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Eye safety important during summer fun as water often contains bacteria that can cause eye infections

Looking to escape the summer heat, Kentuckians will flock to local pools, waterparks and lakes 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. The Kentucky Optometric Association (KOA) offers contact lens wearers safety tips on...

See KY: Expansive lake, gorgeous scenery are just part of appeal of Lake Cumberland area

Lake Cumberland at Sunset (Photo from Kentuckytourism.com)   By Marty Rosen Special to KyForward   Some folks come to Somerset and Pulaski County in Kentucky because the sparkling waters of Lake Cumberland are known as the “Houseboat Capital of the World” – a place where friends and family can fish, play and find cozy anchorages under sunny (or starry) skies.   And it’s worth...