Contact Lens Safety

Proper care and hygiene are vital to the safe wear of contact lenses. Because the cornea needs oxygen, and all contact lenses block its transmission to some degree, all contacts have the increased risk of causing infection, no matter what type. Therefore, proper cleaning is essential. Use caution with multipurpose no-rub solutions and keep lenses, the solutions, and the storage cases in a clean, dry environment. Also, never share lenses with friends or relatives. Most importantly, contact lens wearers who experience discomfort while wearing the lenses should remove them, and call the office at (310) 271-3937, particularly if there is any pain, redness, decreased vision, or light sensitivity.

Author
Dr. Shily B.G. Shily, OD, is a board-certified optometrist at Visioncare Associates in Beverly Hills, California which was founded in 1964. Visioncare Associates, a specialty lens practice is committed to keeping you informed of the latest development in the eyecare field. Dr. Shily obtained both his bachelor of science in visual science and his doctor of optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Dr. Shily also received a bachelor of arts from the University of California at Los Angeles and a master of arts in psychology from California State University, Los Angeles.

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