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Contact Lens Etiquette

The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) is holding their 2nd Annual Contact Lens Health Week, August 24 – 28th to raise awareness about healthy contact lens care. So in honor, I’m publishing Dr. Eckhardt’s article on “Contact Lens Etiquette”. It’s been estimated that between 40%-90% of contact lens wearers do not properly follow the care instructions for their contact lenses. Serious eye infections that can lead to blindness affect up to 1 out of every 500 contact lens users per year. Worn with the proper care, however, contact lenses are a great option.

Getting Ready for Back to School, Don't Forget an Eye Exam

The wonders of the world are often first encountered through the eyes of a child. Yet without good vision, a child’s ability to learn about the world becomes more difficult. Vision problems affect one in 10 preschoolers and one in five school age children. Children often don’t realize they have vision problems, yet until age 12, vision is 80% responsible for the learning process. Since many vision problems begin at an early age, it is very important that children receive proper eye care.

Firework Safety and Iowa's Proposed Bill

As the 4th of July quickly approaches and the Iowa Senate considers a bill under proposal, which allows retailers to sell firecrackers, Roman candles and other fireworks, thought you’d find this information from the American Academy of Ophthalmology of interest. Currently the state allows sales only of sparklers and snakes. Do you think Iowa should change the law?

Summer Yard Work and Protecting Your Eyes

With all this rain, we’ll be cutting and trimming the lawn and hedges often. Dr. Benevento's article reminds us about these AAO guidelines to protect your eyes from injury when using powered lawn care equipment.

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