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Are You Caring for Your Contacts Safely?

 

Contact lenses necessitate proper treatment and care to be considered a safe and effective choice for those requiring a vision aid. Improper care can lead to damaged lenses, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which occasionally results in blindness. Children and adults that are not responsible enough to take care of their contacts probably want to consider an alternative option for corrective eye wear.

Not to worry, though... taking care of your contacts is simpler than it may seem. With ''multipurpose'' treatments and disposable contacts, caring for your lenses is cheaper, takes less time and involves less hassle than in the past. However, there are several important guidelines to be aware of.

First of all it is recommended to consult with your optometrist to receive individualized advice. Additionally, it's important that you don't switch your care routine without consulting with your optometrist first. Some products are not compatible with each other or with specific lenses and can damage your eyes. Our expert staff can help you decide on the right treatment for your lenses.

All contact lens experts recommend cleaning and disinfecting your contacts daily. It's important to do this immediately after you remove your lenses. Not only will clean contacts ensure that your eyes will be healthier, your contact lenses will feel more comfortable. Never touch solution bottle tips to any surface including your hands since it can contaminate the solution. Do your best to prevent getting sink water on your lenses, including rinsing your lens container, as it sometimes transports a bacteria that can cause serious eye infections. And of course, remember to dispose of your lenses when their time is up to limit the likelihood of infection.

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

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Personal Message from Drs. McRoberts, Bowden & Davidson regarding COVID-19

Considering the evolving situation of COVID-19, we feel it is our responsibility to prioritize the health of our community members during this critical time and do what we can to minimize the opportunity for transmission. As a result, we have made the decision to close our physical clinic and provide only virtual appointments & emergency referrals until further notice.

For Squamish patients, please call 604-892-5055 during our regular business hours to consult.
For West Vancouver patients, please call 604-922- 0413 during our regular business hours to consult.

We are here if you need us!

**Please note – we will continue to be available for your glasses, contacts, eye drops, ocular supplements and any other product or prescription needs. Please call and we can arrange to have these shipped directly to your door at no charge.

Thank you for your support and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times. We are hopeful that this will be a temporary measure, and will be monitoring the situation carefully. Please take care of yourselves & each other, and we hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,
Drs. McRoberts, Bowden & Davidson