If you are considering getting contact lenses of ANY type, The Eye Center recommends that you:
- Have a thorough eye exam from a licensed Optometrist or Ophthalmologist.
- Get a valid prescription that includes a complete set of lens parameters.
- Purchase the lenses from either The Eye Center directly, an eye care professional, or from a vendor who requires prescription information for the lenses.
- Carefully following the directions for cleaning, disinfection, and wearing the lenses in order to prevent infection.
- Visit the doctor who initially prescribed your contacts for follow-up exams so they can make sure the lenses are fitting properly.
Contact Lens Care & Safety
There are a number of good hygiene practices that will help you wear your contacts safely and comfortably. Please read and practice the following care principles:
- In order to kill germs and prevent infections, your contact lenses must be properly cleaned and disinfected each time they are removed.
- When you insert your contact lenses, you should thoroughly rinse the case with warm water and allow it to dry. All contact lens cases need frequent cleaning, including disposable lens cases.
- Never put a contact lens in your lens in your mouth and then insert it into your eye.
- Never use homemade cleaning solutions as they have been linked to serious eye infections.
- Do not attempt to sterilize disposable lenses – you must discard them.
- Never mix different brands of solutions.
- Any eye drops, even nonprescription ones, can interact with all types of contact lenses.
- Only use the brand of solution prescribed by the doctor who fit you, or check with your doctor before changing brands.
- Always wash your hands with soap prior to handling contact lenses or touching your eye in order to prevent irritation.
- Do not share your lenses with someone else.
- Do not take your lenses in and out repeatedly throughout the day as this can cause discomfort.
- Only wear your contacts on the schedule prescribed by your doctor.
- Dispose of your contact lenses at the interval prescribed by your doctor.
Call your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Redness lasting more than one day
- Discharge from your eye
- Blurred Vision
- Unusual Scratchiness
- Unusual Light Sensitivity
The Eye Center is pleased to offer thorough eye exams, contact lens evaluations, and fittings. We supply all types of contacts including soft daily wear contacts, rigid gas permeable contacts, contacts for astigmatism, bifocal contacts, extended wear contacts, planned replacement contacts, and disposable contact lenses.
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If you, a family member or friend, would like to schedule a contact lens exam or fitting, please call The Eye Center in Denver, Colorado at 303-777-5455.