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Best Practices, In Proper Contact Lens Handling

Posted Nov 29 2010 12:25pm

Caring for one’s eyes is similar for people with no vision correction, contact lens wearers, and patients of Lasik surgery Los Angeles eye care professionals tell us. For contact lens wearers in particular however, taking good care of your eyes can be as simple as remembering that cleanliness in handling your contact lenses is critical to eye safety.

If you have a red or painful eye or discharge, Los Angeles Lasik eye doctors strongly urge removing your contact lenses immediately, and if the redness, pain, or discharge persists for more than a few hours, you need to see your eye care provider immediately to be sure that you do not have a corneal ulcer. This dangerous infection of the cornea can lead to a permanent scar, and is more common in people wearing extended wear lenses that are leaving their contact lenses in the eye overnight.

According to a top Lasik surgeon Los Angeles patients over the age of 40 may want to consider the option of monovision where one eye is fit for distance and the other for reading. This solution does not work for everyone, but is successful for those who are very motivated to not wear glasses at all and are willing to accept some compromise in vision. Of course, if you would rather bypass your need for contact lenses altogether, you can explore your options in laser vision correction at the Beverly Hills LASIK Center. Contact us today to book an appointment with Dr. Veal for a contact lens fit or examination.

In addition to contact lens care, we also offer a full range of surgical, medical, and optical solutions. Los Angeles Lasik surgery services performed by our LASIK surgeons include laser vision correction using the most modern techniques including LaserWave, Custom Cornea, Custom Vue, IntraLase®, PRK, "Down-up" LASIK, small incision cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants, glaucoma surgery, laser treatment, and eyelid surgery. We also operate a full service optical eyeglasses dispensary with a wide selection of designer frames and lenses, including multifocals, progressives, tints, polycarbonate lenses, polarizing lenses, and a fitting guarantee for your satisfaction. We also are the first office in the Beverly Hills area to offer the most advanced technology Wavefront generated eyeglasses (Izon). This exciting option allows our patients to experience “high definition” vision out of their eyeglasses, improving night driving and overall quality of vision. Visit our office and ask about wavefront glasses!

Whatever your eye care needs, our office will strive to serve them in a courteous and friendly fashion. If you are interested in laser vision correction from a LASIK surgeon, and live in Beverly Hills , Santa Monica, Los Angeles, or anywhere else, contact the Beverly Hills LASIK Center at www.cornell-eye.com today.

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