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The CDC reports that sleeping in contacts or using expired contact solution raises the risk of eye infection (KFSN)

Do you sleep in your makeup or contacts?

The CDC reports that sleeping in contacts or using expired contact solution raises the risk of eye infection by five times or more.

And do you have dry, red eyes?

"Well, people get a lot of misinformation."

Eye drops are not a cure. Find the root of the problem.

The vision council reports that 60 percent of Americans experience "digital eye strain". This causes dry, irritated eyes and out-of-focus vision, along with neck and back pain.

Limit how much time you stare at a screen to lower your risk.

Rubbing and touching your eyes can lead to broken blood vessels and inflammation, and applying eyeliner to your water line can cause infection.

Also, wear sunglasses year-round to prevent UV damage, and do not skip those annual eye exams!

"Taking care of all of those sensory kind of issues, like how well you're seeing all of those things lined up and taken care of, those are very important."

Some tips on how to keep your eyes in their best shape.

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