Reusable contact lens users are nearly four times more likely to develop serious eye infection

People who wear reusable contact lenses are nearly four times more likely to develop a rare eye infection that could rob them of their sight, a study has found.

The British scientists behind the research also warned that wearing lenses in the shower, swimming pools and while sleeping raised the risk too.

In the study, they looked at more than 200 daily or reusable contact lens users who came to clinics with either an eye infection or another illness.

They found Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) —…

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