If you're a regular wearer of contacts, you've probably been warned about the health hazards of leaving them in too long and washing them improperly. But a new study is a gross reminder about why it's really bad to use unwashed hands when putting them in.
I've heard my patients claim that they thought this is just a normal part of the aging process; however, nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, dry eyes are about as normal as chronic headaches, toothaches or loss of bowel control.
Being unconscious about some things is a good strategy, it frees up your brain for more important decisions. But if you're unconscious about everything, you wind up letting other people script your entire life.