Don't Lick and Stick: Dirty Contacts Linked to Serious Eye Infections

November 13, 2014 9:59 PM

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Are you one of those people who licks their contact lenses and puts them right back into your eye? Or do you sleep with them in? If so, you may be part of this new statistic.

Close to a million people a year get serious cases of an eye infection called keratitis, and most can be blamed on dirty contact lenses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

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