Contact lenses are medical devices with a limited useful life span. Proper care is necessary for successful wear and good eye health. It is important to use proper contact lens cleaning, disinfecting, and rinsing products as instructed. Change your contact lens case monthly and never allow contact lenses to come in contact with tap water. Always wash and dry your hands thoroughly before handling your lenses. Only wear your contact lenses for the length of time recommended by Dr. Gatson and Dr. Verkaik. “Stretching” your wearing time can put you at risk for serious and possibly vision threatening complications.
When first beginning contact lens wear it is normal if:
* Your eyes itch or feel funny
* One lens is more noticeable than the other
* Your vision seems fuzzier than with glasses
* One eye sees better than the other
* You have trouble handling your lenses
Remove your contact lenses and contact our office immediately if:
* You develop unusual pain or redness
* You develop unusually foggy or cloudy vision
* You develop any discharge
* You suspect something is wrong
Remember, like any medical device, contact lenses must be monitored on a regular basis. Professional follow up care is the most important element in successful long term lens wear. We want to ensure that you are a successful contact lens wearer for years to come.