Contact Lenses

Contact Lens Care

Contact Lenses, their case solutions are medical devices.

Recently two contact lenses solutions have been voluntarily removed from the U.S. market.

Serious eye infections that have caused blindness and even the loss of an eye have occurred in the world.

These infections are extremely rare!

Examination concluded that infection was not due to contaminated bottles, but due to "topping-off" of contact lens case solution and poor lens hygiene. Topping-off occurs when solution is simply added to the old solution already in the contact lens case. As contact lens solutions "wear-out" after they have actively cleaned a lens, "topping-off" does not provide the contact lens with adequate amounts of cleansers or antimicrobial agents. The result is increased risk for a sight-threatening infection.

WE RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING:

1
  Wash and dry your hands before handling contact lenses
2
  Rub and rinse your contact lenses before storage in a clean case
3
  Use fresh contact lens solution daily
4
  Do not "top off" your contact lens solution that is already in a case
5
  Use only contact lens solution that we prescribe (yes- there is a specific solution that will work best with your prescribed lenses)
6
  Mechanically scrub the inside and outside of your contact lens case with your contact lens solution daily with a clean washcloth or clean toothbrush
7
  Air dry your contact lens case with the caps off when not in use; cover the case and caps with a clean towel
8
  You can disinfect your case by boiling it in water for 2-3 minutes or microwave your dry contact lens case for 3 minutes
9
  Replace your contact lens case monthly
10
  Never use tap water on your case or contact lenses
11
  Never put contact lenses in your mouth
12
  Replace your lenses as prescribed
13
  Do not sleep, hot tub or swim in your contact lenses unless prescribed (water tight goggles are okay)
14
  Never wear a contact lens if your eye is red and painful or your vision is blurred and call your doctor if any of these occur
15
  When in doubt take them out
16
Seek annual care

Contact lenses are safe if you follow the prescribed rules.