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Contact Lens Care

Dr. Esqueda will provide a comprehensive contact lens exam to get you started with your contact lenses. A contact lens exam may include the following services: a thorough eye examination, evaluation of your suitability for contact lens wear, the lenses, necessary lens care kits, individual instructions for wear and care, and follow-up visits over a specified time. Here is a list of other specific do's and don'ts to lead you to successful contact lens wear.

Do:

Listen and watch closely as instructions are given and demonstrated.
  
Practice the care routine while at Dr. Esqueda's office.
  
Follow lens care and wearing instructions/schedules correctly.
  
Schedule follow-up visits with Dr. Esqueda both during and after your adaptation period. This is important for maintaining good eye health and safe contact lens wear.
  
Wash hands thoroughly before handling your lenses.
  
Handle contact lenses over a clean towel. If you drop your lenses, they will stay clean and undamaged.
  
Store your lenses in the case made for them and keep the case clean. 
 

Don't:

Use cream soaps. They can leave a film on your hands that can transfer to the lenses.
  
Put contact lenses in your mouth or moisten them with saliva, which is full of bacteria and a potential source of infection.
  
Use homemade saline solutions. Improper use of homemade saline solution has been linked with a potentially blinding condition among soft lens wearers.