Contact Lens

Contact lenses are medical devices that can cause serious consequences, such as infection, inflammation, permanent damage and loss of vision if not fit and taken care of properly.  Examining a contact lens patient takes additonal time and expertise.  There are thousands of types of lenses, and the doctor will need to take special measurements to determine which lens type will work for you.  Remember to follow Dr. Magill's instruction for lens care, lens replacement and your personal wearing schedule.  Do not sleep in your lenses unless you have been fitted with a night/day lens.  Doing so may lead to eye disease or corneal ulcers.

Remember all soft lenses are not created equal there is much more to contact lens care than just the inital lens and visit.  Your eyes must be checked periodically for abnormal side effects from lens wear, as well as your eyes tolerance to the solution used for care and disinfection.  

Contact Lens Care Tips:
  • Always wash your hands before handling your lenses.
  • Avoid touching your lenses with you fingernails, this can scratch the surface.
  • Never reuse the solution in which you store your lenses
  • Avoid using your lenses around irritating fumes, such as hairspray.
  • Never permit soaps, cosmetics, perfumes or other grooming aids to come into contact with your lenses.
  • Do not substitute solutions that we started you with.  Generic brands are less effective and have a higher allergy rate than brand names.
  • Clean your case once a week with contact lens solution, NEVER WATER.  Never soak your lenses in water.
  • Replace your contact lens case at least every three months.
  • If you are having trouble wearing your lenses as prescribed, or your lenses are not comfortable for the recommended time period (2 week, 1 month, or 3 month) consider changing your disinfection solution to a peroxide based system such as Clear Care disinfection system.  Call our office first before making this change, so that we may provide you with samples and instructions on use.
  • If you are experiencing any of these symptoms (redness, discharge, pain, or reduced vision), call us immediately for evaluation.
Always call first when you need to reorder.  We usually have manufacturer rebates available that you may be able to take advantage of. Remember there is never any shipping costs to you.  Also, call us if you need glasses, since all contact lens patients are eligible for discounts.