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Is sharing contact lense case dangerous?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Should not share

One should not share contact lense case to avoid infection to your eyes.
Depend on your immune system, certain bacteria can be normal in some pts, while others are not.Some can get minor infection while others are not.You do not want to take chance with your eyes.

In brief: Should not share

One should not share contact lense case to avoid infection to your eyes.
Depend on your immune system, certain bacteria can be normal in some pts, while others are not.Some can get minor infection while others are not.You do not want to take chance with your eyes.
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Don't share!

Contact lenses can harbor a large amount of bacteria.
This can get transferred to the contact lens case, even when a good lens cleaning solution is used. And since we all have slightly different strains of bacteria on our eyes, sharing lens cases can transfer other people's potentially harmful bacteria. This can lead to a serious infection. Bottom line - don't share eye care items.

In brief: Don't share!

Contact lenses can harbor a large amount of bacteria.
This can get transferred to the contact lens case, even when a good lens cleaning solution is used. And since we all have slightly different strains of bacteria on our eyes, sharing lens cases can transfer other people's potentially harmful bacteria. This can lead to a serious infection. Bottom line - don't share eye care items.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. John Downing
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: YES!

You can get a dangerous eye infection from sharing cases.
Take good care of your contacts by using approved cleaning and rinsing solutions, using your own case, and washing and rinsing it regularly.

In brief: YES!

You can get a dangerous eye infection from sharing cases.
Take good care of your contacts by using approved cleaning and rinsing solutions, using your own case, and washing and rinsing it regularly.
Dr. John Downing
Dr. John Downing
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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yep

You're sharing germs, which is always bad news.

In brief: Yep

You're sharing germs, which is always bad news.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Dr. Ari Weitzner
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Not wise

You could pick up something that your shared partner is resistant to, by sharing the case.
The person could also pick up something from you. And you might mix up the lenses and get blurred vision. Contact lens cases are cheap and readily available - why would you want to do this in the first place?

In brief: Not wise

You could pick up something that your shared partner is resistant to, by sharing the case.
The person could also pick up something from you. And you might mix up the lenses and get blurred vision. Contact lens cases are cheap and readily available - why would you want to do this in the first place?
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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