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Torn Soft Contact Lens

Category: Contact Lens

Contributor & Photographer: Tressa L. Larson OD FAAO

This abused and filthy soft contact lens has had a section torn off the edge from 7-8 o'clock. Lenses that are not replaced according to FDA guidelines often break down, either grossly (like this one) or microscopically, inviting disease, discomfort, and ocular distress.

Abused and filthy soft contact lens has had a section torn off the edge from 7-8 o'clock.


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last updated: 0518/2016