What are the Symptoms of an Acanthamoeba Infection?
Tearing and the sensation of something in your eye.
Red, painful, irritated eyes
How Common is Acanthamoeba?
Acanthamoeba infections are fairly rare, but their incidence increases with improper contact lens hygiene.
What are the Risk Factors for an Acanthamoeba Infection?
Using tap water to clean contact lenses
Swimming in any water source with your contact lenses in your eyes
Poor contact lens hygiene
How is Acanthamoeba Diagnosed?
Diagnosing an acanthamoeba infection begins with a comprehensive eye exam at Ducklo EyeCare
During this exam, your doctor uses equipment such as a slit-lamp to properly identify the acanthamoeba microorganism
How can You Avoid Acanthamoeba?
Properly care for your contact lenses!
Remember to always wash your hands before touching your contact lenses or your eyes
Never use anyone else’s contact lenses
Never swim in or sleep in your contact lenses
Use proper contact lens solution prescribed by your doctor
See your doctor every year so that they can evaluate your contact lenses to determine if any change in lens is needed