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Do You Know How to Care for Your Contact Lenses Safely?

 

Contact lens wearers need to be careful to treat their contacts properly. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn lenses, or or even serious eye infections or abrasions, which rarely but sometimes results in vision loss. People of all ages that are not capable of properly taking care of their contact lenses probably want to opt for an alternate form of vision correction.

Don't worry, though... taking care of your contacts is simpler than it may seem. With all-in-one treatments and disposable lenses, taking care of your lenses is less expensive, takes less time and requires less effort than before. Still, there are several important guidelines to be aware of.

Firstly it's always best to consult with your optician to receive individualized advice. In addition, it's important that you don't change your care routine without asking your eye doctor first. Some solutions can react with each other or with specific lenses and can damage your eyes. Our expert staff can help you decide on the correct care for your contacts.

Proper lens maintenance requires cleaning and disinfecting your lenses once a day. It's important to do this as soon as you take out your lenses. Not only will clean contacts ensure that your eyes will be safer, your contact lenses will feel better. Never touch solution bottle tips to any surface including your eye since it can dirty the solution. Try to prevent getting sink water on your contacts, including washing your lens case, as it sometimes carries a microorganism that can cause serious eye infections. Lastly, don't forget to dispose of your lenses when they have reached their expiration to reduce the likelihood of infection.

Yes, there may be an array of products out there, but with a little knowledge you can be sure you are treating your lenses correctly, guaranteeing healthier eyes and clearer vision!

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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