How to Properly Take Care of Contact Lenses

At Eye Site, we take a great deal of pride in the services that we provide to the people of the Katy and Memorial, TX, areas. Some of the most common conditions we treat include refractive errors. These include issues such as myopia and hyperopia. When someone has been diagnosed with one of these conditions, there are a few treatment options available. The first decision people need to make is glasses vs. contacts. For those who elect to go with contacts, it is important to take care of them properly. There are a few important tips that everyone should keep in mind.


How to Care for Contacts

It is important for everyone who invests in contacts to know how to take care of them. There are a few important points to keep in mind. These include:

Take Them Out:  The vast majority of contacts need to be removed every day. If contacts are not taken out, the eye will start to extend blood vessels to the contacts themselves. This is a serious issue that will require the attention of a trained eye surgeon. Do not let this happen.

Use Fresh Saline: Do not to reuse saline solution. This is a sterile solution that is designed to keep the contacts clean. If the solution is recycled, it will not be sterile anymore. This could lead to people placing dirty contacts into their eyes. This can lead to pain, discomfort, or infection.

Change the Contacts: Contact lenses will need to be changed regularly. Some people will need to change their lenses every two weeks. Others might need to change them every day. Listen to the instructions from your eye doctor.

Visit the Eye Doctor Regularly:  It is also important to visit the eye doctor at least once per year. This provides people with the chance to get their eyes checked by a doctor, get an updated prescription, order more lenses, and learn about new brands. Keep up with annual visits to maintain good contact lens health.

Contact the Team from Eye Site

At Eye Site, it is our job to make sure that everyone in the Katy and Memorial, TX, area can find an optometrist who knows how to help someone with contacts. We know that there are lots of contacts to choose from and it can be hard to make the right decision. That is why our optometrist team is here to help. We want to help you take care of your vision and your contacts. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, then please call us today at (281) 644-2010 (Katy) or (713) 984-9144 (Memorial) to make an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.

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