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Soft contact lenses safe for kids and teens, review finds

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 -- 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 inflammation and infection. Called "corneal...

Contact lenses worthwhile option for preteens, children

Age 16 stands out among life's milestones: drivers' licenses, first jobs-and contact lenses? It's not unusual for parents, or even doctors, to set this age limit, yet research shows that contact lenses are a safe, viable option for kids even half that age."Contact lenses are a very safe modality if children comply with the wearing schedule and lens care instructions provided by their eye care practitioner." Published in the journal Optometry and Vision Science, a recent study shows that the...

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...