This is what happens when you forgo yearly eye exams.
In a recent “eye-opening” turn of events, a British eye surgeon uncovered 27 contact lenses in a patient’s eye during a pre-operation exam. Despite wearing monthly disposable contacts for more than 35 years, the patient failed to visit her eye doctor for regular visits. She attributed her eye discomfort to old age, until the surgeon discovered the “blueish mass” of contacts during her eye examination.
This is yet another example of why annual, comprehensive eye examinations with an eye doctor professional remain vital to proper eye health—especially for those wearing contact lenses, regulated class II and III medical devices. Regular appointments not only ensure patients receive correct prescriptions and care instructions, but they allow eye doctors to examine patients for common eye diseases that affect overall health.
The Coalition for Patient Vision Care Safety is dedicated to ensuring safe access to contact lenses by emphasizing the importance of regular eye exams, proper contact lens selection, and lens care and safety.
To learn more about the Coalition and how you can support vision safety, visit our about us page.