At Opti-Care, we offer premier optical services to enhance your visual health and comfort, including a wide range of high-quality contact lenses, one of the safest and most effective forms corrective eyewear. In today’s post, your trusted optometrist shares three helpful tips for handling your contact lenses.
1. Ask for Your Reputable Eye Doctor’s Advice
We may perform a contact lenses exam to measure your refractive error. This serves as our guide in determining the lens power and material we’ll prescribe to ensure the effectiveness of your contacts at addressing your visual acuity needs.
2. Understand How to Properly Care for Your Contact Lenses
While contact lenses may be tricky to use at first, with a little practice you’ll soon get the hang of how to use them and care for them. You can count on us to provide detailed instructions on how to apply and remove your contacts. Your reliable optometrist will help you apply your contacts during your visit to make sure you feel comfortable and confident using them before you leave.
When cleaning your contact lenses, always wash your hands first. Observing proper hygiene and cleanliness is a must to prevent lens wear-related infections and other complications. Use only our recommended lens solution when cleaning your contact lenses. Water or other cleaning solvents may contain microorganisms or harsh chemicals that could irritate your eyes or damage your lenses.
3. Remember Your Prescribed Replacement Schedule
Different types of contacts have different replacement schedules. Daily contact lenses, for example, should be discarded after a single wear to prevent infections and other complications, while extended wear contacts may be worn for several months before needing to be replaced.
Always keep your contact lenses in their proper case whenever they’re not in use to prevent contamination. We suggest cleaning your contact lens case regularly too and replacing it every three months. It’s a good idea to keep spare eyeglasses with you as well in case your contact lenses accidentally get dislodged.
For more tips on preventing contact lens-induced problems, call us at (410) 600-3173. We serve families in Sykesville, Ellicott City, and Marriottsville, MD.