Most children by the age of 12 become concerned with their looks. Most parents breathe a little sigh of relief that they do. As we all know, this relief may also soon be followed with the horror of what teenagers equate with good appearance. The story is ancient and never changes but somehow the image [...]
We still see allergies to the preservatives in contact lens solutions in our Fort Collins Contact Lens Clinic but at a much lower frequency than in the past. Thimerosal, (sodium ethylmercurithiosalicylate) is an older contact lens solution preservative whose composition is about half mercury. It as commonly used in very low doses in contact lens [...]
Contact lens solutions will soon be required to have two new additions to their labeling. Although most manufacturers no longer label solutions “no rub” the F.D.A. will require rubbing lenses as part of disinfecting cycle on labeling for all multipurpose contact lens solutions. The other change will be to add a discard after opening date [...]
SIX SIGNS YOU MAY HAVE GPC FROM YOUR CONTACT LENSES Itchy eyes as contact lenses get older Lenses that slide and stick under the upper eye lid Irritation Every Time You Blink Mucous Discharge and Foggy Vision Lenses That Discolor and Develop a Film Intermittent Red Eye With Feeling Something is Scratching Your Eye In [...]
Red eyes and swollen eyelids upon awakening in the morning are common eye problems that many people suffer from with vague diagnoses usually of dry eyes or eye allergies. As you sleep at night the normal tear film is not being pumped out through the tear ducts and spread across the eyes by the wiper like motion that occurs with normal blinking. The eye at night becomes a static environment while you sleep, trapping bacteria on the surface of the ocular tissues. The eye has its own immune system that is ramped up at night to compensate for this increase in bacteria. The result is a state of mild inflammation that occurs in everybody.
The last several years you may have seen contact lens solutions recalls due to serious eye infections. This occurred on several different occasions with different brands of solutions. After extensive research, it was found there were no cases of lens contamination. The problems came from incorrect use of the solutions and poor contact lens care [...]