Ripped Contact Lens

Ripped Contact Lens

Soft contact lenses wearers have all experienced the frustration of a ripped contact lens. Most of the time this can be avoided by proper handling, but sometimes a tougher lens brand maybe just what the doctor ordered to help prevent damage to the lens and your eye.

 

  1. If your lens is torn in your eye. Wash your hands and lubricate your eye with solution to help bits of the lens from sticking to the surface of the eye. Pull your lower lid down and use the index finger and thumb to remove larger pieces of the lens and look for any remaining smaller fragments. If you can not do this call your eye doctor or find an eye doctor offering emergency eye care to remove the lens fragments and possibly prescribe an antibiotic depending on how much damage was done.
  2. Do not continue to use a ripped or torn contact lens. This can compromise the cornea and lead to an ulcer, not to mention discomfort and light sensitivity.
  3. Do not fold or crease the lens. If the lens rolls up or folds over on itself, put it in solution and gently rub the lens which will allow it to unroll and unfold.
  4. Do not use fingernails. Natural nails or fake tips can cause nicks in the lens which over time will develop into a ripped contact lens.
  5. The lenses should remain lubricated and moist. a dehydrated lens is easier to tears and rip.
  6. Is it time for a different lens? Not all contact lenses are equal. Your eye doctor often uses information like your occupation, life style and how well you handle the contacts to make recommendations on which lens maybe best fit for an individual patient.  Some lenses are stiffer and others are more flimsy or floppier. The modulus is the determining factor for this the higher the modulus the better a lens holds its shape and often easier for patients to insert. The lower the modulus the the more limp the contact is and tend to be weaker and more dry.

We alway recommend our patients have a pair of back-up glasses available should they damage their eyes and can not wear contact lenses for a period of time. Contact lenses offer us convenience of stable vision, but they do have their cons as well. Our Doctor and staff are here and ready to help. We accept most insurance and vision plans. Call us today (918)893-3769 and allow our staff to check on your benefits. We look forward to serving your family’s eye care needs.

Eye Care for Broken Arrow

Optique provides Eye Care for Broken Arrow

Conveniently located at 101st and Aspen (145th), BA Eye Site is a leading provider of Eye Care for Broken Arrow. Broken Arrow trusts their families eyes and vision to the doctors and staff of BA Eye Site.

We are proud to be a locally owned and operated eye and vision clinic in Broken Arrow. BA Eye Site has been blessed to help serve the eye care needs of our fellow citizens.

BA Eye Site offers eye health and vision services for the whole family from infants to grandparents. Our clinic accept most medical and vision plans and new patients. Call (918)893-3769 and allow our staff to check your benefits and schedule you and your family for your eye exams.

With one of the largest opticals and contact lens rooms in Broken Arrow, we are confident that you and your family can find the perfect fit. You will love the way you see and look in that perfect set of glasses or contact lenses.

Broken Arrow is a wonderful growing community with new businesses and new home construction continuing on all sides. Our passion to caring for the Eyes and Vision of Broken Arrow. We want to ensure the “Eye of the Tiger” is healthy and seeing great as well as looking good. Consider BA Eye Site if you are needing eye care for yourself or your family.

Allergy season is upon us!

Allergy Season in Oklahoma

Heralded in by Easter and Daylight Savings Time, allergy season has come roaring into Oklahoma. We have already had our first tornado of the season and and blooms are swirling around with the spring wind.

If you have yet to feel the impact of the seasonal allergies you likely will with an estimated 60% of people being affected by varying degrees of allergies. The eye is a prime target for airborne allergens simply due to the large surface area of this exposed mucous membrane. These itchy, watery, blurry eyes are often accompanied by rhinitis and sinusitis. These symptoms are a result of the bodies immunological response and the degranulation of mast cells. Contact lens patients are often acutely aware of the impact that ocular allergies can have on their vision and ability to wear their contact lens. Early treatment is a must to reduce this impact.

The quality of life and productivity is impacted by the allergic reactions via discomfort, distorted vision, disruption of contact lens usage, dryness and fatigue. Allergic  Conjunctivitis may look like bacterial conjunctivitis, Viral conjunctivitis (pink eye), blepharitis and even dry eye syndrome, so it is recommended to seek out your local optometrist to evaluate your eye conditions and determine the best course of treatment.

Once it is determined to be indeed allergic conjunctivitis the treatment options are wide and based on the severity of the condition at the initial presentation.

  • Cold packs
  • OTC topical drops like Zaditor or Naphcon-A
  • Prescription Anti-histamine and mast cell stabilizers
  • Topical steroids
  • Orals
  • immunomodulators

In Broken Arrow, BA Eye Site is here to help you, call (918)893-3769, and come see us located at 101 and Aspen (145th). Early treatment is best to resolve most conditions before they worsen.