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How common are eye infections from contacts?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Uncommon

Contacts when worn according to directions rarely cause infection.
The major mistake made is to not remove the lenses when the eye becomes red to any degree. When there is an infection with a contact, the eyes get very red and light sensitive and may also lose (temporarily) vision depending upon the location and degree of infection. See your ophthalmologist for treatment.

In brief: Uncommon

Contacts when worn according to directions rarely cause infection.
The major mistake made is to not remove the lenses when the eye becomes red to any degree. When there is an infection with a contact, the eyes get very red and light sensitive and may also lose (temporarily) vision depending upon the location and degree of infection. See your ophthalmologist for treatment.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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