Vintage Optical - Optometric Services | Morton, IL

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Many of our customers love contact lenses for the convenience and versatility they offer. Dr. Sommer fits and prescribes many brands, including: Acuvue, Biofinity, Air Optix, Purevision, and more. Astigmatic lenses, daily contact lenses, and  gas permeable lenses are also available.  

 

For your convenience, we carry Acuvue Oasys in stock with powers between -0.75 and -7.50, which means that you can come in for your exam and leave with a year supply of contacts on the same day!  For all other brands, we can ship your order to home for free with the purchase of a year supply. We are competitively priced with other practices and online vendors, typically one dollar above or below other price. The best part? We don’t charge shipping for a year supply.  As a contact lens wearer, you are also eligible to receive a 20% discount on a complete pair of glasses.

 

 

 

 

 

Wearing contacts poses several risks to your eye health, including an increased chance of infection, which means that taking care of your eyes while wearing contact lenses is incredibly important!  Here are some guidelines to live by (according to the Center for Disease Control):

 

Your Habits

  • Wash your hands with soap and water. Dry them well with a clean cloth before touching your contact lenses every time. This prevents harmful bacteria from entering your eyes.

  • Don't sleep in your contact lenses unless prescribed by your eye doctor. Unless you are wearing a contact lens created for sleeping, this can cause your eye to become deprived of oxygen and for the contact lens to break down in your eye, causing serious complications.

  • Keep water away from your contact lenses. Avoid showering in contact lenses, and remove them before using a hot tub or swimming. Bacteria in the water can get into your eyes and sit under your contact lenses, opening up your eyes to infection.

 

Your Supplies

Your Contact Lenses

  • Rub and rinse your contact lenses with contact lens disinfecting solution—never water or saliva—to clean them each time you remove them.

  • Never store your contact lenses in water.

  • Replace your contact lenses as often as recommended by your eye doctor.

 

Your Contact Lens Case

  • Rub and rinse your contact lens case with contact lens solution—never water—and then empty and dry with a clean tissue. Store upside down with the caps off after each use.

  • Replace your contact lens case at least once every three months.

  • Following these guidelines will prevent harmful bacteria from entering your eyes.

 

Your Contact Lens Solution

  • Don’t “top off” solution. Use only fresh contact lens disinfecting solution in your case—never mix fresh solution with old or used solution.

  • Use only the contact lens solution recommended by your eye doctor.

 

Your Eye Doctor

  • Visit your eye doctor yearly or as often as he or she recommends.

  • Ask your eye doctor if you have questions about how to care for your contact lenses and case or if you are having any difficulties.

  • Remove your contact lenses immediately and call your eye doctor if you have eye pain, discomfort, redness, or blurred vision.

 

Be Prepared

  • Carry a backup pair of glasses with a current prescription—just in case you have to take out your contact lenses.

 

 

For more information on contact lens health, please visit:

http://www.cdc.gov/contactlenses/index.html

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