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Change Your Lenses, Reduce Your Visits

POSTED ON December 9, 2010

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How often do you replace your contact lenses? A recent study sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. showed that contact wearers with longer replacement schedules had more unscheduled visits to their eye care doctor. The study found that 13 percent of patients wearing monthly replacement lenses visited their eye care doctor with comfort or vision complaints. Only eight percent of those wearing two-week replacement lenses returned for the same issues. Results from the study show 75 percent of contact lens patients had an annual exam ...

How often do you replace your contact lenses?

A recent study sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. showed that contact wearers with longer replacement schedules had more unscheduled visits to their eye care doctor.

The study found that 13 percent of patients wearing monthly replacement lenses visited their eye care doctor with comfort or vision complaints. Only eight percent of those wearing two-week replacement lenses returned for the same issues.

Results from the study show 75 percent of contact lens patients had an annual exam within 11 to 15 months after their last scheduled exam regardless of lens replacement time.

Contact Lens Replacement Personally, I’ve worn both monthly and bi-weekly lenses. I recently began using two-week lenses upon the recommendation of my Indiana eye care doctor, Dr. Tavel, and his board certified associates. I’ve found that my bi-weekly lenses help reduce my dry eye symptoms and provide optimal comfort.

No matter which type of contact lenses your Indianapolis eye doctor prescribes, it’s important to follow the recommended replacement schedule to ensure the best eye health. When you do, you’ll be on your way to healthy, comfortable eyes…and that’s a promise from the doctor®.

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