The success of your contact lenses depend on your care and compliance. The Flint Hills Eye Care professionals strongly suggest following your individual lens care instructions when you receive your lenses. Below are basic guidelines for lens care but please remember each patient is different and may require different care.
-Carefully follow instructions from your eye care professionsl for the care of your contact lenses.
-Replace your lenses as recommended.
-Clean your lenses as recommended.
-Schedule follow-up visits as recommended.
-Always wash hands before handling lenses.
-Don't moisten lenses in your mouth or with saliva. Saliva is full of bacteria and could cause infection.
-Don't use lotions or creams on your hands before handling lenses.
-Don't wear lenses longer than recommended.
-Don't wear contact lenses if eyes are red or irritated.
-Don't share your lenses.
-Wash hands thoroughly before handling your lenses.
-Clean lenses over a clean towel or a paper towel.
-Follow cleaning steps closely.
-Only use cleaners and disinfectants recommended.
-Store or clean lenses in their proper case only. Make sure case is cleaned and replaced on a regular schedule.
-Replace your contacts as recommended. Set a regular day for replacing your contact lenses.
-Set up a replacement schedule that is easy to remember. Relate changing contacts to a regular scheduled event such as payday.
-Mark your calendar or set up an alarm on your palm pilot.
-Store a pad and pen with your contacts. When you replace your contacts, record the date and make a note of the next date to replace them.
Please remember, replacement schedules and cleaning techniques are essential in maintaining healthy eyes. Do follow all recommendations by your eye care professional. If you have questions, do not hesitate in contacting our office.