Improper contact lens use leads to costly eye infection

November 14, 2014 3:53 AM

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Improper contact lens use leads to costly eye infection

Nearly one million people visit the doctor for an eye infection called keratitis each year and the CDC report said most of them are contact wearers.

Keratitis is an infection of the cornea that causes inflammation and can even lead to blindness. "Light sensitivity, pain, a discharge can develop and the eyes get really red," said Broome Optical optometrist Dr. Jimmy Martin, explaining the symptoms.

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