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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 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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Contact Lens and Eye Care


Never wear contact lenses when you sleep – not even during a nap. Always have a backup pair of eye glasses with your current prescription. Keep your eyes safe. Take time to care for your contact lenses. Here are some tips for keeping your eyes healthy and comfortable while you ...

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Proper Care of Contact Lenses


While contact lenses are safely used by millions of people every day, they do carry a risk of eye infection. Factors contributing to infection can include: •   Use of extended-wear lenses; •   Reduced tear exchange under the lens; •   Environmental factors; •   Poor hygiene.   The single best way to ...

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Contact Lenses: FAQ


I’m interested in wearing contact lenses. How long does it take to get used to them? Depending on your eye sensitivity and whether you choose soft or rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses, it may take only a day or it could take two weeks or more for your eyes ...

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Tips for Contact Lens Wearers


Many people new to contact lenses, and even some experienced wearers, have practical questions about contacts. These tips can help you deal with everyday contact lens concerns. Is My Contact Lens Inside Out? A question many newbie wearers have is: “How can I tell if my contact lens is inside-out?” ...

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Caring for Your Contact Lenses and Your Eyes


Following these steps will extend the life of your contact lenses and protect the safety and health of your eyes. Keep Lenses Clean The type of lens you have determines how you care for it. Disposable extended-wear soft lenses need the least care, and conventional soft lenses need extensive care. ...

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Can I still wear contact lenses if I have glaucoma?


Whether or not you can wear contact lenses depends on which glaucoma treatment your doctor selects for you. You should be able to continue wearing them if you are started on eye drops. However, some drugs may need to be taken when your lenses are not in your eyes. Also, ...

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