March 22, 2012 at 09:26AM
Optometrist Dr. Andrew Leitzel has answered a series of questions which will put minds at rest, especially for the wearers of monthly contact lenses.
He answered questions on a variety of subjects in PennLive.com with his first query being about the cleaning of contact lenses.
He advised users that different solutions are needed for different lenses while also suggesting that incorrect cleaning of lenses can lead to infection and "red eyes".
When it comes to swimming with contact lenses, Dr Leitzel was unequivocal in his advice, saying "bugs that are hardy enough to survive heavily chlorinated pool water have a much greater risk of causing serious eye infections".
He also had suggestions for contact lens wearers when it comes to first signs of any infection or reddening. He said users should remove the lens straight away if any problems are found.
Dr Leitzel even had a money-saving tip for wearers, saying: "You only need to use enough solution to cover the contact lens in your case. Filling it to the top is a waste of money."
Posted by John Hughes