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A Guide to Caring for Contact Lenses

 

It can be fairly confusing shopping in the contact lens care section of some drug stores. But as daunting as this experience can be, it's essential to learn correct contact lens care. Failure to tend to your contact lenses can cause a variety of eye infections including some that may cause blindness. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or or even serious eye infections or abrasions, which on occasion results in blindness. Any individuals that are not ready to take care of their contacts may want to seek an alternative option for vision correction.

Not to worry, though... proper lens care is simpler than ever. With one-bottle solutions and disposable contacts, tending to your lenses is less expensive, requires less time and involves less hassle than in the past. Still, there are several important guidelines to be aware of.

Firstly it is advised to consult with your optometrist to receive individualized recommendations. In addition, make sure you don't change your care routine without checking with your optician first. Some products are not compatible with each other or with certain kinds of lenses and can damage your eyes. Our experienced staff can help you determine the correct care for your contact lenses.

All eye care professionals recommend cleaning and disinfecting your lenses once a day. Make sure to wash your hands prior to handling your contact lenses. Your eyes are among the easiest places for harmful bacteria to reach your body. Further, avoid the mistake of using saline for cleaning or disinfecting your lenses. This should only be used for storing purposes, not cleaning. Additionally, be careful to disinfect your case with disinfecting solution after each use and to keep it open and dry between cleanings. Experts suggest that you replace your case at least four times a year.

Yes, there may be an assortment of products out there, but armed with a little planning you can be sure you are caring for your lenses properly, ensuring healthier eyes and clearer vision!