Apart from eyeglasses, AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care offers contact lenses to help you achieve crisp and consistent vision. With the advances in contact lens technology and your optometrists’ expertise, attaining this goal should be a simple matter. Improper use and care of your contact lenses, however, may stand in the way of complete success.
Here are some things you can do to prevent contact lens-related problems:
Have Your Eyes Examined
The first step to ensuring proper vision correction is to undergo a comprehensive eye exam. This way, we can assess your eyes in-depth and establish the kind and severity of your refractive error. This can also guide us in determining if contact lenses are right for you and what type and prescription you should use.
Learn How to Properly Handle Your Contact Lenses
Rest assured your eye care specialist will provide detailed instructions on how to handle your contact lenses. If it’s your first time using a pair, we can demonstrate the correct way to apply and remove your contact lenses. We’ll also teach you, step-by-step, the proper cleaning process.
Take Note of Your Contact Lens Replacement Schedule
Contact lenses have a recommended wearing frequency and replacement schedule. They actually serve as a safety net to lower your risk of experiencing contact lens-related problems. Following these guidelines can prevent infections, irritations or other complications. Daily disposables, for example, are intended to be used only once. This means you should discard them at the end of the day before you turn in for the night.
Keep Your Contact Lenses in Their Respective Case When Not in Use
Make it a habit to keep your contact lenses in their respective case when you’re not using them. This will keep them in shape, prevent contamination and lower your risk of having eye infections. You should also clean your lens case regularly and replace it every three months to avoid microorganism buildup.
Most importantly, remember the date of your next eye checkup. Whether you’re using contact lenses or you just had LASIK, having regular eye exams is an important part of your eye care plan. This way, we can monitor changes in your vision and provide any necessary adjustments.
To learn more tips on preventing contact lens-related problems, call us at (757) 772-0086 or complete our form. We serve Norfolk and nearby VA areas.