Interview: Olympian Laurie Hernandez on Contact Lenses, Perseverance, and DWTS!

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  1. Richard_Hom

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    In a YouTube interview, she said the chalk dust was too disturbing even if she was wearing soft contact lenses.
     
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    Interesting -- Laurie said it didn't seem to bother her "you get it in the eyes whether you are wearing CLs or not". Guess everyone has a different tolerance! Still if i'm faceplanting, I don't want anything near my head.
     
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    Adam,
    My daughter did gymnastics for a year and she heard many children in the upper grades who wore contacts but only if they never wore glasses while training. If they started with contacts (at age 8-12) ,then there is still a chance they can start contacts. Uneven bars with bars usually begins after the first year (at least with my daughter).

    I think it is perception. Guessing from the appearance of her lenses and frames, she must be at least -4 This means that she has adapted to her perception of space and movement. It would be difficult to revert to soft contact lenses.
     
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    So the "protip" here is to really do a thorough history with your patients, and understand their avocations. Particularly the kiddos, because you could in a real sense alter the course of their lives (and that's even putting aside the self-esteem issues of glasses vs. lenses,etc.)

    Paul made the decision to fit me with lenses when I was around 8 or 9 (back in the stone ages), I can only imagine that it has become an order of magnitude easier and cheaper to fit a kid in the interim.
     
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