If you have chosen contact lenses as your way to improve your vision? Good for you, because in addition to the advantages that they’ve always been associated with, today’s contacts give you even sharper and clearer vision than ever before, and are typically more comfortable. This doesn’t mean, though, that problems are 100% unknown. And if you do suffer with a contact lens-related infection, called keratitis, you can depend on us at Urban Eyes for accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment.
Your Richmond Hill contact lenses will usually give you a smooth and enjoyable experience. You can increase the chances of that outcome by following a few basic guidelines. Extended wear contacts create a greater risk for keratitis than do other varieties. This does not mean that you should not wear them, of course, but that you should be aware of it. When cleaning your Richmond Hill contact lenses, use only cleaning fluid designed especially for that purpose. Water should not be used, and that includes distilled water. Any water can contain traces of bacteria that when transferred to your lenses leave you vulnerable to a contact lens-related infection. And since water is a no-no, that goes double for saliva. Be sure that your hands are clean when you handle your contact lenses. When washing your hands, avoid soaps with fragrances or lotions. Remove your makeup before taking out your contacts at night, and apply your makeup after putting them in each morning. This will reduce the possibility of accidental contamination. Some of the typical symptoms of keratitis are blurry vision, eye pain, red eyes, sudden sensitivity to light, and eye discharge, including excessive tears.
We are dedicated to helping you have a positive experience with your Richmond Hill contact lenses, so if you have any signs of or concern about an infection, reach out to us right away to schedule a timely appointment.