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Contact lens-wearers at risk

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Taking your contacts out every night is more important than you think. With over 45 million contact lens-wearers across the nation, it’s important to be educated about corneal ulcers.

A corneal ulcer is an open sore on the smooth, clear outer layer of your eye caused by bacteria, which can lead to permanent damage to your eye health and vision. Your eyes receive less oxygen if you sleep in your contacts, causing bacteria growth.

I recently suffered from one, along with Craig Melvin from the “Today” show. After being stuck wearing my glasses for weeks, I’m now extra careful.

Leah Brown, S&A Communications

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