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Contact Lens Care Tips

 

Contact lens wearers need to be sure to treat their contacts adequately. Improper care can lead to damaged lenses, or or even serious eye infections or scratches, which on occasion can lead to vision loss. Children and adults that are not ready to take care of their contacts probably want to opt for an alternate form of vision correction.

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

Firstly it is advised to speak to your optician to receive individualized recommendations. In addition, make sure you don't change care regimens without asking your eye doctor first. Certain products can react with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can damage your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you determine the right treatment for your contact lenses.

All contact lens experts recommend cleaning and disinfecting your lenses daily. Make sure to do this as soon as you take out your lenses. Not only will clean contacts ensure that your eyes will be safer, your contacts will feel more comfortable. Don't touch solution bottle tips to any surface including your body as it can contaminate the solution. Do your best to prevent getting tap water on your contacts, including washing your lens case, as it sometimes carries a bacteria that can cause serious eye infections. And of course, don't forget to throw out your lenses after their intended use time to reduce the risk of infection.

It's true that there may be an array of products out there, but with a little planning you can be sure you are caring for your lenses correctly, guaranteeing healthier eyes and clearer vision!