(Fox News) An eye doctor is urging people who wear contacts to think twice before sleeping in their lenses — whether they're hard or soft.
Dr. Patrick Vollmer, an optometrist with the Vita Eye Clinic in Shelby, North Carolina, shared graphic images of a patient he recently treated who developed a cultured pseudomonas ulcer after sleeping in contact lenses to send a warning about a habit some may consider harmless.
“'I sleep in my contacts all the time and I’ve never had a problem,'" Vollmer recalls his patients telling him "daily."
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The eye doctor, however, said a nasty bacteria he treated last week tells a different story.