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Caring for Contact Lenses

 

Contact lenses necessitate proper treatment and care in order to be a safe and feasible option for those requiring corrective eye wear. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn contacts, or or even serious eye infections or scratches, which on occasion results in vision loss. Children and adults that are not capable of properly taking care of their contacts may want to seek an alternate form of corrective eye wear.

Not to worry, though… contact lens care is easier than it may seem. With ''multipurpose'' care systems and one-use contacts, caring for your lenses is less expensive, requires less time and requires less effort than before. Still, there are some essential guidelines to keep in mind.

Firstly it is recommended to speak to your optician to receive individualized recommendations. Additionally, make sure you don't change care regimens without checking with your optometrist first. Some products are not compatible with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can harm your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you determine the right treatment for your lenses.

All eye doctors recommend cleaning and disinfecting your contacts once a day. Always rinse your hands with soap and water before touching your lenses. Your eyes are one of the most direct places for dirt and germs to enter your body. Further, avoid the mistake of using saline to clean your lenses. Saline is only suitable for storing purposes, not cleaning. You should also be careful to disinfect your case with all-in-one solution after every use and to keep it open and dry between uses. Experts recommend that you switch your case at least four times a year.

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

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