Help for New Contact Lens Wearers

So you're going to start using contact lenses.  That's awesome.  We have three main goals for our contact lens wearers:

Clear Vision

Great Comfort

Safe, Healthy Corneas

It's our job to recommend the right contact lenses and care products.  It's your job to use them properly.  Please watch this video get started on your way to clear, comfortable, and healthy vision with your contacts.  

Application and Removal of Contact Lenses

Key tips and suggestions for applying and removing your soft contact lenses.

Tips for Safe and Successful Contact Lens Wear

Be wise and listen to your eyes.  More than anyone else, contact lens wearers should never ignore symptoms like pain, redness, and extreme sensitivity to light.  If your eyes hurt, take out your lenses and call us right away, even after hours.

Unless specifically approved by your doctor, DO NOT SLEEP IN YOUR CONTACTS.  The risk of corneal ulcers -- which can be sight threatening -- is ten times greater in patients who wear soft contact lenses day and night. 

Replace your contact lenses as directed.  Contact lenses are medical devices controlled by the FDA.  Each lens brand is approved for a specified wear schedule based on the extensive research into the most optimal performance of each lens material.  Here’s the deal:  old contacts are dirty contacts.  Fresh lenses, changed as recommended, are more comfortable and much healthier for your eyes.

Use the solutions your doctor recommends.  Store-brands are not the same.  Frequently we have people will come in saying “these contact aren’t working any more” only to discover they have switched solutions.  Use the solution your doctor recommends.

Don’t top-off solutions.   Please use fresh solution in your case every day.  Topping off existing solution is like never draining the tub and just adding a little more water every time you bathe.  Eew. Yuck!

Doctor Broadhead checking patient's eyes

Progressive Eye Care

Dr. Jeffrey Broadhead, OD and his team of optometry and ophthalmology professionals provide comprehensive treatments to improve the vision of patients from our offices in South Jordan, UT. Our doctors are members of professional associations, including:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology,
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Optometric Association
  • Utah Optometric Association
  • Orthokeratology Academy of America

To schedule an appointment at our South Jordan optometry practice, you can contact us online or give us a call at (801) 676-2020.

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