‘We’re all human’: How common contact lenses are among U.S. teens
Posted On July 23, 2021
BLACKHAWKS, Ohio — The black contact lens is not a medical necessity.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends it for adults ages 12 and up.
It can help prevent contact lens damage in the eyes.
But the American Academy does not recommend that young people use them for contact lenses because they are considered too small for the eyes of young children.
Many parents are afraid of being sued by their children or face the wrath of law enforcement if they do.
The U.K. has seen a rise in cases of black contact eye infections and the American Society of Optometrists has urged parents to limit the use of contact lenses to adults who are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
“The American Association of Optometrician-Gynographers has reported an increase in the use and spread of black eye infections in young children,” the group said in a statement.
Black contact lenses have been on the rise in the U.N. in recent years, but they are a relatively new phenomenon.
In 2014, the World Health Organization reported that about 10% of adults in the world had a black contact allergy.
However, experts say it is not unusual for black contact contact lenses — which are manufactured with black materials — to be mistaken for contact lens rings or contact lenses.
They are sometimes mistaken for the protective outer lenses used to cover the eyes when a person is in the sun or under the influence of drugs, such as opiates or alcohol, experts said.
A 2014 report by the U,S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than 1 in 10 black people have some form of contact lens allergy, and many do not know that the lenses are not used for contact.
Researchers at the University of Chicago and the University at Buffalo have found that when it comes to black contact, people in the African-American community are more likely to be allergic to contact lenses than the rest of the population.
Experts say many young people in Africa use contact lenses for cosmetic purposes, not because of their health.
There is no single answer to the health risk of contact eye infection, said Dr. Andrew Zimring, an infectious disease specialist at Baylor College of Medicine.
He said the CDC recommends using the contact lens with caution for anyone with a history of contact allergy or other conditions that may lead to an increased risk of developing an eye infection.
Even if you do use a contact lens, the potential risks are so great that you might want to take steps to reduce your risk of infection, he said.