Contacts Archives - Pepose Vision Institute

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Does swimming with contacts lead to infection?

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Contacts on February 3, 2017

Question: Is it dangerous to swim with contact lenses? Can it lead to an infection 100 percent of the time? Answer: Wearing contact lenses in any type of water is a high risk situation for a corneal infection. Bacteria, fungi, and parasites can contaminate the contacts and this can lead to a serious eye infection. […]

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How long can I wear my monthly contacts?

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Contacts on August 2, 2016

This seems like a pretty obvious answer but we’ve had many patients wear their lenses too long and get infections. We recommend following the manufacturers guidelines and regularly replace and clean the contacts as instructed. Also adhere to the rule to immediately remove the contacts at the first hint of redness or discomfort. Over time […]

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Should I Use Eye Drops for Contact Lens Pain?

Posted by: Pepose Vision Institute in Contacts on March 22, 2016

Some contact lens wearers experience eye pain after removal for a variety of reasons but most commonly due to a lack of oxygen through the lens, dryness, or from an inappropriate fit.  If you’re experiencing pain please come see us so we can evaluate your eyes both when the contact lenses are in and out […]

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