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COVID-19 – 5 Tips to Protect Yourself and Eyes During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 virus has definitely turned our world upside down. But, there are certain precautions that we can take to protect our health and eyes during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Using common-sense while taking extra precautions like shielding our eyes and practicing good hygiene can play an important role in helping to lower the chance of contracting a COVID-19 infection. Here are 5 tips to help protect yourself and your eye health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Is It Okay To Swim While Wearing Contact Lenses?

We’ve had a pretty amazing summer weather wise. And this week will be no different. With forecasts aiming to break temperature records in the low to mid-thirties, Calgarians are going to be looking for ways to cool down. One popular trick to beat the heat is by taking a dip in a local lake or pool. Although this is a way to help prevent heat stroke, for contact lens wearers doing something as simple as swimming opens them up to other risks. Risks such as contracting a serious infection that can impact eye health. So if you, yourself wear contacts or a have someone close to you who does, you may find this week’s blog article of interest. Read on to learn whether it is okay to swim while wearing contact lenses.

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