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Increased Screen Time During the Pandemic Sends More People to the Eye Doctor

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Over the past six months, Martha Trundle-Selby, 33, has primarily worn glasses despite preferring contact lenses.

In the wake of the pandemic with greater attention placed on hand hygiene and viruses on surfaces, eyeglasses seemed like a more hygienic option than using her fingers to place contact lenses in her eyes, she said.

But classic bifocals present another problem. Breathing causes her glasses to fog up when she's wearing a mask. So the stay-at-home mom in Atlanta is strongly considering Lasik eye surgery.

"I really hate wearing glasses. And I don't really want to put my ...