August 23, 2016
Have you read the FDA’s safety tips on proper use and care of contact lenses?
- 18% said yes
- 82% said no
A few safety tips for proper contact lens use include getting regular eye exams to assure the continued health of your eyes, following the directions that come with your contact lenses, and not sleeping in your contact lenses that are not meant for overnight wear. For more safety tips, see Everyday Eye Care.
July 5, 2016
- 25% said yes
- 75% said no
A growing number of wellness centers, spas, and sports rehabilitation centers are promoting whole body cryotherapy (WBC) as a way to treat chronic pain and other medical conditions and help you lose weight. However, the FDA has not cleared or approved any WBC machines, so we don’t know if they are safe or effective. For more information see Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC): A "Cool" Trend that Lacks Evidence, Poses Risks .
April 6, 2016
Do you know which ways of cleaning contact lenses are ok for your eyes?
- 38% said yes
- 31% said no
- 31% said not sure
To clean and disinfect your contact lenses, always follow the instructions provided with your lens care products. Do NOT use distilled water, tap water, or saline solution for cleaning and disinfecting contact lenses. For more information, see Contact Lens Solutions and Products .