Avoid Swimming With Your Contact Lens On Because You Can Go Blind, Colorado Woman Warns
October 2, 2018 16:56
Many people love contact lenses, but not many know the risks involved with wearing one.
Acanthamoeba Keratitis is one of those many risks. It affects the eye when the parasite Acanthamoeba invades the contact lens. Acanthamoeba is amoeba which is found in water sourced like tap water, swimming pools, etc.
Once thought to be a thing of the past, as incidences reduced to its barest minimum, it appears to be on the rise at the moment.
According to All About Vision, the incidence of Acanthamoeba Keratitis may be on the rise. The reason for this being the constant wearing of the contact lens by users when swimming.