Many of Dr. Chris DiGiorgio's patients at New Rochelle's Costco opt to trade in their eyeglasses for contact lenses because of the many lifestyle and optical benefits. However, there are a few risks of developing eye infections when wearing contact lenses because you are in direct contact with your eye and cornea. However these risks are significantly decreased if you follow proper contact lens care as instructed by your New Rochelle optometrist
during your contact lens exam and fitting. Dr. DiGiorgio believes that eye infections will normally develop due to use of extended wear lenses, reduced tear exchange under the lens, environmental factor, and poor hygiene.
Proper lens care guidelines will be demonstrated to you during your contact lenses exam and fitting at our New Rochelle optometric office located inside Costco. To reduce your risk of eye infection, carefully clean, rub and rinse your contacts nightly with a saline solution or otherwise recommended substance. Also, try minimizing direct contact with water while wearing lenses and replacing your contact lens case often. For more information on proper care of your contact lens, visit us at Costco and speak with our New Rochelle eye specialist
Contact lens care is important to avoid common infections related to contact lens use, such as keratitis or infection of the cornea. Common symptoms include blurry vision, unusual redness in the eye, pain in the eye, tearing, excessive discharge from the eye, and increased light sensitivity. Keratitis cannot be transmitted from person to person, but if left untreated it can cause serious vision loss and even blindness. Like all eye infections and diseases, it is important to see your New Rochelle optometrist, Dr. DiGorgio immediately if you're experiencing any of the above symptoms. Though keratitis can be treated with medications, patients who do not respond to medical treatment may require eye surgery.
Family Eye Care New Rochelle
One Industrial Lane
New Rochelle, New York 10805
By Dr. Chris DiGiorgio
October 15, 2012