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Caring for Contact Lenses

 

Many consumers find it pretty confusing shopping in the contact lens care section of most drug stores. Nevertheless as daunting as this can be, it's crucial to understand proper lens care. Those who aren't suitably caring for their contact lenses, risk contracting a variety of eye infections including some that may cause vision loss. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or or even serious eye infections or abrasions, which rarely but sometimes can lead to blindness. Children and adults that are not capable of properly taking care of their contact lenses may want to opt for an alternate form of corrective eye wear.

Not to worry, though… taking care of your lenses is simpler than ever. With ''multipurpose'' solutions and one-use lenses, taking care of your contacts is less expensive, takes less time and requires less trouble than in the past. However, there are some important guidelines to be aware of.

Firstly it is recommended to consult with your optometrist to get personalized advice. In addition, it's important that you don't switch your care routine without consulting with your optician first. Some solutions can react with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can damage your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you decide on the proper care for your contact lenses.

Proper lens maintenance necessitates cleaning and disinfecting your lenses daily. Make sure to wash your hands prior to handling your contact lenses. Your eyes can be among the easiest places for harmful bacteria to reach your body. Further, don't make the error of using saline to clean your lenses. Saline should only be used for storing purposes, not cleaning. You should also be sure to clean your lens case with all-in-one solution frequently and to keep it open and dry between cleanings. Eye Doctors advise that you switch your case at least every three months.

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