Contact Lens Health

Contact Lens

Many patients do not like to wear glasses and prefer to wear a contact lens instead.  Contact lenses are a great option to provide vision correction.  The options for vision correction with contact lenses have greatly expanded.  There are many types of contact lenses on the market to meet most vision needs.  A comprehensive eye examination and refraction will determine your best options.

Contact lenses can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and near vision.  Dr. Cindy Wang, Dr. Stanley Grandon and I will discuss with you your visual needs and desires to determine the best options for you.  Our professional opticians will teach you how to insert and remove the contact lenses.  We will ensure you are confident in the care of your contact lenses.

The options on the market have many different wear schedules.  Some lenses are discarded daily.  This can be a great option for patients who have had difficulty with the comfort of other lenses.  It is also a great option for an occasional wearer and it is probably the safest option to minimize risk of infections.  Some lenses are discarded every 2 or 4 weeks depending on the brand.  Longer wear contact lenses are generally for people who have special contact lens needs.

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If cared for properly, contact lenses can be a safe and effective option for vision correction.  We will teach you how to care for your contact lenses.  It is important to follow our instructions and care for your lenses properly.

We do not recommend sleeping in your contacts.  This increases the risk of a serious infection.  It is also not recommended that you use tap water for your lenses or case.  It is important to store your lenses each night in fresh solution.  We recommend a multipurpose disinfecting solution.  There are many brands on the market.

What do I do if I Have a Problem?

If you have a red, painful eye or discharge it is important to come to our office for an evaluation.  We offer same day appointments for all emergencies.  As a contact lens wearer, you need to understand that serious eye infections can occur.

 

Alaina Kronenberg MD
Eye Surgery Institute
15212 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126

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