How to Achieve Good Vision in Contacts
Your ultimate success depends on three factors; the experience of your doctor, your doctors willingness to fit you in the brand of contacts that is best for your type of eye and your ergonomic situation. There is a huge array of lens choices for even the worst prescriptions and the driest eyes. An optometrist who specializes in contact lenses is uniquely qualified to select the most appropriate lens for your unique visual and comfort needs.
Properly Caring for Your Lenses
Contact lens solutions contain preservatives. Mixing solution brands may cause eye redness, irritation or even damage to your contact lenses. Improper cleaning habits or failure to follow cleaning instructions may lead to irritation and a reduction in vision. The best way to eliminate this potential problem is to ask your doctor if he/she can prescribe "One-A-Day Disposables". These are lenses that totally eliminate the cleaning process. Think about how comfortable your new contacts feel after changing to a new pair and imagine having that feeling everyday. Imagine, no more cases or bottles of solution!
Adhere Strictly to the Recommended Wearing Schedule
Wearing schedules are established by the Food and Drug Administration. After studying the lens, they approve a schedule that is compatible with the maintenance of good eye health. Wearing lenses longer than the recommended schedule puts you at risk for certain eye infections, irritations, inflammations and even permanently reduced vision. Simply sticking to recommended wear and contact lens care schedules greatly reduces contact lens vision and comfort problems.
Contact Lens Storage Tips
Studies have shown that while hand washing is important in reducing the risk of eye infections, most infections occur by storing contact lenses in overused, undercleaned contact lens cases. Clean cases equal clean lenses and clean lenses equal greater comfort.
Regular Follow Up
Some patients run into problems a few months after having worn their contacts successfully. Either the comfort or vision is not as clear as it was. Before you open that next lens, follow up with your eye doctor. Just because you have a year supply of lenses, or are used to having a yearly eye exam, doesn't mean the status of your vision or lens comfort will last a year. There's no need to walk around unhappy! Of course you want to maintain your annual examination and contact lens care but don't be shy - your doctor is there should you run into a problem mid-year.
Now you know 5 of the 6 secrets of successful contact lens wear; secrets that patients of Shady Grove Eye & Vision Care are taught. What is the 6th secret? It has something to do with the high level of patient care the doctors and staff at Shady Grove are committed to. It has something to do with attention to detail, making the best recommendations and offering the healthiest options for your vision and comfort. It has a lot to do with customer service provided by your eye doctor and support staff. Come in to receive our expert contact lens services, become a patient of our practice and discover all our secrets to our success in treating thousands of contact lens patients.