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Old 04-06-2007, 01:03 PM   #1
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Contact Lenses - HIV risk?

I went to the optometrist a few months ago for some contact lenses. When she put them in she wasn't wearing any gloves (aren't they supposed to?), and my fear is that she could have had a cut on her finger and transported some blood onto one or both of my contact lenses when she put them in my eyes. What's the risk she could have transmitted HIV through my eyes from her blood on the contact lenses. She washed her hands and did use that disinfecting cleansing solution, and I don't remember seeing anything resembling blood on the lenses. The lenses were in for about thirty seconds and right after she took them out, my eyes teared up. I also have OCD, which doesn't help my worrying. Does this seem like a relative HIV risk or is my OCD/mind unnecessarily stressing me out?

 
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Re: Contact Lenses - HIV risk?

No, this is irrational scare mongering fear. You cannot get HIV this way.

 
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Re: Contact Lenses - HIV risk?

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No, this is irrational scare mongering fear. You cannot get HIV this way.
i agree,there is no way to get it in that manner

 
Old 05-12-2007, 03:28 PM   #4
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Re: Contact Lenses - HIV risk?

hey, definetly nothing to worry about! I'm actually an optometrist, so firstly, gloves are never used when inserting contact lenses, so your optometrist was doing the right thing. I don't I don't think there has ever been a case of HIV being transfered in that way.
No need to worry!

 
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