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A Guide to Proper Contact Lens Care

 

Contact lenses need proper treatment and care to be considered a safe and sensible option for individuals selecting a vision aid. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or or even serious eye infections or scratches, which rarely but sometimes can lead to vision loss. Children and adults that are not capable of properly taking care of their contact lenses may want to consider an alternate form of corrective eye wear.

Don't worry, though... taking care of your lenses is simpler than it may seem. With one-bottle care systems and disposable lenses, taking care of your contacts is cheaper, requires less time and requires less effort than before. Still, there are several essential instructions to be aware of.

First of all it's always best to speak to your eye doctor to get individualized recommendations. In addition, make sure you don't change your care routine without asking your eye doctor first. Some solutions can react with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can damage your eyes. Our expert staff can help you determine the proper care for your lenses.

All eye care professionals recommend cleaning and disinfecting your lenses once a day. Make sure to do this immediately after you take out your lenses. Not only will your eyes be safer, your lenses will feel more comfortable. Don't touch solution bottle openings to any surface including your body as it can contaminate the solution. Try to prevent getting sink water on your contacts, including washing your lens container, as it often transports a bacteria that can cause serious eye infections. Lastly, don't forget to dispose of your lenses after their intended use time to reduce the likelihood of infection.

It's true that there may be an assortment of lens care options, but with a little planning you can be sure you are treating your lenses correctly, guaranteeing healthier eyes and clearer vision!