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    An_221630 posted:
    Do you have kids who wear contact lenses?
    How do you keep track of how long they've worn their contacts? I'm so busy - that's the last thing on my mind. I feel like such a bad parent.
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    LargeMarge22 responded:
    My kids don't wear contacts, but I wear them. I use a timer that my doctor recommended. It's called Lensalert. I bought it at Target. Really easy. I haven't missed one day because of it. Your kids will have no trouble remembering and you can think of yourself as parent of the year.
     
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    bluebell222 replied to LargeMarge22's response:
    Very interesting! I had no idea something like that existed. Thanks alot. Getting it today.
     
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    Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
    My daughter tried them for a while 2 years ago. She was in charge of them herself but got tired of the routine I think.
     
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    crunk05177 replied to Louise_WebMD_Staff's response:
    I have had them since I was in 6th grade, and I had the long lasting ones and would and still do mark it on the calendar. My eye doctor suggested changing them on the first of every month (now that I am wearing monthlys). But yeah changing them is very important so try and stay on it..


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