The authors of the study sought to determine the microbiota of individuals who did not wear contacts with those who did. The study analyzed bacterial samples from the eye’s surface and on the skin underneath the eye of nine patients who wore contacts and eleven who did not. The samples were taken via a laboratory technique called 16s rRNA sequencing within three intervals lasting six weeks long. Approximately two hundred and fifty samples were extracted from participants. What does this study mean for those who wear contact lens and how does it affect their eye health?
Keep reading to learn the results of this study and what it means for contact lens wearers.