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A Guide to Caring for Contact Lenses

 

It can be somewhat confusing navigating the eye care aisle of some supermarkets. Nevertheless as daunting as it is, it's crucial to learn correct contact lens care. Failure to tend to your contacts can cause a number of eye infections including some that may result in vision loss. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn contacts, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which rarely but sometimes can lead to vision loss. People of all ages that are not responsible enough to take care of their contacts probably want to opt for an alternate form of vision correction.

Don't worry, though… contact lens care is simpler than it may seem. With all-in-one care systems and one-use lenses, taking care of your contacts is less expensive, requires less time and requires less trouble than before. Still, there are some necessary guidelines to keep in mind.

First of all it's always best to consult with your optometrist to receive personalized recommendations. Additionally, make sure you don't switch your care routine without asking your optometrist first. Certain products can react with each other or with specific lenses and can damage your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you decide on the proper care for your contacts.

All eye doctors recommend cleaning and disinfecting your contacts once a day. Always wash your hands prior to handling your contact lenses. Your eyes are among the quickest places for harmful bacteria to reach your body. Further, don't make the common mistake of using saline solution to clean your lenses. Saline solution is only suitable for storing purposes, not cleaning. In addition, be careful to disinfect your lens case with multi-purpose solution after each use and to let it air out between cleanings. Professionals suggest that you switch your case at least four times a year.

It's true that there may be an assortment of products out there, but armed with a little knowledge you can care for your lenses with ease, guaranteeing healthier eyes and clearer vision!