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Majority of Teens with Contact Lenses Are Using Them Improperly

Today marks the beginning of the CDC’s Contact Lens Health Week and they’ve provided some interesting facts about teenagers’ use of contact lenses. According to the CDC’s survey, 85 percent of teens with contact lenses use them improperly which increases the risk of serious eye infections†. The survey shows teens are “sleeping, napping, or swimming […]

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Why Water and Contact Lenses Don’t Mix

Looking to escape the summer heat, Americans will flock to local pools, waterparks, or larger bodies of water for a day of relaxing relief or to play water sports. However, contact lens wearers sometimes break important sanitation rules and risk infection by wearing their contact lenses around water, which often contains bacteria. In fact, according […]

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What Contact Lens Wearers Need to Know About Tobacco Use

With a prescription from an eye doctor, consumers choose to wear contact lenses for various reasons—convenience, appearance, or to enhance athletic potential—but good hygiene and safety practices must be followed. The New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP) urges consumers not to use tobacco, as smoking can cause harm to eye health. “Smoke is a […]

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Katie Van Hise

Cover Your Butt, Take Care of Your Eyes – Is your underwear cleaner than your contacts?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Americans make nearly one million visits to doctor’s offices, outpatient clinics, and emergency rooms annually due to eye infections. That statistic again: Almost one million trips to the doctor for eye infections per year! Fortunately, there are simple things that can be done to avoid the […]

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Katie Van Hise

Consumers Beware: Buying Contact Lenses without a Prescription is Illegal and Dangerous

In recent years, more Americans have been using decorative contact lenses to alter the appearance or color of the eyes. These contact lenses are often used as a costume accessory to change a person’s eye color or create an effect and have become increasingly popular around Halloween. These non-corrective, decorative lenses pose the same potential safety […]

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Halloween Hazards: Think Twice Before Transforming Your Eyes

Halloween is a fun holiday, but playing dress up can be serious business.  Consumers spend hours making sure costumes are accessorized just right; however, transforming your eyes by changing their color or appearance with non-corrective, decorative contact lenses to look like a cat, werewolf or vampire can be a dangerous choice.  The American Optometric Association […]

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Dr Anna DiGeso

Look Your Best: A Doctor of Optometry Tackles Your Questions About Eye Health

By Dr. Anna DiGeso  I often see floating spots and flashes of light. Should I be concerned? Spots, often called “floaters,” are particles within the vitreous humor, which is the clear, jelly-like fluid within the eye. They can take on many forms and consistencies and will shift position as you move your eyes. Floaters can […]

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