If you wear soft contact lenses and use Opti-free "Replenish" contact lens solution, there may be a problem. We have been seeing a number of patients with mild, chronic eye infections who are using this product. You should switch to regular Opti-free "Pure Moist" or Bio true or RevitaLens for your multi-purpose solution.
The symptoms are a chronic red eye that keeps coming back after treatment. It may seem like an allergy or dry eyes. If changing solutions does not improve your comfort and the appearance of your eyes, please call for an appointment. Other tips to maintain healthy eyes while wearing contact lenses include being sure your case is clean, not over-wearing the contacts and changing the solutions daily.
Contacts add an extra stress to the health of your eyes and need to be cared for carefully. What we are trying to avoid is a severe infection such as an ulcer on the surface of the eye. Generally we only see ulcers on those who sleep in their contacts or in debilitated nursing home patients. You don't want to put yourself in that category!
So please enjoy the great vision you get from contacts but take care of them correctly to maintain the health of your eyes. And remember there is always the option of LASIK if you want to wake up with great vision. Our Dr. Martha Jay can help you with that.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 262-241-1919
Also visit www.LakeShoreVision.com to learn more about contact lens options and Dr. Mark German.