Posts for: November, 2017
According to the Vision Council of America, about 75% of adults actively use some kind of vision correction. This staggering number means that there are many individuals who need to care for contact lenses. Being familiar with the best way to care for your contact lenses can help you keep your eyes healthy and functioning well for years to come. Learn more about contact lens maintenance and what makes it important with Dr. Mark Skowron, Dr. Kerry John, Dr. Lavender Streiff, and Dr. Neelam Patadia at Skowron Eye Care in Elmhurst, IL.
How should I care for my contact lenses?
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, caring for your contact lenses and their case correctly can help avoid eye infection. Always wash your hands with soap and water before taking out or putting in your contact lenses. Never rinse or store your contact lenses in normal water, only contact lens solution. Always place your lenses into fresh solution in a clean case. Rinse the case out with contact solution instead of plain water and allow the case to air dry. Wear your lenses according to the schedule set out by your eye doctor.
Do I need to replace my contact lens case?
You should replace your contact lens case at least once every three months. Always clean your case every day with contact solution and ensure that it air dries between uses. Use fresh solution daily in which to store your contacts. Avoid storing your lenses for an extended amount of time and always throw the case and contacts away after 30 days without disinfecting them. Never use a cracked, dirty, or broken case.
Eye Examinations in Elmhurst, IL
Caring for your eyes themselves is just as important as caring for your contacts and their case. Always remove your contact lenses immediately if you experience discomfort. If you have redness, blurry vision, swelling, or other painful symptoms, contact your optometrist right away. See your eye doctor for regular eye examinations at least once a year.
For more information on caring for your contact lenses, please contact Dr. Skowron, Dr. John, Dr. Steriff, and Dr. Patadia at Skowron Eye Care in Elmhurst, IL. Call (630) 834-6244 to schedule your appointment with your optometrist today!
Three of the most common refractive eye disorders are nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatisms. There are many ways to correct these eye problems, however, and Lasik from the eye doctors at Skowron Eye Care is one of them. Your Elmhurst, Illinois eye doctor can examine each patient to determine whether or not they are a candidate for Lasik surgery.
Lasik is an outpatient procedure that takes less than 20 minutes to perform with no pain. During the surgery, an Elmhurst, Illinois eye doctor creates a corneal flap that is lifted with a blade or a laser to reveal the inner part of the cornea. The use of the laser is much safer. This flap is repositioned to correct these eye issues. Because the surface layer is preserved, there is less discomfort after Lasik surgery.
Some benefits of Lasik are that it is a quick and painless procedure. There also is less chance of infection. Because of the simple outpatient aspects, recovery is quick at just one to two days. Patients will receive clear vision without the need for any corrective lenses in a matter of days. There is a reduced chance of error due to the use of laser technology. With the use of a laser, a thinner and more precise flap is made and fewer complications are experienced.
Patients over 21 with healthy eyes with no retina problems, any eye disease or corneal scars are generally great candidates for Lasik. If your corneas are thick enough, you have adequate tears and your vision is stable, Lasik is for you. Poor candidates for Lasik include those with thin corneas, those with very dry eyes or individuals with constantly changing eye prescriptions.
To learn more about what our Elmhurst, Illinois eye doctor can do for you, call 630-834-6244 today. We are ready and willing to evaluate any patient to determine their candidacy for this procedure.