Contact lens use increases the likelihood of scratching the cornea, specifically when an individual fails to follow their optician's guidelines for safe contact lens use. Poor fit and improper cleaning that allows dirt or dust to gather on the surface of the lens can scratch the cornea. So, too, can regularly wearing contact lenses for longer than the recommended time.
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