At Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care, we are committed to helping you experience the three C’s of contact lens wear: comfortable, crisp, and consistent vision. That’s why we’re committed to educating our patients about how to have the best possible experience with your contacts. Here, your Rockville eye specialist shares four ways you can avoid contact lens-related problems:
1. Have Your Eyes Examined by an Expert
The first step to ensuring proper vision correction is to undergo a comprehensive eye exam, during which we will thoroughly assess your eyes and establish the type and severity of your refractive error. This can also serve as our guide in determining what type of contacts would work best for your particular needs, and in fitting you for the right prescription.
2. Learn How to Properly Clean Your Contact Lenses
During your clinic visit, we will provide detailed instructions on caring for your contact lenses. Observing proper hygiene and cleanliness is a key component of preventing contact lens-related complications. This is why washing your hands thoroughly is a must before handling your contact lenses. Make sure to only use o our recommended lens solution when cleaning and storing your contacts.
3. Be Mindful of Your Contact Lens Replacement Schedule
Your local eye doctor explains that different types of contact lenses have different replacement schedules that need to be followed to minimize the risk of infection. Daily disposables, for example, are meant to be worn only once and then discarded. We also offer frequent replacement lenses, which can be changed after a few weeks.
4. Store Your Contacts Properly When You’re Not Wearing Them
Storing your contact lenses properly another important step to maintaining your visual health. After removing them, store them in their proper case to prevent contamination. We also suggest submerging them in our prescribed lens solvent. We advise replacing your lens case every three months to prevent infection.
Most importantly, remember the date of your next eye checkup. This way, we can evaluate whether your contact lenses still address your visual needs. For more tips on preventing contact lens-related problems, call us at (301) 859-4060.