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Craig Melvin shares cautionary tale about wearing contact lenses while sleeping

June 29, 2019

The TODAY anchor had to wear glasses on air for the first time in his career after developing an ulcer in his eye from sleeping with his contact lenses in.

 

Craig Melvin is living proof that sleeping in your contact lenses is a bad idea.

 

The TODAY anchor wore glasses on the air Thursday for the first time in his 15-year career because he developed a corneal ulcer in his left eye.

 

How'd it happen? He fell asleep with his contacts in.

 

"Don't let this happen to you!" Craig cautioned TODAY fans.

 

Dr. Annie Negrin, an ophthalmologist from Purchase, New York, joined the TODAY team to shed some light on how corneal ulcers occur, and how the approximately 45 million Americans who wear contact lenses can avoid getting one.

 

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