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Lady Gaga eye lens fad is dangerous

Cosmetic contact lenses that give wearers an exaggerated "doe-eyed" look are "an emerging and potentially dangerous trend among teenagers and young adults," the American Academy of Ophthalmology warned.

Coloured contact lens scare

Beware of coloured contact lenses obtained from unregistered sellers, warns the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

Don't take chances with your contact lenses

Most contact lens wearers engage in risky behaviours that increase their chances of infections. Follow these tips to keep your contact lenses sterile and your eyes healthy.

'My novelty contact lenses ripped my cornea'

Coloured lenses can cause permanent damage to your eyes after only a few hours of use as Tia Goode realised when her cat-eye contact ripped her cornea. Here's what you need to know before you buy a pair.

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg and is currently practising at Tygerberg Academic Hospital in Cape Town. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest in ocular pathology and evidence based medicine as well as contact lenses.

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