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Kids with contact lenses like their looks better than kids with glasses

Children wearing contact lenses felt better about how they look, their athletic abilities and acceptance by their friends than did children wearing eyeglasses in a recent study. The results suggest that nearsighted children as young as 8 years old reap social benefits from wearing contact lenses instead of glasses, researchers say. In general, eye care practitioners in the United States tend to wait to prescribe contact lenses until children are in their early...

When to consider contact lenses for kids

Ben Davis (14) of Phoenix, in a family photo.The first time 14-year-old Ben Davis tried contact lenses, things didn’t go so well. His optometrist offered Ben the option when he was 12, after a routine exam and fitting for glasses and sports goggles. But Ben was clearly lukewarm about the prospect, recalls his mom, Judy Davis of Phoenix. As the lenses were placed in Ben’s eyes for the first time, Judy could tell they wouldn’t be leaving with contacts that day.“His body language indicated...

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...