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The Do’s and Don’ts of Contact Lens Care

 

It can be fairly baffling navigating the eye care section of some drug stores. Nevertheless as daunting as this experience can be, it's crucial to understand correct contact lens care. Those who aren't appropriately caring for their lenses, risk developing a number of eye problems including some that may cause blindness. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn lenses, or even worse, eye infections or scratches, which occasionally results in vision loss. Any individuals that are not ready to take care of their contact lenses may want to consider an alternate form of vision correction.

Not to worry, though... taking care of your lenses is simpler than it may seem. With ''multipurpose'' treatments and disposable lenses, tending to your contacts is less expensive, takes less time and requires less effort than in the past. Still, there are several essential guidelines to be aware of.

First of all it is recommended to consult with your eye doctor to get individualized advice. In addition, make sure you don't switch care regimens without checking with your optician first. Certain products can react with each other or with specific lenses and can harm your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you determine the correct care for your contacts.

All eye doctors recommend cleaning and disinfecting your contacts daily. It's important to do this as soon as you take out your lenses. Not only will your eyes be healthier, your lenses will feel better. Never touch solution bottle tips to any surface including your body because it can dirty the solution. Try to prevent getting tap water on your contacts, including washing your lens case, as it sometimes carries a microorganism that can cause serious eye infections. Lastly, remember to throw out 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 armed with a little knowledge you can care for your lenses with ease, guaranteeing healthier eyes and clearer vision!