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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...

Kids, adults alike fall short in contact lens hygiene

Like parent, like child-adolescents engage in at least one unsafe contact lens habit at a much similar rate as adults, claims a new report that emphasizes the need for proper contact lens hygiene.Contact lens wear is a very safe correction option if patients comply with the instructions provided by their doctor of optometry.Published Aug. 17 in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), the population-based survey found adolescents (ages...