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Paragon Vision Sciences, the maker of our retainer lenses, has a series of short videos to help you review how to insert, remove, and care for your lenses:

Please visit their web site at  http://www.crtvision.com/crt-lens-care/ to learn more

Female pediatrician pointing at eye chart mother and child visitWhat should I bring with me to each appointment?

You must bring all your retainer lenses and solutions to each visit. Also, make sure your lenses are clean and ready to be checked. If your appointment is scheduled within 6 hours of removing your lenses, store them in Unique PH or Boston Simplus instead of Clear Care Solution. Lastly, many patients have found a written list of questions is helpful so we can address any issues that have come up since your previous visit.

What if I break or lose a retainer lens?

Don’t panic! This is very common during the first few months of wearing the lenses. This is why we recommend an extra pair of retainer lenses with the program. All retainer lenses are under a one month warrantee against breakage. If your lenses break, DO NOT DISPOSE OF THE BROKEN PIECES, YOU’LL NEED THEM TO OBTAIN PROPER CREDIT. If you decide not to purchase additional pair of lenses we can always expedite the order . You will receive your lenses within 2-3 business days

For the fastest response, you can email us at ifeyecare@gmail.com or call our office at 773-774-2200 or call dr Szewczyk’s cell phone at 773-206-0130

What should I do if I have a question before my next appointment?

One of the services we’re most proud of is the accessibility our patients have to our doctors. We understand there are many questions during the first few weeks of wearing retainer lenses, so don’t hesitate to ask!

You can always reach us via email at ifeyecare@gmail.com or by telephone at 773-774-2200 If you need an immediate response to a medical question, you can reach any of our doctors on their private cell numbers given to you during your initial visit to our office.

What if I can’t see the board during the first few weeks?

It may take up to six weeks for a new patient’s vision to improve to the point of seeing very clearly from a far distance. If your child has a problem seeing the board from the back of the room, you can allow them to wear an older pair of glasses with a much weaker prescription for the first few days.

Also, you can ask your child’s teacher to allow them to sit in the front of the classroom.