It should go without saying that if you are sticking something on your eyeball nearly every day that you should probably be taking good care of that certain thing. For many of us, that thing is our contact lenses. At Urban Eyes, we know the importance of proper contact lens care—and that’s not just because dirty lenses aren’t as effective, but especially because dirty lenses can cause several different types of eye infections and diseases. But caring for your Bronx contact lenses, and subsequently your eyes, is as easy as it is necessary.
Keratitis is the most common infection related to contact lens use, and it’s an infection of the cornea that may cause blurry vision, unusual redness of the eye, pain in the eye, excessive tearing or discharge from the eye, increased light sensitivity, and/or foreign body sensation. Several other contact lens induced ailments include Corneal Ulcers, which is an erosion or exposed sore on the surface of the cornea; Contact Lens Induced Acute Red Eye (CLARE), an inflammatory reaction of the cornea and conjunctiva, mostly caused by sleeping with contact lenses in; and Contact Lens Papillary Conjunctivitis (CLPC), a very common inflammatory reaction of the upper eye lid. But all of these ailments can be avoided with proper care of your contact lenses. When you receive your Bronx contact lenses from our optical shop, our eye doctors will surely teach you the correct way to handle and care for your contact lenses. Wear and replace contact lenses according to the schedule prescribed by your eye care professional. Before handling contact lenses, wash your hands with soap and water, then rinse and dry them with a lint-free towel. Keep the contact lens case clean and replace it regularly, at least every three months. Lens cases can be a source of contamination and infection. Do not put your lenses in your mouth to wet them. Saliva is not a sterile solution.
Caring for your contact lenses is synonymous with caring for your eyes. If you’d like to further discuss proper contact lens care and maintenance, are interested in ordering Bronx contact lenses from our optical shop, or suspect you may be suffering from a contact-lens related infection such as keratitis, then call Urban Eyes today and we’ll be happy to assist you in all your eye-care needs.