Contact Lens Wear is Safe During COVID-19

Contact Lens Specialty Services

Thanks to advances in optical technology, almost everyone can now wear contact lenses, regardless of the type or extent of their vision problems. That includes patients with astigmatism and those who need bifocal or multifocal lenses.

Dr. Johnson is a leading contact lens specialist. At a contact lens evaluation, Dr. Johnson will determine the best contact lens option for you.

Daily Wear Soft Contact Lenses

Made of a flexible plastic polymer, daily wear lenses are put in each morning and taken out each night. They rest in a cleaning solution while you sleep.

Extended Wear Soft Contact Lenses (Continuous Wear)

Extended wear soft contact lenses can be worn all the time, including while you sleep. Depending on whether you have 7-day (standard) or 30-day lenses. Extended wear lenses are made of soft silicone that retains moisture longer than daily wear contact lenses, thus allowing more oxygen to reach the eye.

Disposable Lenses

Disposable soft lenses are intended to be thrown out and replaced after you have worn them for a certain length of time. This makes them even easier to maintain than regular soft contact lenses. Many disposable lenses are designed for replacement each morning, every two weeks, or monthly. Daily wear disposables are worn during waking hours only, while extended wear disposables can be worn for longer periods.

Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses (RGP)

Rigid gas permeable contact lenses offer several benefits over soft lenses:

  • Correct a wider range of vision problems, including a high degree of astigmatism;
  • Provide sharper vision than most soft lenses;
  • Allow more oxygen to pass through to the eye;
  • Are more durable than soft lenses and do not need to be replaced as often, lasting as long as two or three years.

Since they are much harder than flexible contact lenses, RGP lenses may take some getting used to when you first start wearing them. Patients soon grow accustomed to the feel of gas-permeable lenses and are satisfied with the improvement in vision they offer without the need for glasses.

Hybrid Contact Lenses

These contact lenses feature the soft skirt of soft lenses as well as a breathable rigid center that offers the visual clarity of a “hard” lens, providing crisp vision even at night. For some patients, hybrid lenses eliminate many of the problems caused by other types of lenses, so patients no longer have to settle for inconsistent vision or discomfort.

Overnight Controlled Corneal/Vision Reshaping (Precision Corneal Molding)

This is a nonsurgical alternative to refractive surgery that reshapes the cornea using custom-designed, rigid contact lenses that are worn at night. These lenses will flatten the cornea overnight, as needed for each individual patient, to provide improved vision throughout the day.

Patients can achieve clear vision with no need for glasses or contact lenses without having to undergo surgery. While results are only temporary, they can be effectively maintained by continuing to wear overnight contact lenses.

Overnight wear of cornea reshaping lenses is a proven technique approved by the FDA.

Healthy Habits for Contact Lens Wear

  • Replace your contact lenses as often as recommended

Wash Your Hands

  • Always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling your lenses.
  • Dry your hands well with a clean cloth before touching your contact lenses every time.

Keep contact lenses away from all water

  • Water can introduce germs to the eyes through contact lenses

Properly Clean Your Lenses

  • Rub and rinse your contact lenses with contact lens disinfecting solution—never water or saliva—to clean them each time you remove them.
  • Don’t “top off” solution. Use only fresh contact lens disinfecting solution in your case. Never mix fresh solution with old or used solution.
  • Use only the contact lens solution recommended by your eye care provider.

Take Care of Your Contact Lens Case

  • Have a spare case
  • Replace your contact lens case.

Talk with the Doctor

  • Have a conversation with Dr. Johnson during your next appointment to discuss your contact lens wear and care habits and to help prevent eye infections.
  • Remove your contact lenses immediately and call if you have eye pain, discomfort, redness, or blurred vision.

Be Prepared

  • Carry a backup pair of glasses with a current prescription—just in case you must take out your contact lenses

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Office Hours

  • Mon: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
  • Tues: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
  • Wed: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
  • Thurs: 9:30 am-5:00 pm
  • Fri: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed

We are open!

To our patients:
Great News. We are now fully reopened and operational for all your eyecare needs.
We have missed seeing our patients and cannot wait to see you and your family back at our practice.
As a valued patient of our Eye & Contact Lens Associates of North Texas patient community, we appreciate the trust you place in us and want to inform you about how we are committed to taking care of our patients.
Your health should be a priority, especially now. This is why it is important for us to see you for your comprehensive eye exam and other vision health.
We will continue with stringent measures maintaining cleanliness in the office. We have safety protocols in place at the practice to ensure you and our team are safe, including number of exams per hour and new processes for sanitizing eyewear. When you schedule an appointment, we will let you know our new protocol in greater detail.
We have always been committed to providing you, our patients with maximum protection from infectious diseases. We continue to follow our universal protocols. We have health and safety guidelines in place to ensure the health of our patients and staff. We feel confident in our ability to see patients and provide primary care according to our Tradition of Quality that you have come to respect and deserve. We are strictly following CDC guidelines for cleaning.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Individual examination rooms are disinfected before and after every patient exam, including all surfaces, instrumentation, door handles, and equipment.
  • Alcohol sanitizer is available in all areas of our office.
  • We are working diligently to ensure your safety while at the same time, provide the necessary services to take care of your needs.

If it is not essential for a family member to join you for the visit, we ask that they not accompany you to the office.
We are now proceeding with appointments for all your vision health. Call or text to schedule your next visit, or schedule on our website.
Thank you for your continued trust and loyalty and for entrusting Eye & Contact Lens Associates of North Texas, with your vision and eye care needs.

Dr. Murray Johnson and Team
Eye & Contact Lens Associates of North Texas