I ave had a life long fascination with optical devices and used corrective eye glasses or contact lenses my entire life.. Recently, I was asked to post something about my experiences,. as a contact lens wearer. At the age of 14, I became a hard plastic contact lens wearer. What I remember most vividly was the instructor who showed me how to insert and remove the lenses. She adamantly drummed into my head the need for fastidious cleanliness when handling my lenses. I am now 67 years old and am still wearing gas permeable contacts. In all the years of wearing lenses, I have never had an eye infection of any type. To this day, I believe it is because of my conscientious and diligent habit of using clean hands before doing anything with me lenses or touching my eyes. The ongoing problems with serious eye infections with today’s contact lens wearers, I am conceived is a result of poor hygiene. It cannot be overstated or emphasized enough that cleanliness is the single most important factory in maintaining good eye health for ANY contact lens wearer. Hopefully someone will heed my advice. Henry Rosenthal RDO