Contact lens wearers entering adulthood may be more inclined to take chances when it comes to balancing the responsibilities of safe lens care with the allure of spontaneity. As this edition’s editorial and article review outline, they may be more likely to underestimate risk–particularly as it relates to making lens care decisions when faced with the possibility of sleeping away from home unexpectedly .
We can tell them not to sleep in lenses that aren’t prescribed for extended wear. We can tell them not to store lenses in water, but are they paying attention?
Developed in collaboration with the Contact Lens and Youth study group, this edition’s patient handout focuses on simplifying the message to maximize clarity and impact: If it’s the end of the day and proper lens care is not available, throw your lenses out.