In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

October 23, 2008

Be Careful of wearing Contact Lenses

Actually I've used eyeglasses since teenaged. And never interest with contact lenses. Because if we don't care about the hygienes so wearing contact lenses maybe make your eyes worse. Contact lenses increase the risk of infection with pathogenic protozoa that can cause blindness. New research, published in the November issue of the Journal of Medical Microbiology, shows that a high percentage of contact lens cases in Tenerife are contaminated with Acanthamoeba that cannot be killed by normal contact lens solution. Acanthamoeba is one of the most common types of protozoa in soil and is often found in fresh water. Most species eat bacteria and some can cause infections in humans. One of the diseases caused by Acanthamoeba is called amoebic keratitis, which is an infection of the eye. Around 85% of all amoebic keratitis cases occur in people who wear contact lenses. The infection is very painful and can cause blindness. As the amoeba can be found in chlorinated swimming pools and domestic tap water, people who wear lenses while swimming or use tap water to rinse their lenses have an increased risk of infection. (source :Society for General Microbiology (2008, October 22). Contact Lenses Are Home To Pathogenic Amoebae. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 23)


  1. I think that contacts are really fashionable, I've been wearing them for 10 years. You only have to be a little carful and you shouldn't have problems.

  2. Don't stay in line at a store to get your contact lenses . Buy them on line know !