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What can you do to lower the chances of getting a stye or a chalazion?

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There are some things you can do to lower the odds that you’ll get a stye or chalazion:

  • Take off eye makeup before you go to bed.
  • Disinfect your contact lenses.
  • Wash your hands before putting in your contacts or touching your eyes.

SOURCES:

Cheng, K. Cochrane Library, published online April 19, 2014.

Mayo Clinic: “Sty.”

American Optometric Association: “Chalazion.”

 

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on April 23, 2020

SOURCES:

Cheng, K. Cochrane Library, published online April 19, 2014.

Mayo Clinic: “Sty.”

American Optometric Association: “Chalazion.”

 

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on April 23, 2020

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