A new study found the microbial keratitis infection rate for contact lens wearers was higher than for those who had LASIK. While contact lenses were traditionally thought to be safer than surgery, researchers found that soft contact lens wearers, after one year with daily disposables, had fewer cases of microbial keratitis than patients post-LASIK.

Masters J, Kocak M, Waite A. Risk for microbial keratitis: comparative metaanalysis of contact lens wearers and post-laser in situ keratomileusis patients. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2017;43(1):67.