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Re: Clay and Infections

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Debbie M. Zafereo (
Mon, 13 Jan 97 21:53:13 -0000

It's been a few years since I was too vain to wear glasses, but when I
still wore soft contacts a new pair went bad on me. I thought something
had gone wrong with my eyes, saw my doctor, and we traced the problem to
my liquid glove product. He said it contained silicone, which was death
to a soft lens. The same thing happened to a friend who used silicone
caulk daily and wiped it with his index finger. Evidently, just soap &
water won't remove either! Does anyone know if the newer lens materials
will do the same thing?
Patricia, I've been afraid to use it because so many students wear
lenses. As you pointed out, those parent complaints can be death for our

>You may want to have a cream on hand for the students who are allergic to
>your clay.
>I use a water repellent "liquid glove" that protects hands from irritation
>for the students
>who have reactions to the clay. Its called Kerodex or something close to
>that. I get it
>at the drug store. Its about $6.00 a tube.