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45 million Americans could be putting themselves at risk for permanent eye damage — and it's largely preventable

When people ask me why I don't wear contacts, I typically come up with some excuse to avoid admitting the truth: Sticking a plastic device directly on the fragile mucous membrane surrounding my cornea terrifies me. But it does, and it's the reason I've always felt A-OK just wearing glasses. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes me feel slightly justified in my fear of contacts, despite the fact that they're largely safe and effective — at least when worn correctly.
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