans.
However, contact lens wearers are at risk for contact lens–related eye infections, especially when wearers do not practice proper contact lens wear and care habits.
These infections, affecting the cornea are known as microbial keratitis, can lead to serious adverse health outcomes. Because contact lenses are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as medical devices, contact lens–related corneal infections should be reported to FDA as an adverse event.