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A Guide to Caring for Contact Lenses

 

Contact lens wearers need to be sure to care for their contacts adequately. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn lenses, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which on occasion can lead to blindness. Children and adults that are not capable of properly taking care of their contacts may want to opt for an alternative option for corrective eye wear.

Not to worry, though… contact lens care is simpler than you may think. With one-bottle treatments and one-use contacts, caring for your contacts is less expensive, takes less time and involves less hassle than before. Still, there are some important instructions to be aware of.

Firstly it is advised to speak to your optometrist to get individualized recommendations. In addition, it's important that you don't change care regimens without consulting with your eye doctor first. Some products are not compatible with each other or with specific lenses and can damage your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you determine the right treatment for your contacts.

All contact lens experts recommend cleaning and disinfecting your contacts daily. Make sure to do this immediately after you take out your lenses. Not only will clean contacts ensure that your eyes will be healthier, your contacts will feel more comfortable. Don't touch solution bottle tips to any area including your hands since it can dirty the solution. Try to avoid getting tap water on your lenses, including washing your lens case, as it often carries a microorganism that can cause serious eye infections. Lastly, don't forget to dispose of your lenses when they have reached their expiration to reduce the risk of infection.

Yes, there may be an array of lens care options, but with a little knowledge you can care for your lenses with ease, guaranteeing healthier eyes and clearer vision!