If you wear contact lenses, you are at increased risk for developing an eye infection. At the earliest sign of any type of eye infection symptoms, you should visit our optometrist at Optical Outlets. It is possible to safely wear contacts in 33948, and there are tips which can help you avoid getting contact lens-related infections.
When you get new contacts in 33948, it is extremely important that you follow all lens care instructions that you receive at our vision practice. You will want to be sure to disinfect the lenses as directed, and to never wear contact lenses for a time longer than they are prescribed for. You will also never want to share your contact lenses with anyone else. Additionally, you will want to make sure that your hands are freshly washed whenever you touch your eyes, or insert or remove your contact lenses. It will also be important to make sure that your contact lens case is kept clean, and replace it from time to time. However, even with the very best care, eye infections can develop.
Common signs of keratitis or other eye infections can include: eye redness; eye pain; excessive tearing; a bloody, green, or yellow discharge from your eyes; difficulty opening your eye due to pain; blurred vision; decreased vision; sensitivity to light; or the feeling that there is something in your eye that cannot be removed. When you have any of these signs of eye infection, it is important that you make an appointment to come in to see our optometrist for eye care. Our eye doctor will determine the exact cause of your eye problem and treat your eye accordingly. Eye infections can go on to cause serious problems, including permanent vision loss, so you never want to let them progress, hoping they will simply clear up on their own.
For an appointment to come in to see our eye doctor, or to get an exam for contacts in 33948, contact us today.
1441 Tamiami Trail Suite 481
Port Charlotte, FL 33948