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Vision Care News April 2021

Welcome To Five Points Eye Care!

Five Points Eye Care Center is the best place in the Athens area to keep your eyes healthy while also helping you achieve the finest possible vision. We offer specialized care for people who have lost vision from eye diseases (our low vision rehabilitation clinic), children with vision and visual processing problems (our vision therapy and pediatric clinic) and patients with a challenging contact lens or glasses needs.

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How to Care for Your Lenses

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Corrective lenses are such small things that make such enormous differences in our lives.

Tips for Glasses Care

Even with protective coatings, glasses tend to gather dust and oil as we wear them, and they require regular cleaning. As tempting as it is to reach for the corner of your shirt, it’s better to use a microfiber or cotton cloth and glasses cleaner. You can even make your own glasses cleaner with a drop of soap in a small spray bottle filled with water. If there’s no glasses cloth around, the edge of a cotton shirt is a passable substitute, but make sure never to use wood-based materials like napkins or tissues. Because they’re made of wood pulp, they can scratch the lenses very easily. Also avoid using chemical cleaners like ammonia or window cleaner, because they can dissolve the protective coatings on your lenses. And when you aren’t wearing your glasses, the best way to store them is in their case. Don’t fall asleep with them on, or you might damage them in your sleep!

Contact Lens Care and Safety

It’s a little more complicated to take care of contact lenses. Because they sit directly on the eye, keeping them clean is as much about hygiene as it is about maintenance, if not more so. Only handle contact lenses with freshly clean hands, and only use fresh solution to clean and store them, because it takes just one use for solution to become contaminated. Never use water on contact lenses (and definitely don’t use spit), because all sources of freshwater contain microorganisms that will treat a contact lens like a Petri dish. Follow the instructions on the packaging for how frequently to replace your lenses and how long to keep them in at a time. It might be tempting to stretch things out, but saving a little on replacement lenses comes at the cost of risking an eye infection. It’s not worth it!

More on Preventing Eye Infections

A contact lens wearer should be diligent about minimizing the risk of eye infection. That means not rubbing your eyes (which could damage the lens or introduce germs into the eye), blinking often, staying hydrated, and using lubrication drops when extra moisture is needed.

If you have questions about how best to care for your lenses, whether glasses or contacts, just let your optician or technician know!

Vision Therapy Success Story

Our Five Points Eye Care Vision Therapy Clinic helps kids who are struggling to read and have problems with their schoolwork. We also work to give them back their confidence. Emme is one such success story.

Emme had many challenges such as poor reading skills and a lack of focus. After beginning Vision Therapy, she now likes to read and her focus is better as well! Emme’s family would absolutely recommend Vision Therapy without reservation! Emme even thought her sessions with Noemi were play time, not a chore or work.

The Fred Award


Every month, we have our employees nominate another employee for our “Fred Award.” A “Fred” is someone who goes out of their way to uphold our practice core values of Excellence in Eye Care, Patients Come First, and Lead by Example. As a practice, we not only want our employees to come to work to get the day’s job done, but to strive to work harder each and every day for the sake of the practice as a whole.

The Fred Award for the month of March goes to Paige!

Paige has proven time and again to be a team player and really gives a helping hand to each department when she is able. In addition to this, she has demonstrated her compassion and patience many times when helping our wonderful patients in the call center.

We appreciate everything you do around here, helping another out for the greater good of the practice. Paige, we love you!

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Contact Us

Five Points Eye Care
698 South Milledge Avenue Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-543-2020
Fax: 706-549-6618