Proper cleaning and hygiene is important to successful contact lens wear. Make sure to follow your doctor’s advice on cleaning, replacement frequency and wear times.
Regular follow-up care is essential for successful contact lens wear. Contact lens wearers should have a yearly eye examination. Only a doctor can evaluate the proper fit of your contacts. Microscopic changes can threaten the health of your eyes without any symptoms such as blurry vision or contact lens awareness.
We’ve put together a list of a few essential tips for successful contact lens wear:
Dispose of your contact lenses when recommended. Wearing lenses past their recommended life span can cause damage to your eyes. Just because your lens is still comfortable, does not mean that it is healthy. As lenses are worn, they become clogged with oil and debris from your tears and don’t breathe enough. Eventually new blood vessels will start to grow into the cornea to make up this oxygen debt. Frequent and regular replacement of your contact lenses helps to ensure a healthy cornea that can wear contact lenses for years.
We recommend using the contact lens solution recommended by your doctor. Most generic or store brand solutions are not formulated for the new technology plastics used in today's newer contact lenses. If the solution isn't a good match, it can cause dryness, discomfort and other issues.