Contact Lens

Contact Lens

Contact Lens Information and Care

Contact lenses are among the safest forms of visual correction when following your doctor’s advice. However, when not used as directed, there can be serious consequences.

For new or current patients who wear contact lenses, please review our contact lens form. Fill out the form and bring it with you to your appointment. Please wear your current lenses, bring your glasses, and a copy of your current contact lens prescription or your contact lens boxes. Contact lens fees are charged in addition to the exam fees.

Contact lenses are among the safest forms of visual correction when following your doctor’s advice. However, when not used as directed, there can be serious consequences.

Care for Contact Lens

Clean and safe handling of contact lenses is one of the most important measures contact lens wearers can take to protect their sight.

What You Need to Know About Contact Lens Hygiene & Compliance

When patients do not use lenses as directed, the consequences may be dangerous. In fact, contact lens wearers could be damaging their eyes by not using proper hygiene in caring for their lenses.

Decorative and Costume Contact Lenses

Just say NO to over-the-counter lens. Even if you have perfect vision making your eyes look cool for Halloween with decorative contact lenses without a prescription can be dangerous.  It is illegal to sell decorative contact lenses without a prescription in the United States. All contact lenses are medical devices that require a prescription and proper fitting by an eye-care professional. Many of the lenses found online or in novelty shops or in pop-up Halloween stores are not FDA-approved and are being sold illegally.

Short uTube Video on how to insert and remove contact lenses

That 80-90% of overall UV damage to our eyes is accumulated before the age of 18! Like skin damage from UV exposure, we now know occurred for the most part from exposure before the age of 18. Kids in UV protected sun glasses is highly recommended. Protect their eyes just like you do their delicate skin!

Water & contacts don’t mix. To help prevent eye infections, contact lenses should be removed before going swimming or in a hot tub. Alternatively, wear goggles.

The lenses in children’s eyes do not block as much UV radiation as they do in adults’ eyes, putting them at increased risk for sun damage to the eyes.

Left untreated, glaucoma can lead to vision loss. Glaucoma can strike without pain or other symptoms and is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), early detection and treatment is critical to maintain healthy vision and protect the eyes from the effects of potentially blinding diseases, such as glaucoma.

Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness. Learn the risk factors for this disease? Having a close family relative with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) puts you at higher risk for developing the disease yourself.