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

 

Contact lens wearers need to be careful to treat their contacts properly. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or or even serious eye infections or scratches, which occasionally can lead to vision loss. People of all ages that are not responsible enough to take care of their contact lenses probably want to opt for an alternate form of vision correction.

Not to worry, though… taking care of your contacts is simpler than you may think. With ''multipurpose'' solutions and one-use contacts, tending to your lenses is less expensive, takes less time and involves less hassle than before. Still, there are several necessary guidelines to be aware of.

First of all it is advised to consult with your optician to get personalized advice. Additionally, it's important that you don't change your care routine without checking with your optometrist first. Some solutions are not compatible with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can damage your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you decide on the right treatment for your contacts.

Proper lens maintenance requires cleaning and disinfecting your lenses 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 contact lenses will feel better. Don't touch solution bottle tips to any area including your body as it can dirty the solution. Try to prevent getting tap water on your contacts, including rinsing your lens container, as it often transports a microorganism that can cause severe eye infections. And of course, remember to throw out your lenses after their intended use time to limit the likelihood of infection.

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