FreshLens System daily wear contact lenses are safe and excellent if carefully managed by the Doctor and the patient. We are both responsible for your sight, and that is why we strictly adhere to the FreshLens System daily wear recommendations of the FDA, AOA, and AMA.
Helpful Hint: let the lenses dry out for 30 – 60 seconds before you try to insert them into your eyes.
Put a fresh pair on in the morning and throw them away at night. No cleaning, no storing, no enzyming….just convenient.
The cost is about the same as a cup of coffee or the newspaper. As low as $.88 per use. No solutions. No insurances.
Daily Wear lenses are put in each morning and taken out each night for a maximum of 2 weeks and then the lenses are disposed of.
We suggest that Daily Wear users change their lenses on the 1st and 15th of each month and be checked once a year, to evaluate eye health and the performance of the lenses.
Extended wear lenses are can be slept in nightly for 1 week and then disposed of.
It is important that extended wear lenses are left out for at least 18 hours per week. With these lenses, we reccomend being seen 4 times a year, to evaluate your eye health and the performance of the lenses,
Take your lenses out of the case and let dry 30-60 seconds, so they can attain some body and go on easily.
You must clean and disinfect with OPTI-FREE Express. Otherwise you are taking a dirty contaminated lens from your eye and putting it in a “incubator” (your case). It is dark, warm and moist, and you will grow bacteria and viruses. So always clean and disinfect.
For most of our soft contact lens wearers, we recommend using the Clear Care cleaning & disinfecting system and Aerosol Saline. Most of the other contact lens systems on the market contain some type of preservatives. Over time, preservatives can accumulate in your lenses and irritate your eyes. The Clear Care system and Aerosol Saline is unique in that it is an excellent cleaning and disinfecting system without containing any preservatives.
The normal progression of gaining wisdom and being chronologically gifted presents challenges to the eyes that we need to resolve. Needing some assistance for reading is one of those issues.
The first is that you become aware that small reading material is harder to see.
This progresses to a point that, to perform near tasks, you will need some assistance. You especially notice this when you are tired, later in the day, if you have a lot of near tasks, poor lighting (fine restaurants), and poor print quality. It then makes sense to use some form of reading glasses to assist you during this 10-20% of your reading time.
This will progress over the next 6-24 months. It may be time to consider the next choice as the need for reading glasses increases to a point that you wonder why you should be using both contacts and glasses so much. That is when it is time to consider the next choice.
If you are currently a successful contact lens wearer, you will not have to give up your contact lenses because of this change. The process of not being able to read at a near distance slowly increases. At that point, there are some normal and logical stages to realize, understand and go through to successfully maintain clear and comfortable near vision.
Bifocal contact lenses come in both firm and soft types. These are sophisticated processes and designs.
Another alternative is a technique called MonoVision. This unique method can provide a direct answer to the problem of reading with contact lenses. By fitting one eye for near vision and the other eye for far vision, a bifocal type system provides a convenient answer. We will gladly set up this system so you may see how and if this would be a good answer for you. If it does give you a great answer, it is the easiest, most convenient, and economical answer, and you will be very happy contact lens wearer for years.