For millions of people who do not wish to wear traditional corrective eyewear, no matter how hip or stylish, or undergo potentially risky laser vision correction, contact lenses represent a potentially ideal solution. For decades, contact lenses have allowed people to overcome their nearsightedness or farsightedness, with or without astigmatism, without broadcasting to the world they were visually impaired. And when those contact lenses are provided by a highly trained and experienced eye care professional, such as esteemed optometrist Jeffrey E. Schultz of Lifetime Eye Care, the benefits of contact lenses are virtually innumerable.
However, as with any medical treatment or device, there are risks associated with contact lenses. Many of these risks involve the proper care, or lack thereof, of the contact lenses by their wearers after they have been prescribed. Unfortunately, many people become complacent after months or years of wearing contact lenses and start to cut corners when it comes to caring for their lenses. On the other end of the spectrum, many new contact lens wearers fail to exercise proper care in handling their lenses for any number of reasons. Whatever the cause, the effect of improper lens care can be severe, including potentially vision-threatening eye infections.
With proper lens care, however, contact lenses are remarkably safe and effective. Dr. Schultz is meticulous in explaining proper contact lens care at his Cleveland practice, making sure that his patients leave his office with a comprehensive understanding of how to get the most out of their lenses while preserving the health of their eyes.
Although Dr. Schultz will provide you with a complete set of instructions for caring for your prescription contact lenses during your appointment at Lifetime Eye Care, here are a few general tips until then:
To learn more about proper contact lens care, please contact Lifetime Eye Care today.