Contact Lenses

 

There are many different types of contact lenses available and we offer a full spectrum of the latest and best performing products. Contact lenses are a discreet yet effective option for vision correction that many people prefer over glasses.  Other people may prefer to have the option of contact lenses for some specific activities or special events.  Even if you have previously been told that you cannot wear contact lenses, there still may be a solution for you.  Come in to the office to discuss what new options of contact lenses may be available for your needs.

 

Do’s and Don’ts of Contact Lenses

 

  • DON’T wear your lenses overnight unless they are approved for extended wear and your doctor has discussed this use with you.
  • DON’T exceed the wearing times suggested, even if your lenses still feel comfortable.
  • DON’T continue use of contact lenses if your eyes become red, irritated, painful, or if your vision gets worse while wearing lenses.  Immediately take out the lenses and clean them.  Let your eyes get back to normal. IF THE PROBLEM PERSISTS, CONTACT OUR OFFICE.
  • DO discuss with our doctors special work/school environments where chemicals or hairsprays are used.
  • DO clean your contacts regularly each night and your contact lens case weekly.  Keeping your case clean and replacing it every 3 months will help to prevent bacterial growth.  To clean your case, wash it with warm soapy water, rinse it, and allow it to air dry.
  • DO use solutions recommended by your doctor, as not all solutions are appropriate for all types of lenses.  Many solutions cannot be used together.
  • DO use new solution in your contact lens case every day sufficient to fully submerge your contact lenses.
  • DO only use rewetting drops or artificial tears that are approved for your contact lenses. NEVER put lenses in your mouth.
  • DON’T use tap water to rinse soft contact lenses.
  • DON’T wear lenses that have been stored for more than 24 hours unless they have been cleaned, disinfected and rinsed again prior to wear.
  • DON’T touch the solution container bottle tips to any surface to prevent them from becoming contaminated.
  • DON’T wear your lenses while swimming in a pool, lake, ocean, or hot tub unless previously discussed with your doctor.

DO be careful with any makeup, lotions, creams and sprays. Put lenses on before makeup and remove them before removing makeup.  Water-based makeup and makeup removers are less likely to damage lenses than oil-based.  Replace your mascaras often.  Be careful not to get liner inside the rims of your lids.