This page is designed to help you in remembering the instructions given to you about your contact lenses. It is essential that you strictly adhere to the wearing schedule, care and cleaning regimen, and follow up visit schedule prescribed. It is also important to communicate regularly with Dr. Chang about your progress as you become accustomed to your new lenses. Consult him with any questions or concerns whenever the need arises.
- Report any unusual problems, including blurred vision, sensitivity to glare, excessive watering, redness, irritation, discomfort or pain. Promptly remove your lenses. Failure to address these problems right away can result in serious damage to the eye.
- Avoid vigorous rubbing of the eyes so lenses do not become dislodged.
- Care should be taken whenever showering or washing the face.
- Care should be taken when applying make-up, creams or aerosol sprays to avoid eye irritation or possible damage to lenses.
- It is recommended that you do not wear lenses while swimming.
Recommended Wearing Schedule
Care & Cleaning Regimen
Commonly asked Questions:
Can I sleep in my contact lenses?
- Certain contact lenses can be worn as you sleep. However, the risk of eye problems increases with overnight wear. Your eye doctor is the only one that can determine if overnight wear is the right option for you. If so, he/she can offer you information on proper overnight use and replacement schedules.
- Daily disposable lenses are worn just one time and then discarded; as a result, most doctors agree that the healthiest option for contact lens wearers. In addition, clinical research shows that changing contact lenses daily may improve comfort for people suffering from mild discomfort and/or itching associated with allergies, compared to lenses replaced at intervals of greater than two weeks.
- Pay attention to the shape of your lens before applying.