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This week’s best deals: OC Fair passes, free contact lenses, free candy for May 14-20

Consider buying an earlybird OC Fair Super Pass, which grants passholders unlimited access to the 2017 fair express entry at all gates and 2-for-1 tickets for select events at the Pacific Amphitheatre, The Hangar and Action Sports Arena. The Super Pass is on sale now for $30 for adults, $23 for kids and seniors, plus a $5 handling fee, until May 31. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Hi, it’s me, Marla Jo, your columnist and deals maven. If you know a great deal, let me know...

Kids and contacts: Is my tween ready for contact lenses?

My tween got glasses a few months ago and she is now asking for contacts.  As parents, we are not sure if our child is ready for contact lenses, so we started doing some research, which revealed that many eye care professionals begin to encourage contact lens wear at age 11 to 14 so it's a common issue faced by tween parents.Turns out there's a fair amount to consider with this vision decision. Here are some of the biggest factors to weigh when having the contact lenses versus contacts...

Soft contact lenses as safe for kids as for adults

Soft contact lenses can be safely prescribed to children and adolescents, with no increase in adverse effects compared to adults, says a study.In fact, the risk of safety problems from soft contact lens wear may even be lower in younger children compared to teenagers, according to the study in Optometry and Vision Science, the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. "In the past decade, there has been increasing interest in fitting children with contact lenses," said Mark...