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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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