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Tell me a little bit more about contact lens risks?
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
In brief: Many types
There are gas permeable, scleral, soft daily disposable, soft extended wear, hybrid, so even a longer answer just begins to scratch the surface.
The risks vary with the type of lens; all increase risk of eye infections, eye irritation and scratched corneas are the most common complications of contact lenses. Be careful not to wear cls if you have a red eye or feel a cold or flu beginning.

In brief: Many types
There are gas permeable, scleral, soft daily disposable, soft extended wear, hybrid, so even a longer answer just begins to scratch the surface.
The risks vary with the type of lens; all increase risk of eye infections, eye irritation and scratched corneas are the most common complications of contact lenses. Be careful not to wear cls if you have a red eye or feel a cold or flu beginning.
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