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Caring for Contacts

 

It can be somewhat confusing shopping in the eye care aisle of some supermarkets. But as overwhelming as this can be, it's essential to understand correct contact lens care. Failure to care for your contact lenses can lead to a variety of eye problems including some that may cause vision loss. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn contacts, or or even serious eye infections or scratches, which on occasion can lead to blindness. Children and adults that are not responsible enough to take care of their contacts may want to consider an alternate form of vision correction.

Don't worry, though… contact lens care is simpler than you may think. With one-bottle care systems and disposable contacts, caring for your contacts is less expensive, requires less time and requires less trouble than in the past. Still, there are several essential guidelines to keep in mind.

Firstly it's always best to speak to your optician to receive individualized advice. Additionally, it's important that you don't switch your care routine without consulting with your optometrist first. Some solutions are not compatible with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can harm your eyes. Our expert staff can help you decide on the correct care for your lenses.

Proper lens maintenance necessitates cleaning and disinfecting your lenses once a day. Make sure to wash your hands before touching your contacts. Your eyes can be one of the most direct places for harmful bacteria to enter your body. Further, avoid the common mistake of using saline solution to clean your lenses. This should only be used for rinsing and storing soft contacts. Additionally, be careful to disinfect your lens case with multi-purpose solution frequently and to keep it open and dry between uses. Experts recommend that you replace your case at least every three months.

It's true that there may be an assortment of lens care options, but with a little professional guidance you can be sure you are caring for your lenses properly, ensuring healthier eyes and clearer vision!