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The Do’s and Don’ts of Contact Lens Care

 

Contact lens wearers must be sure to care for their contact lenses properly. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn contacts, or or even serious eye infections or abrasions, which on occasion results in vision loss. Any individuals that are not ready to take care of their contacts probably want to consider an alternate form of vision correction.

Don't worry, though… taking care of your contacts is easier than it may seem. With all-in-one solutions and one-use lenses, tending to your contacts is less expensive, takes less time and involves less hassle than before. However, there are some important instructions to keep in mind.

First of all it is advised to speak to your optician to get personalized recommendations. In addition, make sure you don't change care regimens without asking your eye doctor first. Some solutions are not compatible with each other or with specific lenses and can harm your eyes. Our expert staff can help you determine the proper care for your contacts.

Proper lens maintenance requires cleaning and disinfecting your lenses daily. Make sure to rinse your hands with soap and water before handling your contact lenses. Your eyes are one of the quickest routes for dirt and germs to reach your body. Further, avoid the error of using saline to clean your contacts. Saline solution is only suitable for storing purposes, not cleaning. Additionally, be sure to clean your lens case with disinfecting solution after every use and to let it air out between cleanings. Eye Doctors suggest that you switch your case at least four times a year.

It's true that there may be an assortment of products out there, but armed with a little planning you can be sure you are treating your lenses properly, guaranteeing healthier eyes and clearer vision!