It's important to take good care of your contact lenses. If you clean them every day, you can prevent sore or infected eyes. This is because cleaning removes harmful chemicals and bacteria.
There are two types of soft contact lenses.
If you wear contacts, it's a good idea to also have a pair of glasses. You can wear the glasses if your contacts are irritating your eyes.
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 you have any problems.
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Current as of: March 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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