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As Halloween approaches, KAEPS reminding Kentuckians of risks of costume contact lenses

Scary-looking costume contact lenses may elevate your Halloween’s fright factor, but wearing them without a prescription could result in something far more terrifying – blindness. The Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in ensuring the public understands the risks of wearing over-the-counter contact lenses. It is illegal to sell non-prescription...

KAEPS urging shoppers to consider eye safety when shopping for toys this holiday sesason

With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, the Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (KAEPS) joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reminding the public of certain safety guidelines when choosing the perfect gifts for little ones in their lives. A number of recent studies have shown that some popular toy types are commonly associated with childhood eye injuries. These include...