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February 1967


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Bloomington, Hawaii

Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;77(2):285. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980020287025

To the Editor:  To a nonwearer of the contact lens, who is willing to forego the enhancement of personal beauty guaranteed by the device and who has no vested interest in lens manufacture of any kind, the grave concern about the best method to store the contact lens wears thin quickly. The Cumulative Index Medicus for 1964 and 1965 reported 100 articles each year on the contact lens, all more and less scientific. Approximately 7% of the publications are concerned with the dangers of slapping the disc onto the optic globe. These recognize the hazard of bacteria on the lens or within the storage box, but give little attention to the bacteria on the hands that finger the lens as it is slipped into position. (Mostly they are in favor of washing the hands; at least none is against it.) Some worry about how wet the lens must be, which

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