Contact Lens Safety

Contact Lens Care During COVID-19

We wanted to respond to inquiries concerning the use of contact lenses during COVID-19. The CDC has made it crystal clear that we should try to avoid touching our faces. At Dedham Ophthalmic Consultants and Surgeons, we though the following article from the CDC, concerning contact lens care, was worth sharing.

We do want to stress the importance of WASHING YOUR HANDS with soapy warm water for 20-30 seconds before ANY type of contact lens use or care is performed.

Thinking About Contact Lenses?

If you have been thinking about contact lenses, we have definitely been thinking about you!

Dedham Ophthalmic Consultants and Surgeons are committed to the finest eye care for those we provide services. Whether you are a routine eye care client or a prospect for cataract surgery with custom lens implantation, our number one goal is to provide the highest quality of care we possibly can.

What Are Gas Permeable Contact Lenses and Benefits to Wearing Them?

Gas Permeable Contact Lenses

Gas Permeable (GP) or Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) contact lenses are an alternative to soft contact lenses. Although they are currently less popular than soft lenses, they offer a number of advantages and are continuing to improve as research and technology advance.

GP contacts are made of durable silicone which allows the passage of oxygen through the lens to your cornea and the front surface of your eye – essentially allowing your eye to “breathe”.

Contact Lenses or Glasses?

Are contact lenses or glasses better for you or your vision?

There are pros and cons to wearing glasses and/or contact lenses. So, to help you decide what is best for YOU and your visual needs, we thought we would highlight both.

Glasses (Pros and Cons)

  • The biggest benefit to glasses is that anyone can wear them,

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