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Information For Contact Lens Wearers
Although contact lenses benefit many patients by improving their vision or freeing them from wearing glasses, they also have some risks. Fortunately, vision loss from wearing contact lenses is rare. Following these guidelines can further reduce those risks.
Lenses should be removed nightly (unless your lenses are approved for extended-wear use), and disinfected every time they are removed. This means they must be placed in contact lens disinfecting solution (not saline) after removal and cleaning. Carefully follow the directions of your lens care system. Always wash your hands before handling your lenses and recap your solutions. Never use saliva or tap water on the contact lenses. Do not swim while wearing contact lenses.
As long as you wear lenses, Dr. Rabin should see you yearly in addition to your visits with Albert.
If one of your eyes becomes unusually red, uncomfortable, or has decreased vision while wearing a contact lens, remove the lens immediately.
If the problem does not completely resolve within a few hours, call us at
Because it is important to remove a contact lens if you are having a problem, you should have a pair of eyeglasses as back up so that you are not tempted to leave the lens in your eye.
Please visit Dave in The Optical Shop, where we offer a 15% discount on glasses for our contact lens patients.
Glasses provide some protection against eye injury. When you wear contact lenses you lose this protection. Wear safety glasses or goggles when participating in sports, using tools, chemicals, or when gardening.
Our primary concern is the health of your eyes. We follow the professional guidelines regarding annual eye examinations and contact lens progress examinations. One year is the maximum amount of time that a contact lens prescription is valid.
Contact lens prescriptions will be released upon your request only after the doctor has determined that you are successfully wearing contact lenses with no adverse side effects. Your compliance with the wearing schedule, care instructions and progress visits is necessary for Dr. Rabin and Albert to determine your final contact lens prescription.