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903 William D. Fitch Pkwy
College Station, TX 77845
Phone Number: (979) 779-9000
Fax Number: (979) 690-1510

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    contact lens care made easy article

    Few things affect the quality of your life more than your eyes--never put them at risk. Contact lenses are prescription medical devices. To make sure your eyes and vision stay healthy while wearing contact lenses, please follow these few guidelines or the instructions recommended by your doctor.

    Warning: Ocular complications and/or long-term corneal damage are the consequences of contact lenses that are worn longer than recommended. Oftentimes, your lenses will still feel good even when you are over-wearing them. Do not wear your lenses overnight unless they are approved for extended wear and your doctor has discussed this with you. Overnight wear increases the risk of infection and other complications.

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    Wearing Schedule

    It will take at least a few days for your eyes to get used to wearing contact lenses. The best way to insure maximum visual comfort and keep your eyes healthy is to patiently and faithfully adhere to this wearing schedule.

    Day Gas Permeable Lenses Soft Lenses
    1 4 hours 6 hours
    2 6 hours 8 hours
    3 8 hours 10 hours
    4 10 hours 12 hours
    5 12 hours 12 hours
    • DON’T wear your lenses longer than 12 hours a day until your first follow-up visit with your doctor, unless the doctor has specifically told you otherwise.
    • DON’T continue use of contact lenses if your eyes become red, irritated, painful, or if your vision gets worse while wearing lenses. Immediately take out the lenses and clean them. Let your eyes get back to normal and if the problem persists, contact our office.
    • DON’T exceed the wearing times suggested, even if your lenses still feel comfortable. Studies have proven that the eye needs time to adapt to contact lenses, and your wearing schedule is based on those studies.
    • DO always remove your contact lenses at least one hour before going to bed to allow for proper oxygen nourishment to the cornea.
    • DO schedule and keep follow-up appointments with your eye doctor.
    • DO wear your contact lenses for at least 4 hours the day of your follow-up appointment unless you are experiencing discomfort.

    Please Note: If you complete your wearing schedule for a given day and take out your lenses for at least 2 hours, you can wear them the same day for another 2 to 3 hours after cleaning and disinfecting them.

    Caring For Your Contacts

    Deposits and infectious organisms such as bacteria, viruses--etc., can build up on the surface of all contact lenses. For this reason, it is very important to keep them clean and disinfected.

    Contact Lens Handling
    caring for your contactsThere are four steps in contact lens care--follow the care prescribed for your lenses:

    1. Cleaning removes dirt, mucous, and other debris that gets on the lenses during wear.
    2. Disinfecting kills bacteria (germs) on the lenses. Disinfecting is essential to prevent serious eye infections.
    3. Rinsing removes the other solutions from the lenses and prepares the lenses for wear.
    4. Enzyming uses enzyme drops or tablets to remove protein and other deposits that build up over time on the lenses.

    The best way to properly care for your lenses is to develop a care routine, then stick to that routine! Remember to:

    1. Follow the directions outlined by your eye doctor. Oftentimes instructions are also listed on the packaging or the package insert for the contact lens solutions prescribed for you.
    2. Multi-purpose solutions can be used for more than one step in contact lens care. Read the label to see which functions the solutions can be used for.
    3. Many solutions can not be used together, and not all solutions are appropriate for all types of lenses. Only use solutions recommended by your eye doctor, and check with your eye doctor if you want to switch brands.
    4. When you remove your lenses, they must be cleaned, rinsed, and disinfected before they are worn again.
    5. Enzyming and cleaning are not a substitute for disinfecting.
    6. Lenses that have been stored for more than 12 hours may need to be cleaned, disinfected, and rinsed again.
    7. Make sure solution containers are kept closed tightly, stored upright, and kept in a clean, dry, cool place when you are not using them. Keep your case clean and replace it every 2-3 months to prevent bacterial growth.
    8. Don’t touch container bottle tips to any surface to prevent them from becoming contaminated.
    9. Throw away expired solutions. (Look on the bottle for the expiration date!)
    10. Use new solution in your contact lenses case every day.
    11. Discuss with your eye doctor the care for your lenses if you wear them while swimming in a pool or hot tub.
    12. Only use approved rewetting drops for lubricating or wetting your lenses. Never place the lenses in your mouth.
    13. Do not use tap water to rinse soft contact lenses.
    14. Be careful with makeup, lotions, creams and sprays--consider putting on lenses before makeup and remove them before removing makeup. Also, water-based makeup is less likely to damage lenses than oil-based makeup.

    Be careful with makeup, lotions, creams and sprays--consider putting on lenses before makeup and remove them before removing makeup. Also, water-based makeup is less likely to damage lenses than oil-based makeup.

    Here’s what you need to watch for: Redness, blurriness, light sensitivity. Remove your lenses if you are experiencing any of these 3 things. If your eyes have not returned to normal after 24 hours, please contact our office. If you have any change in vision, comfort, or irritation, immediately remove your lenses. If there is no improvement within a couple of hours, please contact our office.

    Exceptional Staff

    Exceptional Staff

    You'll be hard-pressed to find a more experienced, caring vision care team in all of Texas!

    Our History

    Our History

    Since its inception in 1983 by Dr. Sue Simpson, O.D., Eye Care Center has always been committed to quality eye wear, top-notch eye exams, and exceptional patient satisfaction.

    Common Patient Questions

    Common Patient Questions

    Odds are that someone else has asked us the very same question you're wondering about. If not, feel free to reach out to us!

    What Sets us Apart

    What Sets us Apart

    From the moment you arrive for your visit, YOU are our number one priority. Our belief is that if we truly get to know our patients and what makes them happy, we can visually accommodate them in every stage of life.

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    Office Location & Hours

    903 William D. Fitch Pkwy
    College Station, TX 77845
    Phone Number: (979) 779-9000
    Fax Number: (979) 690-1510

    Get Directions

    Mon, Thurs:
    Wednesday:
    Tue, Fri.:

    8am - 7pm
    9am - 5:30pm
    8am - 5:30pm

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