You will get the most benefit from your contact lenses if you take care of them every day. Daily care keeps contacts from getting bacteria on them, which can make your eyes sore or cause an infection. Hard contacts, often called gas permeable contacts, may need different cleaning products than soft contact lenses.
Always have a backup pair of glasses to wear in case your eyes become irritated.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: December 3, 2017
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Thomas M. Bailey, MD, CCFP - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Carol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology
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