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Back on July 19, 2017, a news article came out from CNN about an ophthalmologist, from the United Kingdom who removed 27 contact lenses fused together by mucus from a 67-year-old woman’s right eye. The woman was getting ready to undergo cataract surgery when the doctor found a “blue mass” underneath the top eyelid. Dr. Thomas L. Steinemann, a clinical spokesman for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, said he has seen patients have one lens stuck, but never 27! The woman thought it was just dry eye and old age that was causing her discomfort.

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Vittorio Mena
Vittorio Mena O.D., M.S. is the sports vision director at Optical Academy in Clifton, NJ. He graduated from Seton Hall University with both a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Microbiology. He received his professional degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in 2014. He is professionally licensed in both life/variable annuity insurance and investments. He holds his 2-14, Series 6, and Series 63 financial licenses. Dr. Mena is on the board of directors for his state association NJSOP. He also serves as an advanced clinical director for the Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes program for the state of NJ. In 2019, he was awarded as the NJ Young Optometrist of the year. In 2020 he received the Public Service Award from Salus University. He also serves on the AOA's Sports & Performance Vision Committee. He is a regular monthly contributor to Review of Optometric Business columns and enjoys lecturing on nutrition, contact lenses, myopia management, concussion management, sports vision performance and finance.

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