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A Guide to Proper Contact Lens Care

 

Many find it pretty confusing shopping in the contact lens care aisle of some drug stores. Nevertheless as daunting as it is, it's crucial to learn proper lens care. Failure to properly tend to your contact lenses can cause a number of eye problems including some that may cause vision loss. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn lenses, or or even serious eye infections or abrasions, which occasionally can lead to vision loss. People of all ages that are not capable of properly taking care of their contacts may want to seek an alternate form of corrective eye wear.

Don't worry, though… taking care of your contacts is simpler than it may seem. With ''multipurpose'' care systems and one-use lenses, tending to your lenses is less expensive, takes less time and requires less trouble than in the past. Still, there are several important instructions to be aware of.

Firstly it is recommended to consult with your optometrist to receive personalized recommendations. Additionally, make sure you don't change your care routine without consulting with your optician first. Some solutions can react with each other or with specific lenses and can damage your eyes. Our expert staff can help you determine the proper treatment for your lenses.

All contact lens experts recommend cleaning and disinfecting your lenses daily. Make sure to do this immediately after you remove your lenses. Not only will clean contacts ensure that your eyes will be safer, your contact lenses will feel more comfortable. Never touch solution bottle openings to any area including your eye because it can dirty the solution. Try to avoid getting sink water on your contacts, including washing your lens container, as it sometimes transports a bacteria that can cause serious eye infections. And of course, remember to throw out your lenses when their time is up to limit the likelihood of infection.

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