18.05.2011

"Every step" important in contact lens wear

"Every step" important in contact lens wear

By Alexa Kaczka

Every step is important when it comes to maintaining contact lens hygiene and following a proper routine, one industry expert has advised.

Sheila Hickson-Curran, director of medical affairs at Vistakon, a division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, said that there is a good reason why contact lens boxes contain cleaning and maintenance instructions.

She advised users to follow the regimen closely and ensure they stick to it, as there is a "well-documented impact" on eye complications caused by uncleanness.

"However, by not following instructions on proper wear and care, contact lens wearers are more likely to experience discomfort and may put themselves at greater risk of infection or other serious complications, such as microbial keratitis," the expert noted.

Dr Jeanette Romualdez-Oo, professional services consultant of Ciba Vision, said that the company provides instructions with its contact lenses so that people can incorporate the vision correction products seamlessly into their everyday lives.

by Alexa Kaczka


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