Hygiene is critical to wearing your contact lenses

Contact lenses can significantly improve your vision but it’s very important to care for them properly to avoid potentially serious infections or other problems.

Your habits, supplies, and eye doctor are all essential to keeping your eyes healthy so it’s important to follow instructions for proper care and to call us if you have concerns. 

These recommendations will help extend the life of your contact lenses and keep your eyes safe and healthy. 

Your lens insertion and removal routine

  • Before you handle contacts, wash and rinse your hands with a mild soap.
  • Make sure the soap doesn’t have perfumes, oils, or lotions. They can leave a film on your hands.
  • Dry your hands with a clean, lint-free towel before touching your contacts.
  • It’s a good idea to keep your fingernails short and smooth so you won't damage your lenses or scratch your eye when inserting or removing your contacts.
  • Lightly rubbing your contact in the palm of your hand with a few drops of solution helps remove surface build-up.
  • Rinse your lenses thoroughly with a recommended solution before soaking the contacts overnight in a multi-purpose solution that completely covers each lens.
  • Store lenses in the proper lens storage case.
  • Don't use tap water or saliva to wash or store contact lenses or lens cases.
  • If you use hair spray, use it before you put in your contacts.
  • Put on eye makeup after you put in your lenses. Take them out before you remove makeup.
  • Always follow the recommended contact lens replacement and wearing schedule prescribed.

Your supplies

  • Use doctor-recommended solution.
  • Rub and rinse your contact lens case with sterile contact lens solution. Never use water.
  • Clean the case after each use.
  • Replace your contact lens case at least once every three months. 
  • Don’t “top off” solution. Use only fresh contact lens disinfecting solution in your case. 
  • Never mix fresh solution with the old or used solution.
  • Change your contact lens solution according to the manufacturer's recommendations.

Your eye doctor

  • Visit us yearly or as often as recommended.
  • Ask us if you have questions about how to care for your contacts and case or if you are having any difficulties.
  • Remove your contact lenses immediately if your eyes become irritated. Call us and let us know what’s going on.
  • Call us if you have any sudden vision loss, blurred vision that doesn’t get better, light flashes, eye pain, infection, swelling, unusual redness, or irritation. 

Wear your contacts safely

  • Some contacts need special care and products. Always use the disinfecting solution, eye drops, and enzymatic cleaners your doctor recommends. Some eye products or eye drops aren’t safe for contact wearers.
  • Saline solution and rewetting drops do not disinfect lenses.
  • Use a rewetting solution or plain saline solution to keep your eyes moist.
  • Don’t wear your contacts when you go swimming in a pool or at the beach.
  • Don't sleep in your contact lenses unless prescribed by your eye doctor.
  • Don’t clean or store your contacts in water.
  • See us for your regularly scheduled contact lens and eye examination.
  • If you think you’ll have trouble remembering when to change your lenses, ask for a chart to track your schedule or make one for your needs.

Be sure to call us if you have any questions about caring for your contact lenses or if you’re eyes are having problems.

vision and eye health plan

Look below for information on our Annual Vision and Eye Health Plan! Here is a link to download it and fill it out at your convenience as well. If you have any questions. Please call us and we will be happy to help!

Benefits:

  • One complete medical eye health exam with Optomap, including the annual contact lens evaluation per agreement.
  • $100 per yearly agreement to use towards glasses or contacts. Sunglasses included. (Prescription or non-prescription)-Must be used during agreement period. No roll-over or pay-out of material allowance.
  • Two office/emergency visits per yearly agreement (does not include in-office procedures).

Cost:

  • $259 per year for individual
  • Additional $229 for spouse
  • Additional $179 for each dependent (up to 24 years old)

Medical Eye Conditions: Additional fee will cover all testing and office visits related to the following eye conditions during the agreement period.

  • Glaucoma, Diabetic Eye Disease, or Macular Degeneration: ADD $100 per patient
  • All other testing/appointments will be billed with a prompt pay (same day) discount. (ie-Foreign Body Removal, Dry Eye, Pink Eye, etc.)
  • All other testing/appointments will be billed with a prompt pay (same day) discount. (ie-Foreign Body Removal, Dry Eye, Pink Eye, etc.)
  • Contact lens fittings (new and re-fits) will be billed as usual and customary.
  • Good for 12 month period. No roll over benefits.

Northeast Wisconsin's Optometrists of Choice

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Menasha Office

1255 Appleton Road
Menasha, WI 54952-1501
Phone: (920) 722-6872

Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 7pm
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Friday: 8am - 4pm

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Brillion Office

950 West Ryan Street
Brillion, WI 54110-1042
Phone: (920) 756-2020

Monday: 11am - 7pm
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413 South Main Street
Black Creek, WI 54106-9501
Phone: (920) 984-3937

Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday: 8am - 2pm
Wednesday: 11am - 5pm
Thursday: 11am - 7pm
Friday: 10am - 2pm

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