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The Do’s and Don’ts of Contact Lens Care

 

Contact lens wearers need to be careful to treat their contacts properly. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn contacts, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which rarely but sometimes results in vision loss. Any individuals that are not ready to take care of their contacts probably want to seek an alternate form of vision correction.

Not to worry, though... taking care of your contacts is simpler than it may seem. With all-in-one treatments and disposable lenses, taking care of your contacts is cheaper, takes less time and requires less hassle than before. However, there are several necessary instructions to keep in mind.

First of all it is recommended to speak to your eye doctor to receive individualized advice. In addition, make sure you don't switch your care routine without checking with your optician first. Some products are not compatible with each other or with specific lenses and can harm your eyes. Our expert staff can help you decide on the right treatment for your contacts.

All eye care professionals recommend cleaning and disinfecting your lenses daily. Make sure to wash your hands prior to inserting or removing your contacts. Your eyes can be one of the easiest places for dirt and germs to enter your body. Further, don't make the mistake of using saline to clean your contacts. Saline solution is only suitable for rinsing and storing soft lenses. Additionally, be sure to clean your case with disinfecting solution frequently and to let it air out between uses. Eye Doctors advise that you replace your case at least four times a year.

It's true that there may be an array of lens care options, but armed with a little planning you can be sure you are caring for your lenses properly, guaranteeing healthier eyes and clearer vision!

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Our office will be opening on Monday, May 18th. We will be following all CDC guidelines as well as those recommended by our National and State Organizations including the KOA and AOA as well as the Governor of Kentucky. We will be adding to our protocol to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. Due to the recommendations, we are following, all patients will need to call from the parking lot when they arrive. We will ask you if you are running a fever, or have symptoms of COVID-19. We may even take your temperature to keep for our records. We will ask that you remain in your car until we notify you to come to our office.

All patients entering the building must wear a mask or face covering.

We ask for your patience over the next few months as we work to get our patients rescheduled that had to be canceled during the closure. We will not be working at full capacity for some time and realize this will most likely cause delays in getting people rescheduled. We will also not be taking walk-in patients and ask that you please call if you need to be seen to set up an appointment. Please know that we are doing everything we can to take care of our patients during these difficult times.

You now can order contacts from the convenience of your home on our website by clicking here.
If you do not know your current prescription, please email us at dr.glenn0180@gmail.com or call us at 859-271-6194.
If you have insurance you would like to use, you will need to call us and we will be happy to place the order for you and submit it to your insurance.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all soon,

Dr. Jason Glenn and Staff