Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I “buff” the scratches off of my lenses?
A: No, Anytime you add or remove materials on your lenses, you are changing your prescription
Q: I can see just fine, do I need an eye exam?
A: A person won’t notice a change in their prescription over time, but with new glasses, you will see a noticeable difference right away. Also, an eye examination is not just vision accuity. Eye health should be the #1 reason why one should have annual eye examinations. Did you know that diabetes, high cholesterol, AND high blood pressure can all be detected with a comprehensive eye exam?
Eyeglass Do’s and Dont’s
- DO get your lenses wet before cleaning your glasses
- DO use a soft cotton / microfiber cleaning cloth when cleaning your glasses
- DO come into Rabbitt Family Vision Center or another optical store regularly to get your glasses adjusted
- DO place your glasses in a case when you’re not wearing your glasses
“If they’re not on your face, they’re in the case.”
- DO have your eyes checked every year
- DON’T clean your glasses with a kleenex
- DON’T clean your glasses with paper towels
- DON’T clean your glasses with Windex or any Ammonia based cleaner
- DON’T clean your glasses with your shirt
- DON’T dry your glasses’ cleaning cloth with a fabric softener
- DON’T EVER use glue of any kind to fix your glasses (this will void ANY warranty)
Contact Lens Tips
- Wash, rinse, and dry your hands thoroughly each time you handle your lenses.
– Good hygiene helps to eliminate germs which can cause eye infection.
– This is especially important for smokers.
- Lenses removed from your eyes must be cleaned, rinsed and disinfected after each wearing period if reused.
-Cleaning loosens and removes accumulations of film, deposits and debris that can cause irritation, and prepares lenses for disinfection
-Rinsing removes cleaning and disinfecting solutions and helps make your lenses feel more comfortable
-Disinfecting kills germs that can cause eye infection
-Saline solutions are used to rinse, not clean or disinfect
-Carefully read and follow the instructions that come with your lens care products
- Remove your lenses immediately if they become uncomfortable
-Discomfort can be an early warning sign of a problem
-Early treatment can help avoid complications
-If the discomfort continues after lens removal, contact your eye care professional
- Do not insert a new or spare lens into an eye that is red, irritated, or painful
-A new lens may hide symptoms and delay treatment
- Consult your eye care professional before wearing your lenses overnight or while sleeping
-Not all lenses are designed to be worn overnight or while sleeping
-Not all people can wear lenses overnight or while sleeping
-Sleeping with lenses on increases the risk of eye infection
- Replace your lenses with a new pair as often as recommended by your eye care professional
-Old lenses can cause discomfort, decreased vision and may adversely affect your eye health
- Do not skip visits with your eye care professional just because your lenses feel comfortable
-Routine follow-ip visits help prevent problems
-Only a thorough examination by your eye care professional can determine how your eyes are responding to contact lenses
-Early signs of a problem can be detected and treated before they can be felt
**Information provided as an educational service of CIBA Vision