Mountain View Eye Center
1580 West Antelope Drive, Suite 175, Layton, UT 84041 (801) 773-2233
1580 West Antelope Drive
Suite 175
Layton, UT 84041
(801) 773-2233

Contact Lenses

Nolan Jepsen, O.D. is our certified licensed optometrist that specializes in contact lenses. Dr. Jepsen studies every patient's needs in depth when it comes to fitting them with the proper lenses.

Soft Contact Lenses

Soft contact lenses are the most common type of contact lenses used to correct your vision. With the latest advances in materials and designs, nearly everyone can be successfully fit with a soft contact lens.

Even if you have astigmatism or a high prescription, we can find a lens for you. We use only FDA-approved lenses made by companies such as:

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Gas Permeable Contact Lenses:

If you are currently using Gas Permeable contact lenses, do not be concerned. This modality is not going away, but continues to evolve and improve. Advances in materials and designs continue to make Gas Permeables a very viable option for everyone.

The companies that we work with to bring you the best in Gas Permeable lenses include:

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Specialty Contact Lenses

There are contact lenses in the soft, GP, and hybrid (soft and hard combined), that are utilized to achieve the best visual outcomes.

Specialty lenses include:

Toric (Astigmatism) Lenses

Contact Lenses for Keratoconus

Bifocal or Multifocal Contact Lenses

10 Contact Lens Do's and Don'ts

DO care for your contact lenses properly. It's risky to skip steps in your lens care routine! Use the proper care products, and never clean your lenses by popping them in your mouth.

DON'T switch brands of contact lens care products, unless you ask your eye doctor first; not all care systems are compatible with all lenses.

DON'T "stretch" the replacement intervals your doctor has specified. Each lens has a replacement schedule that will minimize the chance of problems and maximize success.

DO focus on value, not just price, when buying contact lenses. Availability, convenience, and customer service are important.

If you're a parent, DON'T hesitate to let your teen wear contact lenses. Almost 50 percent of new wearers are teens, and most of them start wearing contacts before age 15.

DON'T experiment with your contact lenses by, for example, using food coloring to tint them. Trying to change your eye color this way is dangerous because food coloring isn't necessarily sterile.

DO get contact lenses even if you're a confirmed eyeglasses wearer. Daily disposable contact lenses (wear them once, then throw them out) will be perfect for those occasions when even your favorite glasses are a pain, like when you're playing sports.

DO see your eye doctor if you're not completely satisfied with your contacts. With so many advances in recent years, like bifocal contact lenses, for example, there may be a different contact lens that will make you a happy wearer.

DON'T share your contact lenses with anyone, ever! It might be fun to see how you'd look in your friend's blue or cat-eye contact lenses, but sharing lenses can spread microorganisms and infections, such as pink eye, and is dangerous.

DON'T take contact lensesfor granted! A contact lens is a medical device. If you experience eye redness, eye pain, or develop other unusual symptoms, see your doctor immediately.

Contact Lens Handling

Soft Contact Lens Insertion

  1. Always wash and dry your hands before handling contact lenses.
  2. Always insert and remove your contacts over the sink. That way, if you accidentally drop a lens, you'll be able to find it easier. Just make sure to plug the sink!
  3. Pour the right lens and storage solution from the case into your palm. It's good to get in the habit of always working with the right lens first, just to avoid mix-ups.
  4. Make sure your fingers are clean and dry. Soft contacts tend to stick to wet fingers.
  5. Place the right lens on the tip of the index finger of your dominant hand.
  6. Using the middle finger of your other hand, pull and hold your upper eyelid open, so you cannot blink.
  7. Pull down your lower eyelid, using the middle finger of your inserting hand.
  8. Look up and place the lens gently on the lower white part of your eye. Or, look straight at the lens, and place it directly on the center of your eye.
  9. Look down to position the lens correctly
  10. Release your eyelid, and close your eye for a moment.

Soft Contact Lens Removal

  1. Always wash and dry your hands before handling contact lenses.
  2. Always insert and remove your contacts over the sink. That way, if you accidentally drop a lens, you'll be able to find it easier. Just make sure to plug the sink!
  3. Start with your right eye again, for consistency's sake. Have your lens case open and ready, with fresh contact lens solution waiting.
  4. Make sure the lens is centered on your eye. If your eye feels particularly dry, insert a few rewetting drops to lubricate your lens before removal.
  5. As you look up, pull your lower eyelid down with the middle finger of your inserting hand.
  6. Use your index finger to slide the lens down to the lower white part of your eye.
  7. Gently squeeze the lens between your thumb and index finger, and remove it from your eye.
  8. Rinse the lens with contact solution, and put it into your lens case.

Storing and Cleaning Contact Lenses

To ensure your contact lenses are fresh and comfortable throughout the day, they need to be regularly cleaned, disinfected and reconditioned overnight.

Remember the following instructions when cleaning contact lenses and storing them, in order to provide the best possible lens care.

Always wash and dry your hands before handling contact lenses.

Carefully and regularly clean contact lenses, as directed by your eye doctor. Rub the contact lenses with your fingers and rinse thoroughly before soaking lenses overnight in sufficient multi-purpose solution to completely cover the lens.

Only fresh solution should be used when storing and cleaning contact lenses. Never reuse old solution. Contact lens solution must be changed according to the manufacturer's recommendations, even if the lenses are not used daily.

Don't assume that just any solution will do. Use only products recommended by your eye doctor to clean and disinfect your lenses. Saline solution and rewetting drops are not designed to disinfect lenses.

Clean your lens case daily. Pour out the used solution in the case, and rinse it with fresh solution. Don't use tap water to rinse your case out, as this could expose youreyes to infection. Keep the case open and dry between cleanings.

Store lenses in the proper lens storage case and replace the case at a minimum of every three months.

Sometimes particles, like makeup, may get stuck to your lenses. When this happens, wet your fingers with contact lens solution and try gently rubbing the material off of your lenses. Clean and rinse normally.

If you do not wear your lenses everyday, or you store them for a few days, you'll still need to clean and disinfect them before you wear them again. Follow the directions on your contact lens care solution.

Always follow the recommended contact lens replacement schedule prescribed by your eye doctor.

See your eye doctor regularly for scheduled contact lens and eye examinations.