About Contact Lenses
Many people enjoy making a fashion statement with eyeglasses, while others prefer their appearance without them. Contact lenses can achieve freedom from eyeglasses without irreversible refractive surgery. Contact lenses can also provide a full field of unobstructed vision, which is great for an active lifestyle. Today’s contact lenses are designed to be very comfortable. Most contact lenses are made of a soft material that is hardly noticeable, if at all.
An Eyes On Missouri doctor can help you decide which combination of features is right for you. In addition to your preferences, the doctor will evaluate the eye structure, tears, and visual acuity to determine what lenses will be healthy and comfortable. We want patients to have an exceptional contact experience–one that will let you enjoy the best in vision, health, and a truly remarkable level of comfort that lasts all day long.
If you enjoy wearing contact lenses, we are certain that we carry a lens that’s right for you. Whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted, have an astigmatism, or need help reading smaller type, Eyes On Missouri is committed to fitting all of our patients in the most suitable prescription contact lenses.
Contact Lens Tips
Wearing contact lenses will increase your risk of eye infections. All types of contact lenses reduce the amount of oxygen that reaches your eyes, which can promote infection. Proper cleaning and disinfection of your contact lenses is very important. Here are some tips:
- Always wash, rinse and dry your hands thoroughly before handling your contacts.
- Use multipurpose contact lens solutions with caution. While combination cleaning-disinfectant-storage solutions are convenient, if a solution has become discolored, do not use it. Discoloration might mean that the product is out-of-date or contaminated. To enhance the cleaning performance of the solution, gently rub the lenses for a few seconds.
- If you have daily wear contacts, make sure to take them out before you go to sleep. Infections are more common if you extend the wear of your contacts.
- Follow your eye care professional’s instructions for taking care of your lenses. Use only sterile products that are commercially prepared specifically for contact lens care, and make sure you use lens care products formulated for the type of lenses you wear.
- Replace your contact lenses as recommended. If one or both lenses bother you before you’re due to replace them, get them checked or try a new set — if you have a supply.
- Replace your contact lens case every three to six months.
- Rinse your contact lens case every time the lenses are disinfected. Don’t “top off” old solution that’s already in the case.