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Contact Lenses

Contact lenses can be a suitable alternative to glasses or LASIK, however they are not without risk. It is important that you follow your eye care providers’ recommendations when it comes to contact lens care and replacement. Disposable contacts replaced on a recommended schedule will not only save your sight, it may even save you money.

Consider the following:

    • Corneal infections are some of the most difficult infections to treat. 10% of corneal infections result in significant vision loss (more than 2 lines of vision)1,2
    • The incidence of ulcerative microbial keratitis (one of the more common corneal infections) associated with contact lens use increases 5-10 times when contacts are worn for extended periods, or beyond the recommended schedule2
    • Contact lens wearers who sleep in their lenses are eight times more likely to develop a corneal infection 2
    • Following the manufacturers recommended replacement schedule results in less debris accumulation on the lens, less complications, and much improved comfort. For those who are good candidates, we strongly recommend trying two week disposables or even daily disposables-no hassle, no cleaning, less complications, improved comfort
    • Using the recommended cleaning schedule, coupled with correct multipurpose contact lens solutions, greatly reduces the risk of complications
    • Annual supplies or high frequency replacement lenses often include a discount or rebate of at least 10%. Considering that you’ll be buying these lenses eventually anyway, annual supply orders are more cost effective. In addition, annual supply orders always include free shipping direct to you. They’ll be no need to come in to pick up the contacts
    • OptiVision’s pricing policy on contact lenses is competitive with the pricing of major retailers and online wholesalers. Considering the reduced hassle when compared to online wholesalers’ prescription verification requirements, as well as the level of care, support and expertise you’ll receive buying your contacts directly through us, the value of buying your contacts directly from us is real

 

Thank you for taking the time to read through this brief FAQs sheet. We are committed to providing the very best in eye care and feel that starts with education.

References

    1. 1. Efron N, Morgan PB, Hill EA, et al. Incidence and morbidity of hospital-presenting corneal infiltrative events associated with contact lens wear. Clin Exp Optom. Jul 2005;88(4):232-9. [Medline]

 

  1. 2. Morgan PB, Efron N, Brennan NA, et al. Risk factors for the development of corneal infiltrative events associated with contact lens wear. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. Sep 2005:46(9):3136-43. [Medline]. [Full Text]