For the small study, scientists took samples from the eyes of 20 participants, nine wearing contact lenses and 11 non-users to investigate the type of bacteria. Those who wear contact lenses highest has four species: Lactobacillus, Acinetobacter, and Pseudomonas Methylobacterium that has to do with a corneal ulcer.
"There is an increased prevalence of corneal ulcers since the introduction of contact lenses in the 1970s", said researcher Jack Dodick, MD, and professor of ophthalmology at NYU Langone. "Because of the organism seems to emerge from the skin, hygiene needs more attention on the eyelids and hands", he added.
How do I make eye contact lens free of infection? Steven Shanbom, MD, an ophthalmologist from Berkeley, Michigan give you a tip:
1. Clean hands followed lenses
Be sure to wash hands with soap before handling contact lenses. Then release the lens from dirt and bacteria by placing it on the palms and then given a cleaning fluid. Gently rub the liquid into the lens.
2. Change the contact lenses
According to Dr. Shanbom, disposable lenses are the way to tackle the issue of eye infections. "There is always a bacterium that enters the eye when you wear contact lenses every day", he said. If you are a lazy cleaning the lens, the easiest is to use a type of disposable lenses that do not need to be cleaned.
3. Rest the contact lens
The best way to avoid infection is to wear eyeglasses when we have to limit the exposure of the eyes to a contact lens. Dr. Shanbom suggests, wearing contact lenses and wear glasses when working at home or on the weekend. Then, limit lens wears also only 12-14 hours a day.
Nor should never swimwear contact lenses, because the pool water contains a lot of bacteria that are ready to infect.