Contact-lens-related infections are not everyday occurrences, but they do happen from time to time. The reason is easy to understand: your contacts touch your eyes and this can lead to contamination from something that has touched the lens and which is now touching your eye. You can trust in us at Chagrin Valley Optometrists when it comes to the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of keratitis, which develops as the result of wearing contacts.
Our Bainbridge contact lenses provide a host of benefits. And with a few simple precautions, you can cut down significantly on the chances of developing an infection when you have them in. At the top of the list is ensuring that your hands are clean whenever you touch your contacts. Wash your hands, but don’t use soaps that have lotion, perfumes, or oils in them. These substances can transfer from your hand to the lends, and from the lens to your eye. Also, use lint free towels when you dry your hands. A smart precaution is to remove your makeup at night before you take out your Bainbridge contact lenses. Do the reverse and put them back in each morning before you put on your makeup. This reduces the chances of accidental contamination. Use only lens cleaning solution and not water for maintenance. You might think that distilled water is fine, but even that can have some bacteria in it, which is a threat to your eyes. And whatever you do, never use saliva to clean your contacts. You can get the proper solutions at our store and also at nearly any drug store and some other retail establishments.
Be wary of symptoms linked to keratitis: blurry vision, eye pain, too much tear production, severe eye redness, sudden sensitivity to light, or eye discharge. Reach out to our office to arrange an appointment. We want your experience with our Bainbridge contact lenses to be a positive one.