Shocking what happened to this man!

@LeaPea2417 (25670)
Toccoa, Georgia
July 11, 2019 3:37pm CST
A young man in the UK got contact lens. He was never warned of the danger of showering with his contact lenses in. A rare infection can come if you shower with them on, and he was one of those rare individuals who got the infection. He got excruciating pain in his right eye and became blinded in his right eye. He has already had two surgeries on his eye and is scheduled to have a cornea transplant very soon. The cornea transplant should hopefully restore his sight. He said that if the transplant is successful, he will never wear contact lenses again, only glasses. He said in the time of the infection and surgeries, he had gone from being very active physically to not wanting to do anything. My husband wears contacts. When I read this, I immediately asked him if he wears contacts when he showers and he says yes. He had been warned from his optometrist but it was said that it is very rare. One thing that will prevent something like this to happen is keeping your contact lenses extremely clean. It is scary there is that chance for a blinding infection. I have never and would never wear contacts. I only wear my reading glasses to read , drive and watch TV.
A U.K. man experienced “excruciating pain“ and went blind in his right eye after showering in his contacts, which caused a parasite to burrow under the lens and into his eye, reports said.
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@rakski (33950)
• Philippines
11 Jul
oh my. I never wear contacts but my friends do.
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Jul
My sister also wears contacts. I need to share the article with her.
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@rakski (33950)
• Philippines
12 Jul
@LeaPea2417 that is right.
@just4him (162243)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Jul
I didn't know that could happen. I can't have contacts due to the shape of my eyeball. I'd rather have regular glasses as I hate putting anything in my eye.
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
15 Jul
I agree, I would never want to put anything in my eye.
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@just4him (162243)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Jul
@LeaPea2417 When I was in fourth grade, maybe fifth, I was coming back to school from lunch and found a football coming at me and hit me in the eye with the pointed end. It broke my glasses and took the rest of the day with students going out to help me find the lens on the snow-encrusted playground. It was finally found but I haven't been able to do anything since that would affect my eyes.
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
15 Jul
@just4him Oh my goodness, I am sorry that happened to your eye.
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@TheHorse (88316)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Jul
I had never heard about this! I have never worn contacts, as my eyes are too dry, but I don't mind glasses. The exception to this is when I play softball. I can't wear glasses and play at the quality level I demand of myself.
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Jul
I don't mind glasses either.
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@TheHorse (88316)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Jul
@LeaPea2417 They make me look a bit nerdy, which means I don't have to deal with models and actresses beating down my door to visit me.
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Jul
@TheHorse ha ha ha, I am sure you look fine with glasses.
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@DianneN (122377)
• United States
12 Jul
Yikes! I always remove my contacts the second I get home and wear reading glasses when necessary. I never wear them in the shower or when swimming. I hope your husband heeds this advice.
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
13 Jul
I hope he does also. I never even thought about the subject until I read the article.
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@DianneN (122377)
• United States
13 Jul
@LeaPea2417 My friend scratched her corneas by sleeping with her contacts and suffered for ages.
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
13 Jul
@DianneN I did know not to sleep in them.
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13 Jul
OH that had to be not just painful, but very scary as well I'm glad I don't wear either 1.
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
14 Jul
That is good you don't need them.
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15 Jul
@LeaPea2417 yea I would if I drove at night but I don't so I'm good.
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@LadyDuck (230439)
• Switzerland
12 Jul
It is rare, but it may happen, so I do not see why the doctors do not suggest to remove the lenses every time before showering.
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
13 Jul
I agree, they should always mention it to patients.
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@LadyDuck (230439)
• Switzerland
14 Jul
@LeaPea2417 Look how much they mention every possible problem in the medications instructions, why not to warn something like this?
@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
11 Jul
That is very scary. Such suffering this man has had to endure now and will in the future.
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Jul
It is scary and sad. I do hope the cornea transplant will restore his vision in his right eye.
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
11 Jul
@LeaPea2417 I hope so too.
@paigea (24385)
• Canada
15 Jul
I wear glasses as I just don't like the idea of contacts. Scary!
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
15 Jul
I don't like the idea of them either.
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@BelleStarr (46276)
• United States
15 Jul
I bet that not keeping them clean will lead to an infection as well. I don’t wear contacts but 2 of my kids do and other than pink eye they have never had a problem
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
15 Jul
That is good they never had a problem with them.
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@thelme55 (19463)
• Germany
14 Jul
Oh my! That is very scary. I will pass this on to my son and friends who wear contact lenses.
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
15 Jul
Glad they will see the article. I hope it helps.
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@May2k8 (9325)
• Indonesia
14 Jul
Oh no, an unfortunate man and must be blind because of that, thankful I don't need glasses.
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
14 Jul
That is good you don't need them.
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@bunnybon7 (41414)
• Holiday, Florida
13 Jul
me either. Just the way they are put inside your eye looks scary. With my luck, I would not be able to put them in right and then I would also get that infection.
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
13 Jul
That is exactly how I feel about them too.
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@1hopefulman (42967)
• Canada
12 Jul
Poor fellow! I tried contact lenses but my eyes are too sensitive and use glasses.
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Jul
My eyes are too sensitive too.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
That is certainly worrying.
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Jul
Very
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@amadeo (97643)
• United States
11 Jul
I wonder why he did not take them out?
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Jul
I guess he thought he would be ok to keep them in.
@MALUSE (51869)
• Germany
11 Jul
I don't wear contact lenses, only glasses. I find the idea of putting something into my eyes offputting.
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Jul
I agree. My Father has worn glasses most of his life and said he would never put a contact on his eye.
@LindaOHio (6812)
• United States
11 Jul
That's terrible. I wore hard contacts for a few years. Had to give them up because my left eye was shaped funny; and the contacts constantly bothered me. They didn't have soft contacts back then.
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Jul
Thank goodness my husband and sister wear soft ones, I do remember hearing about hard ones being more problematic.
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@Janet357 (19177)
11 Jul
thats why i never wear contact lenses.
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Jul
I agree
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• United States
11 Jul
that's horrible! i tried contacts a couple times 'n found 'em jest more trouble'n they were worth. don't reckon i 'twas warned 'bout showerin' with 'em? jest not to sleep with 'em. i do hope he's able to get 'is sight back.
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Jul
Yes, that is another thing people who wear them are not supposed to do, sleep in them. I agree they are more trouble than they are worth.
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@wolfgirl569 (18109)
• Marion, Ohio
11 Jul
I had never heard that. But I have never had contacts either.
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@LeaPea2417 (25670)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Jul
My husband and sister love contacts. Some people can do well with them.
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