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COVID-19 and your eyes

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Coronavirus can spread through the eyes — just as it does through the mouth or nose — through virus particles sprayed from the mouth or nose of an infected person, according to Frank Hwang, MD, ophthalmologist and cornea service director at Loma Linda University Health. “It’s more likely to breathe these tiny droplets in through ...

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Contact lens wear is a healthy option for kids

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Gretchyn Bailey: Hi, everyone. I am Gretchyn Bailey with Optometry Times®, and today I have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Jill Woods. Jill is head of clinical research for the Center for Ocular Research and Education, or CORE, and she is lead author on a new paper that has just ...

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Tips for Comfort While Wearing Makeup and Colored Contacts

Colored Contacts

Although it’s safe to wear contacts with makeup on, there are a few things to keep in mind so they feel comfortable. Following these tips will also keep your vision clear and bright: Always wash your hands before touching your contact lenses Put on your contacts before applying makeup Take out ...

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Don’t wear your contact lenses in the shower


People who were contact lenses in the shower are at greater risk of losing their eyesight, according to a new study. The research reportedly found that people who wear their lenses while showering are seven times more likely to develop an eyesight-threatening infection. Researchers at the University of Southampton found ...

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Tips to lower contact lens-associated risks


“Anytime you put something on or near your eye, you’re introducing risk,” says Dr. Immler. “The biggest risk is infection.” Dr. Immler says infection risks are lowest with daily disposable lenses because you use a fresh pair every day. For other lens types, follow good hygiene practices: Soak the lenses ...

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Which are better, hard contacts or soft contacts?

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When first developed, contact lenses were only available as hard lenses. Today’s hard lenses, called gas permeable, are much improved. They can be worn for up to a year without needing to be replaced as long as they are properly cared for. “Typically, the people who choose hard lenses have ...

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Are Contact Lenses Right for You?


Does wearing a face mask have your glasses fogging up ALL. DAY. LONG? Switching to contact lenses makes that pesky problem a thing of the past. (Plus, contact lenses are completely safe to wear during the coronavirus pandemic.) And contacts offer other advantages, too. They are available for people of all ages — optometrists can ...

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