If you wear contact lenses, they will need to be replaced at some point. Your lens replacement schedule depends on the type of contact lenses you wear and, ultimately, when your eye doctor says you should replace them.
General replacement guidelines are:
Disposable lenses are thrown away after one day of use.
Daily wear lenses are replaced every two to four weeks.
30-day contact lenses should be discarded after 30 days.
The unique characteristics of your eyes, including allergies and protein production can also affect how often you should replace your lenses.Dr. Wilmarth and his staff can provide a personalized replacement schedule for you.
It is important to follow your contact lens replacement schedule according to your prescription or eye doctor's guidance. Your tears produce protein, which forms deposits on your contact lenses. These deposits, as well as lipids and calcium produced by your eyes, can make your vision less clear and lead to eye irritation and dryness.
If one or both of your contact lenses are uncomfortable, Dr. Wilmarth recommends that you replace the contact or visit the office. Contact lenses can be torn, worn out or attract enough deposits to scratch the front of the eye and increase the possibility of an infection.
Wearing the same contact lenses longer than recommended also increases your risk for eye infection.
If you live in or around Folsom, Rocklin, Roseville or Sacramento and want to know more about contact lenses Dr. Wilmarth to schedule a free consultation.