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Women Wearing Color Contacts Feel Happier, More Attractive, Study Finds

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The benefits go beyond better vision.

Color contact lenses can make patients feel a lot better about themselves, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that most patients who wore lotrafilcon B color contact lenses reported feeling happier, more attractive and more confident, Healio reports.

The study included 126 women ages 18 to 34. Many of them — 16 percent — wore the lenses strictly for cosmetic reasons.

The results were presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry.

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Optometrist Carla Mack, director of professional and clinical support at Alcon, said the findings suggest an “opportunity for eye professionals to expand our ability to communicate and care for a patient beyond the traditional ‘how well a patient can see’ to care that impacts how a patient looks and feels.”

Read more at Healio

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