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Do You Know How to Care for Your Contact Lenses Safely?

 

Contact lenses require proper handling to be considered a safe and effective choice for those requiring corrective eye wear. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or even worse, eye infections or scratches, which on occasion results in vision loss. People of all ages that are not ready to take care of their contacts probably want to seek an alternate form of vision correction.

Not to worry, though... proper lens care is simpler than you may think. With ''multipurpose'' treatments and one-use contacts, tending to your contacts is cheaper, takes less time and involves less effort than before. However, there are some important instructions to be aware of.

First of all it is advised to consult with your optician to receive personalized recommendations. In addition, it's important that you don't change your care routine without consulting with your optician first. Certain solutions are not compatible with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can damage your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you determine the proper treatment for your contacts.

All eye doctors recommend cleaning and disinfecting your contacts once a day. It's important to do this immediately after you take out your lenses. Not only will your eyes be healthier, your contacts will feel more comfortable. Don't press solution bottle tips to any area including your hands because it can contaminate the solution. Do your best to prevent getting sink water on your contacts, including washing your lens case, as it sometimes transports a bacteria that can cause severe eye infections. Lastly, don't forget to throw out your lenses when they have reached their expiration to reduce the risk of infection.

Yes, there may be an assortment of products out there, but with a little professional guidance you can care for your lenses with ease, ensuring healthier eyes and clearer vision!