Our Fair Oaks Optometrist Offers Tips for Contact Lens Health Week in August
Are you a contact lens wearer? If so, Swan Family Optometry in Fair Oaks wants to wish you a happy Contact Lens Health Week! The CDC recognizes August 21-25 as Contact Lens Health Week, creating this opportunity to promote healthy usage of contact lenses. Over 46 million Americans opt to wear contact lenses over eyeglasses. While it is a popular alternative, contact lens wearers are at a higher risk of developing an eye infection. Our Fair Oaks optometrist offers some helpful tips this August for contact lens wearers.
Healthy Contact Lens Habits
This August, we want to promote safe, hygienic and effective habits for those who wear contact lenses. Taking these steps will reduce a person's chances of contracting a painful eye disease or infection. We encourage contact lens wearers to:
- Purchase all of the right supplies for contact lenses
- Properly clean and store contact lens wear
- Avoid sharing eyewear with other people
- Regularly wash your hands with soap and water
- Don't sleep or shower with contact lenses on
- Perform regular checkups with an eye care provider
Wondering if you have developed an eye infection? Be on the lookout for these symptoms: eye pain, watery eyes, vision changes, redness, and discharge around the eyes. Visit a local eye health center if you are displaying any of the mentioned symptoms.
Vision Exams and Contact Lens Exams
We offer comprehensive vision services, including eye exams and contacts lens exams. During your contact lens exam or fitting, our optometrist will advise you on proper care and handling for contact lenses.
Contact Swan Family Optometry for Eye Care in Fair Oaks
Proper contact lens care is just one of our many optometry services. In the event of an eye infection from contact lens wear, we will perform diagnostic testing for the infection and come up with a solution that will fully restore your eye health. You can also ask us about healthy habits for contact lens usage. Please call our Fair Oaks optometrists at 916-966-6080 to hear more about the eye care services offered at Swan Family Optometry.