Non-Prescription Contacts Can Harm Your Child's Eyes

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Decorative contact lenses can make you look cool, but are they bad for your eyes?
Air Date: 10/22/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: David Granet, MD
d granetDavid Granet, M.D., is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego and Director of the Abraham Ratner Children’s Eye Center in La Jolla, California.  He is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine.  Dr. Granet co-founded the World Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and is Chair of the AAP Section on Ophthalmology.  He co-authored a book called Challenging Cases in Pediatric Ophthalmology and over 100 articles and book chapters. He has been voted into both Top Doctors and Best Doctors of America including the "Best Doctors in the U.S.” by U.S. News and World Report. He also hosts a medical TV show called Health Matters.
Non-Prescription Contacts Can Harm Your Child's Eyes
While decorative contact lenses can help fine-tune your Halloween costume or jump-start your mood, they can be harmful to eyes.

Whether you or your children are interested in colorful or decorative lenses, you should always take precautions before wearing them.

There are risks to wearing non-prescription lenses.

Some risks include decreased vision, infections and even blindness. Checking with a doctor first can really help to prevent these reactions.

Listen in as Dr. David Granet and Melanie Cole, MS, discuss the best and healthiest ways to use decorative lenses.

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