At Premier Eyecare, we want all new and current contact lens wearers to have a healthy and comfortable contact lens wearing experience.
Contact lenses, when used properly, are very convenient, and with the latest advancements in technology, can be extremely comfortable. Most of the time, you will hardly know you are wearing them, though you will certainly notice how clear and accurate your vision is. All contact lens wearers should also have a current pair of eyeglasses. Contact lens overwear will eventually lead to acute and sometimes serious problems. Having a pair of current eyewear helps lead to good wearing habits and helps to avoid long-term contact lens related problems.
Based upon the measurements obtained during examination along with your needs Dr. Garretson will select what contacts he feels are the best option to provide you with excellent comfort and clarity.
We stock a large supply of trial lenses in many different types and brands that are used in a the fitting and trial period to determine a patient’s satisfaction level with the product prior to them placing an order.
We’ll discuss the different lens types and brands with you and advise you about the lens choices that are best for your eyes.
Because everyone’s eyes and vision needs are different, contact lenses are available in different materials, curvatures, diameters, and with varying schedules for removal and replacement.
All new wearers will be trained on the proper technique for insertion and removal of contacts along with how to clean and take care of them to minimize potential risks. For some, this process is easy, for others it might take more than one visit to the office. Don’t worry; we are very patient, as we want all of our new wearers to be successful. If it has been awhile since you have last worn contacts, we can also give you a quick refresher course.
After successfully learning how to insert, remove, and care for contacts, you will be given a period of time to try your new lenses. This trial period will allow for you to be able to evaluate the comfort and clarity of the new lenses in your normal environment. If you are not satisfied with the lenses, modifications will be made at the next visit to address your concerns.
At the conclusion of the fitting process the doctor will prescribe a one-year supply of contact lenses. This will provide you with enough lenses to last until the recommended yearly follow-up appointment. Having enough lenses on hand is extremely important in following the recommended replacement schedule for your lenses and helps lead to a more comfortable contact lens experience with less risk of acute problems. In addition to those benefits, purchase of a year’s supply of contacts qualifies you for a manufacturer rebate on most brands along with a 10% discount off of your total purchase price.
Call us today at 248-241-6537 to schedule a contact lens evaluation. Enjoy the freedom contact lenses provide!
Contact Lens Types
The types of contact lenses available have exploded in the past few years. Many of our patients were told in the past that they could not wear contacts, or tried and were unsuccessful. You owe it to yourself to see what’s new! We carry many options, and promise to do our best in selecting contact lenses that you will love wearing.
Solutions & Wear Schedule
With the abundance of different contact lens solutions on the market, no wonder confusion exists.
Many contact lens wearers believe that all contact lens solutions are the same; unfortunately nothing could be further from the truth. What consumers do not realize is that there are issues of compatibility between many solutions and lens materials. This incompatibility can lead to breakdown in the outer layer of the cornea leading to contact lens discomfort and in some cases infection. In fact, most acute inflammatory issues in contact lens wearers are due to the solution being used. Use only the lens solutions that are prescribed by the eye doctor. If you wish to change brands, check with our office first. The proper solution is an important component to comfortable and healthy contact lens wear.
Contact Lens Care Made Easy!
Few things affect the quality of your life more than your eyes–never put them at risk. Contact lenses are prescription medical devices. To make sure your eyes and vision stay healthy while wearing contact lenses, please follow these guidelines along with the instructions recommended by your doctor.
Warning: Ocular complications and/or long-term corneal damage are the consequences of contact lenses that are worn longer than recommended. Oftentimes, your lenses will still feel good even when you are over-wearing them. Do not wear your lenses overnight unless they are approved for extended wear and your doctor has discussed this with you. Overnight wear increases the risk of infection and other complications.
Wearing Schedule :
It will take at least a few days for your eyes to get used to wearing contact lenses. The best way to insure maximum visual comfort and keep your eyes healthy is to patiently and faithfully adhere to this wearing schedule.
|Day||RGP Lenses||Soft Lenses|
|1||4 hours||6 hours|
|2||6 hours||8 hours|
|3||8 hours||10 hours|
|4||10 hours||12 hours|
|5||12 hours||12 hours|
DON’T wear your lenses longer than 12 hours a day until your first follow-up visit with your doctor, unless the doctor has specifically told you otherwise.
DON’T exceed the wearing times suggested, even if your lenses still feel comfortable. Studies have proven that the eye needs time to adapt to contact lenses, and your wearing schedule is based on those studies.
DON’T continue use of contact lenses if your eyes become red, irritated, painful, or if your vision gets worse while wearing lenses. As these symptoms could be a sign of a serious problem, we recommend contacting our office immediately to be evaluated by the doctor.
DO always remove your contact lenses at least one hour before going to bed to allow for proper oxygen nourishment to the cornea.
DO schedule and keep follow-up appointments with your eye doctor.
DO wear your contact lenses for at least 4 hours the day of your follow-up appointment unless you are experiencing discomfort.