Like removing your makeup before going to bed or drinking water throughout the day, taking out your contact lenses should be a part of any lens-wearer's daily routine. It's a small inconvenience, but let one woman's horror story be everyone else's PSA.
Rupal Morjaria, an ophthalmologist at Solihull Hospital in the UK, shared a harrowing story about a 67-year-old patient scheduled for a cataract surgery. Upon examining the woman's eye before the surgery, the operating team discovered 17 contact lenses, sealed together in a "bluish mass."< class="body-text">
Outside of that one single glob of contact lenses, there were ten other lenses in the woman's eye. The team of surgeons were understandably startled by the discovery, seeing as the woman had been checked in for a different eye-related appointment.< class="body-text">
Why did the patient never complain about the surely uncomfortable mass? She brushed it off as something related to dry eyes and old age, she told surgeons afterward. Amazing. Please take out your contact lenses.
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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.