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Change Your Lenses – Your Eyes Depend On It!

Do you ever end up leaving your soft contact lenses in for just a few days longer than your optometrist instructs? It's a pretty accepted fact that lots of things are just plain better when they haven't been used too much. Well, the same idea can also help you understand how often you should change your lenses. There are so many reasons why you shouldn't leave them in for longer than you're supposed to. Despite that fact that it might seem okay to use them just one more time, if you want your eyes to see their very best, follow the replacement and wearing schedule recommended to you by your optician. This means that if your optician tells you to change pairs every two weeks, then change them every two weeks, because they can't be worn any longer than that.

A lot of people think to themselves, is it so bad to get just a few more days out of them? To answer this, let's talk about protein - not the type you stir into your shakes, but the natural protein in your tears that builds up gradually on the surface of your lenses and forms a light haze. Unclear vision is just the start.

After some time, these proteins transform and make your immune system think the buildup is something foreign, and this can result in eye irritation, itching and redness. This leads to a situation where your eyesight suffers. Dust and pollen also build up on the lens, slowly make it less clear. But even when people take great care of their contacts, over time they stop being as smooth and clear, due to normal deterioration.

It's best to keep to the plan your optician has instructed you to. When you dispose of and replace your lenses on schedule, you will never detect the difference that is so obvious when you overwear them.

SOUTH COAST OPTOMETRY UPDATE – JULY 1, 2020

COVID-19 has been and continues to be an ongoing trial for all of us. During this unforeseen time, we ask kindly for your understanding and compliance to the CDC guidelines. In order to decrease the chances of contraction, we are allowing only one parent to accompany their child during the examination. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

We also want to inform you of the new additional symptoms of COVID-19 that have been added to the previous symptoms as potential indicators of having COVID-19:

New symptoms:             Congestion/runny nose
                                           Nausea
                                           Diarrhea

Previous symptoms:       Headache
                                            Fever/chills
                                            Dry cough
                                            Shortness of breath
                                            Fatigue
                                            Sore throat
                                            Muscle/body aches
                                            New loss of taste or smell

Please be aware that a person does not have to have all of these symptoms but anyone or multiple symptoms can be an indicator of having COVID-19. If you or any family members are experiencing any of the above symptoms, we kindly ask that you reschedule your appointment and contact yourprimary care provider. It is best to reschedule your appointment with us after being symptom-free for14 days.

We at South Coast Optometry truly appreciate each and every one of you as a person and value your trust in us to take care of your most precious eyes. As always, we will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and communicate any and all changes through our website,
www.SouthCoastOptometry.com. Again, we truly appreciate your understanding and support during this unprecedented time and look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Sincerely,

Dr. Daniel E. Quon, O.D., and The Entire South Coast Optometry Team!!!

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Until further notice, we are only seeing essential care patients. Our hours are:
Monday: 10:00 AM to 7:00PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

We now offer TeleHealth consultations, Call (714) 540-2020 to schedule a time
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