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Caring for Contact Lenses

Contact lenses need careful treatment and care in order to be a safe and feasible choice for individuals needing a vision aid. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or even worse, eye infections or scratches, which rarely but sometimes results in vision loss. People of all ages that are not responsible enough to take care of their contact lenses probably want to opt for an alternative option for corrective eye wear.

Don’t worry, though… taking care of your contacts is easier than it may seem. With ”multipurpose” treatments and one-use lenses, caring for your contact lens is less expensive, takes less time and involves less trouble than in the past. Still, there are several important instructions to be aware of.

Firstly it is advised to speak to your eye doctor to receive personalized advice. In addition, it’s important that you don’t change your care routine without checking with your eye doctor first. Some products are not compatible with each other or with specific lenses and can harm your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you decide on the proper treatment for your contacts.

All eye care professionals recommend cleaning and disinfecting your contacts once a day. Make sure to do this as soon as you remove your lenses. Not only will clean contacts ensure that your eyes will be safer, your lenses will feel better. Never touch solution bottle openings to any surface including your eye because it can dirty the solution. Try to avoid getting tap water on your contacts, including rinsing your lens case, as it often carries a microorganism that can cause severe eye infections. And of course, don’t forget to dispose of your lenses after their intended use time to limit the risk of infection.

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