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Surgeon finds 27 contact lenses in woman’s eye

 Photo: Getty ImagesIn news that makes me so very happy to be wearing glasses, a surgeon has found 27 contact lenses in a woman's eye while preparing her for cataract surgery. As someone who has never worn contact lenses, I've always wondered how users remembered to take theirs out, but to forget 27 times?Optometry Today reported a 67-year-old woman went into hospital for surgery, and an eagle-eyed doctor spotted a bluish foreign body in her eye. (If your doctor couldn't spot 27 contact...

Soft Contact Lenses Safe for Kids

By Robert PreidtHealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Soft contact lenses are as safe for children and teens as they are for adults, a new review finds."In the past decade, there has been increasing interest in fitting children with contact lenses," said review author Mark Bullimore, an adjunct professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry.He reviewed nine studies that included 7- to 19-year-olds who use soft contact lenses, to gauge the risk of corneal...

Kids aren't properly caring for their contact lenses, putting their eyes at risk

Teenagers are not necessarily known for being the cleanest of age groups. According to the CDC, those less than hygienic habits are becoming a big problem when it comes to properly handling contact lenses. As a result, adolescents are putting their eyes at risk for serious infection, and worse.If your kids have contacts and are caring for them perfectly, they are in a very small minority.Eighty-five percent of contact lens wearers between ages 12 and 17 said they have at least one habit that...