At Azul Vision, we have optical centers at many of our locations where we offer many different types of contact lenses to meet your specific vision challenges while also being appropriate for your work, hobbies and personality. Here is just a sampling of the lens options:
- Extended wear
- Rigid gas permeable
- Special effect
Proper fit of contact lenses is very important, so our team of opticians will work hard to ensure your lenses are comfortable and proving the right correction for your vision. We will also instruct you on how to insert and remove contacts as well as care for them.
Potential Risk of Contacts: Keratitis
If you do not wear and care for your contact lenses properly, you are at risk of developing a condition called keratitis. This eye inflammation can occur if your eyes are exposed to bacteria, fungi or parasites from your contact lenses or the case in which you store your contacts. The inflammation of keratitis can lead to infection. Symptoms of keratitis include:
- Excessive watering
- Blurry vision
- Light sensitivity
- Gritty feeling in the eye
Dos and Don’ts of Contact Lens Care
Practice good contact lens hygiene to avoid complications. Here is a list of dos and don’ts to follow:
- Wash and dry your hands thoroughly before inserting, removing or cleaning your contacts.
- Clean your contacts after each use with sterile cleaning solutions.
- Throw away the used cleaning solution in the case after each use.
- Throw away your cleaning solution if it is expired.
- Wash your lens case weekly with sterile cleaning solution.
- Don’t use your saliva (spit) to clean your contacts. It’s teeming with bacteria.
- Don’t use tap water or chlorinated water to clean your contacts. These are unsterile.
- Don’t use your lens case forever. Replace it every few months.
- Don’t rub your eyes when you are wearing contacts.
- Don’t wear novelty contact lenses you can purchase online. These can cause eye injuries and infection.
If you would like to learn more about contact lenses and find out if this option would be a vision correction option for you, contact us to schedule an eye exam.