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Contact lenses have become increasingly popular for reasons of convenience, efficiency in aidingvision for certain sports and occupations and more recently as a cosmetic advantage. Wearing contactlenses does however pose risks of adverse complications, from minor level to blindness. Users arefrequently unaware of these risks and potential problems associated with the use of contact lens.Providing education and increasing awareness of effective and safe behavior to keep lens users safe fromcomplications are important roles of nurses. This article proposes a clinical practice guideline for bothcommunity and hospital based ophthalmic nurses, in order to prevent complications and educatecontact lens users about appropriate care.
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