Did you know that your trusty little contact lens case harbors many unwelcome germs that could make you sick? According to the American Optometric Association, almost 25% of contact users never replace their lens cases, allowing bacteria to breed in the crevices. The bacteria can then transfer to the contact lenses causing eye infections. In fact, most serious contact lens-related infections can be traced back to a patient’s case.
The good news is that you can easily prevent an eye infection – and it won’t cost you much! Here’s how:
- Swap your case about every three months
- Take proper care between replacements
- After every use, simply rinse and clean your case thoroughly with solution and let it completely dry
So, to keep those critters at bay, your best bet is to toss your old case and start with a fresh one every three months. Make it part of your “seasonal cleaning” routine!
Comprehensive Eyecare in a Professional and Friendly Atmosphere
At Advanced Eyecare Optometry, the doctors are thoroughly trained in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders and eye disease. They utilize state-of-the art equipment such as the Zeiss OCT Optos Retinal Scanning Laser, and Humphrey Auto-Refractor and Visual Field Analyzer, which provides a higher level of care. This facilitates the early detection and management of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataract which helps preserve your vision!Examinations also include the detection and treatment of eye muscle imbalance, poor eye coordination and reduced focusing ability, which are common problems among children and 40+ year olds.When indicated, the doctors fit any contact lenses required, including specialty lenses for astigmatism, monovision, (simultaneous far and near vision), or bifocal needs, as well as colored contact lenses for those who desire a “different look”.If you are interested in laser eye surgery, (LASIK), the doctors will determine if you are a good candidate, and will provide the pre- and post-op management to insure a good outcome for this procedure.
Should you choose to wear eyeglasses, Advanced Eyecare Optometry offers a modern eyewear boutique with hundreds of styles to from which to choose. The licensed opticians are trained to help you select fashionable eyewear that compliments your lifestyle and fashion sense, all in a relaxed, friendly, caring atmosphere.
If you are looking for someone to help you with all your eyecare needs, then call Advanced Eyecare Optometry today. We’ll put your needs in focus!
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