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The Do’s and Don’ts of Caring for Your Contacts

 

Contact lenses necessitate proper handling in order to be a safe and effective choice for those requiring corrective eye wear. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or or even serious eye infections or scratches, which occasionally can lead to vision loss. Children and adults that are not capable of properly taking care of their contacts probably want to consider an alternative option for vision correction.

Don't worry, though… contact lens care is simpler than it may seem. With ''multipurpose'' care systems and disposable lenses, caring for your lenses is cheaper, takes less time and involves less hassle than before. However, there are some necessary instructions to be aware of.

First of all it is recommended to consult with your eye doctor to receive individualized recommendations. Additionally, make sure you don't change care regimens without checking with your optometrist first. Certain solutions can react with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can harm your eyes. Our expert staff can help you determine the right treatment for your contact lenses.

All eye care professionals recommend cleaning and disinfecting your lenses daily. Make sure to do this as soon as you remove your lenses. Not only will your eyes be healthier, your contact lenses will feel more comfortable. Never touch solution bottle openings to any surface including your eye as it can dirty 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 serious eye infections. And of course, don't forget to throw out your lenses when their time is up to reduce the risk of infection.

Yes, there may be an assortment of products out there, but with a little knowledge you can be sure you are caring for your lenses correctly, ensuring healthier eyes and clearer vision!