Proper Care of Contacts is Essential from Vision Quest Eye Care Center, Inc
At Vision Quest Eye Care Center, Inc, we know that there are many people who live in the Dover and Milford areas who might have myopia or hyperopia, which are the medical terms used to describe nearsightedness and farsightedness. When someone has been told that they are going to need to wear corrective lenses, this could take the form of either glasses or contacts. For those who go with contacts, there are a few important points to remember. An optometrist from our practice can help you find the right contacts for your needs.
The Contact Lens Exam
If someone is interested in getting contacts, the first step is to find contacts that are going to fit. This is done through a contact lens exam. This exam is done to measure the curvature of the eye. If the curvature of the eye falls within a standard range, then the contacts are going to fit well. If the curvature falls outside of this range, then someone might require something called hard to fit contacts. Other reasons why someone might need these hard to fit contacts include dry eyes, chronic conditions, and more.
Taking Care of Contact Lenses
Once someone has the contacts they need, the next step is to take care of them properly. The vast majority of contact lenses are going to be taken out every night. Do not leave them in overnight. If the contacts are left in overnight, they might stick to the surface of the eye. This can lead to serious issues.
In addition, everyone needs to make sure they change their lenses on schedule. Some lenses are meant to be thrown away after one use. Other lense might be changed every two weeks. Regardless, people need to follow the schedule that has been given to them by the doctor.
Finally, make sure to see the eye doctor once per year. This is important for making sure the prescription of the lenses stays up to date, providing the appropriate level of correction.
Call Vision Quest Eye Care Center, Inc Today!
At Vision Quest Eye Care Center, Inc, we have been placing the needs of our dedicated patients in Dover and Milford at the top of our priority list from day one. We are committed to making sure that all of our patients have their eye care needs met. That is why we provide options and services from the leading brands on the market. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you with your eye care needs, then please give us a call today! Make an appointment with an optometrist from our team!