Primary Eyecare Professionals is proud to offer a wide variety
of contacts. We have many specialty lenses from soft toric contacts,
bifocal contacts (soft or rigid), extended/continuous wear contacts,
daily disposable, and cosmetic contacts. Visit our office in Frankfort
for a contact lens examination so we can determine which lens modality
is right for you!
Whether you already wear contact lenses or are considering them,
this section serves as a primer. Facts and statistics about contact
lens wearers, pointers for safe and successful use of contact lenses,
and contact lenses and cosmetics are just a few of the topics covered
here. Nearly 25 million Americans are currently wearing contacts!
Over 16 million contact lens wearers are female. Eighty percent
of contact lens wearers are between the ages of 17 and 44. Getting
started right with your contact lenses involves going to a doctor
who provides full-service care. This includes a thorough eye examination,
an evaluation of your suitability for contact lens wear, the lenses,
necessary lens care kits, individual instructions for wear and care
and unlimited follow-up visits over a specified time.
Get started off right with your contact lenses by going to a doctor
who provides full-service care. Full-service care may include the
following items: a thorough eye examination, an 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. The initial visit and examination can take
an hour or longer. Here is a list of other specific do's and don'ts
to lead you to successful wear.
- Listen and watch closely as instructions are given and demonstrated.
Practice the care routine in your optometrist's office.
- Follow lens care and wearing instructions/schedules to the letter.
- Schedule follow-up visits to your optometrist both during and
after your adaptation period.
- This is important to maintaining good eye health and safe contact
- Wash hands thoroughly before handling your lenses.
- Handle contact lenses over a clean towel. If your drop your
lenses, they will stay clean and undamaged.
- Store your lenses in the case made for them and keep the case
- 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
solutions has been linked with a potentially blinding condition
among soft lens wearers.
It is generally not difficult to wear contact lenses. Following
your doctor’s advice and regular follow-up care will prevent
most problems. However, here is a list of some signs that things
may not be going well. If you experience any of these, contact your
optometrist as soon as possible.
- Blurred or fuzzy vision, especially of sudden onset.
- Red, irritated eyes.
- Uncomfortable lenses.
- Pain in and around the eyes.
In addition, remove the contacts immediately and resume wearing
glasses until your appointment. Often times, after resolution of
eye infections/irritations, patients are able to resume wearing
**Information from the American Optometric Association